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Criminal Mind      12 415 - 169 96" 357,100 42
Who-Do-Voodoo       12 140 - 90 92.5" 162,000 572
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Organizing My Tackroom
19th May 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
Getting your tack room organized and keeping it organized can be a challenge, especially if like many of us you have a lot of ‘stuff’ and only a small space to stash it in. We can dream about the perfectly appointed tack room, filled with spacious tack lockers, easily accessible ...
Talented Artistic Horses
17th May 2017   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
An ex-racehorse named Metro has contributed to its own life-prolonging treatments by becoming a professional artist. After noticing the horse liked to nod its head, his owner decided to put the habit to use. He taught the horse to hold a paintbrush. He loads the brush with paint, ...
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How Horse Crazy Are You
13th May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Are you horse crazy? How horse crazy: a little bit, or 100% obsessive? Some of like horses, while others can’t imagine even thinking about anything but. Take this quiz and find out just how horse crazy you really are. ...
Types of Horse Tack Leather Explained
11th May 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
I was flipping through a mail order tack catalog and noticed the wide range of prices for bridles, saddles and other gear made from leather. Comparing prices, you can buy leather tack for little more than the cost of synthetic tack. But, some is far more expensive. Why the differ ...
Equine Harmful Genetic Mutations
9th May 2017   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
Scientists have examined ancient horse DNA and discovered that horses were once much more genetically diverse than they are now. Domestication may have preserved horses from extinction, but the downside for the modern domestic horse is that they seem to have far more genetic muta ...
Benefits of Horseback Riding
8th May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I recently read a story from a local newspaper about a girl who, after losing both legs in a car accident, took up riding again. Her parents were uncomfortable with the idea and still frightened each time she gets on her horse. But, she has formed a remarkable bond with the horse ...
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Stolen Horse Raced to Death
6th May 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Polo the Weirdo
For many people all over the world, the Easter weekend is a very happy time – full of love, life and family. However, for a select few South African horses, the Easter weekend has become a fearful time of danger, pain and suffering. This last Easter, OTTBs Maximum Flo and Wavin’ ...
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Keeping A Horses Back Healthy
5th May 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
We sit on our horse’s backs, so it makes sense that we should make sure they stay strong and healthy. Horse’s backs were not really made to carry a load. Selective breeding has perhaps created an animal that is more suited to this task, but problem backs are still common. ...
The Longest Horse Friendly Trails
2nd May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Ever wanted to get on your horse and just keep riding? There are a few opportunities to explore trails that take days, weeks and months to fully explore. Here’s a look at some of the world's longest trail systems available to trail riders and in some cases, drivers. ...
Cupboard to Stable Hacks
1st May 2017   |   Graphics   |   Saferaphus
There are lots of herbs and spices in your kitchen cupboard that can be used on your horse and in your stable. Turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger are just a few of the spices commonly fed to horses. Some people swear that feeding their chestnut or bay horse paprika enhances its coat ...
Denied Through The Drive Thru
28th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Have you been tempted to ride your horse through a drive-through at a fast food restaurant? Or, maybe you have done it. In most places, it’s perfectly legal to ride your horse down the side of a highway, but once you get into an urban area, you might be running afoul of a law. On ...
Paint, Pinto, Skewbald, Piebald - What's The Difference
26th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Paint, Pinto, Skewbald, Piebald - What’s the Difference? Many people love the flashiness of a horse that has two color coat. But there are a few ways to describe these broken coat patterns. ...
Aintree Grand National Horse Race
25th Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Every April, one of the most famous horse races is run. The Grand National has been held every year since 1839. It’s not the oldest race run, nor the first to be run at the Aintree course, but it is one of the most followed by the British public. Held at Aintree Racetrack near Li ...
Finnish Hobbyhorse Association
23rd Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Over the last decade, the sport of hobbyhorse riding has grown to become a global craze among teenage girls, culminating in a plethora of social media attention following the decision of Finnish film-maker and academy award winner, Selma Vilhunen, to produce a documentary about t ...
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Top Ten Similarities Between Your Horse and the Easter Bunny
22nd Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
With Easter just around the corner, we all have a lot of questions in our minds. How many Easter Eggs will I get? Where will they be hiding? Where can I hide them where my siblings can never, ever (ever) find them? Did we really find all the eggs from last year, and if I find one ...
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 corner of a field or travel along the headlands of a cr ...
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 slender. Getting fat just inhaling the fragrance of gra ...
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 different types of horses were celebrities, which ...
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 often results in much amusement for us). For the sake ...
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 were often the spotlight. But the horse had a huge i ...
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 some adjustments or add some padding or protection t ...
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 strap? Have you ever wondered, maybe, what would ha ...
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 indication of good health, although they sometimes come ...
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 horses love straw, especially oat straw and some will ...
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 that we face as horse owners. ...
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 because of this, the small amount that is available ...
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 focus on print and they can’t tap on a keyboard be ...
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 exactly what it takes to create a good racehorse nam ...
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 fact allowed many a questionable or simply ‘odd’ one ...
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