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How Horses Play
14th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horses spend most of their time eating. In fact, about two-thirds of their day is spent searching for and ingesting food. Their sleep time is very short compared to ours. While most of us function well on about eight hours of sleep, most horses will sleep for only about three hou ...
Common Bits You Should Know
12th Mar 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
Horse bits can be defined into three main types, and one of these is a combination of the other two. Hereís a look at just a few of the most common bits youíll see so when youíre choosing a bit, or even just deciding what bit to draw on your equine artwork, youíll know where to s ...
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10 Signs you have the Wrong Instructor
10th Mar 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
If your instructor is able to get through more than three bottles of wine in a lesson, you probably have the wrong instructor. Or your instructor has the wrong pupil. You should never drive instructors to alcoholism, no matter how bad a job they are doing. This is wrong. ...
Horse TV
6th Mar 2017   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
Thereís still a bit of winter left, which means itís too dark to ride after supper when the footing isnít good. So you might want to curl up in front of the TV. And you might be able to soothe your need for a horse fix. Hereís what Iíve found lately. ...
Horse Wins Academy Award
4th Mar 2017   |   Equine Technology   |   Saferaphus
Movie awards season has come to an end with the granddaddy of all awards ceremonies, The Oscars. By now, the fuss about the big flub has passed and the casts of Moonlight and La-La Land has finished patting each other on the back. The awards for Best Actors, Actor, and Picture ar ...
Cold Weather Horses
2nd Mar 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you live in a place where winters are cold and snowy, you probably worry about your horse coping with the frigid temperatures. But, while many of us have hot house flowers that beg to be in their stalls when a cool breeze kicks up, there are horses who donít bat a (frozen) eye ...
How to Be A Responsible Horse Owner
28th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Most of us learn about horse care so we can take good care of our horses. But, we also have a responsibility to other horse owners and the non-horse owning public. Most of those responsibilities look like good horse care. But in reality, they benefit many people, including non-ho ...
National and State Horses
26th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Many countries and states, provinces and municipalities within countries have adopted horses as their official animals. Here is a look at the horses and horse relatives that are part of many countries' symbolism. ...
Herbs For Horses
24th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
The only difference between a herb and a weed is how useful we think the plant is. Dandelions are regarded as weeds, but they are a very useful and nutritious. And, they grow rampant in many parts of the world, so your horse may already be snacking on them. My horse loves dandeli ...
Opinionated Equestrians Confidence Issues
20th Feb 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Polo the Weirdo
As an occasionally arrogant, usually opinionated, and Ďalways rightí equestrian, I feel that my opinion on all equestrian matters is relevant and important. Of course, this view is basically the Ďcrazy horse lady starter kití. Weíre all guilty of it, at least sometimes, and the p ...
Fake Horse News
18th Feb 2017   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
Seems like we are inundated with fake news these days. The good advice seems to be to check your sources and make sure you arenít reading satire, outright fake news, shoddy, biased reporting or rehashed urban legends. Itís not easy. Hereís a look at some of the fake news stories ...
Your Horses Valentines Plan
15th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Horses spend the majority of their lives eating, snoozing, and occasionally spooking at their own farts. With such a blissful existence, itís pretty difficult to imagine how a horse could make things any more romantic. Still, when they pull out all the stops, some horses can be g ...
Women Horse Jockeys
14th Feb 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
In most equine sports, there is a fairly equal number of men and women who compete. In fact, if you attend many horse shows, you may feel that there are far more women than men. In polo, jumping, dressage and most other sports, men, and women compete with equal rules, numbers and ...
Tame That Mane
12th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There is no way to completely change the type of mane your horse has. Proper feeding and grooming can make the most of what it does have, but that wonít make a thin mane thick, or a thick mane completely obedient. But, with some effort, you can at least get all the hairs agreeing ...
Protect Your Horse Against Illness and Disease
9th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
In the last few weeks, the Equine Disease Communication Center in the United States has been posting warnings about strangles, equine herpesvirus and Equine Infectious Anemia. Itís not possible to protect our horses completely from disease, but there are things we can do to impro ...
