Horse info & SA blogs

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

Silvermist Show Vlog

We went to a show and this is what happened. Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails (Western Cape) – Another Day

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)

Pool and Cabana, San Juan de Alima, Mexico

In the case of a holiday residence project named SAJ III in Mexico, many things went right, both by plan and serendipitously, and incredible

Dudes and Divas

Equestrian Diva Couture shows us how its done By Sam Foley The trot up (or interview) was this afternoon – I was hot, exhausted

World’s Largest Obstacle Race and Endurance Brand, Spartan, Launches First Race in South Africa

World’s Largest Obstacle Race and Endurance Brand, Spartan, Launches First Race in South Africa
October 27 Johannesburg Races Mark Entrance

Week in my life, breeding season and health talk

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What does face rubbing mean?

Q: My horse likes to rub his face on me after I’ve finished riding. Some say it’s a bad habit and others say it’s

Zambezi Horseback Safari

A horse safari in Victoria Falls, across this beautiful part of Zimbabwe is a unique and breath-taking experience. You have the chance to follow

How do you stop the lower leg swinging?

Asked by Nicky Venter Keeping the lower leg still needs some riding without stirrups! Practise riding with no stirrups in your flatwork and make

What is a good way to teach a horse the flying change?

Asked by Ben du Toit Before you start with teaching the flying changes, it’s important that you teach your horse the basics, namely relaxation,

Chaps & Co., Dubai

Men’s grooming is a growth segment and barbershops have kept popping up daily for several years.  And while stylish men’s full-service spas are not

What is the best bit for a young horse?

What is the best bit to start a young horse off in? Most people have told me a double-jointed eggbutt snaffle, but my youngster

USRider® Equestrian Traveler’s Companion-Fall 2018

USRider® Equestrian Traveler’s Companion-Fall 2018 In this issue, we’ll share expert trailer-loading techniques from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight, tell you how to wrap
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Owning a Horse – The Financial Considerations

All sports can be expensive and horse riding is certainly no exception! Equestrian sports makes the top 10 list of most expensive sports in the

Kelly O’Connor wins the SA Derby!

Caroline Malan: The PR Machine Equestrian excellence was the order of the day at the SA Derby 2018, showing that the sport of show

Melissa’s progress in groundwork skills, end of Sept

For those who saw the early videos of Melissa we thought you may like to see her progress. She has calmed down significantly and

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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