Farmer's Weekly

Lipizzaner stallions in South Africa

Lipizzaners, well known for their high-level dressage displays, originated more than four centuries ago. However, the breed continues to amaze, says Dr Mac. https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/animals/horses/lipizzaner-stallions-south-africa/…

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HQ Magazine

Happy horsey Christmas!

Here at HQ we wish you and your equine family a happy and fun-filled festive season. It’s been great to have you with us in…
The post Happy horsey Christmas! appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/happy-horsey-christmas/…

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ART

Send us your horse art!

To have your horse art featured on equestrian.co.za, simply send us a few images and a short description and we’ll add you to our Art section!

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Art

Kurt Lossgott

Since the 1970s, Kurt has become particularly well known for his ‘Horse’ series, the mysterious ‘Tomorrow’ series and more allegorical works like the ‘Spirit of Africa’. His farm animals, including rams and bulls, remain popular. These works are cast in bronze and amalgam bronze.  

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Art

White Horse Print – Petros Koublis

The image of the horse holds a unique position in the human psyche. In art, it has long been depicted as an icon of civilization, spanning from the earliest cave paintings to the anatomical scrutiny of the Renaissance. In centuries past we relied on the horse for all aspects of

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Copyright Notes regarding General Horse Handling

Description: Copyright Notice regarding General Horse Handling. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven: Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Editing of script: Dr Quixi Sonntag. Copyright: University of Pretoria. Video production, editing, sound and graphics: Andre du Plessis. Department for Education Innovation,

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Horse Riding and Its Benefits

Conquering Fear

When fear creeps in remember that it is ok, it is natural. So too, is it controllable, following the right steps.

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Horse Riding and Its Benefits

Tips on How to Ride a Horse Properly

If you learn how to pet and groom horses, you will be able to build a close bond with them. You will be able to feel more comfortable when you are with them, and you would learn what they would and would not like.

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Horse Riding and Its Benefits

Different Types of Horse Riding Equipment

These are the basic types of horse riding equipment that you need to purchase to ride your own horse. Make sure to purchase them from a reputable store, so that you will get the best value for your money. – Horse Riding Boots for you and your horse, bits, bridles.

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Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

Bit vs Bitless

BIT VS. BITLESS TRAINING

When it comes to the welfare of the horse, riders and trainers do their best to ensure that the horse is not subject to pain under saddle. One of the most common debates is about training horses to be ridden with a bit and training them to be ridden without a bit. There are many advantages to both methods. For certain situations, a bit may be more efficient than not using one. In other situations, riding without a bit may be more comfortable to the horse than using a bit. It depends on the situation, the training level of the horse, the rider’s abilities, and the goals that you are trying to achieve with your horse as to which method will work best.  

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Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

Horse training, food for thought for beginners

You should practice things your horse already knows before introducing something new. New skills should be introduced on something your horse already knows. Building on previously learnt skills is the key to being successful in horse training.

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