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Equine Sickness by the Season
20th Jun 2017   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
Each season brings with it a change in how we look after our horses. And each season brings with it problems we must watch for, and things we can let our guard down about. No sense in worrying about Lyme Disease in January when the snow covers the grass, but winter means we might ...
Horse Museums
17th Jun 2017   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
The horse has a long history with us, so it shouldnít be surprising that there are museums around the world where horse lovers can learn more about them. Many museums feature a certain aspect of the horse world such as racing, art, horse-drawn vehicles or a specific breed. ...
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How To Emergency Stop Your Horse
13th Jun 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
The emergency stop is sometimes called a one-rein stop. If a horse is going much faster than youíd like it to, and itís ignoring your aids to slow down, an emergency stop can help get it back under control. Hereís how to do it. ...
Why Horses Lie Down When Ridden
11th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Itís always tempting to blame a horse for behaving badly whenever it does something we donít want it to do. But, this is rarely the case. Horses arenít really calculating like humans are, so any behavior is probably a response rather than reasoned vindication, even though it does ...
The Search For The Perfect Mount
10th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Sometimes it feels like the key to better riding and a better-trained horse is all about problem-solving. But sometimes, it seems like maybe weíve got it all wrong and weíre just asking horses to do things they're not made to do. Maybe we could solve the problem by riding somethi ...
Horse Carriage Trade Update
7th Jun 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
In Montreal, Canada, calls to end the carriage trade within the city have intensified. Two incidents during the first long weekend of the summer. In one, a horse fell, requiring the assistance of onlookers and a veterinarian to help it regain its feet. In another, a horse tripped ...
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Horse Friendly Gardening
5th Jun 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Saferaphus
Theme gardens are popular and there are cutting gardens, butterfly gardens, famous writer gardens, bird, and wildlife gardens, so why not a horse garden? If you love gardens and you love horses, it isnít much of a leap to combine both for an interesting outdoor space that benefit ...
10 Golden Rules of Horse Feeding
3rd Jun 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Saferaphus
A horseís digestive system is very long, and they have very small stomachs. That means that they can only eat small amounts at a time. A horseís stomach can only hold somewhere slightly less than 2 gallons (15 liters) depending on the size of the horse. To avoid colic, and ensure ...
Bush Tracks - The Darker Side of Horse Racing
31st May 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
Unsanctioned or bush races are held at racetracks and they can be held in open fields using things like barrels, old rails or natural obstacles to mark the track. There is often no barrier and little space between the racers and the spectators. The races are typically not held at ...
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Updated US Horse Demographic Stats Released
30th May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The United States Department of Agriculture has released its Equine2015 reports. The information for the very first of these equine reports was gathered back in 1998. These reports consist of information gathered across the United States about trends within the horse industry, su ...
The Chickasaw Horse
27th May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Long before the the American Quarter Horse, Paint and even the Appaloosa, there existed a breed of horses in North America, descended from some of the first horses that arrived here from Europe. The Chickasaw people lived in the region now bounded by the states of Alabama, Tennes ...
Bad Horse Bedding and Floor Choices
23rd May 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There are a few things you donít want under your horse when itís standing in its stall. If youíre using wood shavings, you will want to be sure that the mix of wood doesnít include some types of trees. Black walnut shavings contain the chemical juglone. Even standing on shavings ...
The Horse Funnies
20th May 2017   |   Graphics   |   Saferaphus
I donít often buy a weekend paper anymore. But when I do, the first section I flip to are the funnies. I love the Peanuts, Family Circus and Shermanís Lagoon. I also like GoComics on my tablet. Horse magazines donít have a pull out comics section like newspapers do, but there are ...
Organizing My Tackroom
19th May 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
Getting your tack room organized and keeping it organized can be a challenge, especially if like many of us you have a lot of Ďstuffí and only a small space to stash it in. We can dream about the perfectly appointed tack room, filled with spacious tack lockers, easily accessible ...
Talented Artistic Horses
17th May 2017   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
An ex-racehorse named Metro has contributed to its own life-prolonging treatments by becoming a professional artist. After noticing the horse liked to nod its head, his owner decided to put the habit to use. He taught the horse to hold a paintbrush. He loads the brush with paint, ...
