Horse info & SA blogs

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

Benguela Cove Residence, Overberg, South Africa

This sublime residence is located above the luxurious Benguela Cove Wine Estate in the Overberg region of the Western Cape in South Africa. The

Rider profile: Barry Taylor

By Caroline Malan Team Nissan Team Captain and Show Jumper Barry Taylor is pleased with his year to date as all bodes well for

Rider profile: Marlene Sinclair

Marlene Sinclair on Camaro. Photo credit: TB images By Caroline Malan You’re currently ranked number 2 on Camaro – tell us why you’re having

A report on Andrea Harrison’s dressage clinic in Botswana

By Sarah Ward A Dressage Clinic was held on 20th/21st/22nd/23rd July, 2018, at four different venues in Gaborone. The venues chosen were Herbie’s Haven

The South African Boerperd

A look at this exceptional breed and what they are used for. The horse South Africa made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwibPaOlWfc

2018 SA Derby Course Designer: Ryan Sander

Warning – ALWAYS wear a helmet when mounted By Ryan Sander The SA Derby course was originally designed by Pam Carruthers in 1965. She

ORO Tiramisu, Shanghai, China

Arches and rounded corners, shiny brass, pink velvet upholstery, black marble – these are ingredients we have seen in numerous projects before. But it

Ravel 322 Training Poland Kirsten Wing

Ravel training Ochaby Poland CDI*** July 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62QMmYC28xQ

Ravel 322 PSG Summerhouse Kirsten Wing

11/05/2018 Summerhouse FEI PSGSQ 68.03% https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nabd0xQ73zU

Mia Yoga, Moscow, by Harry Nuriev of Crosby Studios

Is Mia Yoga in Moscow the beginning of a new minty-green period for Harry Nuriev, the reigning monarch of Instagrammable design?  Indeed, we are all

Basic Librity

Megan teaches us some basic liberty skills. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefrends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSXA4ogAImc

Why cutting horses are useful

Arabians and American Quarter Horses have the agility and skill to be used for cutting cattle out of a herd. The practice is as

Tartuferia San Paolo, Sao Paolo, Brazil

By combining truffles, minimalistic restaurant design and nature, architects Mariana Garcia Oliveira and Filipi Oliveira created a beautiful pop-up restaurant at CARACOR 2018 for

JULY/AUGUST CLUB NEWS

Please click on the link below to read the latest Club News! July Aug 18 Newsletter http://www.4waysriding.co.za/2018/07/july-august-club-news/

Barnyard Fundraiser 27th October 2018

Buy a ticket or 10 and help Fourways Riding Centre raise funds for the  “Living a Dream” Fundraiser.  This is your VIP invite to

Langsig Hoogmoed

SA Boerperd Stallion – Langsig Hoogmoed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaWerpzIRhg

Photoshoot in the Rain

Something went wrong! Video camera operator: My sister! Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_1yAqlw-fI

Art

Art

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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