Horse info & SA blogs

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

We need to talk: Pony Camp Q&A | Episode 2

The riders talk about everything equine and how they get ready for a show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMgJWyHl5mk

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails (Western Cape) – Ellen & Kyara

The ULTIMATE bucket list tick! A incredible once-in-a-lifetime way to experience our pristine coast….Contact Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, (Western Cape, South Africa)

MRBL Apartment, Yaroslavl, Russia

A professional Russian couple who have a crash pad in Moscow was looking for a main residence in Yaroslavl, Russia, a city located 250

The SA Derby presented by black – look out for the ‘sold out’ sign. Tickets selling fast!

The SA Derby presented by black Look out for the “SOLD OUT” sign: Tickets selling fast on www.thederby.co.za! The 2018 SA Derby presented by

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails – Francis Leoni 15 Aug 18

The ULTIMATE bucket list tick! A incredible once-in-a-lifetime way to experience our pristine coast….Contact Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, (Western Cape, South Africa)

Derby Show Director: Heather Mpofu

1. What will your roles and responsibilities be as show director of the SA Derby? I have to make the schedules, and ensure that

Meconium retention in foals

Once a newborn foal begins expelling yellow faeces, it is a good indication that it is drinking enough colostrum and the meconium has been

Rider profile: Ronnie Lawrence

Interview with Caroline Malan You’re currently ranked number 3 in SA in 2018. Tell us about your year to date and why it’s all

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails Fabian 14 Aug 2018

The ULTIMATE bucket list tick! A incredible once-in-a-lifetime way to experience our pristine coast….Contact Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, (Western Cape, South Africa)

GIANT TACK HAUL!! NEW HORSE + TRY ON AND REVIEW!!

Hey everyone!! I got a new horse!!!! His name is Fort Mufti. He’s super sweet. Totally different from what he was like in the

Rider profile: Liam Stevens

Liam Stevens riding Nissan Wanda. Photography by Jacqueline S Woods Will you be competing in the main Derby 2018? What horse/s will you be

My Riding Story

Want to know who I am and how I got here? Well, now we all find out… Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Rider profile: Mandy Johnston

By Caroline Malan Photos: Jacqui S Woods 1. Why will you not be competing in the main Derby 2018? Lambus is quite a quirky

Rider profile: Jade Hooke

1. You won the derby in 2009 & 2011. Please tell us about both wins. What went so right? What do you most remember?

Showjumping Compilation 2018 !

Showjumping compilation of videos from shows and training. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xx8VaWuZYE

City Loft G, Antwerp, Belgium

A city crash pad for a busy internationally travelling bachelor. It could be tempting for a designer to go overboard with an opportunity such

Cube Law firm office, Antwerp, Belgium

There’s nothing new about dark wood, marble and leather-topped desks in lawyers’ offices, but even the traditional approach does not need to be stuffy.

Rider profile: Dominey Alexander

I think I’m correct in saying that you’ve never won the Derby showjumping title? Considering you’ve basically won every other title there is, why

EQ LIVING August / September 2018

In this year’s Gold List issue, EQLiving readers have voted on their favorites in a wide variety of categories from riders to shows and

Tack haul (no.1)

Yeah so I was supposed to be looking for a new saddle, instead I bought all this. Woops https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKeL12JR_iY

XYZ Lounge, Zeebrastraat, Ghent, Belgium

In Ghent’s storied Zebrastraat complex, Paris-based architect and artist Didier Fiúza Faustino has created an intriguing bar-entrance area that is a surprisingly harmonious mix of slightly

Cushioned overshoes for horses

Veterinarians have long used supportive boots on horses’ legs to promote healing after injury or surgery. Ice boots are fitted to treat inflammation, while

Soap bar sizes

Soap bars weigh approximately 100 grams. Soap sizes may differ slightly from image dimensions. All batches are quality checked and weights of 103g or

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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