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97% of WARHorses are Women

Men are Also Welcome!

80% of WARHorses are 45 Years or Older

We Enjoy & Embrace Younger Members Too!

100% of WARHorses are Passionate about Horses

Its a Life Long Love!



WARHorses is a community of horse enthusiasts. We are mostly women but men are welcome. We are a bit “older” but we encourage horse lovers of any age to join us. Some of us grew up with horses and others never had one. Regardless, we all have a lifetime passion for them. In the past, life’s responsibilities, family and careers, have tempered our horse time, but now we strive to make up for lost time. We maybe driven to compete at shows or we maybe content to comb out a tangled mane. We find pleasure riding along a wooded trail as much as picking clean our horse’s stall. We will make time for horses in our lives, we need it, horses are part of our DNA. We are passionate, we are spirited, we are wonderful, we are WARHorses. Please join us!

  • Information. We strive to assimilate and originate helpful information for “older” equestrians. We’re don’t bounce as well as we used to, and that’s ok, we’re here to offer instruction.
  • Inspiration. There are many ways to enjoy horses, we offer options then encourage you to find the means that best suits your needs. We will be cheering you on!
  • Laughs. You need a good sense of humor if you spend any amount of time around horses. We prefer laughing to crying!


Melanie Eberhardt
Melanie EberhardtFounder
Melanie has a lifelong love of all things horsey. She embraces a love of people and the visual arts. She paints (melanieeberhardt.com) and is also the creator of NickerDoodles Equine Funnies for Horsey Folk (you can find NickerDoodles on FB). When she is not pursuing her creative endeavors, Melanie lives on a small hobby farm and tends to her critters and gardens.
Karen McPeak
Karen McPeakContributing Writer
Karen is an essayist and freelance writer/copyeditor. She relapsed into horses after a 15 year break from a lifetime of riding, jumping back in with enthusiasm and stiff, aging knees. When the mood strikes and time allows, she scribes for her sardonic thoroughbred who pens a blog at redredrosa.wordpress.com. More about Karen’s professional background can be found at bluepenwriting.com.

Featured Guest Writers

WARHorses is pleased to feature writing submissions from authors and bloggers, professional or not. If you are interested in becoming a regular WARHorses contributor please send us your URL for consideration. Email womenofageridinghorses@gmail.com

GUEST WRITER Alice MacGillivray, PhD
Alice is the author of “Riding Horseback in Purple” written to help “women of age” connect with the horses they love. An expert in adult learning and leadership, Alice’s posts will help readers explore the joys and responsibilities of horse ownership.  Alice’s Norwegian Fjord, Bocina, is featured on the book’s cover.  She got Bocina—her first horse—in her 50s.

Content Partners

WARHorses is dedicated to providing the best content for “women of age riding horses”. To do so, we collaborate with other publishers and member driven groups that service our demographic. We are thrilled to share stories with and support the good work of the following Content Partners.


WARHorses manages a forum board on Equestrians Anonymous dedicated to discussions for “older equestrians”