Horses are part of world beyond the barn, they are symbols of power and strength exemplified through art and culture

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 [...]

Van Gogh’s Post-Impressionistic and Most-Impressionistic Equines

2020-12-14T22:27:53+00:00March 30th, 2019|Categories: Art & Culture, Features, Training|Tags: |

He is the tragic genius who painted sunflowers and starry nights like no one before him. One would be hard pressed to find someone who never heard of Vincent Willem Van Gogh. His name alone conjures images of layered brush strokes and brilliant color giving us timeless expressions of rural landscapes and 19th century life. Van [...]

Did You Know Dr. Seuss Wrote a Book About Naked Women and Horses?

2020-12-14T22:27:56+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: , , |

Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss Who hasn’t read “The Cat in the Hat” or “Horton Hears a Who” or watched “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” during the holidays? Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved authors of children’s books in our lifetime. Born March 2, 1904 in [...]

Coin Operated Horse Gets a Reboot

2020-12-14T22:28:20+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Art & Culture, Events, Features|Tags: , , |

Vidler’s 5 & 10 in East Aurora, New York purchased the coin operated horse in 1962, over the years, Sandy has given rides to thousands of children.  Last week she was placed “out of order” for a few days while her worn saddle and stirrups were repaired. Repairman tends to Sandy at Vidlers 5 and [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Posts from “Ask the Past”

2020-12-14T22:28:25+00:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Art & Culture, Features, Management|Tags: |

"Ask the Past" is a terrifically zany blog for bibliophiles. Drawing wisdom from antique texts, each post imparts strange advice with a modern zing. These ancient treasures have been exhumed by historian Elizabeth Archibald, who has a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. Her research focuses on medieval education and the history of the book, and [...]

A New Perspective Under-Horse

2020-12-14T22:28:45+00:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Art & Culture, Features, Training|Tags: , |

Those rooftop footsteps overhead may not belong to Santa and his reindeer… …for Andrius Burba the source is more likely a cat, dog or even a horse. Burba, a professional photographer from Lithuania, photographs animals from underneath. His first project, cats, was such a success, he went on to photograph dogs, bunnies and more recently, [...]

Happy Birthday Toulouse Lautrec – An Artist Who Loved Horses

2020-12-14T22:28:48+00:00November 24th, 2017|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: |

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was born November 24, 1864 in southern France to an aristocratic family. When his parents separated, Henri went with his mother to Paris. Raised in an environment of privilege, Henri loved horses and rode frequently. At a young age, Henri sketched prolifically filling notebook after notebook, horses were frequent subjects. As he [...]

O’Keeffe’s Horse Skulls

2020-12-14T22:28:51+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: , |

Skeletons are scary, especially on Halloween when they’re most likely to chase you down a dark street - clackity clack. But not all bones are frightening, in fact they can be quite beautiful. Many famous artists have had an affinity for bones incorporating them into masterpieces. Leonardo drew them, Rembrandt painted them, Edvard Munch made etchings [...]

An Irish Tale – Oisin and Naimh and the Magical Horse They Rode

2020-12-14T22:29:20+00:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: , |

The fabled paradise island of Tír na nÓg is said to be located off of the west coast of Ireland. Tír na nÓg is the land of perpetual youth, a land where time stands still. In legend, those who live on the island never grow old, never get sick and never know sorrow. The island is [...]

Get Ready to Impress Your Football Friends!

2020-12-14T22:29:26+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: |

Sunday evening is thee highlight of America’s football season – the Super Bowl. The top two teams play one final game to determine who is the best team of the season. We Americans go a little nuts wearing team’s colors, draping team flags off our front porches and if you like beer and hot wings, there’s [...]

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