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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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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. ...
Rodeo Horses
25th Jul 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
The Calgary Stampede has just ended as I write this, and the controversies around the rights of the animals performing always swirl. Those controversies havenít seemed to dampen the spirits of the people who attended that Stampede. This yearís event attracted 1,271,241, attendees ...
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Cleaning Horse Bits and Stirrups
4th Jul 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
Tack that is kept clean lasts longer and is more pleasant to use. Saddle soap, some sponges and clothes and a good leather conditioner will take care of the main parts of your saddles and bridles. But the metal fittings require a different care. ...
Knit For Your Horse
23rd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Saddle pads and blankets can be knitted or crocheted in any size, shape and color. A method called felting, where natural fibre knitted or crocheted items are washed, rolled, pounded and so the fibres shrink together and make a thick mat has long been used to make these types of ...
Types of Western Saddles
29th Apr 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
Older western saddles tend to be narrower and have deeper seats with a very thin upright horn. But, since old-west cowboying has ceased to be a way of life, the western saddle has taken on further refinements depending the specific use. No longer is there a one-style-fits-all wes ...
Favorite Horse Gear
12th Apr 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When it comes to horse equipment, Iím a bit of a minimalist. I wonít buy or keep anything I donít need. I think it comes from seeing other peopleís tack rooms and back porches stuffed with dusty tack they donít use. So I tend to keep and use only things that I really like, or tha ...
Horse Buns and Sweet Feed
20th Mar 2018   |   Horse Stories   |   Saferaphus
So many news stories appear on feeds that just leave you shaking your head. Thieves, abusers and bad choices deserve large helpings of fresh horse buns. But, there are stories that help renew your faith that not everything is awful. Sweet feed to those good people that just go on ...
Free Horse Stuff and Giveaways
3rd Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Ferreting out contests for free horse gear, horses and other horse paraphernalia isnít easy, but if you do, there is some really great stuff to be won. Hereís a look at some of the contests and sweepstakes available to horse lovers. ...
Why Does My Horse Stumble
24th Nov 2017   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Saferaphus
We all stumble sometimes, and thatís perfectly normal. So it follows that our horses are going to take a misstep now and then. They have twice as many legs as we do after all. The occasional trip up isnít something to be worried about. But, if a horse stumbles often, there is pro ...
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 ...
Save Your Seat
13th Apr 2017   |   Equine Technology   |   Saferaphus
Lots of riders have problems with rubbing and chafing from the saddle. There are a few simple ways to prevent this. If youíre just learning to ride, you might just need some time to Ďtoughen upí. But sometimes, you need to make some adjustments or add some padding or protection t ...
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 ...
Girth Galls and Saddle Sores
3rd Dec 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
I finally seemed to have solved the problem of girth sores on my girl. The frustrating part of the solution is that Iím not sure exactly what I did to solve it. I tried different girths, different holes on the billet straps, extra padding, and even different saddle pads. I made s ...
Signs Your Saddle Might Not Fit
24th Jan 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There are a few ways your horse will tell you its saddle doesnít fit. It may object to being saddled. When you mount, your horse may refuse to stand still. It may become nappy, or become more forward moving than usual. Its behaviour may get worse, rather than better the longer yo ...
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Labeling Your Horse Tack
8th Dec 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
If you board your horse, or if there is more than one horse and rider pair in your stable, labeling your gear is a good idea. It helps prevent confusion when things arenít put back where they belong, and labeled items are a bit less attractive to thieves. There are lots of differ ...
The Basic Stuff
24th Nov 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Are you getting a horse? Chances are, if youíre getting your first horse, youíll want to plan ahead and be sure that you have everything ready for its arrival. Youíll want to plan how you will house your horse, and have fenced paddocks and a stable or run-in shelter ready. And, y ...
Horse Backs Are Not Fit For Riding
21st Nov 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In our quest to be Ďnaturalí horse owners, we sometimes forget one thing. The very thing we get a horse for isnít natural. In fact, sitting on your horseís back isnít even very good for it. A horseís back isnít made to carry a load. If you were to choose an animal more suitable f ...
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History of Horse Saddles
15th Nov 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
It took us about 2000 years from the first domesticated horses 6000 years ago, to develop something resembling a saddle. The first saddles were simple pads of leather or cloth, held on by the seat of the rider against the horse. Archeological finds have shown that Bronze and Iron ...
Bad Horsemanship Barbie Toy Review
26th Sep 2015   |   Product Reviews   |   Saferaphus
So look whoís hopping on her horse and going for a ride - all by herself! Itís Barbie. Barbie has been on horseback before. Previous incarnations had her wedged onto the saddle like a clothespin, with her feet arched chronically from constantly wearing high heels. My sister had t ...
What Age to Start a Horse Under Saddle
17th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I donít think there is much argument about not riding a horse before itís two years old. There are those that do however. Race and show horses are routinely started under saddle as long yearlings. Many trainers believe and will vehemently defend the argument that by working their ...
Saddle Fit a Cause to a Problem Horse
7th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Iíve seen horses go from being Ďspuní to well behaved after someone took the time to fit the saddle properly. Saddles that pinch, rub or cause pressure points can cause a horse to either act out, or shut down, depending on their temperament. And, poor saddle fit can lead to chiro ...
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Sizing English and Western Saddles
23rd Apr 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Whether you ride English or western, it can be tricky to find a saddle that fits both you and your horse. Saddle fit is essential for a happy horse. Imagine having to hike for a few hours in shoes that are too small, or think about how your feet feel when youíve been dancing in s ...
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Tricks for Doing Horse Laundry
7th Apr 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I imagine there is a place where all horses are clean and all of their clothes like leg wraps, coolers and turnout rugs stays dirt free. Thatís not where I live however. My girl loves a good roll in the mud or dust and everything she wears shows the evidence regardless of how muc ...
Just Buy Your Kid a Pony
1st Mar 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Iím of the opinion that if someone wants a horse, and theyíre willing to do what it takes to look after it, they should have one. It doesnít work out that way in the real world of course. But ponies and horses are good for kids, and lots of kids pester their parents for a pony, a ...
Strange Hazards You Might Not Have Thought Of
12th Nov 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
We know riding can be a risky sport, and we can reduce the risk by using protective equipment and learning about good riding and safety with horses. But even the most careful and safety conscious of us might not have thought of these odd hazards. ...
Bitless and Bridleless Riding
3rd Nov 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
First of all, a lot of people think that we control our horses, especially the direction they are going in, by turning their heads, and that we need a bit to do this. But, this isn't really true. After all, I can make my horse stand still or walk, and pull her head around to my k ...
Riding Bareback
19th Oct 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When I was a kid, I desperately wanted a bareback pad. They were so cool and colorful. But my mother would never let me have one. I now understand why, because they can be more of a hazard than a help since they can slip and turn easily, and they rarely have safety stirrups. Any ...
Things Not To Say To Horse People
10th Sep 2014   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There are some things you just shouldn't say to a horse person. Here are a few that I've heard, and I wish I hadn't. Horse Poo Stinks!... No, it doesn't. The people who declare this don't have the refined olfactory senses most horse people do. And when a horse passes wind? It's ...
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