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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 ...
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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 ...
Horse Blood Farming
26th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horse blood serum was formerly used as a carrier for human vaccines, but because some people developed sensitivities to the product, horse blood serum is no longer be used in humans. However, horse blood serum is still used in the production of vaccines for pigs, horses, cattle a ...
2017 Canada Horse Slaughter Regulation Changes
24th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Since U.S. federal laws were enacted almost a decade ago, the slaughter of horses has been illegal. But that doesnít mean that U.S. horses havenít been ending up on the dinner plates of European and Japanese consumers during that time. Thousands of horses have been sold across th ...
Horses Learn To Tell Us How They Feel
22nd Oct 2016   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
One of the things that impedes an easy flow of conversation between horse and human is that we really donít understand each otherís languages. Sure, we know when our horse is calling out to another horse but we donít know exactly what theyíre saying. We might hear a mare nicker g ...
Your Horses Sense of Smell
18th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
How does a horse smell? Well, most of us would agree they smell good. But what about their sense of smell? Thatís good too. In fact, a horseís sense of smell is much better than ours. We humans have two smell reception patches high up in our nasal patches, each made of five or si ...
My Little Lion Horse
15th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Many of you who have followed my previous articles will know of Moonfire, or ĎMooí Ė my arrogant, conceited, obnoxious, yet extremely lovable and talented thoroughbred gelding. You might also know that Moo has been enormously successful across numerous disciplines in his young li ...
Horse Grooming - Beyond the Basics
11th Oct 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
A lot of pleasure riders donít bother with clipping a bridle path. But itís a must in the show ring, but for a few exceptions. A bridle path makes your horseís mane look neater, and its neck more refined. The practical reasons for a bridle path are that it gets the mane hairs out ...
My Horse is a #$@&%*!
8th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
As I write this, I am soaking wet from the knee-down, with puddles in my boots, and sand in places Iíd rather not mention. Iíve said it before and Iíll say it again: My horse is an #$@&%*! ...
Get Your Horses Shine On
7th Oct 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Who doesnít admire a shining coat on a horse? But horses need a little help to keep their coats and manes in top notch condition. Without a few fundamentals and a bit of extra help, the hair can look dry and dull. Hereís how to keep a horseís coat looking its best. ...
Five Great Pony and Horse Breeds for Kids
5th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
While there's really no best breed of horses or ponies for kids, a few breeds do stand out from the crowd. Much depends on the temperament and training of the pony or horse. But, here are five breeds to think about when looking for a horse or pony for a child. ...
Discovery Suggests Horse Domesticated Early Than Thought
4th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The earliest artwork depicting horses is thought to be over 20,000 years old. These paintings and sculptures were renditions of the wild animals hunted by early man. Representations of domestic horses come much later in our history. Generally, it's thought that horses were domest ...
How Horses Show Stress
1st Oct 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
All of us feel stress and itís normal to feel over-stressed sometimes. School exams, job demands and family obligations can leave us feeling stressed out. Our horses can feel stressed to, and while a bit of stress is normal, a lot of stress isnít good for your horse. Is your stre ...
Do You Eat Like A Horse
28th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horses spend all that time eating because they have small stomachs, a long digestive system and have evolved to eat dribs and drabs of grass as they find it while foraging. Our domestic horses tend to eat more than they need because the food is easier to come by, but the instinct ...
When the Horses Returned
27th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Many people are surprised to learn that what we call wild horses are not truly wild at all. There is some debate on how horses disappeared from the North American continent, why they did, where they went and how it all happened. Scientists tend to agree that the horse disappeared ...
2016 Breyerfest Video
24th Sep 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Breyerfest is a three-day celebration of Breyer horse models in Lexington Kentucky at the famous Horse Park, where participants would have driven past many pastures of the real thing. The festival, a celebration of all things Breyer has been held annually for the past twenty-eigh ...
Horse Shoe Alternatives
18th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There is a lot of controversy about whether horses should wear shoes. Like many of you, I think there is a time and place for them, and that many horses who wear shoes probably donít need to. Iíve seen horses that have worn shoes their whole lives that have been problem-free and ...
Pony Party Cruelty
17th Sep 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Someone has decided that painting your pony is inhumane. Even worse, is that using your horse as an artistic canvas is an appropriate activity for childrenís parties. Such an activity may impress on impressionable children that a horse is a thing and not a feeling being. And, it' ...
Equine Piroplasmosis
13th Sep 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Like Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, EP is caused by a parasite. The parasite does not dwell in the horseís gut like ascracids or bot. This microscopic parasite lives in the horseís blood. There are two ways EP can be transferred between animals. It can be carried by a tick, ...
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11th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Have you ever spent a few minutes sitting and listening while your much beloved (and deeply loathed) equestrian companion talks about the $60 she spent on her horseís fancy new shoes, while your own moth-eaten sneakers gape sadly at the soles? Did it make you want to high five he ...
A Quick Guide To Horse Teeth
9th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Have you ever looked into a horseís mouth. There are a lot of teeth in there! The average adult has thirty two teeth. Horses can have up to forty-two teeth. The incisors are at the front, and a horse has twelve, six on both top and bottom. These are the teeth they use for clippin ...
Musical Horses Experiment
7th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A French study may further our use of music to help our horses. During the study over 40 racehorses were fitted with special headphones with Bluetooth capability or were fitted with noise blocking ear plugs. A control group was exposed to the same situations, but with no music or ...
Similarities between Students and Equestrians
4th Sep 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Being part of both worlds, I couldnít help but notice certain shocking similarities between students and equestrians. Though all must agree that both students and equestrians are unique breeds that just donít quite Ďfití with the rest of society, when you look a little closer, it ...
BLM Blocks Media From Horrific Experiment on 200 Horses
3rd Sep 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The Cloud Foundation and American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, along with veterinarians and congressmen agree that spaying is a poor option for controlling the number of free roaming Mustangs in the American West. They very much object to the Bureau of Land Management for pr ...
Go To School With Your Horse
31st Aug 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Many students taking their horse to school with them will be enrolling in equestrian related courses. These courses encompass a range of equine business management, equine science, pre-veterinary, therapeutic horsemanship, teaching, schooling and horsemanship degrees and certific ...
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