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Bold One Show Jumping Training

Training for next training show on Bold One. With pictures from the show afterwards 😁💙😱 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Z8gMA4Wq8

29th April 2015

Money-Saving Tips for Horse Showing

Tack and equipment purchases, travel expenses, and show bills can really add up. Photo: Alexandra Beckstett One of my joys of horse ownership is the thrill of competition: Setting goals and achieving them, always aiming for that perfect trip, and

22nd April 2015

Build a Horse Manure Composting System

Use this diagram as a guideline to build a componst bin.. Photo: Illustration by Elizabeth Clark Spring is a great time to make plans for building your new manure composting bins! Composting is my favorite manure management technique – it

21st April 2015

The Trouble With “Evidence”

There are countless hoof products and practices—both verifiable and unverifiable—out there that the author says have become more popular due to salesmanship rather than evidence. Photo: Erica Larson “Evidence-based” is recent buzzphrase that is

20th April 2015

Let’s Win Round 2 SA Outdoor GP 2015, Samantha McIntosh

This video is about Let’s Win Round 2 SA Outdoor GP 2015 ridden by Samantha McIntosh

19th April 2015

Let’s Win jump-off in SA Outdoor GP 2015, Samantha McIntosh

This video is about Let’s Win jump-off in the Nissan South Afrrican Outdoor Grand Prix – 2015, ridden by Samantha McIntosh.

19th April 2015

Creating a ‘Happiness Plan’ for a Horse

Jack (at left) just minutes after moving in with Atty, his first roommate in several years. Now that’s a happy horse! Photo: Michelle Anderson A year ago I was ready to give up on my Quarter Horse gelding, Jack. But, first, it’s important to note

14th April 2015

Words from a First- and Last-Time Breeder

That neat idea I had eight years and thousands of dollars ago is only now paying off with what I originally set out to produce: My next show hunter. Photo: Alexandra Beckstett While I was interviewing theriogenologists Drs. Ben Espy (DVM, Dipl. ACT)

13th April 2015

Making a Disease Alert System a Reality

The EDCC will provide accurate information and real-time alerts when disease outbreaks occur. Photo: Kevin Thompson/TheHorse.com In 2010 the American Horse Council (AHC) and the USDA initiated creation of the National Equine Health Plan to improve

7th April 2015

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    andrew barlow fine art

    Born 1970, Harare, Zimbabwe. Studied Fine Art at University of Stellenbosch, graduating in 1992 with a degree in Fine Arts (Painting). website: andrew barlow fine art

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    Caryn Bowie

    I know horses intimately as an art subject, the musculoskeletal system, the way the coat shines over the muscles and the facial expressions. Pastel drawings of African animals and Racehorses. Digital Photographic Art of African Animals printed on canvas. Mosaic rocks and frames. I live on a wildlife estate in

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    Horse Training Beginners

    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    5 Mistakes Horse Owners Often Make When Loading Their Horse

    Mistake #1 – Thinking your horse is like a dog or a cat.

    Unless the new horse owner has been educated, they may think their horse is like a cat or dog.  The new horse owner may pat his thigh and say, “C’mon” a few times and the horse will just leap into the trailer like a happy dog.

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    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    Another Method of Loading a Horse in a Trailer

    Since there is no one right way or one wrong way to train a horse, you may want to change the method you are using to train your horse.  You have several different ways to choose from.  If you are not having any luck with one method you can always try another.

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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 – A Beginners Guide

    If you are either looking to buy a horse or maybe you have already acquired a horse.  Either way the will need to be trained.  Whether you do it yourself or hire a trainer to train the horse for you.

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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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