Posts featuring equestrians doing what they most enjoy – spending time with horses

Woman Runs And Jumps Like A Horse

May 20th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: |

"In My Opinion..." by Melanie Eberhardt My mother tells a story about my "odd behavior" as a child. She actually has a lot of those stories but today I’ll share one of her favorites – the time I became a horse. I wanted a horse. My parents did not. In a bout of parental defiance (or [...]

Tim Conway Wanted To Be A Jockey

May 15th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: , , |

He grew up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio (USA) with ambitions to become a jockey. He was the right stature, short and under 100 lbs. He loved horse racing but there were obstacles he could never overcome. “I had two problems, he explained. “When they put me on a horse, I kept falling off, and I had [...]

Remembering Doris Day

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: , , |

Legendary actress and singer, Doris Day, passed away Monday at 97. We grew up watching her movies “Pillow Talk” and my favorite “Don’t Eat the Daisies” and listening to songs like “Que Sera Sera” and “Sentimental Journey”. What is less known about Day is her dedication to help animals. “You have to do things, you have [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Horses are No Fan of This Actor

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, People|Tags: , |

Actor, Cloris Leachman turns 92 on April 30. Leachman grew up in the Midwest (Des Moines, Iowa) but was never an equestrian in private life.  She is however, intrinsically tied to horses through the movies, most notably as Frau Blücher in Mel Brook’s “Young Frankenstein” (1974). Leachman played the old housekeeper seemingly unaware of the affect her [...]

Retired Doctor Gets a Surprise “Horse Call”

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Features, People|Tags: |

Dr. John B. Martin, Jr., is a retired country doctor from South Carolina. He grew up on the family’s cattle farm with four sisters and two brothers then went to the Medical University of South Carolina. He worked as an Army doctor, stationed in Japan. When he returned to the US, he moved back to the [...]

83 Years Old and She’s Still Mustering Cattle

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: , |

BackRoads is an Australian television program hosted by Heather Ewart. The show travels Australia’s backroads visiting remote areas and sharing remarkable, inspiring stories of regular, hardworking folk. The November 26, 2017 episode visited Corryong in north-eastern Victoria. Heather met Joan Sinclair, one of the region’s most devoted horse and cattlewomen. At 83 years old, Joan is [...]

One of America’s Greatest Olympians Ran Against Horses to Earn a Living

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: , , , |

In 1935, at the age of 22, he set three world records and tied a fourth in less than an hour at the Big Ten Track Meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sportswriters dubbed it “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport!” The following year he won more Olympic gold medals than any man before him. Jesse [...]