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Joker 80cm Show jumping on Bold One

80cm class for year end show with my boy Bold One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDQ0Ay4TO8w

30th November 2015

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,

9th November 2015

General Horse Handling – 01 Introduction

Description: Introduction to the video clips on horse handling. Script writing: Dr E van

9th November 2015

02 Assessment of situation

Description: How to assess the situation before approaching the horse. Script writing: Dr E van

9th November 2015

03 Approaching a horse

Description: How to approach a horse. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven: Department of Companion

9th November 2015

04 Putting on a halter

Description: a. Preparing the halter: How to prepare a halter. b. Method 1: Arm over neck: How to

9th November 2015

05 Leading a horse

Description: How to lead a horse. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven: Department of Companion

9th November 2015

06 Leading a horse through an enclosed space

Description: How to lead a horse into or through an enclosed space. Script writing: Dr E van

9th November 2015

07 Emergency stop

Description:How to do an emergency stop with a horse – general advice a. Method 1: Turning the head:

9th November 2015

08 Backing up a horse

Description: How to back-up a horse – general a. Method 1: Using a halter How to back-up a horse

9th November 2015

09 Picking up the legs

Description: a. Picking up: Front leg How to pick up the front leg of a horse. b. Picking up: Back

9th November 2015

10 Inspecting under tail

Description:How to inspect under the tail of a horse. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven:

9th November 2015

11 Other restraining methods

Description: Other restraining methods for horses. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven: Department

9th November 2015

12 Grooming

Description: How to groom a horse. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven: Department of Companion

9th November 2015

13 Deworming

Description:How to deworm a horse. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven: Department of Companion

9th November 2015

14 Measuring height

Description:How to measure the height of a horse. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven: Department

9th November 2015

15 Rasping of teeth

Description:How to rasp / float horse’s teeth. Script writing: Dr E van Vollenhoven: Department of

9th November 2015

16 Injections and blood collection

Description: Injections and blood collection a. Intravenous injection and blood collection b.

9th November 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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