You’ve Got the (protein) Balls to Ride

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

By Loraine Fick I love sugar, just love it, but I try not to eat sugar. For one thing, my blood sugar is a tad out of whack, most likely a combination of advancing age and eating a zillion refined carbs over the years. You might be surprised that almost everyone over 45 or so has [...]

The Southeastern Schooling Show Championship: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

By Martha A. Woodham According to organizer Penny Morse, the inaugural Southeastern Schooling Show Championship at Georgia’s Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, started with a thought that became an idea that grew into an event. “It was one of those fleeting moment ideas, that usually leaves just as fast, and five minutes later you cannot remember [...]

Video Tips from Jec Ballou

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , |

Each month, Jec Ballou provides WARHorses with simple, fun advice and exercises to developed improved performance and riding enjoyment with our horses. Between posts, Jec will share video tips, exercises that show us exactly how to best perform a specific movement. Today we feature two videos from Jec’s book “101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse and [...]

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 [...]

11 Benefits of Owning an Old Diesel

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

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 sure are nice, but there is nothing nicer than owning an old truck. If you are considering buying a truck, her [...]

Can We Get a Few Pockets Here?

October 9th, 2017|Categories: Product Reviews|Tags: , , |

Oh, WARHorses, we have a bone to pick with the riding apparel companies! Product Review Written by WARHorses Contributing Writer, Karen McPeak "Lady Godiva" Painting by William Holmes-Sullivan, 1877 Hundreds of WARHorses responded to our recent survey about riding wear options for mature riders.  Loudly. Thanks to everyone who participated. Among other things, you wished: “The [...]

6 Truths About Owning Mules

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Written by Maria Wachter, Contributor HorseNation.com Mules: 50% horse, 50% donkey, 150% themselves Mules are a lot like horses: after all their momma (or daddy, if you have a hinny) was one. They also are a lot different from horses. They are all unique and have their own personalities but there are a few things that [...]

Herd Dynamics Heard Loud & Clear

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , , |

Alice MacGillivray, PhD, is author of “Riding Horseback in Purple” written for “women of age” who maybe considering horse ownership – first timers and re-riders alike.  Alice guides readers through scenarios that help dissect the reality of horse ownership from our childhood fantasies. An expert in adult learning, Alice explores ways we connect with horses as [...]

6 Reasons Why Old Horses Are the Best Horses

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

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 weave themselves into our hearts forever. I’ve been lucky in my horse life to have worked with the full range of [...]

Your Horse’s Fear of Puddles Turns Out to be Dead Right

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Okay, you win this one, Sprinkles. But I’m sticking to my guns on leaves and plastic bags. We’ve all been there. It’s been raining cats and dogs, but the clouds have parted enough to squeeze in a 20 minute ride, and you don’t care how much mud you’ll have to curry off or how much laundry [...]