Horse info & SA blogs

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Some horse trail riding tips and useful items to carry

If you’re going on a trail ride or a weekend camp out, horseback riding is supposed to be fun, but sometimes emergencies happen!  Be better prepared by having some of these items in your back pack or saddlebag.

31st December 2016

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.

31st December 2016

Add your upcoming horse event

Send us your upcoming horse related event info and we’ll be sure to include it on our website, please use the form below:

28th December 2016

Contact Equestrian.co.za

Contact us by cellphone: 082.430.8147 At the crossroads of the world, to bring you the best South African Equestrian has to offer.No, we don’t keep horses here, these are our offices 🙂 Equestrian.co.za AMR Office Park, 3 Concorde East Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, 2008, South Africa Contact us on cellphone number:

28th December 2016

SARDA

We shine a light on the South African Riding for the Disabled Association, SARDA, provide the

26th December 2016

Exploring SARDA

A short documentary about the children, instructors and horses at SARDA (South African Riding for

26th December 2016

SARDA South African Riding for the Disabled Association

South African Riding for the Disabled Association

26th December 2016

The Majestic Knabstrupper Stud of Southern Africa – Sartor Amadeus

Starting his education under saddle: Sartor Amadeus, 4 year old KNN purebred Knabstrupper colt of The Majestic Knabstrupper Stud of Southern Africa.

24th December 2016

Sartor Amadeus, 4 year old KNN purebred Knabstrupper colt of The Majestic Knabstrupper Stud of Southern Africa

Starting his education under saddle: Sartor Amadeus, 4 year old KNN purebred Knabstrupper colt of

24th December 2016

Alpha Appaloosa Stud

Breeds: Appaloosa Horses – Ladybrand, Free State

24th December 2016

Manchado Appaloosa Stud

Breeds: Appaloosa Horses – Bethlehem, Free State

24th December 2016

Two Moons Appaloosa Stud

Breeds: Appaloosa Horses – Schweizer-Reneke, North West Province

24th December 2016

Mooikloof Friesian Stud

Breeds: Friesian Horses – Garsfontein, Pretoria

24th December 2016

LEGACY’S LUXURY STALLION PORTFOLIO

LEGACY’S LUXURY IS A MODERN SPORT HORSE STALLION WITH A 100% PREMIUM GERMAN IMPORTED PEDIGREE. HE

24th December 2016

Legacy Stud – Breeding “Horses that live their name”

Breeds: Warmbloods and Sport Horses – Wellington, Western Cape

24th December 2016

DRAKENSTEIN SIRES 2016/2017

Drakenstein Stud Farm presents the Drakenstein Sires for the 2016 / 2017 breeding season featuring

24th December 2016

THE DRAKENSTEIN STUD FARM

Drakenstein Stud Farm presents the Drakenstein Sires for the 2016 / 2017 breeding season featuring Futura (Dynasty) and Legislate (Dynasty).

24th December 2016

Far Hills Pintado Stud

Breeds: Warmblood and Boerperd cross mares to Lusitano, Friesian and Warmbloods – Grahams Town, Eastern Cape

24th December 2016

Arkab Arab Stud

Breeds: Top Endurance Arabs & Part Arabs – Belfast, Mpumalanga

24th December 2016

Outlaw Farm

Breeds: Gypsy Horses – Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal

24th December 2016

Mafura Percheron Stud

Breeds: Mafura Percheron

24th December 2016

Mountain View Stables – American Saddlebred breeding and training operation

American Saddlebred breeding and training operation. Sunland – Eastern Cape, South Africa

24th December 2016

Mountain View Stables

American Saddlebred breeding and training operation. Sunland – Eastern Cape, South Africa

24th December 2016

Barroco

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24th December 2016

Penwarn Lodge & Waterford Stud – Underberg

Breeds: Shires, Clydesdales, Percherons, Warm Bloods, Paint Horses, American Quarter Horses, Arabians, Waterford Duns, Foals, Spanish Donkeys

24th December 2016

Penwarn Lodge & Waterford Stud – Underberg – Percherons

Waterford stud farm is one of South Africa’s largest heavy horse stud farms, breeding Percherons,

24th December 2016

Outeniqua Moon Percheron Stud is perfect for kids

Outeniqua Moon Percheron Stud is perfect for kids: my 5-year-old grandson was in heaven. Feeding the

24th December 2016

Outeniqua Moon Percheron Stud

Breeds: Heavy Draft Percheron Horses

24th December 2016

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.  

24th December 2016

2013 Nissan Winter Classic

A brief glance at the 5 day Nissan Winter Classic held at the Durban Shongweni Club

24th December 2016

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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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    Art

    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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