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Horse Blood Farming
26th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horse blood serum was formerly used as a carrier for human vaccines, but because some people developed sensitivities to the product, horse blood serum is no longer be used in humans. However, horse blood serum is still used in the ...
2017 Canada Horse Slaughter Regulation Changes
24th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Since U.S. federal laws were enacted almost a decade ago, the slaughter of horses has been illegal. But that doesnít mean that U.S. horses havenít been ending up on the dinner plates of European and Japanese consumers during that ...
Horses Learn To Tell Us How They Feel
22nd Oct 2016   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
One of the things that impedes an easy flow of conversation between horse and human is that we really donít understand each otherís languages. Sure, we know when our horse is calling out to another horse but we donít know exactly ...
Your Horses Sense of Smell
18th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
How does a horse smell? Well, most of us would agree they smell good. But what about their sense of smell? Thatís good too. In fact, a horseís sense of smell is much better than ours. We humans have two smell reception patches hig ...
My Little Lion Horse
15th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Many of you who have followed my previous articles will know of Moonfire, or ĎMooí Ė my arrogant, conceited, obnoxious, yet extremely lovable and talented thoroughbred gelding. You might also know that Moo has been enormously succ ...
Horse Grooming - Beyond the Basics
11th Oct 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
A lot of pleasure riders donít bother with clipping a bridle path. But itís a must in the show ring, but for a few exceptions. A bridle path makes your horseís mane look neater, and its neck more refined. The practical reasons for ...
My Horse is a #$@&%*!
8th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
As I write this, I am soaking wet from the knee-down, with puddles in my boots, and sand in places Iíd rather not mention. Iíve said it before and Iíll say it again: My horse is an #$@&%*! ...
Get Your Horses Shine On
7th Oct 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Who doesnít admire a shining coat on a horse? But horses need a little help to keep their coats and manes in top notch condition. Without a few fundamentals and a bit of extra help, the hair can look dry and dull. Hereís how to ke ...
Five Great Pony and Horse Breeds for Kids
5th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
While there's really no best breed of horses or ponies for kids, a few breeds do stand out from the crowd. Much depends on the temperament and training of the pony or horse. But, here are five breeds to think about when looking fo ...
Discovery Suggests Horse Domesticated Early Than Thought
4th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The earliest artwork depicting horses is thought to be over 20,000 years old. These paintings and sculptures were renditions of the wild animals hunted by early man. Representations of domestic horses come much later in our histor ...
How Horses Show Stress
1st Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
All of us feel stress and itís normal to feel over-stressed sometimes. School exams, job demands and family obligations can leave us feeling stressed out. Our horses can feel stressed to, and while a bit of stress is normal, a lot ...
Do You Eat Like A Horse
28th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horses spend all that time eating because they have small stomachs, a long digestive system and have evolved to eat dribs and drabs of grass as they find it while foraging. Our domestic horses tend to eat more than they need becau ...
When the Horses Returned
27th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Many people are surprised to learn that what we call wild horses are not truly wild at all. There is some debate on how horses disappeared from the North American continent, why they did, where they went and how it all happened. S ...
2016 Breyerfest Video
24th Sep 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Breyerfest is a three-day celebration of Breyer horse models in Lexington Kentucky at the famous Horse Park, where participants would have driven past many pastures of the real thing. The festival, a celebration of all things Brey ...
Horse Shoe Alternatives
18th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There is a lot of controversy about whether horses should wear shoes. Like many of you, I think there is a time and place for them, and that many horses who wear shoes probably donít need to. Iíve seen horses that have worn shoes ...
Pony Party Cruelty
17th Sep 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Someone has decided that painting your pony is inhumane. Even worse, is that using your horse as an artistic canvas is an appropriate activity for childrenís parties. Such an activity may impress on impressionable children that a ...
Equine Piroplasmosis
13th Sep 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Like Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, EP is caused by a parasite. The parasite does not dwell in the horseís gut like ascracids or bot. This microscopic parasite lives in the horseís blood. There are two ways EP can be transfer ...
Error 404 - Finances Not Found
11th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever spent a few minutes sitting and listening while your much beloved (and deeply loathed) equestrian companion talks about the $60 she spent on her horseís fancy new shoes, while your own moth-eaten sneakers gape sadly ...
A Quick Guide To Horse Teeth
9th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Have you ever looked into a horseís mouth. There are a lot of teeth in there! The average adult has thirty two teeth. Horses can have up to forty-two teeth. The incisors are at the front, and a horse has twelve, six on both top an ...
Musical Horses Experiment
7th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A French study may further our use of music to help our horses. During the study over 40 racehorses were fitted with special headphones with Bluetooth capability or were fitted with noise blocking ear plugs. A control group was ex ...
Similarities between Students and Equestrians
4th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Being part of both worlds, I couldnít help but notice certain shocking similarities between students and equestrians. Though all must agree that both students and equestrians are unique breeds that just donít quite Ďfití with the ...
BLM Blocks Media From Horrific Experiment on 200 Horses
3rd Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The Cloud Foundation and American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, along with veterinarians and congressmen agree that spaying is a poor option for controlling the number of free roaming Mustangs in the American West. They very m ...
Go To School With Your Horse
31st Aug 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Many students taking their horse to school with them will be enrolling in equestrian related courses. These courses encompass a range of equine business management, equine science, pre-veterinary, therapeutic horsemanship, teachin ...
Swimming For Horses
29th Aug 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Yes, horses can swim. Most of the time they swim very well, and can travel quite a distance in the water. Swimming with horses is fun, and there are even tourist attractions that allow holidayers to enjoy horses in the water. But, ...
The Mounted Police Horse Debate
26th Aug 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Whether or not horses should be used in policing is a topic of debate for some. But, right or wrong, horses provide a valuable service when used in police work. While cars, SUVs, ATVs, snowmobiles and other motorized vehicles are ...
What if horses could play Pokemon Go
21st Aug 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Pokemon Go, an augmented reality mobile game based on Nintendoís Pokemon series, is the latest craze taking over the globe. Pokemon Go places virtual Pokemon on a real world GPS map, encouraging players to capture, collect, and ba ...
Heat Drought and Horses
20th Aug 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Itís dry here. The corn is withering, the soybean fields are looking yellow and pasture is non-existent. Those of us with horses and other livestock understand that a long stretch of dry sunny weather doesnít just mean excellent b ...
Equestrian Sports Too Confusing For Olympic Audience
17th Aug 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Adelinde Cornelissen pulls her horse Parzival out of competition minutes into their first dressage test, claiming he didnít feel right after a bug bit him, causing swelling in his jaw and neck. Most media however spins the story a ...
10 Reasons Not To Clip Your Eventer
14th Aug 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Polo the Weirdo
Eventers are extremely versatile, talented horses. They have to be strong, smart, and be skilled in many different disciplines. This may sound like a good thing, but the second you whip out your clippers, you may just figure out t ...
Horses Are Better Than Cats
13th Aug 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Oh Polo, I thought we could get along. I thought our common love of horses would be a commonality indicating a similar view.. But, when it comes to kitties, I see we may, at best, have to agree to disagree. You see, because for so ...
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