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Misleading Horse Words and Phrases
21st Jun 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The horse world has its own language and like any language it can be a bit confusing to the new comer. Some words, however, just don’t make sense, or represent what they in fact mean. In some cases, I think these misleading words or phrases may actually be barriers to developing ...
A Lifetime of Horses and The One That Got Away
19th Jun 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I think every horse owner will have, when they look back at a lifetime with horses, one horse that stands out from the rest. For me, it was the Bay Goddess Freya. When Freya died, I asked a friend how long it would take to get over losing her. She told me about ten years. Now, it ...
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Top 10 Insects That Will Bite Your Horse
16th Jun 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Something seems to be eating at our horses all summer long. Here’s what’s buzzing and biting your horse, making it miserable, and perhaps even sick. Bot flies show up later in the summer. They look like bees as they dart at your horse to lay their little yellow oval eggs on an ...
A Quick Guide to the Modern Pentathlon
14th Jun 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The history of the Pentathlon dates back to ancient times when Olympic sports were held to celebrate the training and fitness of young athletes and to promote harmony between the cities of Greece. Back then the Pentathlon included running, wrestling, long jump, javelin, and discu ...
Fixing The North American Race Horse Drug Problems
12th Jun 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
While some people would deny that the use of drugs in North American racehorses is a problem or is an unfortunate necessity, others would argue too many drugs are used too often to address problems that may not exist, or on the off chance they will enhance a horse’s performance ...
Five Reasons Your Horse is Rubbing its Tail
10th Jun 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Your horse’s mane and tail is often its crowning glory. One of the most disturbing problems that can happen to a horse’s tail is rubbing. It’s upsetting to find your horse has rubbed the top of its tail until there are bald spots, and the hair looks like an electrocuted bottle br ...
Murphy’s Laws as Applied to Horses
8th Jun 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. That’s Murphy’s Law. It’s also been called sod’s law or Finagle's Law. If you ride or own a horse, you’ll know that Murphy’s Law is a strong force. You’ve probably experienced it yourself. No matter how carefully you’ve prepared, how much ...
What You Can Learn From Your OTTB Tattoo
5th Jun 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Off The Track Thoroughbreds can make great riding horses. In North America, horses that are headed for a racing career are lip tattooed for identification. (Many other breeds are lip tattooed as well.) Sometimes owners tattoo their horses with a DIY type kit, or they may call in ...
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How To keep Your Horse Cool in The Summer
3rd Jun 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
We’ve just come through one of the longest, coldest winters in a very long time. I’ve been complaining that one part or another of me is frozen for months now, and I am really looking forward to complaining about the heat! Actually, your horse is more likely to feel like complain ...
Cheap Home Remedies for Horses That Really Work
1st Jun 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There are several reasons why people like home remedies, both for themselves and their horses. Cost is one attraction. Making up your own concoctions for things like mane and tail detangler, thrush, grease heel and rain scald can be economical. Many of us like to know what’s in t ...
Horse Problem Solving 101
27th May 2014   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
We all like to solve problems quickly. That’s why the walls of tack shops are filled with scads of shining bits, and all sorts of martingales, nosebands, tie downs and other paraphernalia. And sometimes, used properly, these things are just the ticket to overcoming a problem. Ho ...
How Horse Breeds Developed
22nd May 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
It’s hard for many of us to picture a horse in our minds, without seeing a particular breed. And, it’s difficult to believe that there was a time when there was virtually no horse breeds as we know them today. Just a few short centuries ago, if you had asked someone what breed th ...
Everyone Needs A Mentor
19th May 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Everyone needs a mentor. We all need those people who lift us up when we are down, help us see the possibilities, and support even our smallest steps towards our goals. Around the corner from where I live, an unassuming gravestone marks the place where a very special man now l ...
Which Vaccinations Does Your Horse Really Need
17th May 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Spring is when many horse owners call their veterinarians and arrange to have their horses vaccinated. There are a handful of vaccines for various diseases in North America, but your horse really doesn’t need all of them, and it wouldn’t be advisable to give a horse all of them. ...
The Inhumane Practice of Soring Continues
16th May 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Despite laws, despite inspections, despite the extreme ire of horse lovers the world over, the practice of soring continues. Soring is the practice of using a chemical or device to make a horse’s hooves and pasterns sensitive in an effort to make them travel in an very exaggerate ...
