About Melanie

I am the founder of WARHorses. If you met me when I was very young, you would have found me crawling on the floor on my hands and knees, whinnying and prancing, pretending to be a horse. I begged for a horse but my parents held firm convinced that I would forget horses as soon as I was old enough to drive, work and date. That didn’t happen. After college, the first thing I bought was a Ford Mustang. The second thing was an Arabian filly. The Mustang is long gone, but 31 years later, that Arabian filly, um mare, is still eating grass in my pasture. Surely a horse must be my spirit animal. My heart melts every time one of my horses looks directly in my eye making that timeless, non-verbal conversation with silly human me. I am convinced that horses run through my veins racing alongside red and white blood cells. I wonder how many of you feel exactly the same way? Welcome to WARHorses!

MULES STAMPEDES BROADWAY

2021-02-19T17:10:22+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , , |

Kicks a Car, Routs a Policeman, but is Subdued by Strategy. February 19, 1906, New York, NY (USA): Skipper James Olsen of the canalboat Mary Ellen, lying at the foot of West Fifty-seventh Street, took three mules out on the pier late last night to exercise them. For two weeks they had done no work. [...]

For Sale – Property Where Jackie Kennedy Learned to Ride

2021-02-03T21:34:11+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy grew up spending summers in East Hampton, New York. The family home, Wildmoor, has been for sale nearly a year, asking price $7.5 million. During her childhood, Jackie’s parents hosted weekend polo matches nearby and entertained guests at their home. Recently a second property linked to Jackie has been listed for [...]

Fall From a Horse

2021-01-22T16:04:07+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

January 21, 1920, Adelong (AUS): A lad named Rufus Kohl employed at El-Ierslie station left the homestead to bring in a horse. His horse returned riderless. A search was instituted and the lad was found two hours later the horse had put a foot in a rabbit furrow and fallen. When found Kohl was unconscious [...]

Frightened Horse Refuses to Leave Burning Barn

2020-12-14T22:27:27+00:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

July 23, 2020; Bucks County, PA (USA): Two police officers risked their lives to save a frightened horse from a burning barn. When officers Matthew Reiss and Kristian Hanus arrived on scene, the roof of the barn was engulfed in flame. Friends and family members had already removed 14 horses from the barn but 22 year-old [...]

Her Horse Fell Out of the Trailer at 65 MPH

2020-12-14T22:27:28+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Features, Interviews, People|Tags: , , |

“I would trade places with her had someone told me what would happen that day.” April Stark knows a thing or two about horses having been around them most of her life. She’s passed her love of horses on to her daughters and coaches their 4H equestrian drill team. April has a particular passion for [...]

WARHorses Quiz

2020-12-14T22:27:28+00:00June 21st, 2020|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , |

Venus of Berekhat Ram Man has been creating art since prehistoric times. It has been our steadfast means of expression and documentation of human history. The oldest examples date from 230 to 700,000 BC; the Bhimbetka and Daraki-Chattan cupolas discovered in Central India and the Venus of Berekhat Ram discovered on the Golan [...]

Police Welcome Foal

2020-12-14T22:27:28+00:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

June 14, 2020, Wickford/Essex county (UK): On morning patrol two officers of the Essex Police Basildon Community Policing Team, PCSO Grant and PCSO Edwards, discovered a distressed horse in a pasture. Upon closer investigation they realized she was actually giving birth. The officer’s stood by ready to help. The mare gave birth to a healthy boy [...]

Greece Wants Its Bronze Horse Returned

2020-12-14T22:27:29+00:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

June 9, 2020, U.S. Court Ruling The United States courts have settled a dispute between Greece and Sotheby’s Auction House over ownership of an ancient bronze horse. Tuesday’s ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recognized countries’ right for the repatriation of antiquities. The horse in question is an 8th century bronze statue [...]

Valor Loses Her Battle

2020-12-14T22:27:31+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Valor was was one approximately 100 feral horses living along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF) which manages the horses, received a call last week that one of the horses had been standing in the same spot for a day. Loading Valor into the trailer she she can be examined by [...]

The Enduring Equestrian Engravings of Albrecht Durer

2020-12-14T22:27:31+00:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: , |

Unless you’ve studied a bit of art history you’ve probably never heard of him but he was a successful artist during his lifetime who continues to make an impression half a millennial after his death. Albrecht Durer was a German artist of the late 15th, early 16th centuries. Through his paintings and prints, Durer became a [...]

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