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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 house overlooks the Bot River Lagoon and the Overberg mountains. The site is 1,610 square-metres (0.4 acres) in size with the house occupying 423 square metres

31st July 2018

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 a solid SA Derby performance come September 2018. You’re currently ranked number 4 in SA in 2018. Tell us about your year to date and why

30th July 2018

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 such a fantastic year? Camaro is one of the greatest horses I’ve ever had the privilege to have as a partner. He is a true gentleman

26th July 2018

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 Stables and Havenspride Stud, Penndragon Equestrian Centre, Stone Ridge Stables  and Notwane Equestrian Centre. All the arenas were raked and watered and were in excellent condition

24th July 2018

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

24th July 2018

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 was at that time a world renowned course designer. The Derby first took place at the Inanda show grounds in Sandton, and remained there until the

23rd July 2018

Ravel 322 Playing with Changes

23rd July 2018

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 is always a delight when a concept that is characterised by that elusive mix of old-school opulence and trendy modern touches actually works. Such is the

21st July 2018

Ravel 322 Training Poland Kirsten Wing

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

18th July 2018

Ravel 322 PSG Summerhouse Kirsten Wing

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

18th July 2018

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 drawn to the New York and Moscow-based artist, designer and architect’s ever-changing colour preferences and bold choices. Individual pieces of furniture, architectural environments, and most recently,

18th July 2018

sa champs and some cheetahs!!

17th July 2018

Basic Librity

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

16th July 2018

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 fascinating to watch as a Border collie working sheep. The American Quarter Horse Association describes cutting as a “battle of wills between a horse and a

14th July 2018

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 Tartuferia San Paolo in Brazil. The 60-seat, 200-square meter (2,152 sq.ft) temporary restaurant has all of the characteristics of considered, minimalist design, yet it also has

9th July 2018

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/

6th July 2018

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 join us and help empow & recruit children of any race, without the financial ability nor the opportunity to become Horse Riding Champions. Fundraiser Invitation Pamphlet

6th July 2018

Langsig Hoogmoed

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

4th July 2018

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

2nd July 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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