Emergency Planning With Horses
12th May 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
So far, this year, Mother Nature has dealt us some interesting weather challenges. 2014 started out with extreme cold and blizzards, and already, tornadoes are touching down and floods are forcing people to flee their homes. It’s bad enough when you have to evacuate or protect yo ...
Branding and Identifying Your Horse
10th May 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Have you ever thought of what you would do if your horse were lost or stolen? It’s not something you can really plan for, beyond locking up your gates or barns and making sure your horse is always kept safe and secure. However, if the worst did happen, it might be a good idea to ...
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Horse in Texas Team Roping Competition Tested Positive for Rabies
7th May 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
It seems to be shaping up to a rather odd spring when it comes to outbreaks of diseases in horses. EHV is still a concern in some areas, while in other places, EIA has been a problem. Another disease that has hit the horse headlines is rabies. A horse in a Texas team roping compe ...
Should Police Horses Be Banned
5th May 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The debates over whether horse-drawn carriages should be used on NYC streets continue. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to have the carriages shut down has now softened his stance after a carefully planned campaign, in which Liam Neelson has taken a starring role, ...
No Cars Allowed In These Cities
3rd May 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
It’s hard to believe, but there are a few places on the planet where the horse (or close relation) still reigns supreme, and cars are banned. To me, that sounds like a little piece of heaven on earth, and the ideal destination for a vacation - or a permanent residence. The next t ...
Windsor Castle Horse Groom Job Open Now
1st May 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
I hope that HRH’s birthday wasn’t too marred by the fact that she needs a new groom for her stables at Windsor. The job listing for the position is open until May 2nd, which means there’s still a few days left for you to apply. A description of the duties and requirements as well ...
Breaking the Horse Hair Whorl Code
28th Apr 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Over the years, I've read and heard a lot of old sayings and lore about horses. One thing I've always paid attention to was the position of the whorls of hair on my horses. There is a lot of gypsy and folklore about these swirls of hair. Where they are positioned, how many there ...
Euthanization Imminent for Wild Mustang Herds in Western Utah
27th Apr 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Once again, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is coming under criticism for mismanaging Mustang herds, this time, in western Utah. On drought ravaged lands, Mustangs are being blamed for a shortage of grazing. However, proponents of the Mustangs say, they are being made scapego ...
2014 EHV-1 Symptoms and Outbreak Locations
24th Apr 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Another disease has made the lives of horse owners and their horses miserable in recent weeks. An outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus began at the beginning of March, and horses in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa were affected, with three requiring euthanasia. This week, a horse in Virg ...
How to Avoid Barn Drama
21st Apr 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There are three things common to almost every stable that no one really wants: flies, manure piles and drama. Of these three, the flies and manure can be the easiest to get rid of. However, barn drama seems to stick around, and it can be very hard to eradicate. Yes, there are dra ...
Canadian Parliament Considers Law to Limit Horse Slaughter
17th Apr 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
What happens to horses now that the US slaughter plants no longer can accept them? They are shipped to Canada or Mexico. The laws that shut down the plants haven’t really stopped horse slaughter. They’ve actually ensured that horses destined for slaughter have more to endure befo ...
New PonyBox Account Changes
12th Apr 2014   |   Ponybox News   |   PonyBox
Starting shortly, all PonyBox server accounts will be merged into one server. This means PonyBox and the legacy Morgan, Paint, Pegasus and Nokota accounts will no longer exist as separate server logins. In addition, the PB3 sim game portion of the site will be shut down. However, ...
A Royal Obsession - All the Queen's Horses
11th Apr 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
On April 21, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II will turn 88 years old. She is certainly not your average 88 year old, and that's not just because she may be the most famous woman in the world. Outside her queenly duties, HRH enjoys spending time with her horses. They are, in ...
It's Shedding Time
8th Apr 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There's horse hair up your nose, in your eyes, stuck to your shirt and in your own hair. Happily, shedding season has arrived in North America. I've noticed this spring that the horses have started shedding a bit late. Horses start shedding their thick winter coat in response to ...
Controlling a Strong Horse
6th Apr 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
One of the most common problems many riders have is slowing down a horse that is a puller, or is very forward. The problem may be more noticeable after the horse has had a break, and has stored a little excess energy, like after this long winter we've had, when we haven't been ab ...
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