She Made a Big Splash in Atlantic City

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

She was born in Waycross, Georgia in 1904, one of six kids. When she was 20 her mother saw a job posting in the local paper;  Wanted: Attractive young woman who can swim and dive. Likes horses, desires to travel. See Dr. W.F. Carver, Savannah Hotel. She applied and got the job, a job that changed [...]

Hello Dolly! Cloning Marks a Big Anniversary

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , , |

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. Her birth stimulated the science community to learn more about stem-cell research which has lead to many scientific and medical breakthroughs. Two decades later the birth of a cloned mammal no longer makes headline news but the technology behind [...]

An Epic Tale of Poo

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

How do you track an army, an enormous army comprised of 30,000 men, 15,000 horses and 37 elephants that crossed a snowy mountain range 2200 years ago? The answer just may lie at your feet. HANNIBAL’S EXCURSION Hannibal Barca lived in the Mediterranean when the Roman empire reigned supreme (BC). Considered one of the greatest commanders [...]

Equestrian Sculptures Reflect Humanity

January 26th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

In art the horse figure exudes a particular aesthetic of power and conquest – terms intricately linked to man’s achievements. "Lapidarium, Waiting for the Barbarians," is a public art installation which features imposing figures of horses. The works created by Mexican artist, Gustavo Aceves will be traveling the world through 2018. Hopefully you will have a [...]

Horse Show Honors WARHorse Chetak

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Since 1992 the Chetak Horse Society has held the Haldeighati Horse Fair in Rajsamand India. The annual fair pays tribute to, Chetak, the much adored WARHorse of the Majarana Pratap ruler of Mewar in the late 1500s. This year’s event was held January 19th. Prizes were awarded to owners of winning horses at dressage, jumping and [...]

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 [...]