WARHorses Science & History

I Quid You Not

Today maybe April Fools Day but this post is about a condition that is no laughing matter. I first encountered [...]

It’s Only a Matter of Time – the Rebirth of an Ice Age Horse

It was the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, a 2,500,000-year period of climate turbulence. In Siberia repeated glacial periods were [...]

100 Feet Untraveled – Your Horses’ Gastrointestinal System

Microtechnology and robotics have become common tools in human medicine. They are used as internal payload devices to deliver medicine, [...]

Swamp Cancer Dooms Seven Chincoteague Ponies

The name itself conjures horrific images that are not far off the mark. “Swamp Cancer” has made a deadly impression [...]

There’s No Turning Back – Genetically Engineered Horses are Here

No longer the hyperbolic motto of science fiction, technology has achieved the means to make horses faster, stronger, better. Cloning [...]

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

On January 15, 1919, a massive tidal wave obliterated Boston’s North End. The deadly wave was not a tsunami wrought [...]

Sailor’s Lives Depended on Mare’s Tails

'MARE’S TAILS and MACKEREL SCALES make tall ships carry low sails' Ancient travelers new this phrase well, it was a [...]

Hello Dolly! Cloning Marks a Big Anniversary

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. Her birth stimulated [...]

An Epic Tale of Poo

How do you track an army, an enormous army comprised of 30,000 men, 15,000 horses and 37 elephants that crossed [...]

Changing the Reins of Power

On January 20th, the new President of the United States will take office. The transfer of power takes place in [...]

Remembrance Sunday, November 13

Remembrance Sunday is a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth of Nations. The day ensures that no one will be [...]

Hearsing Around

After the death of Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert in 1861, the Queen mourned for 30 years. In doing so [...]

Some Horses Are Stars

When we have a keen interest in something, we tend to become hyper-aware of its presence. Certainly for any WARHorse, [...]

She was Stuck In the Mud for a Very Long Time

She is a wee little thing, about the size of a fox. She lives in North American near what is [...]

Historical Footnotes – Failed Olympic Equestrian Events

In modern times, the Olympics have indulged some downright strange competitions, many seem more appropriate of picnics and county fairs [...]

A Century of Change Made by Leaps and Bounds – Olympic Eventing Then and Now

Eventing began at the turn of the last century. Each phase was designed as a test to demonstrate the abilities [...]

Yankee Doodle – Doofus?

This weekend Americans celebrate Independence Day. July 4th is a day of high patriotic spirits, family picnics, beer and fireworks. [...]

How Do You Roll? Western? English? NAKED?

Lady Godiva the Naked Truth THE TALE Staggering beneath the yoke of oppressive taxes, the medieval residents of Coventry, England, [...]