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

The Beatles Many Encounters with Horses

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

From Central Park to Aintree Racetree to Missouri’s Ozarks, the Beatles often found themselves in the company of horses giving teenage girls yet one more reason to LOVE the Beatles. The Beatles in Central Park (1964). February 7, 1964 It was the day the Beatles arrived in America. They just scored their first number [...]

Honoring Black Jack

February 6th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: |

Black Jack was a feisty 15.1 hand black Morgan/Quarter horse cross born in Kansas in 1947. He was purchased by the US Army in 1950 and sent to Ft. Myer, Virginia in 1952 as a cavalry mount. Black Jack had no interest in being ridden, tossing nearly everyone who tried. His good looks and commanding personality [...]

This Horse Ain’t a Horse

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features|Tags: , |

The old horse skull sat on a shelf at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for decades. Originally discovered during the Great Depression by archeologist, Mark Harrington, its condition was so well preserved it was dismissed as a “modern sample”. The skull was one of a treasure trove of bones from the Gypsum Cave [...]

You’ve Got the (protein) Balls to Ride

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

By Loraine Fick I love sugar, just love it, but I try not to eat sugar. For one thing, my blood sugar is a tad out of whack, most likely a combination of advancing age and eating a zillion refined carbs over the years. You might be surprised that almost everyone over 45 or so has [...]

There’s No Turning Back – Genetically Engineered Horses are Here

January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

No longer the hyperbolic motto of science fiction, technology has achieved the means to make horses faster, stronger, better. Microscopic proteins target a section of DNA, then cut the strands Cloning experts at Kheiron Biotech in Buenos Aires, Argentina are focused on manipulating the DNA gene sequence that controls the growth of muscles. The [...]

The Southeastern Schooling Show Championship: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

By Martha A. Woodham According to organizer Penny Morse, the inaugural Southeastern Schooling Show Championship at Georgia’s Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, started with a thought that became an idea that grew into an event. “It was one of those fleeting moment ideas, that usually leaves just as fast, and five minutes later you cannot remember [...]

Video Tips from Jec Ballou

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Each month, Jec Ballou provides WARHorses with simple, fun advice and exercises to developed improved performance and riding enjoyment with our horses. Between posts, Jec will share video tips, exercises that show us exactly how to best perform a specific movement. Today we feature two videos from Jec’s book “101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse and [...]

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , |

On January 15, 1919, a massive tidal wave obliterated Boston’s North End. The deadly wave was not a tsunami wrought from the Atlantic but rather 2.3 million gallons of molasses dumped on the streets when a storage tank ruptured. The molasses tank before it ruptured in 1919 The molasses was stored in a large [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Horses of Sand and Water

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Part of their appeal maybe their lack of permanence. They are not to behold for centuries like the equestrian sculptures of da Vinci or Remington, they are fickle to time. They will soon melt in the sun or wash away in the tide, erased forever by nature. Their pending demise seems to add to their allure, [...]

Crazy Horse’s Last Battle – January 8, 1877

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

We WARHorses are a tough bunch, we love our horses and demand time to spend with them. Crazy Horse was also tough, Chief of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Indians, he was a legendary warrior and fearless leader committed to protecting his people’s way of life. The Belle Fourche River Historians believe that Crazy Horse [...]