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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 sale price tag of just over $15000, expectations for ...
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 help my horse and me get ready for the warmer weathe ...
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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 businessmen, like a convention centre or, I don’t know, ...
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 falling as far if you do accidentally come off. They ar ...
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 meat industry, the skins may also be harvested when ...
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 training facilities. I mean ‘school’ as in Mean Girls o ...
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 stick-poked bee hive with these little demons, it ...
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’ and our responsibilities in both situations. ...
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 sleep, most horses will sleep for only about three hou ...
Common Bits You Should Know
12th Mar 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   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 draw on your equine artwork, you’ll know where to s ...
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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 bad a job they are doing. This is wrong. ...
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 what I’ve found lately. ...
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. The awards for Best Actors, Actor, and Picture ar ...
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 up, there are horses who don’t bat a (frozen) eye ...
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 reality, they benefit many people, including non-ho ...
National and State Horses
26th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Many countries and states, provinces and municipalities within countries have adopted horses as their official animals. Here is a look at the horses and horse relatives that are part of many countries' symbolism. ...
Herbs For Horses
24th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
The only difference between a herb and a weed is how useful we think the plant is. Dandelions are regarded as weeds, but they are a very useful and nutritious. And, they grow rampant in many parts of the world, so your horse may already be snacking on them. My horse loves dandeli ...
Opinionated Equestrians Confidence Issues
20th Feb 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
As an occasionally arrogant, usually opinionated, and ‘always right’ equestrian, I feel that my opinion on all equestrian matters is relevant and important. Of course, this view is basically the ‘crazy horse lady starter kit’. We’re all guilty of it, at least sometimes, and the p ...
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 aren’t reading satire, outright fake news, shoddy, biased reporting or rehashed urban legends. It’s not easy. Here’s a look at some of the fake news stories ...
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, it’s pretty difficult to imagine how a horse could make things any more romantic. Still, when they pull out all the stops, some horses can be g ...
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, men, and women compete with equal rules, numbers and ...
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 won’t make a thin mane thick, or a thick mane completely obedient. But, with some effort, you can at least get all the hairs agreeing ...
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. It’s not possible to protect our horses completely from disease, but there are things we can do to impro ...
Saving the Marwari
6th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
At the apex of their history, it’s 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. Careless breeding practices, difficult economic times fo ...
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
Cushing’s 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 gland’s function. Or, the neurons, the nerves that send messages, into the hypothalamus start to break down. In either case, the glands enlarge ...
Where Horses Get Hurt
31st Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
If you watch the news feeds like I do, you’ll 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 roadways don’t know that and know nothing about h ...
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 others have more specific fears. They may be happ ...
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 draft horse, which were the primary mode of power and ...
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 football, football, rugby, and baseball. The number on ...
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