Horse info & SA blogs

With a generally interesting international / local section under Lifestyle which may not have anything to do with equestrian at all.

Riding in Limpopo Valley Botswana

This Tuli Horse Riding Safari in Botswana, is a true African trail riding adventure, returning to the joys of travelling in the style of Africa’s original pioneers. This ‘Land of Giants’, well known for its baobab studded plains and large herds of elephant, is situated in some truly wild landscapes

26th February 2018

MY NEW HORSE !!!/ Katie Equestrian

My new horse Minimus AKA Mini 💖 Me trying her out, her arriving and our first lesson together ! 😁Like and subscribe for more videos Iike this one ! Music: Sunset Lover by Petit Biscuit 🌄 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwPHnKvVZrw

25th February 2018

What to do until the vet arrives

If your horse requires emergency treatment, your first action should be to phone your vet. The second should be to ask him or her what you can do to help your horse in the meantime. Most emergencies fall into the following categories: wounds that need stitching or are bleeding severely,

24th February 2018

Almost a year with the baby stallion ❤ progress video!

18th February 2018

Dealing with digital tenosynovitis

A tendon is a band of fibrous tissue that binds muscle to bone. Several bands of fibrous tissue are enclosed in a synovial tendon sheath and the contraction and extension of the tendon within this sheath is facilitated by synovial (lubricating) fluid. There are two types of tendons in a

10th February 2018

Equestrians – We got ourselves a game

For the love of the sport https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgrVIL2fH5I

5th February 2018

Baby sheep, a 4 year old home bred and a cat !

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1st February 2018

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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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