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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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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…
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 […]
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…
Nicole Emanuel will take you through a fascinating visual seminar on her career spanning 15 years as a full-time press photographer, and a further ten years as a specialist in horses and animals. She will show examples and captivating stories of her work from humble beginnings on rural newspapers to […]
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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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]

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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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 […]
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.
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.
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/...
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.

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