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“One Horse Town”

The original 18th century standard English use of one-horse meant 'drawn or worked, by a single horse'. By the mid-19th century it had gained wider, metaphorical use. “ ’One horse' is an agricultural phrase, applied [...]

Determined Riders Mounting Dilemma

Dear Appy I have a rather embarrassing question to ask. I love riding and have a terrific horse. She is under 15 hands, just the right height for me. But I can’t get on her. [...]

Those Confounded Velocipedes!

Mrs. Lewis Hurt Thrown From Carriage and Both Arms Fractured Burlington, Iowa early 1900's BURLINGTON, IA, MAY: Ex-Mayor Charles Lewis received news yesterday to the effect that his wife had met with a [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – The Free Race Horse Who Won a Million

You don't have to love horse racing to love this story. The plot is straight from movies like Seabiscuit and National Velvet. Jamaican UPS driver and part time horse trainer, Gaston Grant, 54, was given [...]

“HAYDAY”

HAYDAY has nothing to do with the dried grass our horses love to eat. In fact, HAYDAY is a misspelling of the word HEYDAY. Please don’t fret if you have mistakenly used HAYDAY, it’s a [...]

April 2018 Caption Contest

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Felicia Cabrelli Oglesby Felicia won a "Proud to be a WARHorse" Vinyl Decal

Exasperated Horse Owner

Dear Appy, Why does my horse poop in his water bucket EVERY NIGHT? Signed, Rubber Gloved Dear Rubber Gloved, Ugh. Why do geldings do anything? Move the bucket.  If it continues, put in a [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – Tracey Ullman as the Duchess of Cornwall

Britain's best comedien NAILS IT! Love the line, "looking after children is like falling off a horse, only less fun."

March 2018 Caption Contest

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Jane Greentree Jane won a "Proud to be a WARHorse" Lapel Pin and Vinyl Decal

Babe Ruth Becomes a Jockey

WILLACOOCHE, GA, APR: Babe Ruth, the big Bambino of the Yanks, revealed here today that he has lost so much weight by intensive spring training that he has been forced to give up his career [...]

That New Horse

Dear Appy, A new horse just moved into my barn. She’s ok, kind of keeps to herself. The problem is that the people put her in a stall directly across the aisle from me and [...]

“Extreme Vetting”

The noun “vet” originated became an abbreviation for “veterinarian”. By 1850 in Great Britain and Ireland, horse doctors were commonly called “vets”. By 1875, “vet” became a verb at the racetrack as in “the racehorse [...]

Runaway Horse Has a Really, Really Bad Day

Fell 60 Feet but Not Perished The Tin Bridge built in the 1860's over the Blackstone River. Photo Credit: W. Caswell, Jr. NEW HAVEN, CT, MAR: Patrick Frahar hired a horse in South [...]

Winter Catastrophe Averted

Girl Stops Runaway - Clings to Bridle and Prevents Horse Trampling Children NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 28: Miss Adelaide Downing, daughter of a contractor living at 460 Barnes avenue, the Bronx, was walking down the Boston [...]

“Dead Ringer”

Over the centuries, the sport of kings has spawned its share of horse slang including DEAD RINGER. The phrase originated in the U.S. during the late 19th century meaning a dishonest substitution of a better [...]

Enough is Enough

Dear Appy. My horse has a glorious tail. He seems very proud of it but I worry. It seems the hair is getting too long. In particular it drags on the ground and sometimes when [...]