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Australia’s 2017 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees – Light Fingers and Saintly

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Light Fingers Le Filou x Cuddlesome Her sire was, Le Filou, which in French means “pickpocket” or “thief”.  Her pedigree was impeccable and expectations for her racing career were high. However, those who worked with the fragile mare were skeptical. Light Fingers, trained by Bart Cummings, she would, at least for a time, sway skeptics and [...]

Big Wheels Keep on Turning – FEI Indoor Driving Championships

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

The fifth leg of the FEI World Cup Driving competition runs December 12-18 in London. Boyd Exell, AUS, is the current leader winning a nail biter last weekend in Geneva after initially being eliminated. During Round 1, Exell was eliminated when he knocked down a fence at the water element. The clock was stopped so the [...]

Meet Bucking Champion Virgil

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

John McNeely, 53, has been raising bucking horses on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana since high school.  One of his horses, Virgil, a big 13-year-old grey gelding was recently honored by his cowboy peers as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Bareback Horse of the Year. Virgil’s bucking talents have also been recognized by the Canadian Professional [...]

California Fires Devastate Horse Communities

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

More than 200,000 people have been forced to evacuate fires in Southern California. Since Tuesday, four separate fires have consumed 116,000 acres. The largest, the Thomas fire, covers 96,000 acres and is the size of Denver, Colorado. As of today, it is only 5% contained. Fanned by Santa Ana winds of 60-70 mph, the fires spread [...]

Missouri’s Wild Horses Have a People Problem

December 5th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Visitors entering state or national parks are warned to stay away from the wild animals – don’t pet them, don’t feed them and keep a safe distance. Seemingly obvious advice if one might chance encounter a bear or mountain lion but the danger is much less apparent when the park’s wild residents are horses. Echo Bluff [...]

Prince Charles Shares Emotional Memory

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Prince Harry’s engagement to Megham Markle has been headline news throughout the day. How is Harry already 33 years old? I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday – but I digress. Congrats to the happy couple, terrific news indeed! Today’s WARHorse post reflects a different Royal moment, one at the opposite end [...]

Happy Birthday Toulouse Lautrec – An Artist Who Loved Horses

November 24th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was born November 24, 1864 in southern France to an aristocratic family. When his parents separated, Henri went with his mother to Paris. Raised in an environment of privilege, Henri loved horses and rode frequently. At a young age, Henri sketched prolifically filling notebook after notebook, horses were frequent subjects. Toulouse [...]

WARHorses Wants Your Opinion

November 17th, 2017|Categories: Features, Survey|Tags: |

WARHorses has made tremendous end roads this year, our first full year in business. We have been weaving words into your week with current events, interviews and features covering the horses we love. As storytellers, we try to regale you with interesting and inspiring stories but the only sure way to realize this goal is for [...]

Join WARHorses at White Stallion Ranch

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: |

We’re going all out Cowgirl – pack your best jeans, bandanas and boots and join WARHorses at White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona for a rootin’, tootin’ week of western fun, friends and horses. We Hope You Will Join Us! April 22 – 27, 2018 This is our first WARHorses get together [...]

The Language Barrier

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

Written by Candace Wade, Contributor HorseNation.com Or, things they don’t tell you about horseback riding. I began learning to ride a horse in my mid-40s — years ago. Navigating the mysteries of the horse, the stressful “no-two-tack-combinations-are-the-same” equipment and then the actual riding of a horse was/is complex enough for my road-weary mind. Layer on the [...]