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Horse Riding on Private Property
20th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I’ve been riding for several decades now and there is no doubt that I find getting to trails a little more challenging than it used to be. When I was younger, we knew all of our farming neighbors and it was easy to cross the corne ...
Horse Saddle Slip - Stabilize Your Saddle
18th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
One of the most common problems pony riders have is that the saddle slides forward. Some ponies are almost teardrop shaped, with large round barrels and narrow fronts. It doesn’t help that it’s almost impossible to keep them slend ...
Crazy Stunts with Olop - Jumping Backwards - Part 2 Similarities between Students and Equestrians Alternative Equine Behavior Issues
 
If Horses Were Celebrities
17th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Horse and Hound recently released a quiz which tells you, based on a series of questions, what celebrity your horse would be if he was a human. Unsurprisingly, my own Moonfire would probably be Kanye West. This got me thinking, if ...
Alternative Equine Behavior Issues
15th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever thought about the terms that we equestrians use for horse behavior problems, and what those terms would sound like to the average man on the street? Our jargon often leads to much confusion for the layman (which ofte ...
Ringling Brothers Circus Horses
14th Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
After over one hundred years in existence, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be giving its last performance this May. Circuses of this type originated about two hundred and fifty years ago. Wild animal acts we ...
Save Your Seat
13th Apr 2017   |   Equine Technology   |   Saferaphus
Lots of riders have problems with rubbing and chafing from the saddle. There are a few simple ways to prevent this. If you’re just learning to ride, you might just need some time to ‘toughen up’. But sometimes, you need to make so ...
Riding Ex Racehorse Tackless On Beach VIDEO
9th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took an ex-racehorse out into a wide-open space, like a beach? Have you ever wondered what would happen, if you were to strip off all tack, and take that ex-racehorse out in a neck s ...
Alternative Horse Uses
8th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Horses have had many uses throughout history, but have you ever considered that we may be overlooking their most obvious, most fitting uses? Here are some alternative uses for the modern horse. ...
Identifying Strange Marks On Your Horse
7th Apr 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Rings of hair slightly darker than the horse’s normal coat color is called dappling. They are most obvious on gray horses although they may appear, albeit faintly on a horse of almost any color. Dapples are thought to be an indica ...
Things Your Horse Will Not Eat
6th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Someone who is developing a new type of bedding asked me if there is anything horses won’t eat. Horses commonly try to eat their bedding unless you use something like shredded paper, although they’ll probably try a taste. Some hor ...
Six Things That Drive Horse Owners Nuts
4th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Life is full of little frustrations and for most of us, our horses are our escape from a demanding life. Unfortunately, owning and riding a horse can come with frustrations of their own. Here’s a look at the top six frustrations t ...
Types of Trace Minerals Your Horse Needs
2nd Apr 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
If your horse is eating good quality grass or hay, you probably don’t have to give much thought to the mineral content, especially trace minerals. Trace minerals are nutrients that horses need in only very small quantities. And be ...
How Do Horses Think
1st Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I once had a non-horse person ask me if horses could think. The question surprised me because I’ve never considered that they couldn’t. Do they think like humans? Probably not. They don’t need to. The can’t read, their eyes can’t ...
How To Name A Racehorse
31st Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Following the recent scandal of President Trump’s name being changed to Fake News after the horse received just a little too much attention from the press (which offended some people), it seems like a good time to consider just ex ...
Scandalous Horse Names
29th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
We’ve all heard about the horse named President Trump by now, but his isn’t the first racehorse name to draw attention. The Jockey Club has banned many inappropriate names (most of which are too R-rated to appear here), and in fac ...
President Trump Castrated and Name Changed to Fake News
28th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Every so often, among horses and among men, an individual appears who shows great promise, an individual from whom everyone expects truly great things. A horse named President Trump was not one of these. With a modest yearling sal ...
Getting Your Horse Ready for Spring
28th Mar 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Spring is almost here and it’s time to do more riding than leisurely strolls around the arena or tentatively picking our way through the snow. And, it's time to plan for the season ahead. Here are a few of my favorite things to he ...
Should You Pay Up For A Yearling
26th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
In the equestrian community, we sometimes have these very exciting events called ‘yearling sales’. These involve stabling young, highly tranquilised thoroughbreds at an extremely inappropriate public place frequented by rich busin ...
Ponies For Adults
24th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Many of us like the idea of riding ponies, but thought that it wasn’t something an adult would choose to do. As we get older, riding a pony might become more attractive. They’re closer to the ground, which means you won’t be falli ...
Uses of Leather Made From Horse Hides
22nd Mar 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Most of us find the idea of eating a horse rather repelling. But what about wearing one, covering your couch or car seat with one, or slinging a piece of horse over your shoulder? Horsehide products are a by-product of the horse m ...
If Horses Went To School
20th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if horses went to school to learn how to be ridden, instead of just being backed by their owners or trainers? And I don’t mean ‘school’ as in spelling farms or professional train ...
Fun Riding A Horse Without Owners Permission
18th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Children, experience has taught me, are generally reckless and have not yet learned respect for other people’s property, nor any regard for the consequences to their actions. And since riding schools are notoriously buzzing like a ...
What To Do When Someone Falls
16th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There are really only two places we ride - in a ring or arena and out in a field or on the trail. So how we handle a situation where someone falls off may depend on where we are when it happens. We need to know the ‘safety rules’ ...
How Horses Play
14th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horses spend most of their time eating. In fact, about two-thirds of their day is spent searching for and ingesting food. Their sleep time is very short compared to ours. While most of us function well on about eight hours of slee ...
Common Bits You Should Know
12th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horse bits can be defined into three main types, and one of these is a combination of the other two. Here’s a look at just a few of the most common bits you’ll see so when you’re choosing a bit, or even just deciding what bit to d ...
10 Signs you have the Wrong Instructor
10th Mar 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
If your instructor is able to get through more than three bottles of wine in a lesson, you probably have the wrong instructor. Or your instructor has the wrong pupil. You should never drive instructors to alcoholism, no matter how ...
Horse TV
6th Mar 2017   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
There’s still a bit of winter left, which means it’s too dark to ride after supper when the footing isn’t good. So you might want to curl up in front of the TV. And you might be able to soothe your need for a horse fix. Here’s wha ...
Horse Wins Academy Award
4th Mar 2017   |   Equine Technology   |   Saferaphus
Movie awards season has come to an end with the granddaddy of all awards ceremonies, The Oscars. By now, the fuss about the big flub has passed and the casts of Moonlight and La-La Land has finished patting each other on the back. ...
Cold Weather Horses
2nd Mar 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you live in a place where winters are cold and snowy, you probably worry about your horse coping with the frigid temperatures. But, while many of us have hot house flowers that beg to be in their stalls when a cool breeze kicks ...
How to Be A Responsible Horse Owner
28th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Most of us learn about horse care so we can take good care of our horses. But, we also have a responsibility to other horse owners and the non-horse owning public. Most of those responsibilities look like good horse care. But in r ...
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