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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, but there’s always something uniquely compelling and fascinating about an environment that has a history. Reuse and repurposing took many forms in the case of the office for Helsinki, Finland-based creative […] The post Bob the Robot Office by Studio Joanna Laajisto, Helsinki, Finland appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/bob-robot-office-studio-joanna-laajisto-helsinki-finland/…

13th November 2018

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 the small picturesque city clinging onto its steep rocky platform. This stretch of sun-kissed coast in Italy’s Campania region has understandably enchanted visitors for centuries with its sublime natural beauty enhanced […] The post Amalfi Print – Chris Ngu appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/amalfi-print-chris-ngu/…

12th November 2018

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 boutique of a new Japanese cosmetics brand en  to just that edge: As far as you can go but not too far. What saves the new en store, located in an […] The post First Boutique of Japanese cosmetics Brand EN, Paris, France appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/first-boutique-japanese-cosmetics-brand-en-paris-france/…

8th November 2018

Pixie comes home, progress from last lesson! FAILS included, RAWS.

7th November 2018

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/…

4th November 2018

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 ideas over and over. So, it is an exceptional delight when we see something that actually stops us and impresses in its visual impact and impeccable execution. We suspect that even […]

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2nd November 2018

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.

1st November 2018

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 old masters and oozing drama and covert tragedy have so far covered floral subjects in various stages of becoming undone. Now he has applied his melodramatic touch on portraits. Once again, […]

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1st November 2018

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 of the horses. Concerns highlighted during the event included free and excessive use of stock whips, incorrect and inappropriate saddling and tack, inhumane handling, unsuitable transportation

1st November 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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