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The Horse Blanket Bandits
2nd Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Itís blanket time here again. Weíve gone from rain sheets to heavy rugs in the space of a few weeks as the temperature dips from cold to downright frigid. While making the change from sheet to the rug, I looked over the sheet and felt a moment of triumph. No rips! No tears! No te ...
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Horse Fitness and Monitor Bands
31st Dec 2016   |   Equine Technology   |   Saferaphus
In the endurance riding world, on-board heart rate monitors have been used for years. These devices used be wired, which required that the rider or their helpers not dislodge the unit or its wiring while looking after the horse. And they were single function, measuring only heart ...
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Where Kill Buyers Get Horses
30th Dec 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
So where are these buyers likely to be found? There are quite a number or auction houses in North America where trucks leave filled with horses bound for slaughter. Here is a look at some of the larger auctions where kill buyers frequent. ...
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What Desperate Horses Eat
29th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A man near Vernon, BC, Canada is facing charges after some of the 110 horses he cared for were found in an emaciated condition. The seventy-year-old claims he did not neglect his horses, although three horses of sixteen horses in dire condition died. The horses had been put to pa ...
Equine Anhidrosis Non Sweating Disease
27th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Anhidrosis is known by a few names. You might hear it called dry-coat syndrome. Or, because a horse with anhidrosis will pant to cool itself, it can be called puff disease. Or it might be called non-sweating disease. But basically, a horse with anhidrosis will not sweat, no matte ...
The Equine Hock Joint
20th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The largest joints in your horseís legs are the hock joints. Although they are half way up the horseís back legs they arenít at all like the knees we have about half way up our own legs. They are more like our ankles and they act as both a shock absorber and to extend and contrac ...
Types of Equine Medical Shock Emergencies
17th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Shock is a living bodyís final defense to save itself before it dies. And by body, we can mean any mammal including humans and horses. When a horse goes into shock the circulatory system drastically slows the blood flow to the body. The blood pressure drops and when the tissues a ...
Simple Tests To Check Your Horses Health
14th Dec 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
When your horse isnít quite itself, and you canít pinpoint a reason on your own, you might call your veterinarian for help. Some tests they can do right at your stable and others will need a lab to complete. ...
Horse Racing Not Just for Thoroughbreds
13th Dec 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Most people are familiar with the type of racing done on tracks with Thoroughbred horses. But, flat racing is not exclusive to Thoroughbreds. There are many breeds that have racing similar to what we see at Thoroughbred tracks around the world. Hereís a look at just a few. ...
Riding Horses With Kids
10th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Weíve been taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather and this last weekend I rode with my ten-year-old niece. She has the kind of pony, that if you could clone would make many little girls and their parents very happy. Sheís a good rider too. While my mare and I plodded alon ...
Horse Mascots
9th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Quick Six, also known as Toby, is coming to the end of his career. Heís been the touchdown horse for the Canadian Football Leagueís Calgary Stampeders. Quick Six is one of the teamís two mascots. The other is a rather woebegone dog named Ralph who looks like his costume has been ...
Premature Horse Birth Related Problems
6th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In mid-November, a Pennsylvania newspaper ran a story about a foal that was born six weeks too early. The due date of a foal is usually an eagerly anticipated event, but Mother Nature isnít always cooperative. In this case, the owner arrived in her barn to find a foal she initia ...
Attack of the Pasture Burrs
4th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Burrs are mother natureís way of making sure that there are more burdock plants. There are several types of burrs, but the most well-known is the common burdock. The picky burdock globes hitch a ride on any hairy surface they can; you horseís hair, your hair, your dog or cat or k ...
Girth Galls and Saddle Sores
3rd Dec 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
I finally seemed to have solved the problem of girth sores on my girl. The frustrating part of the solution is that Iím not sure exactly what I did to solve it. I tried different girths, different holes on the billet straps, extra padding, and even different saddle pads. I made s ...
Things Your Horse Probably Does Not Need
29th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The list of things your horse needs may be long. But,there are some things that you donít need to put on that list, even though we find them in many tack and feed rooms. Here are six things your horse probably wonít need. ...
