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Opinionated Equestrians Confidence Issues
20th Feb 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
As an occasionally arrogant, usually opinionated, and Ďalways rightí equestrian, I feel that my opinion on all equestrian matters is relevant and important. Of course, this view is basically the Ďcrazy horse lady starter kití. Weí ...
Fake Horse News
18th Feb 2017   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
Seems like we are inundated with fake news these days. The good advice seems to be to check your sources and make sure you arenít reading satire, outright fake news, shoddy, biased reporting or rehashed urban legends. Itís not eas ...
Against All Odds - The Story of Bronze - Part 6 Training the Showjumping Horse - Chapter 1 Sand Colic
 
Your Horses Valentines Plan
15th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Horses spend the majority of their lives eating, snoozing, and occasionally spooking at their own farts. With such a blissful existence, itís pretty difficult to imagine how a horse could make things any more romantic. Still, when ...
Women Horse Jockeys
14th Feb 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
In most equine sports, there is a fairly equal number of men and women who compete. In fact, if you attend many horse shows, you may feel that there are far more women than men. In polo, jumping, dressage and most other sports, me ...
Tame That Mane
12th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There is no way to completely change the type of mane your horse has. Proper feeding and grooming can make the most of what it does have, but that wonít make a thin mane thick, or a thick mane completely obedient. But, with some e ...
Protect Your Horse Against Illness and Disease
9th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
In the last few weeks, the Equine Disease Communication Center in the United States has been posting warnings about strangles, equine herpesvirus and Equine Infectious Anemia. Itís not possible to protect our horses completely fro ...
Saving the Marwari
6th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
At the apex of their history, itís said that there were enough of these horses to mount a calvary of 50,000. But, after the British came to India, other breeds were introduced and the Marwari became a victim of colonialism. Carele ...
Traditional Horse Festivals
4th Feb 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Cultural events celebrate traditions and customs, and in many places, the horse is the center of many customs. Here is a look at just a few horse cultural celebrations held around the world. ...
Equine Cushings Disease
2nd Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Cushingís can be caused by two things. A horse may develop a non-cancerous tumor in the area of the pituitary gland that can affect the glandís function. Or, the neurons, the nerves that send messages, into the hypothalamus start ...
Where Horses Get Hurt
31st Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
If you watch the news feeds like I do, youíll notice that one of the most common accidents people have with horses is along roadsides. Horses are usually legally allowed on roads - either ridden or driven. But, most people sharing ...
Riding In Fear
29th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Is it possible to both love something while being terrified of it? It doesn't sound like it should, but it can happen. Many people love horses but are afraid of them, or they love riding but are scared to get into the saddle. Many ...
Big Hitch Horsepower
27th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horsepower is probably the best known measurement of power. The term horsepower was coined in the late 1700s by a Scottish engineer named James Watt. Horsepower was used to compare the power of steam engines to the power of a draf ...
Why Do Fewer People Follow Horse Racing
24th Jan 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Despite the downward slide, horse racing is still within the top 25 sports worldwide, and according to an ESPN and a number other online polls. Several polls place it after the top six team sports which include North American foot ...
Equine Hypothermia
21st Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature dips below the normal internal temperature of a horse. A horseís normal temperature is between 99.5-100.4į F (37.5 to 38C). Any temperature below 99.F C is considered to be hypothermia. ...
The American Cowboy
17th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The true age of the cowboy, the one we so often see depicted on TV and in movies only lasted about two decades. I read somewhere a long time ago, and I wish I could find the quote, that if all the movies about cowboys were played ...
Horse Stuff Cost Analysis
15th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In the mall are places where you can get a manicure or pedicure. For $35 they will file, buff and paint your fingernails any color you want. A regular manicure lasts about a week. For about $10 extra you can get a manicure that la ...
How to Lead a Horse to Water and Drink
12th Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There is a grain of truth in many old sayings. But is it true you can lead a horse to water, but you canít make it drink? Well, maybe partly. Itís hard to make a 1000lb animal do something it flatly refuses to do. But while you ma ...
Horse Joint Injections
8th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If cartilage is damaged, the bones that meet within the joint will cause friction leading to inflammation and pain. This is known as osteoarthritis. Tears in the skin, muscle and even tendons and ligaments will repair naturally ov ...
Hay Banks And Help For Horse Owners
7th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Unbelievably, the fire is still burning near Fort McMurray, Alberta. You might remember that last summer, the entire city was evacuated, along with many family pets, including horses. The wildfire still smolders menacingly out in ...
Race Horses With the Longest Careers
4th Jan 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
American Pharoah won the American Triple Crown in 2015, and at the end of the year his life as a race horse ended. As a four-year-old, his athletic career was over. In much of the horse world, four years old is just the beginning ...
The Horse Blanket Bandits
2nd Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Itís blanket time here again. Weíve gone from rain sheets to heavy rugs in the space of a few weeks as the temperature dips from cold to downright frigid. While making the change from sheet to the rug, I looked over the sheet and ...
Horse Fitness and Monitor Bands
31st Dec 2016   |   Equine Technology   |   Saferaphus
In the endurance riding world, on-board heart rate monitors have been used for years. These devices used be wired, which required that the rider or their helpers not dislodge the unit or its wiring while looking after the horse. A ...
Where Kill Buyers Get Horses
30th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
So where are these buyers likely to be found? There are quite a number or auction houses in North America where trucks leave filled with horses bound for slaughter. Here is a look at some of the larger auctions where kill buyers f ...
What Desperate Horses Eat
29th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A man near Vernon, BC, Canada is facing charges after some of the 110 horses he cared for were found in an emaciated condition. The seventy-year-old claims he did not neglect his horses, although three horses of sixteen horses in ...
Equine Anhidrosis Non Sweating Disease
27th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Anhidrosis is known by a few names. You might hear it called dry-coat syndrome. Or, because a horse with anhidrosis will pant to cool itself, it can be called puff disease. Or it might be called non-sweating disease. But basically ...
The Equine Hock Joint
20th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The largest joints in your horseís legs are the hock joints. Although they are half way up the horseís back legs they arenít at all like the knees we have about half way up our own legs. They are more like our ankles and they act ...
Types of Equine Medical Shock Emergencies
17th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Shock is a living bodyís final defense to save itself before it dies. And by body, we can mean any mammal including humans and horses. When a horse goes into shock the circulatory system drastically slows the blood flow to the bod ...
Simple Tests To Check Your Horses Health
14th Dec 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
When your horse isnít quite itself, and you canít pinpoint a reason on your own, you might call your veterinarian for help. Some tests they can do right at your stable and others will need a lab to complete. ...
Horse Racing Not Just for Thoroughbreds
13th Dec 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Most people are familiar with the type of racing done on tracks with Thoroughbred horses. But, flat racing is not exclusive to Thoroughbreds. There are many breeds that have racing similar to what we see at Thoroughbred tracks aro ...
Riding Horses With Kids
10th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Weíve been taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather and this last weekend I rode with my ten-year-old niece. She has the kind of pony, that if you could clone would make many little girls and their parents very happy. Sheís ...
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