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How Heat Affects Horses
20th Jun 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Horses in a hot pasture, or ones that are working hard on a hot day can have a temperature of up to 102F. Anything higher than that is worrisome. A horse that has a temperature of 106F is in trouble. The horse might show obvious signs of being fatigued, it will have an elevated p ...
Recent News Worthy Horse Abusers
17th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Just when you thought it was quiet, a brand new bunch of abusers are making headlines in the horse world. Stories of race horse drugging, soring, slaughter and other abuse seem to just go on and on. Some stories though, seem to reveal a new level of stupid, or sad. Here’s a few p ...
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What Do We Do With All Those Horses
14th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The horse industry, despite the shrinking number of horses in the U.S. contributes over 112.1 billions dollars to the economy with employment for 7 million Americans. By far, the horse sport that has the greatest impact on the economy is horse racing. In the U.K. the only sport t ...
If Horses Were Feminists
12th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Feminism is (in a nutshell) a movement striving for gender equality, to make women equal to men and undo all societal preconceptions about gender roles. People can get pretty touchy about their feminist or anti-feminist views, but as always, I’m not here to join the debate. I’m h ...
Learn to Ride Without a Horse
11th Jun 2016   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
Quite a long time ago, my mother wished there was a way to teach someone to ride, without actually putting them on a horse. Beginners as we know, make all sorts of mistakes. They pull on the reins inadvertently, bounce when they shouldn’t, lose their balance and do all sorts of t ...
What is a Rotational Fall
9th Jun 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
There is still a lot of 2016 to go and already, three riders have been lost in the sport of eventing. Most recently, 33 year old British rider Philippa Humphreys died at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event in New Jersey. Many of you have read about or even participated ...
Household Products Used in the Barn
6th Jun 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Who hasn’t tried Mane n’ Tail shampoo on their own hair? It’s been on the shelves stores that sell beauty products for a few years now. But, this product isn’t the only one you can share with your horse. Here’s a few products, beauty and otherwise you can easily share with your h ...
Looking at the Arguments Against the Carriage Trade
5th Jun 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
While I fundamentally agree that the time for the carriage trade in its present form is past, some of the arguments you see online against it don’t make sense.The public often doesn’t see horses in the same way ‘horse people’ do, which can result in some unfortunate misconception ...
Horse Dewormer Drug Resistance
2nd Jun 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Most tube dewormers are known as anthelmintics. There are several different drugs that are anthelmintics and the most common of these is called ivermectin. Ivermectin works by paralyzing the worms. Another, called moxidectin does the same. Fenbendazole impedes the parasite’s grow ...
Caring for the Outdoor Horse
30th May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
What could be easier than simply turning a horse out into a pasture, and letting it live as close to nature than possible? Wouldn’t that be simpler and easier than keeping a horse in the stable? Being outdoors is actually better than being stabled, mentally and physically. But wh ...
So What Are We Wearing This Summer
29th May 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you’re like me you’ve spent the winter planning your summer equestrian wardrobe, and are anxious to get all the newest looks for 2016. Yeah... right... well, I patched my coveralls, wiped down my jodphur boots and shook the dust out of my helmet cover. But, just in case you ar ...
Fort McMurray Horse Evacuation
28th May 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Governments at all levels, many aid agencies and others are contributing what they can to both fight the fire, which as I write still burns out of control, and assisting the residents as they evacuate. Evacuating for many, has meant making quick decisions about what to take and w ...
Equestrian Sports in the Olympics
25th May 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Over the history of the modern Olympics, several sports have gone by the wayside. Of the three that were part of the first modern Olympics, only show jumping remains. Polo made a brief appearance, but like modern day decathlon, it was not considered an equestrian sport, just a te ...
Montreal Horse Drawn Carriages Draw Protests
22nd May 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Like their counterparts in many others cities, carriage horses are exposed to noise, extremes in heat and cold, motor vehicle exhaust, unforgiving footing, rush hour traffic (I’ve driven there long ago - it seemed to be always rush hour). Montreal can be bitterly cold in the wint ...
Heaves Recurrent Airway Obstruction
21st May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Recurrent Airway Obstruction is known by a few different names. It can also be called RAO, COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Equine Asthma or Emphysema, and Broken Wind. But it is most commonly known as heaves. A diagnoses of heaves for any horse is bad news. ...
