Horse info & SA blogs

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

John Anthony Dim Sum – Hong Kong

Cavernous dim sum houses exists in every corner of the world, but in most cases, it is not the design of the premises that

KLOOF 119A: Private Residence, Cape Town – South Africa

Architect Greg Truen, director at the Cape Town-based SAOTA talked with The Cool Hunter about KLOOF 119A, a residence SAOTA designed for a client

GOODBYE to the best riding school

Saying goodbye is never easy. Social Media Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Alice & Fifth Nightclub, Sandton, Johannesburg – South Africa

The latest nightlife hot spot in Johannesburg is Alice & Fifth. It advertises itself as an underground avant-garde venue and the address for luxury

No-sturipps November | Episode 9


Kristen goes stirrup-less on Princess. Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

Monty Roberts – the man who listens to horses

By Charlotte Bastiaanse An extraordinary horseman, Monty Roberts is a common household name among equestrian families. For those who don’t know, Roberts is an

Princess Update | Episode 8

Where has Princess been? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt YouTube: link here

Bob the Robot Office by Studio Joanna Laajisto, Helsinki, Finland

We love it when designers flex their creative muscles in the transformation of spaces from one use to another. New and shiny is great,

Amalfi Print – Chris Ngu

The Amalfi coast print has been delicately captured in this photo by UK photographer Chris Ngu with warm golden pink morning light gently illuminating

First Boutique of Japanese cosmetics Brand EN, Paris, France

How far can you push a retail concept and still keep it real? We think Paris-based Archiee  has pushed their concept for the first

Why arthritis treatments are controversial

There are various treatments available for equine osteoarthritis. However, these are mainly palliative and do not promote healing, says Dr Mac. https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/animals/horses/arthritis-treatments-controversial/…

Private Wine Cellar, Rasų Park, Vilnius, Lithuania

Those of us who see thousands of design and architecture projects each month are not easily impressed as we tend to see the same

Tickets on sale now for 2019 Polocrosse World Cup

April 22-28 Adina Polocrosse World Cup at Morgan Park. Find out about being a horse volunteer.

Ted Pim Portrait Paintings

Ted Pim, the Northern Irish artist whose work we have represented exclusively for some time, is surprising us again. His darkly moody paintings, channelling

Grave concerns at rural horse race

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) monitored a rural horse race in Idutywa in the Eastern Cape and were gravely concerned for the welfare

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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