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  Top Horse Jumps Today Age W - L Height Winnings Rank
SD War Lord     13 5,309 - 1,224 98.75" 5,848,450 2
RifleInTheShadows     12 807 - 196 96" 958,900 9
*Rambo*       10 729 - 370 94.25" 362,000 161
SD Harmony     8 2,596 - 1,252 96.75" 1,543,400 49
Dreaming Of Wars      7 47 - 77 93.5" 36,800 2,867
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Newfoundland Pony Near Extinction
16th Jun 2018   |   Breeds   |   Saferaphus
When one pictures the rugged scenery of Newfoundland and Labrador, ponies rarely make it into the picture. Salt cod, dense fogs, deep snows, rough water perhaps. But, in that beautiful but often times harsh environment, a hardy breed of pony has developed that were as indispensab ...
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Types of Hobby Horses
12th Jun 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
How many of us, dreaming of riding a real horse, rode a hobby horse instead? Hobby horses have evolved, perhaps not so profoundly as real horses. But clearly, from very early on, hobby horses have satisfied some sort of need to horse and pony-less children. Theyíve been called co ...
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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 donít turn a stallion out with another stallion. And some think they nee ...
Cannabis For Horses
9th Jun 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
Marijuana legalization is a hot topic. Here in Canada, itís about to be legalized. It already is in several states and countries. Iím not going to comment about the pros and cons of legalization, or of its use in general. After reading about the effects of dogs (and looking throu ...
What is That Cough
6th Jun 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
In Eastern Canada, a contagious disease is quarantining stables and shutting down events. Streptococcus Equi, a bacterial infection better known as strangles, has even shut down the famous RCMP musical ride. Strangles presents itself with a sudden high fever, runny nose, swollen ...
Horse Trailer Accidents
3rd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horse Trailer accidents really scare me. Iíve 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. ...
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 youíll 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 Iíve w ...
EHM Outbreak
19th May 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
In the last month outbreaks of EHM have been reported in Michigan, California and North Dakota. One horse was diagnosed and euthanized on the same day. Other horses were placed in quarantine. While this is far from being an epidemic, itís important to understand these types of di ...
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Horse Feng Shui
17th May 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
In Chinese symbolism the horse generally represents loyalty, bravery, success, endurance and progress. There are two main types of horse symbolism, tribute horses and victory horses. Tribute horses symbolize an increase in luck and prosperity. Victory horses are thought to symbol ...
Getting Meds into Horses
15th May 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
As a youngster, your horse should learn to accept your handling of its mouth. This means you should teach your horse to accept your fingers on its lips, gums and tongue. And, it should learn to accept syringes in its mouth. This can be done by filling an empty paste wormer tube w ...
Help Your Horse Sleep
12th May 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Your horse needs to sleep about four hours each day. Most of that time is spent on their feet. And, while sleeping on their feet, they are in a light sleep which, if they needed to flee from a predator, they could wake from easily without being groggy. ...
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 wouldnít be strange that we long for simpler times when such problems (if you believe there is one) didnít exist. Many people feel if we coul ...
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Good News in the Horse World
6th May 2018   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
Is it all bad news? Sometimes it feels like it. But, it really isnít. Thereís lots of good news out there. And, some of it is horse news. ...
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. ...
Types of Western Saddles
29th Apr 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
Older western saddles tend to be narrower and have deeper seats with a very thin upright horn. But, since old-west cowboying has ceased to be a way of life, the western saddle has taken on further refinements depending the specific use. No longer is there a one-style-fits-all wes ...
How to Improve Your Intelligence and Other News
28th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horseback riding may improve your childís 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 Iíd 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 ĎMagic Mikeí, 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 Ė Diane Botes of ĎFirst for Horsesí Ė one of South Africaís 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 canít imagine, since the very horse around whom this meeting came together, is one Vanree De Niro. Son of ĎSirand ...
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Favorite Horse Gear
12th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When it comes to horse equipment, Iím a bit of a minimalist. I wonít buy or keep anything I donít need. I think it comes from seeing other peopleís tack rooms and back porches stuffed with dusty tack they donít use. So I tend to keep and use only things that I really like, or tha ...
Military on Horseback
10th Apr 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
As soon as man learned to ride horseback, they probably rode horses into battles, raids and other types of conflicts. But the earliest use of horses in battle, 3000 to 4000 years ago, was for pulling loads. Eventually the chariot was invented with a driver and soldier standing in ...
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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, youíll 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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Horse Hair Color Curls and Waves
3rd Apr 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Good nutrition and gentle grooming will help keep your horseís mane and tail healthy. Shampoos and conditioners made especially for horses can help add polish when you are showing. And, pulling, trimming, braiding, banding and banging are all part of grooming for horse shows. But ...
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