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Kids on Horses - Cute or Dangerous
13th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I recently came across a YouTube video of a 3-year-old riding a 16.3 hh horse. And youíve probably have seen photos or video that are similar. You might have done something like this yourself. Most of us will have a couple of people spotting the little rider just outside the fram ...
Horse Teeth Myths
12th Jan 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
What goes on deep in your horseís mouth tends to be a bit of a mystery. We know there are some big grinding teeth back there. And, thereís a big tongue, a narrow palate and some gums holding all the teeth together. And there are a few myths about all those teeth and other structu ...
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Hobbling and Ground Tying
9th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
But there are other ways to secure horses. Tethering, picketing and ground tying are methods to keep a horse from wandering. But they are likely to cause raised eyebrows depending on where you are when you use them. For some people, this is just everyday stuff. Others will be hor ...
Equine Hall of Fame Locations
5th Jan 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
The new year is here, and it seems like a natural time to take a look back at the highs and lows in the horse world. Really, weíve had enough of the lows havenít we? So Iíll just take a look at some bright spots, which include annual inductions into various halls of fame. Now the ...
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Making Winter More Bearable
4th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Winter has arrived and if youíre a horse owner, you may feel like everything you do to look after your horse takes twice as long, and the time you have to enjoy your horse has been cut in half - if it happens at all. There is not much we can do about the weather. But we can do a ...
What is That Smell
1st Jan 2019   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
Your horseís ears usually smells like the rest of the horse, with a waxy odor. If there is a foul odor, itís probably a sign of Otitis Externa. This can be caused by allergies, ticks and other biting insects, an injury, a foreign object or injury like a scrape. ...
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Horse News
30th Dec 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The line in the song may have been 'Wake me up when September ends...' but I think if I had to choose, Iíd like to nap my way through January. But then, there are headlines like these to keep my interested - or make me want to stick my head back under my pillow. ...
The Falabella Miniature Horse
29th Dec 2018   |   Breeds   |   Saferaphus
Long before the Miniature Horse came into existence another diminutive breed held the title of the worldís smallest equine. The Falabella is very rare, and itís thought there are only about 2000 individuals in total. Although originally developed in Argentina, there are a few bre ...
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What Your Riding Instructor Wants For Christmas
24th Dec 2018   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
A riding instructor is a unique and precious being, and though each of us are unique individuals, there is most definitely some common ground. So if youíre looking for the perfect gift, never fear! My own riding instructor list to Santa is here! ...
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Warmblood Breeds Defined
22nd Dec 2018   |   Breeds   |   Saferaphus
Throughout the 1800s, many Europeans were busy classifying and organizing animals into breeds. Studbooks were set up to record bloodlines and ensure that a Welsh Pony always looked like a Welsh Pony and a Shire always looked like a Shire. But in various places, the function of th ...
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What is That Noise
22nd Dec 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
Whinnies and neighs are normal horse noises and often the sounds that horses make are one of the few things that a non-horse person knows about horses. But horses do make other noises. Some are vocal, and some have other origins. Horses have a larynx that is similar to ours, and ...
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How to Give a Horse as a Present
18th Dec 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Do you know someone who is getting a horse or pony for Christmas or birthday? Horses are notoriously hard to wrap and put under the tree. They often rip the paper and they rarely stay still, which endangers all the other gifts. Of course, all the considerations about time, money ...
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The Shagya Arabian
15th Dec 2018   |   Breeds   |   Saferaphus
Development of the breed began in the late 1700s with an edict from the monarchy to found the Babolna stud not far from the city of Budapest. The goal was to produce cavalry horses and to improve other breeds as well as provide high quality horses for the aristocracy. ...
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Awards For Horses
14th Dec 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
In many countries November is the month to mark Armistice, Remembrance or Memorial Day. No matter what itís called, itís a time to reflect on and honor those who sacrificed to maintain our freedom. Services and events are often attended by veterans in full dress uniform, heavy wi ...
