Mini’s Instincts Saved Her Life

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Any disaster is terrifying. There is seldom time to consider options, decisions must often be made in the moment. Those decisions often mean the difference between life and death. Her instinct to seek higher ground certainly saved her life. Leaf, a 9-year-old miniature mare was found on a roof Monday in western Japan. Days of torrential [...]

Court Forces Closure – Carriage Horses Retired

January 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

In December, Philadelphia, PA, courts ordered the closing of the Philadelphia Carriage Company. The order was determined after inspection of the facility and documentation of poor living conditions being provided for their 8 carriage horses. As of January 1, the company ceased operations under a consent decree with the city. This week the former city horses [...]

April 26 – National Help a Horse Day

April 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The adage “if you build it they will come” might work for Kevin Costner in the movies but its not an effective plan in real life. Equestrian rescues and sanctuaries work long hard hours caring for abused and neglected animals. Community engagement and fund raising are just an important, without volunteers and money, the best efforts [...]

A Tale of Three Twinkies

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

April 6, 2017 is National Hostess Twinkies Day, a salute to the cream filled cake invented in Illinois in 1930. When we were young, Twinkies were standard store in our kitchen cupboard. When we did our homework, made our beds mom rewarded us with Twinkies.  Good memories. Twinkie? A silly name for a kids snack. But [...]

Cyclone Makes for an Unusual “Horse” Guest

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

It seems with all our modern technology and the immediacy of today’s communications, we remain perpetually ill prepared for disasters. We plan as best we’re able, but nature is a fickle force and we are at its mercy. For the last few days Cyclone Debbie has pounded eastern Australia causing unimaginable flooding in an area the [...]

Advice for WARHorses Interested in Buying a Horse

March 28th, 2017|Categories: Advice|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 [...]