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AskHQ: The rearing horse

Q: Why do horses rear? A: It is very important that you understand the reason why your horse rears before you can begin to eliminate the behaviour. Before you think about any other potential causes, you must get your horse checked by a vet, as pain is a very common cause of rearing in horses.

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AskHQ: Mud fever and rain scald

Q: What are mud fever and rain scald? Are they the same thing? Answered by Farryn Day  Both mud fever and rain scald are caused by a bacteria, which is commonly found in the soil and on the skin. The bacteria only becomes a problem if it gains access to softened or damaged skin.

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Working Equitation in South Africa – A Sport for All!

Working Equitation originated in Europe around thirty years ago and is a relatively new discipline in South Africa. This exciting sport was created to test the equestrian skills of both horse and rider in a working environment for farming and cattle herding. Often described as dressage with obstacles, it is […]

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Five Popular Disciplines of the South African Equestrian Federation – Dressage, Show Jumping, Endurance Riding, Eventing and Equitation

South African Equestrian Federation

The South African Equestrian Federation (SAEF) is the representative body for all equestrian sports in South Africa.

SAEF’s equestrian team participated in the Olympic Games at Rio De Janeiro in 2016 in the following disciplines of dressage, show jumping, eventing, and endurance.

Find out more about five popular South African horse disciplines: Dressage, Show Jumping, Endurance Ride, Eventing and Equitation.

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