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

November 22nd, 2018|Tags: |

By Melanie Eberhardt I still don’t know why she gave me this sweatshirt. I’d seen her wear it a number [...]

This WARHorses’ Childhood Dream Comes True

September 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

From the time she was 11, Angela Wood dreamed of riding a horse across America. Over the next few decades, [...]

Happy Campers Improve Their Eventing Skills

August 8th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Written by Martha A. Woodham Tropical Storm Alberto arrived in Aiken, SC, about the same time the 20 participants in [...]

Horses are No Fan of This Actor

April 27th, 2018|Tags: , |

Actor, Cloris Leachman turns 92 on April 30. Leachman grew up in the Midwest (Des Moines, Iowa) but was never [...]

The Horses That Rock These Rolling Stones

April 13th, 2018|Tags: , |

For over 50 years they have epitomized the glitz and glam and indulgence of rock n roll stars. The Rolling [...]

Retired Doctor Gets a Surprise “Horse Call”

March 29th, 2018|Tags: |

Dr. John B. Martin, Jr., is a retired country doctor from South Carolina. He grew up on the family’s cattle [...]

83 Years Old and She’s Still Mustering Cattle

March 5th, 2018|Tags: , |

BackRoads is an Australian television program hosted by Heather Ewart. The show travels Australia’s backroads visiting remote areas and sharing [...]

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

February 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

In 1935, at the age of 22, he set three world records and tied a fourth in less than an [...]

Crazy Horse’s Last Battle – January 8, 1877

January 8th, 2018|Tags: , , |

We WARHorses are a tough bunch, we love our horses and demand time to spend with them. Crazy Horse was [...]

Trail Riding Duo Captivates Internet

January 4th, 2018|Tags: |

Louis and Comet enjoy spending time together, in fact they’re practically inseparable. Owner, Emma Massingale, a professional horse trainer, said [...]

Prince Charles Shares Emotional Memory

November 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Prince Harry’s engagement to Megham Markle has been headline news throughout the day. How is Harry already 33 years old? [...]

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Hands Down the Toughest Frontier WARHorse That Ever Was – Stagecoach Mary

September 15th, 2017|Tags: , |

I must admit that once in a while I indulge in a pity party for myself. Oh my god, I [...]

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The King of Rock n’ Roll Loved Horses

August 16th, 2017|Tags: |

Elvis and Bear Elvis Presley was born January 8, 1935 and died on August 16, 1977. The King’s [...]

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Women of Age Racing in the Mongolian Derby

August 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Its time again for the Mongolian Derby – the world’s longest horse race. This year 36 competitors, 12 men, 24 [...]

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The True Story Behind This Viral Video

July 25th, 2017|Tags: , |

You’ve have probably seen the video; millions have around the world. It became a viral sensation circling the globe but [...]

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John Wayne – Hollywood’s Greatest Cowboy

May 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Born May 26, 1907, Marion Robert Morrison would grow up to become one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars,  John Wayne. [...]

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Mittie Dailey Rides Again at 104 Years Old

May 17th, 2017|Tags: |

Mark Twain said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Such [...]

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Rodeo Whirlwind – Emma “Pee Wee” Burge

May 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Emma “Pee Wee” Burge Ott was born in 1919 in Giswil, Switzerland. At the age of 9 her family immigrated [...]

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The Derby’s First Female Jockey – Diane Crump

May 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Someone was going to be the first, the first woman jockey. In 1964, a petite 16-year-old dynamo received her license [...]

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She Traveled a Hard Road to the Top of the Hill

March 7th, 2017|Tags: , |

When you love what you do, you find a way to make it work, such is the case for Nicole [...]

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She Made a Big Splash in Atlantic City

February 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |

She was born in Waycross, Georgia in 1904, one of six kids. When she was 20 her mother saw a [...]

