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Meow! Society Column Slays the 1896 National Horse Show

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 [...]

A Disney Classic for Halloween

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 [...]

To Blanket or Not To Blanket – That Is My Question

Dear Appy, What are your thoughts on blanketing horses during cold weather? Does my horse need it? Signed, Don’t Know What To Do Dear Don’t Know What To Do, Aaand, that's how we know [...]

Weaning Woes and Other Considerations of Youth

Perth, WA October 7, 1906: Horsebreeders are often at a loss to know exactly when to wean. It is a matter which circumstances alone should decide. From five to six months is generally about the [...]

President’s Equestrian Portrait Headlines the News

New York, September 18, 1790. The President’s Portrait, Is finifhed by Trumbull - and a fine thing it is; defigned and executed in his fuperior ftyle of excellence. it is a full length, in his [...]

May I Please Have a Glass of Tepid Water?

Advice from the weekly column "Horse" Perth, AUS, August 1906: The question of watering before or after feeding has never been settled. A leading: English authority states that horses should never be watered after feeding, [...]

August 2018 Caption Contest

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Tamara J Habberley Marilee won a Proud to Be a WARHorse Lapel Pin!

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

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 – [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – Donkey Love

Christopher Ameruoso is a celebrity photographer from LA. In his spare time, he noodles on the guitar, much to the delight of his rescue donkey, Hazel. Like Hazel, we too are charmed by this beautiful, [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – Racing Ponies Before the Queen

Some WARHorses were lucky to grow up riding ponies, galloping across pastures racing the wind like no body’s business. Kids chosen to compete in Britain’s Shetland Pony Grand National each year, don’t need to daydream [...]

July 2018 Caption Contest

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Marilee Ramsell Marilee won a Proud to Be a WARHorse Lapel Pin!

Don’t Try This Technique Today!

He Stops a Runaway Team and Thereby Saves Many Lives. CHICAGO, IL May: Officer Ted Richards is one of the policemen in gray clothes who ride up and down Michigan Avenue. He was on duty [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – Gettin’ It Done At Any Age

One of the most common questions we WARHorses ask of ourselves is whether we are too old to ride. The answer is complicated, there is no line in the stand that mandates an age where [...]

What Did I Do Wrong?

Dear Appy, I don’t understand what I did wrong. For many years I lived in a small barn in the backyard of a family with three little girls. They would come to the barn and [...]

“One Horse Town”

The original 18th century standard English use of one-horse meant 'drawn or worked, by a single horse'. By the mid-19th century it had gained wider, metaphorical use. “ ’One horse' is an agricultural phrase, applied [...]

Determined Riders Mounting Dilemma

Dear Appy I have a rather embarrassing question to ask. I love riding and have a terrific horse. She is under 15 hands, just the right height for me. But I can’t get on her. [...]