Happy Campers Improve Their Eventing Skills

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Training|Tags: , , |

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 rain—heavy at times—deter this group? “Heck no. We’re eventers!” was the rallying cry. Olympian Kim Severson of Charlottesville, Va., was the [...]

Lil Wheat-Free, Lower-Carb Maple Doughnuts

August 7th, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

For me, the hardest thing about eating lower carb is the lack of delicious bread. I grew up eating my mom’s fresh-baked bread right out of the oven, so hot the slices were messy and uneven and butter melted into it immediately. Nutty-tasting sesame seeds on the crust and pillowy softness inside. I ate a lot [...]

Proof That Age Is Just A Number – 66yo Rides the Mongol Derby, Part Four

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

This is the final installment of Julia Fisher’s 2017 ride in the Mongol Derby. If you missed the previous 3 posts, you’ll want to read those first,  CLICK HERE. A year of preparation and Julia is disqualified on the first day of the 2017 Mongol Derby. Injured, Julia contemplates what happened and wonders 'why?'. Faced [...]

Proof That Age Is Just A Number – 66yo Rides the Mongol Derby, Part Three

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Welcome to Part 3 of Julia Fisher’s 2017 Mongol Derby race adventure, a 4 part series Julia has penned exclusively for WARHorses. You may wish to read Part 1 and Part 2 before proceeding. Julia has cross trained for a year, lost 50 pounds, put up the rather hefty entry fee and travelled half way [...]

Space for Improved Training

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , |

If my horse, Corazon, wore a Fitbit, or other daily activity tracker that have become popular devices for people aiming to more active lifestyles, I imagine this is how it might read: 200 steps chasing neighbor’s black cat around pasture; 50 prances along perimeter fence next to a mule deer; 150 relaxed ambles moving from one [...]

Proof That Age Is Just A Number – 66yo Rides the Mongol Derby, Part Two

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Welcome to Part Two of Julia Fisher’s 2017 ride in the Mongol Derby. If you missed Part One, you’ll want to read that first – CLICK HERE. Julia has registered for the ride - 10 days to ride 1000 km across the Mongolian steppe. How in the world do you prepare for “the world’s most [...]

Proof That Age Is Just A Number – 66yo Rides the Mongol Derby, Part One

July 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

We WARHorses know that our age is just a number and not a milestone that determines our ability to ride, drive and enjoy horses – right? Before we introduce our guest writer, lets consider a few numbers - for sake of perspective. 9 YEARS EXPERIENCE RIDING 66 YEARS OLD 10 DAYS TO FINISH 1000 KM [...]

Its All in Your Hips

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , , , , |

If riding were easy it wouldn’t be an Olympic sport.  Two brains, two personalities, a million moving parts, and gravity – where do you begin to bring it all together so both horse and rider can enjoy balance and comfort? The answer is:  your hips. Apart from the fact that that is where your body meets [...]

Salad’s Bestest Buddy

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

Greens are so healthy, we should be eating them at every meal. Well, no. But if you’re like me and eat a lot of salad, you don’t want to ruin a perfectly good greens habit with boredom. Just like an ice cream sundae, it’s all about the toppings, all the crunchy, tasty bits that bring the [...]

Gallop to Better Training

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , |

Here we go galloping - gulp. I tried to work up the nerve to let the reins out another inch or two as we cantered around, but I was having a really hard time doing it. First of all, my horse might run off. Second, if I got lucky and she did not run off, she [...]