Posts related to the broad category of driving horses including any sport, equipment, breed or locations.

Slow News Day?

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

We enjoy researching historic newspapers and sharing news accounts of the day. This particular story was deemed worthy of column space way back when. Makes one wonder what other cutting headlines made print that day - "Mrs. Wilson's Chicken Laid Egg with Double Yoke"?  Davenport, Iowa Davenport, Iowa, 1897: While George Roland of Union, [...]

Take WARHorses’ DRIVING QUIZ!

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Fun|Tags: , , |

More quizzes and contests? You asked for it and you are going to get it. In 2018, WARHorses will challenging your equestrian knowledge with more fun quizzes and contests. In our recent WARHorses poll, we learned that about 7% of WARHorses drive.  We invite you to take our first challenge about driving. Don’t worry, no license [...]

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 [...]

Bolting Horses Stopped in Their Tracks

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Series|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s installment of WARHorses “History’s Horses” regales courageous actions set against the classic 20th century confrontation – horse versus automobile. Harvard Street, 1910 RESCUE THREE IN MOTOR CAR CHASE OF RUNAWAY PAIR. Mrs. Theodore Metcalf and Daughter Owe Lives to Brave Officers. Boston, MA,1910: By pressing an automobile into service and overtaking a pair [...]

Don’t Drink and Drive

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Series|Tags: , , |

This latest installment of WARHorses "History's Horses" reports the unfortunate result of drunk driving 160 years ago. The post is tragic but the writing style, judgemental and flourished, is a delight.  Illustration: Samuel Chamberlain 1855 SAD ACCIDENT OCT 8, 1851, Blackstone, MA: One of the melancholy results of intemperance, transpired this morning at Blackstone. A [...]

Let the “Flashing” Begin – the Appleby Horse Fair Begins

June 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Appleby Horse Fair begins today at Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, England. Early each June more than 25,000 Roma, travellers and gypsies gather to celebrate their nomadic heritage. It is the largest gathering of its kind in the world. Washing the horses down in the Eden River The horse fair traces its origins back hundreds of [...]

T Rex Terrifies Charleston Horses

May 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A T Rex spooked a team of carriage horses in Charleston, South Carolina. The incident happened Thursday evening around 5:30 p.m. Witnesses told police that someone wearing a dinosaur costume was walking on the sidewalk ahead of the carriage. As the carriage drew alongside, the person in the costume stopped and allegedly growled at the horses. [...]

Isle of Man Loses “Horse” Power

May 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Residents and tourists on the Isle of Man have relied on the Douglas Horse Tram Service for over 140 years. This week, however, a local vet put a screeching halt to the city’s horse drawn transport. The tram horses have taken ill. A few of the horses have contracted a respiratory illness is not uncommon but [...]

They’re Back on Mack

April 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For most of us the signs of spring are heralded by the return of robins or blooming daffodils. For the 600 or so year round residents of Mackinac Island, Michigan, spring is marked by the return of horses. Mackinac Island is located between the Upper and Lower Michigan Peninsulas. It is approximately 4 square miles and [...]

Irish Horse Bling Flung Far Far Away

March 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

In the summer of 2016, a man with a metal detector discovered a particularly well-preserved object in a field in Norway. The 1200-year-old bronze ornament, a fitting from a horse harness, was most certainly of Celtic origins. Which begs the question how did an Irish do-dad end up in a faraway field in Norway? Researchers surmise [...]