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Among The Stars - Part 6 of 8
10th Mar 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
We loved our perfect Moo. The thought of losing him - it never even crossed our minds. It was one of those things too terrible to think that it might ever happen to you. One of those ĎI canít even imagine what it would be likeí things. He was my everything. My ticket to all my go ...
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Among The Stars - Part 4 of 8
23rd Feb 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
After Mooís tie back, I was in my final year at university, and we hadnít had lessons in a while. I played with him a lot while he was recovering. The place we were stabling at the time didnít have a proper arena, so we would do our schooling on the beach, and sometimes take tack ...
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Awards For Horses
14th Dec 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Saferaphus
In many countries November is the month to mark Armistice, Remembrance or Memorial Day. No matter what itís called, itís a time to reflect on and honor those who sacrificed to maintain our freedom. Services and events are often attended by veterans in full dress uniform, heavy wi ...
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Heroism and Bravery Among the Flames
18th Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In North America at least, stories from the California fires are dominating news feed. With dozens of human fatalities and many more missing and unaccounted for, thousands of homes and other buildings burned and over 200,000 acres destroyed, there are fears that more will be lost ...
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You Might Have Eaten a Horse
10th Nov 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
A study by researchers from Guelph University shows that there could be horsemeat in some Canadian sausage. Of the 100 sausages tested undeclared horse meat showed up in one sample that was supposed to be 100% pork. ...
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Newfoundland Pony Near Extinction
16th Jun 2018   |   Breeds   |   Saferaphus
When one pictures the rugged scenery of Newfoundland and Labrador, ponies rarely make it into the picture. Salt cod, dense fogs, deep snows, rough water perhaps. But, in that beautiful but often times harsh environment, a hardy breed of pony has developed that were as indispensab ...
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Horse Trailer Accidents
3rd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horse Trailer accidents really scare me. Iíve seen horses hung over the chest bars, cast upside down on the floors, stuck halfway out the human doors, hung up in tie ropes and I know of at least one that climbed out the side window and landed on the highway. ...
Unusual Things To Do On A Horse
30th May 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Cleaning stalls leaves your mind pretty free to wander. So lately, with a pitchfork in my hand, I wondered what else do people do on horseback besides just ride? ...
Strange Horse Laws
2nd Feb 2018   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In several states, itís apparently illegal to bring a horse or mule into specific buildings. For example, in Cripple Creek, Colorado, you can't bring a horse into the ground floor of any building. Would the second or third floor be okay? In South Dakota, horses are not allowed in ...
Horses Set Free To Escape California Wild Fires
9th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
In the path of one blaze was Rancho Padilla in Tujunga Canyon, a family owned ranch where 30 of the 60 horses stabled there were lost to the fire. There was no time to evacuate the horses, as the buildings were already on fire when the family woke to see smoke and flames and rece ...
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Storm and Disaster Prepping For Horses
7th Oct 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There probably isnít a place in the world that isnít affected by adverse weather or other natural disasters waiting to happen. Some of us must contend with ice and snow. Others live where fire is a hazard. Earthquakes are a reality in some locations. And, flooding, wind and other ...
Horses And Donkeys Killed For Cosmetic
30th Sep 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
Animal-based products are not unusual in most cosmetic products. And there isnít an easy way to find out just what kind of animals are used. Even with meat removed, there is still a lot left of a horse after slaughter. Often, the rest of the carcass goes for fertilizer. But, ofte ...
Horse Branding 101
20th Aug 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
There are two types of brands. For freeze branding, a branding iron is set in dry ice and alcohol to bring the metal down to a scaldingly low temperature. The frozen brand is set against the horseís skin. Depending on how long the brand is left on the skin, it may kill the color ...
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City Work Horses
28th Jul 2017   |   General   |   Saferaphus
When we think of working horses, we tend to picture horses used in agriculture and forestry work. Horses truly were the horsepower that helped us not just survive in our environment, but thrive. They were engines of many vehicles and machines. But, of course, horses had many uses ...
Horses and Fireworks
6th Jul 2017   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
If you belong to any sort of pet rescue group or page on Facebook or follow similar feeds on Twitter, youíll no doubt notice that in the days following events that feature fireworks as part of the party, there are a lot more lost dogs and cats. This even happened to one of my nei ...
Ringling Brothers Circus Horses
14th Apr 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Saferaphus
After over one hundred years in existence, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be giving its last performance this May. Circuses of this type originated about two hundred and fifty years ago. Wild animal acts were often the spotlight. But the horse had a huge i ...
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 ...
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 ...
Heat Drought and Horses
20th Aug 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Itís dry here. The corn is withering, the soybean fields are looking yellow and pasture is non-existent. Those of us with horses and other livestock understand that a long stretch of dry sunny weather doesnít just mean excellent beach weather, it also means there could be some ha ...
Horses Are Better Than Cats
13th Aug 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Oh Polo, I thought we could get along. I thought our common love of horses would be a commonality indicating a similar view.. But, when it comes to kitties, I see we may, at best, have to agree to disagree. You see, because for some unconscionable (a word I can spell, but not pro ...
Fort McMurray Horse Evacuation
28th May 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Governments at all levels, many aid agencies and others are contributing what they can to both fight the fire, which as I write still burns out of control, and assisting the residents as they evacuate. Evacuating for many, has meant making quick decisions about what to take and w ...
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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 ...
Going to Work in the Dark - The Story of the Pit Pony
17th Apr 2016   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
When you think of pit ponies often images of 19th century coal mines springs to view Ė dark and damp, with sooty, stale air dull on the tongue. But pit ponies were still in service well into the 20th century. In fact Ė the last recorded colliery horse was removed from underground ...
Horses By the Numbers
10th Apr 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
The country with the greatest number of horses is of course, The United States. There are, according to the FOA, about 10,260,000 horses in the U.S. The population of the U.S. is currently around 323,401,000 people. That is about one horse for every thirty one people! The countr ...
Horse Barn Fires and Design
15th Mar 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
January was a horrible month in the province Iím in, with several stable fires making headlines. The first was a stable of forty-two horses, mainly Standardbreds. Fire crews were helpless to rescue the horses trapped inside. Less than two weeks later another fire killed thirteen ...
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Horses and Presidents
10th Mar 2016   |   General   |   Saferaphus
One of the most famous paintings of the first U.S. President George Washington shows him wearing full military regalia and seated on a doe-eyed white horse. In the early days of the U.S. presidents rode horses, not because they wanted to, but because they had to. Horses in those ...
Large Animal Rescue Training
9th Nov 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
We often see headlines about horses being rescued from perilous situations by emergency response teams. EMTs are the front line for most emergencies and in rural areas, they not only rescue people, but animals too. Firefighters might find themselves evacuating dairy cattle from ...
The Dangers of Parade Horses [Video]
25th Aug 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
Horses in parades have been a fixture probably since parades began. But parades can be very stressful for horses. Recently, a tragic accident happened in my area. A twelve year old girl was killed when her horse spooked, reared and fell on top of her. She was airlifted to hospita ...
How Caprilli Changed Everything About Jumping
7th Aug 2015   |   Horse Training   |   Saferaphus
If you look at old paintings and prints of horses and riders leaping over obstacles you might notice something that doesnít look quite right to the modern eye. Whether itís a woman riding side saddle or a man riding astride, both are leaning well back as their horse negotiates th ...
Horse Ghost Stories
11th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Saferaphus
I have never believed in ghosts. But, over the last few years my cynicism has been shaken. The house we live in is about 35 years old, just old enough to have a bit of history. Since weíve moved here, weíve noticed strange sounds and occurrences. One evening, my husband and I ver ...
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