What Does Trump Administration Mean for Horses
27th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The party that won made no mention of animal welfare during the lead up to the election. That may not be a bad sign. But more worrying is that there are no animal advocates within the government on the horizon. Quite the opposite in fact. Amongst those in line for key positions a ...
Problems With Shoes
26th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
To shoe or not to shoe. The debate rages on. But whether you believe itís okay for horses to wear shoes or metal should never touch their hooves, there are a few problems that shoes, and usually only shoes can cause. Most of these are reversible. But if they are left long enough ...
Rider Dragged by Horse
23rd Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horses can hurt you in a lot of different ways. You can be bitten, kicked, bucked off, brushed off, fall off because the horse tripped, put the brakes on suddenly or spooked out from beneath you. They can fall on you which is very scary. But, I think being dragged is equally scar ...
Good Reasons Not to Get a Horse
22nd Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you dislike the idea of spending an hour pulling burrs from a horseís mane and tail. If you loathe the idea of walking out to check and feed your horse in the winter cold when youíd rather stay in where itís warm. If you work long hours. If you have a very busy social life or ...
How To Care For A Unicorn
20th Nov 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There is controversy over whether unicorns actually exist. Thereís little evidence of these fantastic horse-like beasts in fossil records. They are elusive in the wild, and most of what we know comes from literature and art. But those of us who know, just know. Absence of evidenc ...
Right Bit Wrong Bit
19th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
One of the most discussed artificial aids is the bit. Which bit is the right bit? What makes a bit Ďwrongí. It probably depends on what you are trying to achieve. And, much depends on the horse. The worst way to pick a bit is to buy something that looks nice, or because someone e ...
How To Tie A Rope Halter
17th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
One of the most commonly used pieces of tack, and something that anyone that owns a horse will have whether or not they ride or drive it, is a halter. In some places itís illegal to sell your horse without one. One type of halter that is easy to make without any sewing or harness ...
Winter Horse Tips
15th Nov 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Colder weather means your horse will require a bit more energy to keep warm. Remember, all that fiber digesting helps stoke your horseís internal furnace. However, if the colder weather means your horse is going to be doing less work, you might have to cut back on its feed so it ...
Belgium Horse Fishing
14th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
About 500 hundred years ago, an enterprising fisherman discovered that fishing for shrimp from the back of a horse was more efficient than doing so from a boat. Along the coast of Belgium, it was a common sight to see horses and riders dragging the sea bottom, waking up the shrim ...
Slim Chance of Horse Twins Surviving
12th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you want a kitten, you might as well get two, because two is more fun and no more trouble. In fact, if youíre adopting a kitten, it may be better for them socially if you literally double down and get a second. Thatís not so with horses. More than one foal sounds fun. You migh ...
Places Named for Horses
11th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There are lots of horses named after places. Copenhagen was the Duke of Wellington and the horse that he rode into the Battle of Waterloo against battalions led by Napoleon Bonaparte. Bonaparte himself rode a horse named Marengo, named for another battle, this time near a village ...
Horse Predator Attacks
7th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A family near the city of Calabasas, California are mourning the loss of their beloved Mini Marco Polo. When they discovered he was missing they assumed he had been stolen. But his body was discovered near his pen with evidence of a predator attack. A mountain lion has been blame ...
Horse Show Riders Dismounted Based on Weight
3rd Nov 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Riders at the 2016 Horse of the Year show were judged on more than their riding skills or their horseís conformation. Judges and officials called out anyone they deemed to be too large for the size of the horse they are riding. Competitors attending the 2016 HOYS were informed t ...
Horse Research Updates
1st Nov 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Weíre discovering more and more about how horses think, what they eat and how they function in general and thatís largely due to researchers. Equine and animal research is being carried out around the world, and those who study horses have learned some remarkable things that bene ...
What You Need to Know Before Giving Your Horse Away
29th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
An Ontario woman learned the hard way that not everyone in the horse world is as good as their word. After giving her horse to another woman who promised to care for him, the horse disappeared. The owner kept the horseís papers in case the arrangement didnít work out and she need ...
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