Saving the Marwari
6th Feb 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
At the apex of their history, itís said that there were enough of these horses to mount a calvary of 50,000. But, after the British came to India, other breeds were introduced and the Marwari became a victim of colonialism. Careless breeding practices, difficult economic times fo ...
Traditional Horse Festivals
4th Feb 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Cultural events celebrate traditions and customs, and in many places, the horse is the center of many customs. Here is a look at just a few horse cultural celebrations held around the world. ...
Equine Cushings Disease
2nd Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Cushingís can be caused by two things. A horse may develop a non-cancerous tumor in the area of the pituitary gland that can affect the glandís function. Or, the neurons, the nerves that send messages, into the hypothalamus start to break down. In either case, the glands enlarge ...
Where Horses Get Hurt
31st Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
If you watch the news feeds like I do, youíll notice that one of the most common accidents people have with horses is along roadsides. Horses are usually legally allowed on roads - either ridden or driven. But, most people sharing roadways donít know that and know nothing about h ...
Riding In Fear
29th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Is it possible to both love something while being terrified of it? It doesn't sound like it should, but it can happen. Many people love horses but are afraid of them, or they love riding but are scared to get into the saddle. Many others have more specific fears. They may be happ ...
Big Hitch Horsepower
27th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horsepower is probably the best known measurement of power. The term horsepower was coined in the late 1700s by a Scottish engineer named James Watt. Horsepower was used to compare the power of steam engines to the power of a draft horse, which were the primary mode of power and ...
Why Do Fewer People Follow Horse Racing
24th Jan 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
Despite the downward slide, horse racing is still within the top 25 sports worldwide, and according to an ESPN and a number other online polls. Several polls place it after the top six team sports which include North American football, football, rugby, and baseball. The number on ...
Equine Hypothermia
21st Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature dips below the normal internal temperature of a horse. A horseís normal temperature is between 99.5-100.4į F (37.5 to 38C). Any temperature below 99.F C is considered to be hypothermia. When hypothermia occurs, the horseís circulation ...
The American Cowboy
17th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The true age of the cowboy, the one we so often see depicted on TV and in movies only lasted about two decades. I read somewhere a long time ago, and I wish I could find the quote, that if all the movies about cowboys were played start to finish, one after the other, it would spa ...
Horse Stuff Cost Analysis
15th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In the mall are places where you can get a manicure or pedicure. For $35 they will file, buff and paint your fingernails any color you want. A regular manicure lasts about a week. For about $10 extra you can get a manicure that lasts two weeks. And, you have to go back and have t ...
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How to Lead a Horse to Water and Drink
12th Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There is a grain of truth in many old sayings. But is it true you can lead a horse to water, but you canít make it drink? Well, maybe partly. Itís hard to make a 1000lb animal do something it flatly refuses to do. But while you may not be able to force a horse that doesnít want t ...
Horse Joint Injections
8th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If cartilage is damaged, the bones that meet within the joint will cause friction leading to inflammation and pain. This is known as osteoarthritis. Tears in the skin, muscle and even tendons and ligaments will repair naturally over time. Even bone will knit together if there is ...
Hay Banks And Help For Horse Owners
7th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Unbelievably, the fire is still burning near Fort McMurray, Alberta. You might remember that last summer, the entire city was evacuated, along with many family pets, including horses. The wildfire still smolders menacingly out in the wilderness, but thankfully no longer threatens ...
Race Horses With the Longest Careers
4th Jan 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
American Pharoah won the American Triple Crown in 2015, and at the end of the year his life as a race horse ended. As a four-year-old, his athletic career was over. In much of the horse world, four years old is just the beginning of a performance horseís career. So, why are raceh ...
The Horse Blanket Bandits
2nd Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Itís blanket time here again. Weíve gone from rain sheets to heavy rugs in the space of a few weeks as the temperature dips from cold to downright frigid. While making the change from sheet to the rug, I looked over the sheet and felt a moment of triumph. No rips! No tears! No te ...
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