We at WARHorses love bits of history, especially when horses are involved. We dig through the internet’s dusty old shoeboxes to bring you charming, vintage stories about remarkable horses and equstrians from the past.

Enjoy Yesterday’s Horse News Today – History’s Horses

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, [...]

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 [...]

Those Confounded Velocipedes!

Mrs. Lewis Hurt Thrown From Carriage and Both Arms Fractured Burlington, Iowa early 1900's BURLINGTON, IA, MAY: Ex-Mayor Charles Lewis received news yesterday to the effect that his wife had met with a [...]

Babe Ruth Becomes a Jockey

WILLACOOCHE, GA, APR: Babe Ruth, the big Bambino of the Yanks, revealed here today that he has lost so much weight by intensive spring training that he has been forced to give up his career [...]

Runaway Horse Has a Really, Really Bad Day

Fell 60 Feet but Not Perished The Tin Bridge built in the 1860's over the Blackstone River. Photo Credit: W. Caswell, Jr. NEW HAVEN, CT, MAR: Patrick Frahar hired a horse in South [...]

Winter Catastrophe Averted

Girl Stops Runaway - Clings to Bridle and Prevents Horse Trampling Children NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 28: Miss Adelaide Downing, daughter of a contractor living at 460 Barnes avenue, the Bronx, was walking down the Boston [...]

Slow News Day?

We enjoy researching historic newspapers and sharing news accounts of the day. This particular story was deemed worthy of column space way back when. Makes one wonder what other cutting headlines made print that day [...]

Horse Thief Snookers Penal System

Today’s installment of WARHorses “History’s Horses” has less to do with horses and more about the person accused of stealing them. SENSATION IN PENITENTIARY - HER SEX REVEALED WOMAN CONVICT ESCAPES DETECTION ONE YEAR. “Burt” [...]

Finders No Keepers

SEP 22, 1911, BOWBELLS, ND: Taken up at my place last week, seven miles north and four miles east of Bowbells, one old brown horse with halter on and lump on front right knee, [...]

Jessie Wilson Hurt, Thrown by Horse

WARHorses’ series “History’s Horses” takes a Presidential tone today with this vintage news report of an afternoon hack gone wrong. President's Daughter Found Unconscious by Roadside - Fiance Had Ridden Ahead. Jessie Wilson Sayre [...]