Libya’s Sibeeb are Steeped in Tradition

October 20th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Libya is a country divided but despite fractions, Libyans are deeply loyal to their immediate communities - homes. It is through this devotion that traditions carry on including one particular passion – Friday afternoon horse racing. “Horseback riding is in our blood, our children and the whole family love it,” explained rider, Ali al-Hadi. A [...]

Don’t Drink and Drive

October 5th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses|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 [...]

Hands Down the Toughest Frontier WARHorse That Ever Was – Stagecoach Mary

September 15th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

I must admit that once in a while I indulge in a pity party for myself. Oh my god, I have to wait 3 minutes for my lunch to heat in the microwave? You only have soft serve ice cream – what? No sorbet? The paraffin hot waxer is broken would I like a hot oil [...]

Finders No Keepers

September 14th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses|Tags: |

SEP 22, 1911, BOWBELLS, ND: Taken up at my place last week, seven miles north and four miles east of Bowbells, one old brown horse with halter on and lump on front right knee, also a bay yearling colt, small star on face. Owner can have same by calling at my place, paying damages, advertising [...]

Jessie Wilson Hurt, Thrown by Horse

August 28th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses|Tags: |

WARHorses’ series “History’s Horses” takes a Presidential tone today with this vintage news report of an afternoon hack gone wrong. President's Daughter Found Unconscious by Roadside - Fiance Had Ridden Ahead. Jessie Wilson Sayre Aug 27, 1913, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT: Miss Jessie Woodrow Wilson, the second daughter of President Wilson, and her fiance, [...]

The King of Rock n’ Roll Loved Horses

August 16th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Elvis and Bear Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today (August 16, 1977). The King’s legacy lives on through his music and acting. But did you know Elvis loved horses, he rode and personally cared for his horses when he was at his home Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1957, Elvis purchased Graceland, which [...]

“Mourning at the Dixon Home”

August 10th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses|Tags: |

The latest installment of our WARHorse series “History's Horses” posts of vintage newspaper clippings covering on all things horse. Topically some articles are titillating perhaps even a bit gruesome given modern journalism standards. However, while the subjects maybe difficult we find the writing style charming, perhaps a bit disarming, but interesting nonetheless. We hope you enjoy [...]

The Prized Paso Fino

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Recently a friend called and asked if I wanted to go to a local Paso Fino show. Not knowing much about Paso’s, going to a show sounded interesting. It certainly was. We spent the entire day at the event mesmerized by these beautiful horses. One of the morning classes was a halter class. Two finely dressed [...]

“Exciting Runaway”

July 17th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses|Tags: |

Down Eutaw Place to Dolphin Street--Two Men Injured. Mr. John W. Horner, 2034 Eutaw Place, was thrown down and run over yesterday by a runaway horse attached to a buggy. His left shoulder was dislocated and his left side and leg were bruised. The horse, which was owned by Mr. Edward J. Mabbett, was standing at [...]

Brother from Another Mother?

June 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

China’s history extends back an incredible 750,000 years to the time when Peking Man strolled about modern day Beijing. Given such vast time, its conceivable that evidence of ancient man, artifacts and bones, can be found just about everywhere. In 2003 workers for the city of Chengdu were expanding the local airport. They discovered not one [...]