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The Cleveland Bay Horse Makes History at Colonial Williamsburg

July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , , , , , |

Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, are transported back in time to America’s 18th century capital. The town is a living museum of colonial life providing a dimensional perspective to America’s history. The historically accurate experience fully embraces its colonial legacy from its original buildings, cadre of Nation Builders portraying historical figures right down to serving historically [...]

Rare Golden Zebra Photographed In The Wild

June 9th, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Training|Tags: , |

Visitors to Serengeti National Park Tanzania, Africa will see zebras, a lot of zebras. They are one of the most numerous animals in the park estimated at a quarter million individuals. Among them is one zebra visitors are unlikely to see though it stands out like a sore thumb - a “golden zebra”. Thanks to Sergio [...]

WARHorses’ Interview with Becky Desmond a Lifelong Equestrian with a Competitive Drive

January 5th, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Becky Desmond, 70, and husband, Jim, a Vietnam vet and career Army man, have a shared love of horses and riding. They live in Idaho’s high country, a relatively flat area of temperate climate and few trees that is visually embraced by the Boise Foothills. As a young couple living in Montana they became friends with [...]

You’re Fired! UK’s First Guide Horse Loses Job

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , |

Digby, an American Miniature horse, is Britain’s first recognized guide horse (WARHorses has written about Digby before). Trained by Katy Smith, 58, KL Pony Therapy, he was placed with BBC journalist Mohammed Salin Patel last year. All was going well until Digby experienced an unexpected growth spurt. He became too large to maneuver around Patel’s office [...]

WARHorses’ Interview with endurance rider Joyce Sousa and LV Integrity

August 24th, 2018|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , , |

He was tied alongside a trailer at an endurance ride, offered for sale. Covered with sweat, he frantically paced back and forth along on the tie. His selling points was singular and not impressive - he bucked off every person who ever tried to ride him. By the end of the day, there were no takers. [...]

WARHorses’ Interview – Milanne Rehor’s Determination to Return the Extinct Abaco Island Horse

August 15th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Milanne Rehor, 73, has devoted her life’s work toward the return the recently extinct Abaco Island Horse to the island, they once inhabited. As Program Director of Arkwild, Inc., Milanne, Mim, has dedicated the last 26 years to saving the breed. When the last surviving mare, Nunki, died 3 years ago, Mim was by her side. [...]

WARHorses’ Interview – The Oldest Horse to Finish Tevis

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman--everyone loves a super hero. They possess extraordinary traits, aspire to do good, apply their strengths to help others and are reliable, trustworthy stalwarts that inspire and comfort the rest of us. Endurance rider, Claire Godwin, knows something about super heroes. She has one living in her pasture. Godwin, 59, is a [...]

Proof That Age Is Just A Number – 66yo Rides the Mongol Derby, Part Four

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

This is the final installment of Julia Fisher’s 2017 ride in the Mongol Derby. If you missed the previous 3 posts, you’ll want to read those first,  CLICK HERE. A year of preparation and Julia is disqualified on the first day of the 2017 Mongol Derby. Injured, Julia contemplates what happened and wonders 'why?'. Faced [...]

Everybody Loves Raymond the Mule

July 21st, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , |

(original post, July 2018) Folks familiar with the wild horses of North Carolina’s Outer Banks are over the moon. Raymond, the last mule living among the coastal herds and renowned local celebrity is back! Raymond was struggling last year, having lost all his mares, unable to keep up with them because his feet were badly overgrown. [...]

British Dressage Overturns Mule Ban

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , |

Mules are now welcome to compete in British Dressage thanks to Wallace the Great. Wallace, an 11 year old rescued mule, was recently banned from competing simply because he is a mule. The fracas began when Lesley Radcliffe, Wallace's guardian at the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary,  attempted to register the mule as a replacement for a Team [...]