Pony Founder Laminitis and The Obesity Link
18th May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Two of the most common causes of health problems in ponies is obesity and founder. Both are caused by overeating. It is almost easier to overfeed, than underfeed a pony. Obesity can lead to a number of problems. Fat, cute ponies are almost so common, we sometimes forget how bad b ...
How Much Do Ponys Cost
16th May 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
So just how much do horses or ponies cost? Most of the time, the answer will start with ‘it depends’. There are a lot of variables when it comes to buying kid's ponies. And, I’ve said this before, as many of you have: the purchase price of a horse is only the tip of the iceberg. ...
7 Point Plan for Spring Horse Care
14th May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
If you inhale too close to my horse right now, you're going to get a lot of hair up your nose. That’s because I haven’t been too fussy about hurrying out her thick winter coat. The weather has been very un-spring-like and she’s needed it. But as it does here, spring is springing ...
African Horse Sickness Disease
12th May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There are many horse diseases that those of us in North America are unfamiliar with. African Horse Sickness is one of those. Caused by a virus carried by tiny midges or mosquitoes, it may be called ‘horse sickness’, but it also affects donkeys, mules, and zebras. Horses are most ...
Giant Unicorn Discovery in Siberia
9th May 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The Giant Siberian unicorn, or Elasmotherium sibiricum was first thought to have disappeared 350,000 years ago. But the specimen scientists have been examining is thought to be only 29,000 years old. Humans started migrating into Asia about 50,000 years ago and may have made it i ...
Racehorse Barnyard Buddies
8th May 2016   |   General   |   Valkyrie
Even the Triple Crown hero needs a buddy! Smokey is a 6 year old gelding who trainer Bob Baffert purchased at auction to help calm nervous Thoroughbreds in his barn. The buckskin not only travels with Pharoah and Baffert's other racehorses, he also acts as a pony during workouts. ...
The Miniature Horse
7th May 2016   |   General   |   Caledon98
Miniature horses are a ‘height breed’ meaning they can be any breed of horse (Shetland, Falabella, etc) as long as they meet the height requirements of 34” and under for Category A or over 34” but no higher than 38” for Category B. ...
Equestrian Sports Leading Cause of Head Injuries
6th May 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Over the last few months we’ve lost several top riders, and their deaths might have been prevented by wearing a helmet. A new study suggests that equestrians sports account for about 45% of all adult sports related head injuries. ...
Springtime Foal Watch
5th May 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There are behaviors and signs that breeders watch for to tell if a mare is due to foal. But, these aren’t always foolproof. Watching for udders to wax up, muscles to relax and the mare to get restless can give an indication that a foal will be born soon. But, not all mares do thi ...
Common Questions About Horseback Riding
2nd May 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I once was talking to a distant family member and she mentioned her daughter had been taking riding lessons. She had decided not to take her daughter anymore, because after all, what would riding ever lead to? Hmmm... a healthy life-long activity? Fun and cameraderie? An opportun ...
Confidence Boosters For Your Riding
30th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Every rider, no matter what their skill level gets a bout of the jitters now and then when they ride. For some people, it’s just performance anxiety and I say ‘just’ full knowing that show nerves can range from feeling mildly excited to being downright debilitating. Sometimes it' ...
What is Living in Your Horse
28th Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There’s a whole ecosystem of sorts in your horse you may not even realize exists. In almost every system, parasites make their home. Within the muscle tissue lives Toxoplasma gondii parasites. While not terribly harmful to their host, they can harm anyone who eats the tissue. If ...
Spring Horse Training
27th Apr 2016   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
You might not have ridden as much during the winter as you wanted to, and now your normally fit horse is a glossy, flabby butterball. A few turns around the arena and it’s panting and broken into a sweat. It’s unrealistic to expect a horse to hold it’s fitness over months of idle ...
A Life After Racing – Off The Track Thoroughbreds
24th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Valkyrie
If you've ever watched a horse race you probably saw thrills, spills and maybe felt a few chills at watching the fastest horse breed in the world compete to see who has the greatest will to win. Horse racing is, without a doubt, the richest equestrian sport on the planet – with s ...
Operation Gelding
23rd Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Lots of people talk about the problem of unwanted horses, but it seems there really isn’t a lot being done about the problem. The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a group of horse lovers that aren’t just talking, they’re doing. The Unwanted Horse Coalition was formed in 2005, and sinc ...
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