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DF Menahem     12 1,418 - 521 97.25" 1,473,800 6
DF Nightcourt      11 1,285 - 642 96.5" 930,300 38
DNE Lahn     6 871 - 793 96" 413,600 457
*PT Twice The Hero      11 1,185 - 583 96.5" 1,015,400 4
! Out Of This World      7 234 - 188 95.5" 144,800 625
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Horses and Fireworks
6th Jul 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
If you belong to any sort of pet rescue group or page on Facebook or follow similar feeds on Twitter, youíll no doubt notice that in the days following events that feature fireworks as part of the party, there are a lot more lost dogs and cats. This even happened to one of my nei ...
The Hobby Horse Craze
4th Jul 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
The current hobby horse riding craze began about fifteen years ago and was brought into the spotlight by a 2017 movie called Hobbyhorse Revolution. The movie explores this fantasy sport where the participants, mainly young girls, ride dressage tests, race and jump jumps on stick ...
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Eating Horse Meat May Help Preserve Breeds
2nd Jul 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Eating horse meat is a controversial subject that many people find offensive. But, there is a small indication that the stigma is slowly lessening. In part, itís a recognition that we need to be conscious of how we use our resources. And, some feel that raising horses for meat ma ...
Tricks to Deworm Your Horse
1st Jul 2017   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
At some point in your horseís life, itís probably going to need medication of some sort, even if it only ever needs parasite control drugs. Depending on the how the medication is delivered, it can be tricky to get medications into your horse. Horses can get suspicious about takin ...
Introducing a New Horse to The Herd
28th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Bringing a new horse home is exciting for you. But it might be a bit too exciting for other horses that you already own. Just turning a new horse out with an existing Ďherdí is unlikely to result in nonchalance by the rest of them. They will certainly be curious, and they might f ...
Where to Find Quality Free Horse Images
25th Jun 2017   |   Graphics   |   Saferaphus
Whether youíre like me and need photos to go along with what youíve written, you want images for your website, or you want to manipulate an image for your online stable, finding the appropriate images can be hard and sites like Getty and iStockphoto can be expensive. ...
Texas Horse Hunting
24th Jun 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
A recent post on the San Antonio Craigslist sent that local equestrian community into a furor. The ad offered horse hunting. To shoot the first horse would cost $200, any and other horses after that would cost $50. The poster claimed that he had collected a large herd of horses o ...
Equine Sickness by the Season
20th Jun 2017   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
Each season brings with it a change in how we look after our horses. And each season brings with it problems we must watch for, and things we can let our guard down about. No sense in worrying about Lyme Disease in January when the snow covers the grass, but winter means we might ...
Horse Museums
17th Jun 2017   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
The horse has a long history with us, so it shouldnít be surprising that there are museums around the world where horse lovers can learn more about them. Many museums feature a certain aspect of the horse world such as racing, art, horse-drawn vehicles or a specific breed. ...
How To Emergency Stop Your Horse
13th Jun 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
The emergency stop is sometimes called a one-rein stop. If a horse is going much faster than youíd like it to, and itís ignoring your aids to slow down, an emergency stop can help get it back under control. Hereís how to do it. ...
Why Horses Lie Down When Ridden
11th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Itís always tempting to blame a horse for behaving badly whenever it does something we donít want it to do. But, this is rarely the case. Horses arenít really calculating like humans are, so any behavior is probably a response rather than reasoned vindication, even though it does ...
The Search For The Perfect Mount
10th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Sometimes it feels like the key to better riding and a better-trained horse is all about problem-solving. But sometimes, it seems like maybe weíve got it all wrong and weíre just asking horses to do things they're not made to do. Maybe we could solve the problem by riding somethi ...
Horse Carriage Trade Update
7th Jun 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
In Montreal, Canada, calls to end the carriage trade within the city have intensified. Two incidents during the first long weekend of the summer. In one, a horse fell, requiring the assistance of onlookers and a veterinarian to help it regain its feet. In another, a horse tripped ...
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Horse Friendly Gardening
5th Jun 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Saferaphus
Theme gardens are popular and there are cutting gardens, butterfly gardens, famous writer gardens, bird, and wildlife gardens, so why not a horse garden? If you love gardens and you love horses, it isnít much of a leap to combine both for an interesting outdoor space that benefit ...
10 Golden Rules of Horse Feeding
3rd Jun 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Saferaphus
A horseís digestive system is very long, and they have very small stomachs. That means that they can only eat small amounts at a time. A horseís stomach can only hold somewhere slightly less than 2 gallons (15 liters) depending on the size of the horse. To avoid colic, and ensure ...
Bush Tracks - The Darker Side of Horse Racing
31st May 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
Unsanctioned or bush races are held at racetracks and they can be held in open fields using things like barrels, old rails or natural obstacles to mark the track. There is often no barrier and little space between the racers and the spectators. The races are typically not held at ...
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Updated US Horse Demographic Stats Released
30th May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The United States Department of Agriculture has released its Equine2015 reports. The information for the very first of these equine reports was gathered back in 1998. These reports consist of information gathered across the United States about trends within the horse industry, su ...
The Chickasaw Horse
27th May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Long before the the American Quarter Horse, Paint and even the Appaloosa, there existed a breed of horses in North America, descended from some of the first horses that arrived here from Europe. The Chickasaw people lived in the region now bounded by the states of Alabama, Tennes ...
Bad Horse Bedding and Floor Choices
23rd May 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There are a few things you donít want under your horse when itís standing in its stall. If youíre using wood shavings, you will want to be sure that the mix of wood doesnít include some types of trees. Black walnut shavings contain the chemical juglone. Even standing on shavings ...
The Horse Funnies
20th May 2017   |   Graphics   |   Saferaphus
I donít often buy a weekend paper anymore. But when I do, the first section I flip to are the funnies. I love the Peanuts, Family Circus and Shermanís Lagoon. I also like GoComics on my tablet. Horse magazines donít have a pull out comics section like newspapers do, but there are ...
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 Ďstuffí 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, ...
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 canít 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 Ė 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 Waviní ...
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Keeping A Horses Back Healthy
5th May 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
We sit on our horseís backs, so it makes sense that we should make sure they stay strong and healthy. Horseís 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. Hereís 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 ...
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