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Equestrians jump like their horses | HorseFriends

Can they jump? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horse friends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5qDXnEX8b4

30th April 2018

a week in my life and show prep raws and lots of puppy

28th April 2018

Equestrian Q&A: Pony camp riders | HorseFriends

All of the pony camp riders came together to do a Q&A. Social Media: instagram: horsefriendsyt twitter: horsefriends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLym5wcpQSk

23rd April 2018

Opening a gate from horseback

Before you can open a gate without dismounting, there are a series of manoeuvres that your horse needs to learn. These include how to stop and stand still while you shift your weight in the saddle; how to move sideways; and how to back up. You will also have to

19th April 2018

Attempting Barrel racing | HorseFriends

What happens when non barrel racers attempt Barrel Racing? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: Horsefriends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSxVLFNSrMI

16th April 2018

Pony camp: Vlog #3 | HorseFriends

What happened at the pony camp? Come find out. Social media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91rKIpgwgQQ

9th April 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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    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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