Horse info & SA blogs

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

EQ LIVING June/July 2018

The June/July issue includes new trends in equestrian weddings, an inside look at show jumper Alison Robitaille’s home, and the Gochmans.

31st May 2018

The Callaho Stud auction day

The horses receive a diverse education, making for a well-rounded athlete In the last article we gave you some insight into our preparatory work between auctions. Here, we provide more detail regarding exactly what is entailed. The auction is a team commitment. There are no specific individuals who stand out.

29th May 2018

Follow my horse riding journey 😌❤️🐴

27th May 2018

How stride length influences your horse’s jump

A stride is measured from the place where one leg hits the ground to where it hits the ground again at any pace. When a horse jumps a single pole, it theoretically takes off half a stride before the jump and lands half a stride after the jump. Jumping courses

27th May 2018

Groundwork | Episode 4

Getting the basics done first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsPZGmOEXMs

25th May 2018

Updates, Mia and a snake bite, torn bicep and such…

24th May 2018

Getting on is not easy | Episode 3

Falling off is not easy. I had to re-upload because of music issues. Sorry. But here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaWRadU-f3M

21st May 2018

Controlling worms in horses

In the issue of 17 January 2016, this column described the types of internal parasites seen in horses, and the most effective treatment methods. Amongst these was a regular worm egg count. READ Are worms troubling your horse? Since then, this method has proved to be even more effective than

12th May 2018

Her story | Episode 2

Here's her story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kadVaeHz3N0

11th May 2018

Pippa comes first with someone else !

9th May 2018

Wintec Sponsored Ambassador Search video.

I believe Bold and I would be good sponsors because I believe in hard work and dedication to achieve my goals, I throw my heart over a jump before we jump it, I give my all in my sport but my horse's health, comfort and general well-being will always come

7th May 2018

Meeting Princess | Episode 1

The first episode in this series. Follow her journey. New episodes every Friday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Oxxc0pVIY

4th May 2018

Bloem 2018

Highlights of The World's Open Air Saddlebred Championship Show held in Bloemfontein 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oiksDTzPjw

1st May 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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