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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 ...
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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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Losing Horse Shoes
19th Oct 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
The decision to put shoes on your horse isnít something you should take lightly. Most horses donít need shoes and putting shoes on can sometimes cause problems if the job isnít done right. But if, in consultation with your farrier, or perhaps even your veterinarian, youíve decide ...
Preventing Equine Obesity
25th Aug 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Horses that are overweight are more likely to suffer health problems than horses that are on the lean side. Generally, you want to be able to feel, but not quite see your horseís ribs. There shouldnít be fat pads on either side of the tail head, withers or top of the neck. There ...
Equine Sedation
2nd Aug 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
One aspect of the pregnancy check I watched a vet perform recently that really bothers me is the sedation. I hate seeing horses sedated. There is some internal fear that creeps in on me when I see a horse standing with its head drooped, its lower lip slack, swaying like a sapling ...
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Horse Pregnancy Check
17th Jul 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
I was recently able to watch an ultrasound examination of a mare thought to be in foal. The mare was sedated, and while guiding the scope to the area of the reproductive organs, the vet explained what we were seeing on the screen of the ultrasound machine. ...
Equine Stress and PTSD
6th Jul 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Some horses can develop what could be considered posttraumatic stress disorder. This isnít common, but it can happen when horses are exposed to stressful situations over a long period. Horses with PTSD have damage to their hippocampus from the constant release of fight-or-flight ...
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Equine Euthanasia
30th Jun 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
This is a topic that is difficult to discuss. But, itís something that horse owners should educate themselves about. When we take on the responsibility for any animalís life, in my opinion anyway, we also must accept the responsibility for its death and make that death as stress ...
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Horse Stress Relief Methods
18th Jun 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
We all feel stressed sometimes and horses are no different. Many of us ask a lot of our horses, and we sometimes donít keep them in ways that allow them to just be horses. Horses that are stressed can act out, develop ulcers, seem depressed, become balky or may become more flight ...
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Getting Meds into Horses
15th May 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
As a youngster, your horse should learn to accept your handling of its mouth. This means you should teach your horse to accept your fingers on its lips, gums and tongue. And, it should learn to accept syringes in its mouth. This can be done by filling an empty paste wormer tube w ...
Help Your Horse Sleep
12th May 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Your horse needs to sleep about four hours each day. Most of that time is spent on their feet. And, while sleeping on their feet, they are in a light sleep which, if they needed to flee from a predator, they could wake from easily without being groggy. ...
Horse Hair Color Curls and Waves
3rd Apr 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Good nutrition and gentle grooming will help keep your horseís mane and tail healthy. Shampoos and conditioners made especially for horses can help add polish when you are showing. And, pulling, trimming, braiding, banding and banging are all part of grooming for horse shows. But ...
Horse Braid Types
10th Mar 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Braids in horseís manes and tails arenít just pretty, they have a practical purpose too. They prevent the mane becoming tangled in the reins, flying in the riderís face, and keeping the mane itself tangle free. For horses shown with natural manes and tails, braids can help keep t ...
Care Options For Older Horses
25th Feb 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Not all of us are lucky enough to have the space to keep a retired horse. But there are more options for boarding and caring for older horses as they age. ...
Was Sure My Horse Had Colic
17th Feb 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
I let her out, and she strolled to the middle of the paddock, where she stopped and gave two cow kicks, then she pooped. Then she stood there, head down. I went from alarmed to really alarmed. I checked her pulse and nothing seemed unusual. I watched for awhile, but she didnít do ...
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Winter Horse Water Needs
14th Feb 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There is a lot of information online about how to make sure your horse gets enough water during the winter time. Some of it works, some does not. ...
Under The Horse Blanket
23rd Jan 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
With the recent cold weather, it occurred to me that I hadnít had removed my horseís blanket in a while. It was so cold, I didnít want to remove that layer of warmth, nor did I want to take my mittens off to undo all the buckles and snaps. Thatís a lame excuse on my part. Leaving ...
Horses and Extreme Cold
15th Jan 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Extreme cold has hit many parts of North America. From Canada, south to Florida many of us have been experiencing very cold, and often time blizzard-like conditions. This morning, the thermometer read -13F or -25C outside my window. Add a little breeze and the wind chills drop ra ...
Horse Blanket Hazards
11th Nov 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Most of us try our hardest to look after our horses well. That can include putting some sort of blanket on them to protect them from the elements. Unfortunately our best efforts can occasionally backfire, and the very thing that should protect our horses can cause harm. Itís esse ...
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How to Keep Your Horse Cool
9th Sep 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Whether to avoid heat stress or to treat an inflamed injury, there are lots of ways to cool your horse. Cold hosing is one way to treat injuries and can be very effective. But, itís messy, not very portable and time-consuming. A cool bath with a hose, or standing in a pond can be ...
Horse Dental Problems
7th Sep 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Many people have dental cavities. Most of us know that cavities form because bacteria of all types thrive in our mouths. If we donít clear the bacteria out and disrupt their plaque building activity, the plaque covering grows. Any sugar in your mouth is used by the plaque and pro ...
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What is in Horse Fly Spray
14th Aug 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There are several plant based extracts used in bug repellant. One such ingredient is geraniol. This is an extract of geranium plants and it too has a perfumy smell. The plants pennyroyal, various types of mint, eucalyptus, and wormwood are sometimes found in fly repellents. Cedar ...
Get Your Horses Shine On
4th Aug 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
I love my horseís coat in the late spring and early summer, just after the winter coat has fallen out, but before the sun bleaches it dry. There are a few ways to avoid dry dull coat, beyond providing a healthy diet and parasite control program. Here are a few ways to help your h ...
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 ...
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. ...
Identifying Strange Marks On Your Horse
7th Apr 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Rings of hair slightly darker than the horseís normal coat color is called dappling. They are most obvious on gray horses although they may appear, albeit faintly on a horse of almost any color. Dapples are thought to be an indication of good health, although they sometimes come ...
Types of Trace Minerals Your Horse Needs
2nd Apr 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
If your horse is eating good quality grass or hay, you probably donít have to give much thought to the mineral content, especially trace minerals. Trace minerals are nutrients that horses need in only very small quantities. And because of this, the small amount that is available ...
Getting Your Horse Ready for Spring
28th Mar 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Spring is almost here and itís time to do more riding than leisurely strolls around the arena or tentatively picking our way through the snow. And, it's time to plan for the season ahead. Here are a few of my favorite things to help my horse and me get ready for the warmer weathe ...
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 ...
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