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Equestrian and Horse Planners
18th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
How do you plan your time? Do you buy a dollar store notebook or do you prefer the space and feel of a Moleskine sketchbook? Or, do you head to a craft supply store and pick up an Erin Condren or Happy Planner. One thing is for sure, very few planners are made with horse owners i ...
Meeting Magic Mike
15th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
My first meeting with Mike was something of a serendipity; one very fortunate but unequivocally unplanned coincidence. And a more fitting set of circumstances I truly can’t imagine, since the very horse around whom this meeting came together, is one Vanree De Niro. Son of ‘Sirand ...
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Favorite Horse Gear
12th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When it comes to horse equipment, I’m a bit of a minimalist. I won’t buy or keep anything I don’t need. I think it comes from seeing other people’s tack rooms and back porches stuffed with dusty tack they don’t use. So I tend to keep and use only things that I really like, or tha ...
Military on Horseback
10th Apr 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
As soon as man learned to ride horseback, they probably rode horses into battles, raids and other types of conflicts. But the earliest use of horses in battle, 3000 to 4000 years ago, was for pulling loads. Eventually the chariot was invented with a driver and soldier standing in ...
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Security at Horse Events
7th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horse show season is ramping up for many of us. Especially if you are in North America, you’ll be noticing the show schedules being posted and perhaps lists of trail rides and other events you might be interested in attending. Although preparing for a competition of any type, or ...
Wild Horses Safe For now
5th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There is good news, at least temporarily, for those who are against the culling of wild horses in the American west. Last July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to remove from Interior Department budget passages outlining the banning of wild horse culls. Since then, wild ...
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Horse Hair Color Curls and Waves
3rd Apr 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Good nutrition and gentle grooming will help keep your horse’s mane and tail healthy. Shampoos and conditioners made especially for horses can help add polish when you are showing. And, pulling, trimming, braiding, banding and banging are all part of grooming for horse shows. But ...
Happy Horse Easter
31st Mar 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Bunnies, flowers, chick and eggs are the usual symbols of Easter. But, there are a few Easter traditions and rituals on and around Easter in which horses figure big. ...
Spring is Dirty
28th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Spring seems to have arrived early where I live. I’m not fooled. Just because the snowdrops are poking their heads up and the robins have returned doesn’t mean winter is over. The horse owner’s sure sign of spring is stroking your horse and ending up with a mitten covered in shed ...
West Palm Beach Winter Equestrian Festival
25th Mar 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Ever wondered where the rich and famous go to play with their horses? Me neither. But, I have always taken for granted that Lexington, Kentucky was the horse capital of North America. Turns out I may be wrong. Many would argue that Wellington, Florida is the real capital. And tha ...
Horse Body Language
24th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When we think of communication, we think of talking, or at least making noises. We humans are a noisy bunch, and talking is most often our chosen way of making our thoughts known. Yes, we use body language but it often isn’t conscious. Horses however, are more likely to use body ...
Horse Buns and Sweet Feed
20th Mar 2018   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
So many news stories appear on feeds that just leave you shaking your head. Thieves, abusers and bad choices deserve large helpings of fresh horse buns. But, there are stories that help renew your faith that not everything is awful. Sweet feed to those good people that just go on ...
Horse Statuary
17th Mar 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
There is a distinction between equine and equestrian statues. Equine statues are statues of horses only. An example would be the bronze statue of Secretariat at Belmont Park, which shows Secretariat running freely with his mane and tail blowing in the wind. Equestrian statues sho ...
What is So Cool About Horse Sweat
14th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A long time ago, we believed that if a horse became lathered, it was a sign the horse was not fit. As it turns out, all horses will lather if they sweat a lot due to stress or hard work. A young or unfit horse probably just starts to sweat sooner. You’ll often see foam build up b ...
Horse Braid Types
10th Mar 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Braids in horse’s manes and tails aren’t just pretty, they have a practical purpose too. They prevent the mane becoming tangled in the reins, flying in the rider’s face, and keeping the mane itself tangle free. For horses shown with natural manes and tails, braids can help keep t ...