How Horse Crazy Are You
13th May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Are you horse crazy? How horse crazy: a little bit, or 100% obsessive? Some of like horses, while others canít imagine even thinking about anything but. Take this quiz and find out just how horse crazy you really are. ...
Types of Horse Tack Leather Explained
11th May 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
I was flipping through a mail order tack catalog and noticed the wide range of prices for bridles, saddles and other gear made from leather. Comparing prices, you can buy leather tack for little more than the cost of synthetic tack. But, some is far more expensive. Why the differ ...
Equine Harmful Genetic Mutations
9th May 2017   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
Scientists have examined ancient horse DNA and discovered that horses were once much more genetically diverse than they are now. Domestication may have preserved horses from extinction, but the downside for the modern domestic horse is that they seem to have far more genetic muta ...
Benefits of Horseback Riding
8th May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I recently read a story from a local newspaper about a girl who, after losing both legs in a car accident, took up riding again. Her parents were uncomfortable with the idea and still frightened each time she gets on her horse. But, she has formed a remarkable bond with the horse ...
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Stolen Horse Raced to Death
6th May 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Polo the Weirdo
For many people all over the world, the Easter weekend is a very happy time Ė full of love, life and family. However, for a select few South African horses, the Easter weekend has become a fearful time of danger, pain and suffering. This last Easter, OTTBs Maximum Flo and Waviní ...
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Keeping A Horses Back Healthy
5th May 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
We sit on our horseís backs, so it makes sense that we should make sure they stay strong and healthy. Horseís backs were not really made to carry a load. Selective breeding has perhaps created an animal that is more suited to this task, but problem backs are still common. ...
The Longest Horse Friendly Trails
2nd May 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Ever wanted to get on your horse and just keep riding? There are a few opportunities to explore trails that take days, weeks and months to fully explore. Hereís a look at some of the world's longest trail systems available to trail riders and in some cases, drivers. ...
Cupboard to Stable Hacks
1st May 2017   |   Graphics   |   Saferaphus
There are lots of herbs and spices in your kitchen cupboard that can be used on your horse and in your stable. Turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger are just a few of the spices commonly fed to horses. Some people swear that feeding their chestnut or bay horse paprika enhances its coat ...
Denied Through The Drive Thru
28th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Have you been tempted to ride your horse through a drive-through at a fast food restaurant? Or, maybe you have done it. In most places, itís perfectly legal to ride your horse down the side of a highway, but once you get into an urban area, you might be running afoul of a law. On ...
Paint, Pinto, Skewbald, Piebald - What's The Difference
26th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Paint, Pinto, Skewbald, Piebald - Whatís the Difference? Many people love the flashiness of a horse that has two color coat. But there are a few ways to describe these broken coat patterns. ...
Aintree Grand National Horse Race
25th Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Every April, one of the most famous horse races is run. The Grand National has been held every year since 1839. Itís not the oldest race run, nor the first to be run at the Aintree course, but it is one of the most followed by the British public. Held at Aintree Racetrack near Li ...
Finnish Hobbyhorse Association
23rd Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Over the last decade, the sport of hobbyhorse riding has grown to become a global craze among teenage girls, culminating in a plethora of social media attention following the decision of Finnish film-maker and academy award winner, Selma Vilhunen, to produce a documentary about t ...
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Top Ten Similarities Between Your Horse and the Easter Bunny
22nd Apr 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
With Easter just around the corner, we all have a lot of questions in our minds. How many Easter Eggs will I get? Where will they be hiding? Where can I hide them where my siblings can never, ever (ever) find them? Did we really find all the eggs from last year, and if I find one ...
Horse Riding on Private Property
20th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Iíve been riding for several decades now and there is no doubt that I find getting to trails a little more challenging than it used to be. When I was younger, we knew all of our farming neighbors and it was easy to cross the corner of a field or travel along the headlands of a cr ...
Horse Saddle Slip - Stabilize Your Saddle
18th Apr 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
One of the most common problems pony riders have is that the saddle slides forward. Some ponies are almost teardrop shaped, with large round barrels and narrow fronts. It doesnít help that itís almost impossible to keep them slender. Getting fat just inhaling the fragrance of gra ...
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