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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 ...
Can Science Help Us Train For the Ultimate Horse
9th Aug 2016   |   Equine Technology   |   Saferaphus
field of vision, color perception and processing is quite different from ours, making it difficult to see the world through the eyes of the horse. Our own field of vision overlaps by quite a bit and gives us a Ďbinocularí view of ...
The Palio di Siena
6th Aug 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
The Palio Siena takes place July 2 and August 16 in Siena, Italy. Originally, this horse race was part of Olympic style games held in the cityís historic central piazza. It didnít actually start out as a horse race. The first moun ...
First Equine Neurological Chagas Disease in United States
4th Aug 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Earlier this year, researchers revealed what they believed to be the first incident of Chagas disease to affect a horse in North America. Chagas disease is a neurological disease common to dogs in South America. The disease is cau ...
Primitive Horse Art
31st Jul 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Certainly, modern art lovers, horse lovers and artists are not the only ones to be captured by the mystic of horses. Horse art has been around a very long time. Some of the earliest depictions of animals and humans are of horses. ...
Printables For Organizing Your Horse Life
29th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When was the last time Snowflake had her hooves trimmed? When did Blue last have that bout of colic? And who is the new boarderís veterinarian? Good records make remembering the details of our horse activities much easier. And an ...
Pony of the Americas
26th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In the early 1950s a horse breeder acquired a mare that would give birth to an Appaloosa, Shetland, Arabian cross. The mixture sounds like a backyard breeders nightmare, but instead it inspired the development of a pony that was ...
RIO Olympic Equine Qualifier Update
23rd Jul 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Venue catastrophes, Zika virus, dodgy contracts, water pollution, lawsuits, alleged corruption, equine disease outbreaks and more have dogged the preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics. But, on August 5, the largest international ...
The Problems with Kitty Cats
18th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Kitties are great. But what people seldom realise is that being in the presence of a kitty can be extremely detrimental to your health. And Iím not just talking about allergies. ...
Horse Nose Bleeds
16th Jul 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
What do you do when you come out to find smears of blood on your horseís nose, or on its stall walls and manager? Chance are, if the bleeding has stopped, all is well, and just like the nose bleeds some of us get, the blood clots, ...
Take Your Horse to a Science Fair
12th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I home schooled my kids, but that doesnít mean that we didnít do many of the things kids in school did. One of those activities was attending science fairs. If youíve got a horse, or have some horse knowledge, youíve got a wealth ...
Should My Horse Have Surgery
10th Jul 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
One of the most difficult decisions a horse owner may have to make is whether or not to go ahead with an emergency surgery. Surgery is hard on a horse, can have complications and the outcomes arenít always certain. It can be hard ...
Recycle Re-purpose and Reuse
7th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Weíve looked at products we share with our horses. But another money saving strategy for horse owners is to reuse, repurpose or recycle items around our homes for our horses, especially stuff that would otherwise end up in the tra ...
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