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Making Money with Horses
7th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I was once told by a woman that as a youth rider, a company that specialized in equine health products used to throw money at her when she competed. Apparently for her, being sponsored by this company was the only way she could afford to compete with her horse. ...
No Wild Horses Left
4th Mar 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
Pretty much everything written about Przewalski's horses in the last few decades has claimed that they were the last true wild horses on the planet. We call many horse populations wild such as Mustangs, but they are feral, descending from domestic horses that were lost, stolen or ...
Free Horse Stuff and Giveaways
3rd Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Ferreting out contests for free horse gear, horses and other horse paraphernalia isn’t easy, but if you do, there is some really great stuff to be won. Here’s a look at some of the contests and sweepstakes available to horse lovers. ...
A Fall By Another Name
1st Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Every rider, no matter how skilled, no matter how well trained their horse is, no matter how old, how confident, how secure in saddle or bareback, or how sticky your pants, at some point... you will fall off. You will never become immune to falling off. There is no sure way to ma ...
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Neonatal Foal Diseases
27th Feb 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
On the inside, a foal is protected from viruses and bacteria that might make it ill. But, it’s born without a fully functioning immune system. Getting the first milk, called colostrum is essential for a foal, as this carries immune building antibodies. If a foal doesn’t get this ...
Care Options For Older Horses
25th Feb 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Not all of us are lucky enough to have the space to keep a retired horse. But there are more options for boarding and caring for older horses as they age. ...
The First Horse Nations of North America
21st Feb 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
It wasn’t long after the Spaniards arrived in what we now know as the Americas that the indigenous people who lived here began to see the value of the horses they brought. Whether they were gifts, captured strays or perhaps stolen, the horse would come to change everything for th ...
Winter Equestrian Games
19th Feb 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
The Winter Olympics are underway and there’s not much for an equestrian sports fan to get excited about. Maybe we need the alternate Winter Olympic events for horse owners to give us something to cheer about. You may have witnessed or participated in some of these events. So it’s ...
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Was Sure My Horse Had Colic
17th Feb 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
I let her out, and she strolled to the middle of the paddock, where she stopped and gave two cow kicks, then she pooped. Then she stood there, head down. I went from alarmed to really alarmed. I checked her pulse and nothing seemed unusual. I watched for awhile, but she didn’t do ...
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Winter Horse Water Needs
14th Feb 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There is a lot of information online about how to make sure your horse gets enough water during the winter time. Some of it works, some does not. ...
Managing Equine Health Problems with Diet
12th Feb 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
A basic diet of hay or grass and water, along with a salt block is the standard for most horses. But, if your horse has a health problem, you may need to adjust what you feed to help treat or manage the disease. Here is a look at some of the common health problems that benefit fr ...
Horse Ears and Hearing
11th Feb 2018   |   Horse Anatomy   |   Saferaphus
Horses ears are large and open and funnel sound down into their ear canal. That big ear flap we see is called the pinna and is cartilage covered in skin and hair. They can move their ears separately, swiveling 180 degrees, listening to two different sounds at the same time. There ...
When to Pay Up for Horse Stuff
7th Feb 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Hoof clippers are one example. My last two pairs of hoof clippers came from the local farm supply store. They cost about the same as one hoof trim. Sounds like a good deal if I can do a DIY hoof trim, right? But those bargain hoof nippers caused me nothing but anguish. ...
Horse Racing on Lasix
5th Feb 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Not all sports allow the use of Lasix, and the use of Lasix for racehorses on race day is not allowed in most places outside North America. Its use is controversial, even though horses that are put on Lasix perform much better than without. And, there is controversy over when the ...
Horse Stuff Collections
3rd Feb 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you love horses, chances are there is a little collection of horse ‘stuff’ in your home. You might have paintings, books or a throw on your couch with a horse on it. Some people take that ‘stuff’ to the next level and become full out collectors. Here’s a look at just a few thi ...
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