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What is in Your Horse Feed
15th Aug 2018   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Saferaphus
When you buy a bag of textured or pelleted horse feed, none of the ingredients are easily recognizable. A bag of oats contains oats - and thatís easy to see. But often even the label on a bag of feed doesnít list the exact ingredients in some cases. Hereís a look at what might be ...
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Buy or Adopt A Horse
10th Aug 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A popular slogan amongst pet rescue groups is adopt, donít shop. As someone who has adopted several dogs, and is currently working to rehabilitate a badly abused puppy mill survivor, Iím inclined to agree with the sentiment. But with horses, I think there are things that have to ...
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What To Do With A Donkey
7th Aug 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The BLM is rounding up about sixty burros in the Bullhead City of Arizona area and shortly, these burros, or donkeys as many of us call them, will be up for adoption. But, who would want a donkey? Turns out, donkeys are not only cute as all get out, they are hard workers who with ...
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Horse Photo Contest
3rd Aug 2018   |   Graphics   |   Saferaphus
Did you just take the perfect picture of your horse? While youíre probably inclined to share it on Instagram, or on your Facebook feed, you might consider entering it in a contest instead. There are many horse photo contests online. Your random photos might work for some, but som ...
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Equine Sedation
2nd Aug 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
One aspect of the pregnancy check I watched a vet perform recently that really bothers me is the sedation. I hate seeing horses sedated. There is some internal fear that creeps in on me when I see a horse standing with its head drooped, its lower lip slack, swaying like a sapling ...
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Is One Helmet Really Better Than Another
31st Jul 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Chances are, if you are out shopping for a helmet, you may assume that the more money you spend, the more protection you will be getting. But, according to an independent test done by a Swedish insurance company, that might not be the case. ...
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How Much Will Your Horse Cost You in 2018
30th Jul 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
About four years ago, I wrote an article about how much it costs to keep a horse. Prices rarely drop, so what can we expect to pay to keep a horse over the next year. Hereís a look at some basic costs. ...
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How to Lead a Horse
27th Jul 2018   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
Leading isnít walking ahead of your horse while pulling on the lead rope. It isnít tagging along as your horse drags you along. Rather, your horse should be trained to walk beside you with no tension on the rope at all. You may move the rope a bit to guide the horse, but otherwis ...
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Rodeo Horses
25th Jul 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
The Calgary Stampede has just ended as I write this, and the controversies around the rights of the animals performing always swirl. Those controversies havenít seemed to dampen the spirits of the people who attended that Stampede. This yearís event attracted 1,271,241, attendees ...
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Horse Eye and Behavior Relationship
21st Jul 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you look at different horses, you will start to notice that beyond color, markings, height and build, there are many more subtle differences between them. You might think that all horseís eyes are exactly the same. But, weíve seen that there are different colors of eyes. And, ...
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Equine Botulism Symptoms and Causes
19th Jul 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
A women in Nova Scotia is fighting for the life of some of her horses after already losing two and is worrying about a disease affecting the other horses in her equine rescue facility. The cause of the deaths, and the severe illness affecting the sick horses is botulism poisoning ...
Horse Pregnancy Check
17th Jul 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
I was recently able to watch an ultrasound examination of a mare thought to be in foal. The mare was sedated, and while guiding the scope to the area of the reproductive organs, the vet explained what we were seeing on the screen of the ultrasound machine. ...
History of Horse Spurs
13th Jul 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
Basic spurs havenít changed much over the centuries. The earliest went around the riderís heel and had a straight post on the back that was used to cue the horse. Often this was sharp, obviously intended to prick the horse. Later spurs, made about the 11th century had curved shan ...
New Ways to Heal Broken Horse Legs
11th Jul 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
It wasnít that long ago that a leg fracture meant a sure end for a horse. But, thanks to advances in veterinary science, that is no longer true. Yes, there are some fractures that are too complicated, or because of where they are located, that can not be fixed. The good news is, ...
Horse Racing Scandals and Cheats
8th Jul 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
The newest triple crown winner may have been aided by a block. The newest Triple Crown winner may have taken his lead thanks to another horse, a long shot, Restoring Hope, swerving and then pinning another horse to the rail, keeping other contenders away from Justify. ...
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Equine Stress and PTSD
6th Jul 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Some horses can develop what could be considered posttraumatic stress disorder. This isnít common, but it can happen when horses are exposed to stressful situations over a long period. Horses with PTSD have damage to their hippocampus from the constant release of fight-or-flight ...
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Cleaning Horse Bits and Stirrups
4th Jul 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
Tack that is kept clean lasts longer and is more pleasant to use. Saddle soap, some sponges and clothes and a good leather conditioner will take care of the main parts of your saddles and bridles. But the metal fittings require a different care. ...
Equine Euthanasia
30th Jun 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
This is a topic that is difficult to discuss. But, itís something that horse owners should educate themselves about. When we take on the responsibility for any animalís life, in my opinion anyway, we also must accept the responsibility for its death and make that death as stress ...
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US House and Senate at Odds on Horse Slaughter
27th Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
The FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill has been passed by the United States Senate Appropriations Committee with a provision to continue the ban on horses and donkeys being slaughtered for human consumption. There will be no funding for U.S.D.A. inspectors to inspect horse sla ...
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News From the Horse World
24th Jun 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Wild horses in the Sandwash Basin in northwest Colorado normally deal with dry conditions. The area is about 250 square miles of arid desert. But this spring, after a particularly dry winter season, wild horse advocates claim the drought conditions have left the horses dangerousl ...
Knit For Your Horse
23rd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Saddle pads and blankets can be knitted or crocheted in any size, shape and color. A method called felting, where natural fibre knitted or crocheted items are washed, rolled, pounded and so the fibres shrink together and make a thick mat has long been used to make these types of ...
Victoria BC Horse Carriage Ban
22nd Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
The rumblings about the carriage trade in Victoria have been ongoing for some time now. An incident last May has brought the business under harder scrutiny. Earlier this spring, two horses pulling a carriage fell on the street. A carriage with two horses was said to have been sto ...
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Horse Stress Relief Methods
18th Jun 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
We all feel stressed sometimes and horses are no different. Many of us ask a lot of our horses, and we sometimes donít keep them in ways that allow them to just be horses. Horses that are stressed can act out, develop ulcers, seem depressed, become balky or may become more flight ...
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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 ...
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