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Equine Mange Mites
11th Dec 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
Mange is a skin condition caused by mites. There is actually a few different types of mange, each caused by a specific type of mange that may affect certain areas of the horseís body. Some are more rare than others. Sarcoptic mange is uncommon, but if the mites that cause it it t ...
Red Dead Redemption Horse Review
8th Dec 2018   |   Sim Horse Games   |   Saferaphus
Something that keeps showing up in my newsfeed lately is content about something called Red Dead Redemption 2. And at first glance it seems that horses factor big in this something. So, I decided to find out more. ...
Horse News
5th Dec 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Bodybuilders taking horse drugs, the carriage trade takes another hit, and once again we learn not to drink and ride. Hereís whatís been showing up on my news feeds lately. ...
Horse Saddles Around the World
2nd Dec 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
We almost see the evolution of the saddle all over again once the Native People of North American started riding horses. We often see images of riders riding their horses without saddles. But saddles were used, with some influences from the Spanish saddles. ...
Equine Polydactylism
1st Dec 2018   |   Horse Anatomy   |   Saferaphus
In horses the extra appendage is called a supernumerary digit, and it grows off the splint bone on both front or hind legs. There may be four supernumerary digits, there may be only one, or a partial digit. The splint bone is a small bone that runs alongside of the canon bones. T ...
Jobs on Horseback
28th Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Have you ever dreamed of spending all day riding horses? There are a few jobs out there that might suit you. Whatever career on horse back you pursue, be prepared to work long hard hours, and some aspects of these are decidedly unglamorous. But, if youíre prepared to spend long h ...
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Adult Rider Reality
25th Nov 2018   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
As a child and junior rider, I remember looking up to the adults with awe and envy. I remember thinking how lucky they are to be able to do everything the way they want, go to shows on their own, buy whatever tack they want, and whichever and however many horses they could possib ...
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2018 Christmas Horse Toys
23rd Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Was it last year that the top toy, Hatchimals, disappointed children everywhere? This yearís top toy is similar, but instead of hatching and then doing nothing, you can groom its tangles out and let it languish on a shelf. ...
Learning The Why of Horses
21st Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There is so much to learn about horses. Truly, you could spend your whole life studying them and still need a few more lives to cover even a fraction. For example here are a few questions that start with why... ...
Heroism and Bravery Among the Flames
18th Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In North America at least, stories from the California fires are dominating news feed. With dozens of human fatalities and many more missing and unaccounted for, thousands of homes and other buildings burned and over 200,000 acres destroyed, there are fears that more will be lost ...
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Horns on Horses
13th Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
It seems that in the scientific community there is some agreement that the reason horses never evolved with horns is that they didnít need them. They instead developed long legs and hard hooves and hair-trigger reactions to outrun predators. That makes me wonder why some animals ...
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You Might Have Eaten a Horse
10th Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A study by researchers from Guelph University shows that there could be horsemeat in some Canadian sausage. Of the 100 sausages tested undeclared horse meat showed up in one sample that was supposed to be 100% pork. ...
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Common Horse Show Problems
7th Nov 2018   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
Horse shows tend to be where we are both at our worst and our best. And at schooling shows and smaller open shows, you see a very wide range of riding skills. So you get kids bumping around on ponies to experienced competitors bringing out a green horse for the last bit of exposu ...
Weird Horse News
3rd Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The clip of the horse galloping through a cafe in Chantilly France has gone viral, even showing up on the evening TV news. The horse escaped a nearby racetrack and lost its rider before galloping down a road and negotiating a traffic roundabout. ...
Daylight Savings Time with Horses
1st Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The switch back to regular time is upon us again and we put our clocks back an hour. Daylight Savings Time was invented by some idiot intent on ensuring that we spend a week or two every autumn feeling like weíve been dipped in slow drying glue. The story goes that he was out rid ...
Celebrate Halloween with Your Horse
28th Oct 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
October 31st is Halloween, and it marks the start of the three scariest days of the year. November 1st is All Saints Day and November 2nd is All Souls Day. Depending on what part of the world you live, you might only observe one or all of these special spooky days. ...
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