WARHorses FEATURES

A Horse Named Lady Wonder – Genius? Psychic? Hoax?

She was a national phenom. More than 150,000 people traveled to Richmond, Virginia to meet her in person. By 1927 she was famous from coast to coast, this black, part Thoroughbred mare with three white [...]

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Features, Horses, Training|Tags: , , |

PEOPLE

Why I’m So Thankful for This Ugly, Old Sweatshirt

By Melanie Eberhardt I still don’t know why she gave me this sweatshirt. I’d seen her wear it a number of times but don’t recall ever making a comment about it. We had spent the [...]

This WARHorses’ Childhood Dream Comes True

September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

From the time she was 11, Angela Wood dreamed of riding a horse across America. Over the next few decades, life offered its distractions but the dream was always in the back of her mind. [...]

Happy Campers Improve Their Eventing Skills

August 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Written by Martha A. Woodham Tropical Storm Alberto arrived in Aiken, SC, about the same time the 20 participants in the USEA Area III Adult Riders Summer Camp did. But did the wind and the [...]

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Horses are No Fan of This Actor

April 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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, [...]

HORSES

A Horse Named Lady Wonder – Genius? Psychic? Hoax?

She was a national phenom. More than 150,000 people traveled to Richmond, Virginia to meet her in person. By 1927 she was famous from coast to coast, this black, part Thoroughbred mare with three white [...]

Secretariat’s Progeny and 30 YO Daughter

March 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Secretariat’s Progeny and 30 YO Daughter

I enjoy the occasional story that pops up on the internet when someone discovers they have a son or daughter of Secretariat. Big Red was born today, March 30, 1970 out of Bold Ruler and [...]

You’re Fired! UK’s First Guide Horse Loses Job

January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Digby, an American Miniature horse, is Britain’s first recognized guide horse (WARHorses has written about Digby before). Trained by Katy Smith, 58, KL Pony Therapy, he was placed with BBC journalist Mohammed Salin Patel last [...]

Metro Meteor the Acclaimed Painting Horse Retires

March 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Metro Meteor was a fierce competitor at the track winning 8 turf sprints and earning $300,000. After 3 years racing and 2 knee surgeries, Metro was no longer competitive and retired. Ron and Wendy Krajewski, [...]

OPINIONS (Yea,We’ve Got a Few)

WARHorses Book Review – “Ephemeral”

Ephemeral By Andie Andrews Copyright 2017, Andie Andrews Published by Flying Chestnut Press ISBN: 0692936629 Ephemeral is “one part romance novel, one part literary fiction, one part love-affair-with-horses,” told from the viewpoint of a [...]

I LOVE my horse. I HATE math. When Worlds Collide!

Written by Melanie Eberhardt I was born loving horses but math has never been my friend. I just don’t get it, never did, ergo I hate math. Initially I held my own against math – [...]

23 Reasons to Hate Rats

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 [...]

11 Benefits of Owning an Old Diesel

Written by Maria Wachter, Contributor HorseNation.com From the proud owner of an old truck named Mr. Pickles. If you have horses, you probably have a truck. So this should apply to most of you. New trucks [...]

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6 Reasons Why Old Horses Are the Best Horses

Written by Kristen Kovatch, Managing Editor HorseNation.com (and draft horse driving enthusiast) for HorseNation.com. Whether you’ve worked with an old schoolmaster or have a pasture full of retirees at home, old horses find a way to [...]

Top 10 Things People Need to Stop Saying to Adult Horse Girls

Written by Karlie Mitchell for HorseNation.com Karlie Mitchell is sick and tired of her equestrian lifestyle being treated like something she’s supposed to grow out of. Any #WARHorse can give testimony that these questions are [...]

ART & CULTURE

Van Gogh’s Post-Impressionistic and Most-Impressionistic Equines

He is the tragic genius who painted sunflowers and starry nights like no one before him. One would be hard pressed to find someone who never heard of Vincent Willem Van Gogh. His name alone [...]

Did You Know Dr. Seuss Wrote a Book About Naked Women and Horses?

March 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Did You Know Dr. Seuss Wrote a Book About Naked Women and Horses?

Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss Who hasn’t read “The Cat in the Hat” or “Horton Hears a Who” or watched “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” during the holidays? Theodor Seuss Geisel [...]

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Coin Operated Horse Gets a Reboot

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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” [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Posts from “Ask the Past”

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

"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 [...]

SCIENCE & HISTORY

100 Feet Untraveled – Your Horses’ Gastrointestinal System

Microtechnology and robotics have become common tools in human medicine. They are used as internal payload devices to deliver medicine, to affect molecular changes that help patients recover from physical trauma, to perform less intrusive [...]

Swamp Cancer Dooms Seven Chincoteague Ponies

February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

The name itself conjures horrific images that are not far off the mark. “Swamp Cancer” has made a deadly impression upon the 150 wild ponies of Chincoteague Island. Seven infected ponies were recently humanely euthanized; [...]

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

January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]