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Things to do With Your Horse on Stall Rest
23rd Mar 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Your horse may be perfectly fine in its stall overnight, or when it knows the weather is bad. But enforced stall rest for an extended period of days, weeks, or even a month or more can be stressful for both you and your horse. So how do you manage an extended period of confinemen ...
How Long Will It Keep
21st Mar 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you have a horse, chance are you’ll accumulate things in bottles and bags that contain food, medications, grooming aids and supplements. In cleaning out my house for a move, I found lots of these things and I realized I had had some of them for years. And I wondered, which one ...
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When Your Horse Can't
18th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Any time you see your horse can’t do something it normally does with ease it’s time to call the veterinarian. Here’s what it could mean if your horse can’t... ...
Among The Stars - Part 7 of 8
17th Mar 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
I screamed. I started gasping ‘what’s happening’, and automatically untangled his legs from the rope boundary of the cooldown where he’d collapsed. People started rushing over while I just kept hysterically repeating ‘what’s happening? Oh my God what’s happening?’ They started br ...
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Long Distance Horse Ownership
16th Mar 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
My horse always been an easy keeper, but over the last year I’ve noticed that she’s a little leaner than usual. Every winter, with less work to do and full access to a round bale, she’s usually on the plump side. But, the last two winters, that hasn’t been the case. ...
Horse Praise and Rewards
14th Mar 2019   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
When it comes to horse training, timing is incredibly important and whether your reinforcement is positive or negative, it needs to be done with split second accuracy. Praise in itself doesn’t mean anything to a horse. Your parents might tell you how proud they are that you got g ...
Horse Bling History
12th Mar 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
Last summer, near a seaside resort in Bulgaria, archaeologists found a burial mound that contained 40 pieces of harness decoration. They are estimated to have been buried there in 333-250 BC. The pieces included round motifs similar to horse brasses and bridle rosettes. This was ...
Among The Stars - Part 6 of 8
10th Mar 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
We loved our perfect Moo. The thought of losing him - it never even crossed our minds. It was one of those things too terrible to think that it might ever happen to you. One of those ‘I can’t even imagine what it would be like’ things. He was my everything. My ticket to all my go ...
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Where Horses Should Not Be
9th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horses look beautiful in pastures and they’re easy to admire as they lean over a stall door to greet us. We admire them as they work in farm fields or clearing brush, stand sedately on streets to control crowds or in the show ring. But there are a few places we probably don’t wan ...
Barn Ice Management Solutions
6th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
This has turned into one of the iciest winters I’ve seen in a long time. Many horse owners are worried about the safety of their paddocks for people and horses. There have been quite a few news stories of horses rescued from icy ponds, or simply doing Bambi sprawls in their paddo ...
Tennessee Walker Soring PAST Act
5th Mar 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
Another bill in front of the current congress is commonly known as the PAST Act or Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693. Although that is how it appeared when first presented, it has now been renamed in honor of Joseph D. Tydings, a senator who helped pass the first Ho ...
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Among The Stars - Part 5 of 8
3rd Mar 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
After the setback with Moo’s suspensory ligament, I pretty much decided that 2017 was going to be a write-off. Because we have so few events, because I’d been so cautious in protecting both Moo’s confidence and my own, the idea of trying to actually achieve anything in only the s ...
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The Safeguard American Food Exports Act
28th Feb 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
As of January 30th, an act to prevent horses from being sold for slaughter and human consumption has been re-introduced by U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Vern Buchanan. ...
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Wild Horses of South America
25th Feb 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
When it comes to wild horses, most of us picture the feral herds roaming the North American midwest. But, they aren’t the only wild or feral herds surviving on the Western Hemisphere. South America too, has free-roaming herds of horses, many direct descendants of the Spanish hors ...
Among The Stars - Part 4 of 8
23rd Feb 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
After Moo’s tie back, I was in my final year at university, and we hadn’t had lessons in a while. I played with him a lot while he was recovering. The place we were stabling at the time didn’t have a proper arena, so we would do our schooling on the beach, and sometimes take tack ...
