Posts featuring editorial, historical, informative content as well as interviews and equestrian profiles.

Coin Operated Horse Gets a Reboot

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: , , |

Vidler’s 5 & 10 in East Aurora, New York purchased the coin operated horse in 1962, over the years, Sandy has given rides to thousands of children.  Last week she was placed “out of order” for a few days while her worn saddle and stirrups were repaired. Repairman tends to Sandy at Vidlers 5 and [...]

WARHorses Best Bets for Choosing the Kentucky Derby Winner

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Survey|Tags: , , |

The Kentucky Derby is not just a horse race, it’s a part of Americana. It is America’s longest running sports event, this year marking the 144th race. Horse racing fans are flocking to Kentucky to watch the races including the Oaks and Derby. Whether you attend in person or watch LIVE from home, you are likely [...]

She is Determined to Bring These Horses Back from the Dead

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

WARHorses recently posted about the Abaco Island Horse a breed that became extinct in 2015. We introduced Milanne Rehor, President and Field Director of Arkwild, Inc., who has dedicated the last 26 years to saving the last few horses. When the last horse, Nunki, died, Milanne (Mim) was by her side. It might seem [...]

Horses are No Fan of This Actor

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: , |

Actor, Cloris Leachman turns 92 on April 30. Leachman grew up in the Midwest (Des Moines, Iowa) but was never an equestrian in private life.  She is however, intrinsically tied to horses through the movies, most notably as Frau Blücher in Mel Brook’s “Young Frankenstein” (1974). Leachman played the old housekeeper seemingly unaware of the affect her [...]

Asparagus, You Look Great. Have You Been Working Out?

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

Remember when you couldn’t get brussels sprouts everywhere? Back in the olden days, when they might appear in a cafeteria, probably hospital, boiled or smothered with cheese sauce as a tip of the hat that they tasted awful. Then not too long ago, brussels made the acquaintance of the deep fryer and the Granny Smith apple [...]

23 Reasons to Hate Rats

April 20th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , , |

I was going to write this post as a “guide” to rats in your horse barn--a few tips to help you determine if you have rats followed by useful suggestions on how to get rid of them. I realized after drafting a rather dry albeit informative piece that none of my carefully crafted points really meant [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Posts from “Ask the Past”

April 17th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: |

"Ask the Past" is a terrifically zany blog for bibliophiles. Drawing wisdom from antique texts, each post imparts strange advice with a modern zing. These ancient treasures have been exhumed by historian Elizabeth Archibald, who has a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. Her research focuses on medieval education and the history of the book, and [...]

The Horses That Rock These Rolling Stones

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

For over 50 years they have epitomized the glitz and glam and indulgence of rock n roll stars. The Rolling Stones have lived life to the hilt since their first gig at the Marquee Club in London, 1962. A public life highlighted by performances, each member of the band has found ways to chill and relax. [...]

“The Fillies” of Nova Scotia – Horse Lovers, Trail Riders and Lifelong Friends

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , |

There is a group of women in Nova Scotia, Canada who regularly ride together. That’s not so unusual. Many of us meet up with friends at the barn or local trail to enjoy an afternoon with our horses. What is different about this group is that they ride every week come hell or high water and [...]

Horses Finally Caught After a Week on the Run

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , |

A pair of wily horses have been running loose in Sherill, New York gripping the community with their antics and headlining local news. WEDNESDAY A woman agreed to take in three horses for a family that could no longer care for them. When the trio was trailered to their new home, one horse walked into the [...]