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

29th October 2018

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 beauty resulted. In SAJ III, the time-tested cooperation between a young family with four kids and an architectural firm that took the time to really read the landscape has resulted in […]

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25th October 2018

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails (Western Cape) – Another Day, Another Trail 24 Oct 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) https://xplorio.com/gansbaai/gansbaai…

24th October 2018

APPALOOSA NATIONAL SHOW SOUTH AFRICA 2018

21st October 2018

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 and dressed in my active wear but smiling gleefully with delight. ‘Why’ you might be wondering? Only because I was taking a visit to my favourite

19th October 2018

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 to Sixth Continent for Spartan; Events Include 5-km “Sprint,” 13-km “Super” and Kid’s Races The rugged trails, tough terrain and scenic views of Kings Kloof, just outside of Johannesburg, will play host to fire, barbed wire and pure grit during South Africa’s first ever Spartan race October 27, 2018. The country’s inaugural Spartan event weekend will feature three of the brand’s signature obstacle race (OCR) distances including the fast and furious “Sprint,” with more than 5-km of terrain and between 20–23 obstacles, a challenging “Super” with more than 13-km of terrain and more than…

18th October 2018

Week in my life, breeding season and health talk

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16th October 2018

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 a sign of affection. What do you guys think? Asked anonymously A: The first thing I’d check is that your noseband is not on too tightly.

16th October 2018

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 in the footsteps of the great David Livingstone; riding through the areas adjacent to the magnificent and iconic Zambezi River. Riding out from the iconic Victoria Falls, you will explore the wildlife rich, stunning scenery, that surrounds the Zambezi and Victoria Falls National Parks. Your journey takes you across a variety of landscapes; catching panoramic views from escarpment tops, gaining insights into rural African life, cantering across endless grassy plains and spotting numerous game such as sable, giraffe, zebra and elephant, along the way.

16th October 2018

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 sure that your stirrups are the right length when you take them back. Ideally, you want the bottom of the stirrup iron to be at your

15th October 2018

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, rhythm, contact, impulsion, straightness and collection. Before teaching the flying change, ask yourself the following: Is the quality of the canter good (always maintaining the three-beat

9th October 2018

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 yet as common as the fairly sterile unisex spas and decidedly feminine women’s spas, there are signs of significant growth in bigger cities, and the competition is heating up.  We have […]

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11th October 2018

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 doesn’t seem to like it. Asked by Bruce Ryden There are two things you need to take into account. Firstly, what makes you conclude that your

10th October 2018

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 your horse’s legs, and give you a rundown on equine protective gear, from head bumpers to hoof boots. Plus, you’ll find a travel guide to a Vermont horse resort and a click-and-shop holiday gift guide for every horseperson on your list.

8th October 2018

Photo by Mean Shadows on Unsplash

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 world. Like many sports, one needs the right clothing, equipment and tuition. In the world of an equestrian though, there is so much more than what meets the eye, but starting out and simply having lessons at a local riding school, horse riding can be quite affordable.

7th October 2018

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 jumping continues to thrive. The 52nd edition of The SA Derby sponsored by Cell C through their new entertainment offering, black proved to be a winner amongst the capacity crowd at … The post Kelly O’Connor wins the SA Derby! appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/kelly-oconnor-wins-the-sa-derby/…

1st October 2018

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 is actually enjoying her time with people. Under saddle ( see video of her under saddle) she is moving forward more freely.

7th October 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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