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Most Dangerous Horse Movie Stunts
20th Feb 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There was a time when CGI and other complicated special effects weren’t available to movie makers. Back in the ‘good old days’ both rides and horses did all the wild stunts. There is no doubt that the riskiest stunts were performed by those early stunt riders and actors. Horses w ...
Questions About Horses
18th Feb 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In the wild, horses are extinct. It was thought that the Przewalski's Horse represented the last true wild horses. But recent research has proven that these horses are actually feral descendants of domesticated horses. There are plenty of horses around though. Estimates suggest t ...
Among The Stars - Part 3 of 8
17th Feb 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
At the beginning of 2013, following his injury at champs, I began to bring Moo back into work. Physically, he seemed fine, but suddenly his behaviour was worse than it had ever been. He was perfectly sound, but if I put on any pressure at all, he’d be up on his hind legs, and jus ...
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Team Horse Sports
15th Feb 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
I’d be the first to claim that there is nothing more relaxing than a solitary ride out on my horse. But, sometimes being on a team can be fun too. Being on a team often requires showing up for practices, buying and wearing a team uniform, and of course showing up for any competit ...
Horse News
12th Feb 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When it comes to horsepower, sometimes there is no substitute for the real thing. Clydesdale team Molly and Prince normal pull logs and sleighs. But after an early storm left roads slick and snow covered they came to the aid of a trucker whose rig got stuck in a driveway. The tea ...
Among The Stars - Part 2 of 8
10th Feb 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
Moo’s tantrums were getting worse. He was scheduled to compete in his first graded event, but before that we had a clinic scheduled with an Olympic level eventer. I said to my instructor just before that I was worried about taking him, in case he reared, and the clinic instructor ...
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The Appaloosa Breed
6th Feb 2019   |   Breeds   |   Saferaphus
The Appaloosa breed began in the mid-west. It’s truly an all American breed. The horses we see today are descendants of horses selectively bred by the Nez Perce (French for Pierced Nose), an indigenous people who lived in central Idaho, northeastern Oregon, and south-eastern Was ...
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Among The Stars - Part 1 of 8
2nd Feb 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
As humans we love to look on the bright side, we love our silver linings and positive spins. We love to feel moved and inspired. Sorry, but I don’t have anything like that for you today. What I’m here to share with you isn’t graceful, or inspirational, or ‘nice’ on any level. I’m ...
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Longing For Long Manes
1st Feb 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
While many of us love the look of a beautifully braided mane and tail, and may even thin the hairs to achieve the look, there’s no denying the romance and beauty of long, wavy manes and tails. Most horses have tails that reach just past their hocks. And, their manes usually just ...
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Every Day Horse Health Check
30th Jan 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Every day, you should give your horse a visual check and ideally, you should run your hands over it to check for swellings, heat or other problems that indicate an illness or injury. While grooming is a good time to do this. A stethoscope and thermometer should be part of your gr ...
Are Horses Getting Faster
26th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Back in 1973, Secretariat set a track record at the Kentucky Derby of 1:59 over the 1.25 mile distance. Since then, not a single horse has broken that record at Churchill Downs. A look at Equibase records of the various tracks in North America show that very few records have been ...
19 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow in 2019
23rd Jan 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Twitter is so cluttered, Facebook is just a mess, so Instagram is refreshingly free of politics, angst and other distractions. So many beautiful photos! Here’ are a few accounts to follow if you love horses. ...
10 Things to Try at Home
21st Jan 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
These are little exercises that will help you learn some skills while having fun. So they are good for those times when a full out schooling session isn’t possible, or you just don’t feel like it. As you try these things, it’s best to go slow, have a friend handy to help and of c ...
Ponies For Adults
18th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The last photograph that showed up in the news of Queen Elizabeth riding showed her astride a black Fell pony. Apparently she breeds these sturdy ponies. And they are more than capable of carrying a full-grown adult. Dale ponies are very similar. ...
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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 you’ve 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 ...
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