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3Pxy Hurricane Magi      11 3,867 - 948 98" 3,833,750 9
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Giganotosaurus     12 3,135 - 781 97" 3,444,000 7
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Team Horse Sports
15th Feb 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Iíd 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 ...
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Among The Stars - Part 2 of 8
10th Feb 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
Mooís 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. Itís 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 donít have anything like that for you today. What Iím here to share with you isnít graceful, or inspirational, or Ďniceí on any level. Iím ...
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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, thereís 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! Hereí 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 isnít possible, or you just donít feel like it. As you try these things, itís 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 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 ...
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