Changing the Reins of Power

January 18th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |

On January 20th, the new President of the United States will take office. The transfer of power takes place in Washington, DC where the President is sworn into office on the steps of the Capital Building. There are many celebrations during the day including the traditional Inaugural Parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Over 3,000 organizations applied to [...]

Sequoia Topples – So What?

January 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Last week we lost a drive-thru tree, the Pioneer Cabin Tree. The 280-foot Sequoia was brought down during a powerful storm. The tree’s shallow root system (2-4 feet) could not withstand the torrential rain and water running down the adjacent trail. Jim Allday, a volunteer at the park, believes the tree fell on Sunday, (Jan 5) [...]

Remembrance Sunday, November 13

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Remembrance Sunday is a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth of Nations. The day ensures that no one will be forgotten; military and civilian, men and women even horses who suffered or died during the two World Wars and later conflicts. Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid upon memorials, muffled church bells ring across the countryside [...]

Hearsing Around

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

After the death of Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert in 1861, the Queen mourned for 30 years. In doing so she fostered a fascination with funerals and mourning practices. This obsession spawned new funerary industries and an overall cultural determination that no expense would be spared in order to provide the dead with a proper send [...]

Some Horses Are Stars While Others Ain’t

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

When we have a keen interest in something, we tend to become hyper-aware of its presence. Certainly for any WARHorse, that special “thing” is a horse. Driving down the road, we’ll spot a horse a mile away. We’ll watch any TV program, even commercials, that include horses. We’ll read every news post with “horse” in the [...]

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones

October 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Today’s big news in Florida is certainly Hurricane Michael as it churns up the Florida coast. Last week there was interesting news of a horsey perspective from St. Augustine. While excavating for a hotel swimming pool, construction crews unearthed a horse skeleton near the site of the city’s first church.   "We estimate this horse to [...]

A Determined Woman’s Life in the Spotlight – Therese Renz

October 4th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Written by Lorraine Jackson and reposted with permission from Some photos are so captivating, they can instantly evoke a full experience. I see this photo, and I can feel the cool metal grandstands. I can smell the faint smoke of firecrackers and firey hoops. I can hear the cacophony of pipe organs and crowds and [...]

The Power of Love

September 28th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

The Skidi Pawnee lived in Nebraska along the Missouri River from the late 1600-1800’s. The tribe’s rich history was kept in a sacred bundle, an animal skin wrapped around sacred items like an ear of corn or an eagle feather. Each item in the sacred bundle represented a great event which the keeper of the bundle [...]

Five Acres a Day

September 1st, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

I’ve been thinking about my Grandpa. Born just after the turn of the last century, he was a farmer. He never owned a farm, he was a tenant farmer. Horses weren’t for leisure, they were tools. On a good day Grandpa and his team might plow five acres. My mom said one of [...]

She was Stuck In the Mud for a Very Long Time

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: |

She is a wee little thing, about the size of a fox. She lives in North American near what is known today as Wyoming. She is Eohippus, the dawn horse, the primitive horse of the early Eocene era 52 million years ago. There is little ice on the planet. Globally the temperature is even and moderate [...]