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Three WARHorses to Inspire Your Weekend Ride

February 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Riding horses when you’re “of a certain age” can be a bit unnerving but we do it because we love [...]

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Horse Power in the Motor City

January 12th, 2017|Tags: |

Detroit, Michigan is known as the “Motor City” a moniker earned by the many automotive companies established there. The first [...]

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Russia’s Horse Powered Holiday

December 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

There are many varieties of merry characters spreading good cheer around the world during the holidays. Once such holiday figure [...]

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She Could Have Picked Any Horse, But She Chose This One

December 7th, 2016|Tags: , |

When her husband offered to buy her a horse, it might have sounded like a fairy tale come true for [...]

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The First Cowgirl – Lucille Mulhall

October 18th, 2016|Tags: , |

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1885 to Colonel Zack and Agnes Mulhall. Four years later the family [...]

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A Determined Woman’s Life in the Spotlight – Therese Renz

October 4th, 2016|Tags: , |

Written by Lorraine Jackson and reposted with permission from HorseNation.com Some photos are so captivating, they can instantly evoke a [...]

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Meet Our WARHorse Century Club Inductee

September 28th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Congratulations to Joanna Baker (76) and Maggie the horse (24) for making the USDF’s Century Club! The Century Club honors [...]

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She Rode ‘Til the Cows Came Home

August 17th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Guest Writer, Heather Beachum is a riding coach specializing in online programs to support women 40+ ride with relaxed confidence.  [...]

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2400 Years Ago the First Woman Won an Olympic Event

August 4th, 2016|Tags: , , |

The society of ancient Greece (800 to 146 BC) cultivated a demeaning role for women. Women were seen as objects [...]

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Woman Dedicates Life’s Work to Honor War Horses

June 20th, 2016|Tags: , |

After WW1 there were thousands of horses that survived military service for Britain. Quarantine restrictions prevented the horses from being [...]

She Didn’t Want to Sell Him but She Did

June 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever done something then come to regret it? You had that gut feeling but reasoned yourself out of [...]

Tough Girl Just Wants to Have Fun Playing Polo

May 26th, 2016|Tags: , |

Sue Sal Hale wanted to play professional polo at a time when women were not accepted. Sue Sal found a [...]

The Hard Road to Hollywood – Alice Van

May 26th, 2016|Tags: |

Alice Van (Alice Grace van der Veen) was a professional rider from the age of 16. She first performed at [...]

How Old is Too Old to Win the Kentucky Derby?

May 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |

On May 3, 1986, 54-year-old Willie Shoemaker, aboard 18/1 shot Ferdinand, won the Kentucky Derby. Before he rode Ferdinand in [...]

Charley Parkhurst Was One Tough – Fella?

May 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Being a whip (stagecoach driver) in the 1860’s was a harrowing occupation. Days were long, terrain difficult, passengers and horses [...]

Crazy Horse Lady or Saavy Business Woman?

May 11th, 2016|Tags: |

It should come as no surprise that some horse people maybe considered a bit crazy. I prefer to describe us [...]

Meet the “Mad Max-ine” of Harness Racing

May 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Kerryn Manning (39) from Australia is the Mad Max(ine) of harness racing! A trailblazer since winning her first race at [...]

“The Ride” of a Lifetime Opens Doors for Women

May 11th, 2016|Tags: , |

In 1974 Christine Windover learned the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were accepting applications from women for the first time. [...]

America’s Oldest Cowgirl

May 11th, 2016|Tags: , |

When Connie Reeves was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2002, she didn’t think she was deserving. [...]

Brit Equestrian Holds Olympic Record

May 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |

I can’t wait for the Rio Olympics to being! The Olympics are a terrific venue of sportsmanship and competition. I [...]

The Amazing Woman behind Israel’s Therapeutic Riding Program

May 11th, 2016|Tags: |

British-born, Anita Shkedi is the pioneer of therapeutic horse riding in Israel. She is recognized internationally for developing riding programs [...]