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One Dog’s Treasure Is, Well, It’s Actually Pretty Gross

February 21st, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, Why does my dog eat horse poop? Signed, Concerned Dog Mom Dear Concerned Dog Mom, Ew. Why do dogs do anything? Some of them eat their OWN poop (known as coprophagia for the uninitiated.) The human at my farm has a dog that eats walls. Figure that one out. But seriously, most humans with [...]

A Romantic Look at a Simpler Way

February 10th, 2019|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management|Tags: , |

This beautiful short film “Horses and Solitude: Inside the Life of a Brazilian Gaucho” will make your heart soar. Equestrians seem drawn to a quiet life in the countryside where we are embraced by nature, a cool breeze and the warmth of the sun. There is something undeniably romantic about the modern day gaucho. Maybe because [...]

Balancing Motherhood and Career

February 10th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , |

Perth, Western Australia (WA), 1907: The mare must not be heated when the foal is very young, as her milk when in that state is bad for the foal. Young calves will rub along nicely with two meals a day, given morning and evening, but the foal is a more frequent feeder, and the mare should [...]

“Feeling Your Oats”

February 9th, 2019|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management|Tags: |

Feeling one’s oats describes someone who is energized, enthusiastic even assertive. The phrase was originally used to describe a horse’s energetic behavior after being fed oats. The origins of the phrase are unknown but are found in English literature by the mid 1500’s. “That wilfull and vnruly age, which lacketh rypenes and discretion, and (as wee [...]

Consider the Course Ahead

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , |

One of WARHorses most popular videos featured a young competitor, her delightful horse and their quiet exchange in the competition arena. Following is our original Facebook post from September 2017. This past weekend I went with a friend to a local schooling show. A beautiful sunny day, dozens of kids milling about [...]

January Report of S.P.C.A. Is a Good One

January 24th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

General Summary Shows Many Cases Investigated And Much Good Work Done By Society’s Agent In The City And County For Dumb Animals SOCIETY’S PRESIDENT SUBMITS SOME DON’TS Annapolis, MD, 1920. Agent John C. Blaisdell, of the Anne Arundel County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has submitted his report for the month ending January [...]

Trying to Catch a Few Z’s

January 10th, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, Is there something wrong with laying down to take a nap? Several times a day, I stretch out in the grass for a good rest. However, if my person sees me laying flat out in the pasture, she comes running screaming my name. Her hysterics scare me so I jump to my feet. She [...]

Christmas Woes Improved When Horse Won’t Whoa

December 18th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Man of Millions Knelt in Snow Charles R. Flint Griefstricken at a Poor Pedler’s Mishap. His Runaway Sleigh Horse Knocked Down James Walsh in Fifth Avenue Rich Man Treated Poor Man Like a Brother and Sent Him to a Hospital. “A Comfy Christmas, “says Walsh” Lost the Price of His Family’s Dinner To-day but Doesn’t Mourn, [...]

Meow! Society Column Slays the 1896 National Horse Show

November 17th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

A bit of context first. The "Horse Show" refers to the National Horse Show founded in 1883 by a group of wealthy, influential sportsmen. The reporter, Cholly Knickerbocker, is a pseudonym used by a series of society columnists writing for the New York American and New York Journal. The writer penning as Cholly is actually John [...]

A Disney Classic for Halloween

October 31st, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , |

In 1949, Walt Disney Productions released “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, an animated adaptation of the 1820 story by Washington Irving. The film was Disney’s 11th animated feature. Disney’s entire staff of core animators, known as “the 9 old men” worked on the film. The music was composed by Oliver Wallace who recorded himself whistling as [...]