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*Rambo*       10 729 - 370 94.25" 362,000 161
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Dreaming Of Wars      7 47 - 77 93.5" 36,800 2,867
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Keeping and Using Stallions
10th Jun 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There are a lot of myths about stallions. Some people believe only men should handle stallions. Many think they are more majestic, noble and wild than mares and geldings. Most of us take for granted that you don’t turn a stallion out with another stallion. And some think they nee ...
Horse Trailer Accidents
3rd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horse Trailer accidents really scare me. I’ve seen horses hung over the chest bars, cast upside down on the floors, stuck halfway out the human doors, hung up in tie ropes and I know of at least one that climbed out the side window and landed on the highway. ...
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The Economics of Horses
2nd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A 2017 study of the horse industry by the American Horse Council found that the horse industry has a $50 billion impact on the overall economy in the United States. This did not take into account the spending of race and competition fans outside the actual events they attended. C ...
Unusual Things To Do On A Horse
30th May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Cleaning stalls leaves your mind pretty free to wander. So lately, with a pitchfork in my hand, I wondered what else do people do on horseback besides just ride? ...
News From the Horse World
28th May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The state of Arizona has been hit with an intense drought. As a result, wild horses have been the victims. This spring, about 180 horses died after becoming caught in the mud of a stock pond where they tried to find water. Weakened by starvation and dehydration, the horses were u ...
Horse Identification Records and Templates
26th May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Every year companion animals go missing and are lost forever to their owner. This includes horses. Search stolen horses sold at auction and you’ll get many results that go to stories about horses that were sent for slaughter unknown to their owner. ...
Horse Herd Behavior
22nd May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horses live in the wild in herds, so for the most part, any combination works. But there are people who believe that a group of mares or geldings should be kept separate from each other to prevent squabbles. That may be true in some of cases, but in my experience, and what I’ve w ...
Island Horses
10th May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The eastern shoreline of North and South America is dotted with innumerable islands, many of them small, remote and seemingly insignificant. But, these islands are home to many feral horse bands, some well known, others less so. Most of us are familiar with the Chincoteague, Assa ...
Horse Manure Crisis
9th May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
We hear a lot about global climate change caused by the fossil fuels we use to heat our homes, cook our food and power our vehicles. So it wouldn’t be strange that we long for simpler times when such problems (if you believe there is one) didn’t exist. Many people feel if we coul ...
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Glamorous Horse Stables
2nd May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A nicely appointed stable is a wonderful place to keep horses. Wash stalls, viewing areas and lounges, and other amenities are convenient although many of us do just fine with much less. There are stables that go beyond well appointed to downright glamorous. Here are just a few. ...
How to Improve Your Intelligence and Other News
28th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horseback riding may improve your child’s intelligence. So says a study reported in a Country Living Magazine. The study, done by the Tokyo University of Agriculture, claims that the vibrations created by the horse while riding benefit the brain. Does this means those of us who r ...
I Have Wheelbarrow Skillz
24th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Advanced wheelbarrow handling takes practice, and I’d like to think a good dose of natural talent. After years of perfecting my art, I can competently negotiate bumpy terrain, narrow doors, inclines and declines, sharp corners and high loads. There are techniques for handling hay ...
Interview with Magic Mike
21st Apr 2018   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Michael Kenneth de Vrye, AKA ‘Magic Mike’, is a 31 year old Equine Behaviourist from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He was born into a horsey family, and began his equestrian career through work riding for his aunt – Diane Botes of ‘First for Horses’ – one of South Africa’s leadin ...
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Equestrian and Horse Planners
18th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
How do you plan your time? Do you buy a dollar store notebook or do you prefer the space and feel of a Moleskine sketchbook? Or, do you head to a craft supply store and pick up an Erin Condren or Happy Planner. One thing is for sure, very few planners are made with horse owners i ...
