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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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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 ...
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Saddle Fit Nightmares
7th Oct 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
We know that you should ride your horse in a saddle that fits it properly. An ill-fitting saddle can cause all sorts of physical and behavioural problems. But some horses are more difficult to fit than others. ...
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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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 ...
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 ...
Spring is Dirty
28th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Spring seems to have arrived early where I live. Iím not fooled. Just because the snowdrops are poking their heads up and the robins have returned doesnít mean winter is over. The horse ownerís sure sign of spring is stroking your horse and ending up with a mitten covered in shed ...
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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When to Pay Up for Horse Stuff
7th Feb 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Hoof clippers are one example. My last two pairs of hoof clippers came from the local farm supply store. They cost about the same as one hoof trim. Sounds like a good deal if I can do a DIY hoof trim, right? But those bargain hoof nippers caused me nothing but anguish. ...
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 ...
What Happens to a Horse in Winter
17th Jan 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Cold weather brings about changes for both owners and horses. Hereís a look at how cold weather can affect a horse. ...
Winterizing Your Tack Box
3rd Dec 2017   |   Horse Tack   |   Saferaphus
As I write this snow is gently sifting downwards, and enough is already on the ground to cover the grass. Apparently there is something call meteorological winter that starts on December 1, even though itís not officially 'calendar winter' until later in the month. The cold weath ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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Types of Equine Medical Shock Emergencies
17th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Shock is a living bodyís final defense to save itself before it dies. And by body, we can mean any mammal including humans and horses. When a horse goes into shock the circulatory system drastically slows the blood flow to the body. The blood pressure drops and when the tissues a ...
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 ...
How To Care For A Unicorn
20th Nov 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
There is controversy over whether unicorns actually exist. Thereís little evidence of these fantastic horse-like beasts in fossil records. They are elusive in the wild, and most of what we know comes from literature and art. But those of us who know, just know. Absence of evidenc ...
Winter Horse Tips
15th Nov 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
Colder weather means your horse will require a bit more energy to keep warm. Remember, all that fiber digesting helps stoke your horseís internal furnace. However, if the colder weather means your horse is going to be doing less work, you might have to cut back on its feed so it ...
Horses Learn To Tell Us How They Feel
22nd Oct 2016   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
One of the things that impedes an easy flow of conversation between horse and human is that we really donít understand each otherís languages. Sure, we know when our horse is calling out to another horse but we donít know exactly what theyíre saying. We might hear a mare nicker g ...
Take Your Horse to a Science Fair
12th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I home schooled my kids, but that doesnít mean that we didnít do many of the things kids in school did. One of those activities was attending science fairs. If youíve got a horse, or have some horse knowledge, youíve got a wealth of inspiration for a science fair project. Chances ...
Recycle Re-purpose and Reuse
7th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Weíve looked at products we share with our horses. But another money saving strategy for horse owners is to reuse, repurpose or recycle items around our homes for our horses, especially stuff that would otherwise end up in the trash or recycling bin. Here are just a few of the ma ...
Caring for the Outdoor Horse
2nd Jul 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
What could be easier than simply turning a horse out into a pasture, and letting it live as close to nature than possible? Wouldnít that be simpler and easier than keeping a horse in the stable? Being outdoors is actually better than being stabled, mentally and physically. But wh ...
Caring for the Outdoor Horse
30th May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
What could be easier than simply turning a horse out into a pasture, and letting it live as close to nature than possible? Wouldnít that be simpler and easier than keeping a horse in the stable? Being outdoors is actually better than being stabled, mentally and physically. But wh ...
7 Point Plan for Spring Horse Care
14th May 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
If you inhale too close to my horse right now, you're going to get a lot of hair up your nose. Thatís because I havenít been too fussy about hurrying out her thick winter coat. The weather has been very un-spring-like and sheís needed it. But as it does here, spring is springing ...
Winter Equine Weight Loss
28th Dec 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Saferaphus
About this time of year, my horse starts to put on weight. There are a few reasons for this. Her work load lightens, although itís not very strenuous to begin with. The bugs are gone, which means thereís less pacing and swishing to evade them. And, the weather is cooler, but not ...
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