Those Confounded Velocipedes!

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Mrs. Lewis Hurt Thrown From Carriage and Both Arms Fractured Burlington, Iowa early 1900's BURLINGTON, IA, MAY: Ex-Mayor Charles Lewis received news yesterday to the effect that his wife had met with a serious accident Wednesday afternoon. She was visiting in Burlington, where Mr. and Mrs. Lewis' three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Gilbert, Mrs. Luke [...]

Coin Operated Horse Gets a Reboot

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: , , |

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” for a few days while her worn saddle and stirrups were repaired. Repairman tends to Sandy at Vidlers 5 and [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Posts from “Ask the Past”

April 17th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: |

"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 has a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. Her research focuses on medieval education and the history of the book, and [...]

The Horses That Rock These Rolling Stones

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

For over 50 years they have epitomized the glitz and glam and indulgence of rock n roll stars. The Rolling Stones have lived life to the hilt since their first gig at the Marquee Club in London, 1962. A public life highlighted by performances, each member of the band has found ways to chill and relax. [...]

Babe Ruth Becomes a Jockey

March 30th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: |

WILLACOOCHE, GA, APR: Babe Ruth, the big Bambino of the Yanks, revealed here today that he has lost so much weight by intensive spring training that he has been forced to give up his career as a baseball player and become a jockey. Ruth, who formerly could cover more ground than any outfielder in the American [...]

Small Town Celebrates 100-Year-Old Horse (statue)

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt "Uncle Sam" from Toledo, Ohio I possess a level of nostalgia for those kitschy statues of the 1990’s, those funny figures strategically placed in front of a business to attract attention. I always knew we were near grandma’s house when we passed Uncle Sam – a disproportionately thin red, white [...]

Winter Catastrophe Averted

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Girl Stops Runaway - Clings to Bridle and Prevents Horse Trampling Children NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 28: Miss Adelaide Downing, daughter of a contractor living at 460 Barnes avenue, the Bronx, was walking down the Boston Hill road at 179th street at dusk to-night, when she saw a runaway horse with an empty sleigh careening behind dashing [...]

One of America’s Greatest Olympians Ran Against Horses to Earn a Living

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , , |

In 1935, at the age of 22, he set three world records and tied a fourth in less than an hour at the Big Ten Track Meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sportswriters dubbed it “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport!” The following year he won more Olympic gold medals than any man before him. Jesse [...]

The Beatles Many Encounters with Horses

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

From Central Park to Aintree Racetree to Missouri’s Ozarks, the Beatles often found themselves in the company of horses giving teenage girls yet one more reason to LOVE the Beatles. The Beatles in Central Park (1964). February 7, 1964 It was the day the Beatles arrived in America. They just scored their first number [...]

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , |

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 a storage tank ruptured. The molasses tank before it ruptured in 1919 The molasses was stored in a large [...]