Meeting Magic Mike
15th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
My first meeting with Mike was something of a serendipity; one very fortunate but unequivocally unplanned coincidence. And a more fitting set of circumstances I truly can’t imagine, since the very horse around whom this meeting came together, is one Vanree De Niro. Son of ‘Sirand ...
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Favorite Horse Gear
12th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When it comes to horse equipment, I’m a bit of a minimalist. I won’t buy or keep anything I don’t need. I think it comes from seeing other people’s tack rooms and back porches stuffed with dusty tack they don’t use. So I tend to keep and use only things that I really like, or tha ...
Security at Horse Events
7th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horse show season is ramping up for many of us. Especially if you are in North America, you’ll be noticing the show schedules being posted and perhaps lists of trail rides and other events you might be interested in attending. Although preparing for a competition of any type, or ...
Wild Horses Safe For now
5th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There is good news, at least temporarily, for those who are against the culling of wild horses in the American west. Last July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to remove from Interior Department budget passages outlining the banning of wild horse culls. Since then, wild ...
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Spring is Dirty
28th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Spring seems to have arrived early where I live. I’m not fooled. Just because the snowdrops are poking their heads up and the robins have returned doesn’t mean winter is over. The horse owner’s sure sign of spring is stroking your horse and ending up with a mitten covered in shed ...
Horse Body Language
24th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When we think of communication, we think of talking, or at least making noises. We humans are a noisy bunch, and talking is most often our chosen way of making our thoughts known. Yes, we use body language but it often isn’t conscious. Horses however, are more likely to use body ...
What is So Cool About Horse Sweat
14th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A long time ago, we believed that if a horse became lathered, it was a sign the horse was not fit. As it turns out, all horses will lather if they sweat a lot due to stress or hard work. A young or unfit horse probably just starts to sweat sooner. You’ll often see foam build up b ...
Making Money with Horses
7th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I was once told by a woman that as a youth rider, a company that specialized in equine health products used to throw money at her when she competed. Apparently for her, being sponsored by this company was the only way she could afford to compete with her horse. ...
Free Horse Stuff and Giveaways
3rd Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Ferreting out contests for free horse gear, horses and other horse paraphernalia isn’t easy, but if you do, there is some really great stuff to be won. Here’s a look at some of the contests and sweepstakes available to horse lovers. ...
A Fall By Another Name
1st Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Every rider, no matter how skilled, no matter how well trained their horse is, no matter how old, how confident, how secure in saddle or bareback, or how sticky your pants, at some point... you will fall off. You will never become immune to falling off. There is no sure way to ma ...
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When to Pay Up for Horse Stuff
7th Feb 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Hoof clippers are one example. My last two pairs of hoof clippers came from the local farm supply store. They cost about the same as one hoof trim. Sounds like a good deal if I can do a DIY hoof trim, right? But those bargain hoof nippers caused me nothing but anguish. ...
Horse Stuff Collections
3rd Feb 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you love horses, chances are there is a little collection of horse ‘stuff’ in your home. You might have paintings, books or a throw on your couch with a horse on it. Some people take that ‘stuff’ to the next level and become full out collectors. Here’s a look at just a few thi ...
Strange Horse Laws
2nd Feb 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In several states, it’s apparently illegal to bring a horse or mule into specific buildings. For example, in Cripple Creek, Colorado, you can't bring a horse into the ground floor of any building. Would the second or third floor be okay? In South Dakota, horses are not allowed in ...
What Happens to a Horse in Winter
17th Jan 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Cold weather brings about changes for both owners and horses. Here’s a look at how cold weather can affect a horse. ...
Plan Your 2018 Bucket List
13th Jan 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The new year is here and many people find it a good time for reflection and planning. Reflecting includes things like what worked, what didn’t and what you could improve. It probably shouldn’t include gazing at your bank statement because this is supposed to be a happy time of ye ...
English or Western Riding
11th Jan 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A commonly asked question when people first decide to learn to ride is ‘should I ride English or western’. I’ve covered the differences between the two in The Difference Between Western and English Riding Styles. But how do you decide? Here are a few questions you can ask yoursel ...
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