Posts featuring editorial, historical, informative content as well as interviews and equestrian profiles.

Swamp Cancer Dooms Seven Chincoteague Ponies

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Features, Science & History, Training|Tags: |

The name itself conjures horrific images that are not far off the mark. “Swamp Cancer” has made a deadly impression upon the 150 wild ponies of Chincoteague Island. Seven infected ponies were recently humanely euthanized; Shadow, Lightning, Calceti’n, Elusive Star, Essie, RainDancer and Lyra. Photo Credit: DVM Kenneth Marcella “Swamp Cancer” is not cancer [...]

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 Book Review – “Ephemeral”

December 4th, 2018|Categories: Features, Opinion, Product Reviews, Products|Tags: |

Ephemeral By Andie Andrews Copyright 2017, Andie Andrews Published by Flying Chestnut Press ISBN: 0692936629 Ephemeral is “one part romance novel, one part literary fiction, one part love-affair-with-horses,” told from the viewpoint of a former rodeo horse. Set in New Jersey’s toney horse country, the novel revolves around 40-something Clarissa Stamos, a romance writer in [...]

Why I’m So Thankful for This Ugly, Old Sweatshirt

November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community, Features, People, Women Health Wellness|Tags: |

By Melanie Eberhardt I still don’t know why she gave me this sweatshirt. I’d seen her wear it a number of times but don’t recall ever making a comment about it. We had spent the afternoon in front of her wood burning stove watching old black and white movies and sipping hot tea with honey. It [...]

This WARHorses’ Childhood Dream Comes True

September 7th, 2018|Categories: Community, Events, Features, People|Tags: , , , , |

From the time she was 11, Angela Wood dreamed of riding a horse across America. Over the next few decades, life offered its distractions but the dream was always in the back of her mind. A few weeks ago, Angela’s dream finally came true. At age 50, Angela set out on a 2-year nationwide trek, driving [...]

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. [...]

I LOVE my horse. I HATE math. When Worlds Collide!

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Features, Fun, Management, Opinion|Tags: , , , , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt I was born loving horses but math has never been my friend. I just don’t get it, never did, ergo I hate math. Initially I held my own against math – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – got it! Then in fifth grade I was introduced to fractions and that’s where math [...]

Happy Campers Improve Their Eventing Skills

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, People, Training|Tags: , , |

Written by Martha A. Woodham Tropical Storm Alberto arrived in Aiken, SC, about the same time the 20 participants in the USEA Area III Adult Riders Summer Camp did. But did the wind and the rain—heavy at times—deter this group? “Heck no. We’re eventers!” was the rallying cry. Olympian Kim Severson of Charlottesville, Va., was the [...]

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 [...]