Xplosion is with us for a few months of training, and we are documenting his progress. We have already uploaded a video of Xplosions first saddling, and this is the first video of Jamie dealing with his issues with the bridle. Keep an eye out for the first ride video, […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jggUKQwuu-M Peg and Mega gets a lesson and 3 people riding them. Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt
Show Jumping Gridwork RAWS mistakes and improvements Pixie Feb 2019
Lounet and Kristen Saddle Up Mega Legs and Golden Peg for the first time since they moved to their new yard. Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt
This American cavalry saddle has been in use for 159 years. It was employed in the American Civil war and the Second Anglo-Boer War, and is still used for stock horses, says Dr Mac. https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/animals/horses/fitting-a-mcclellan-saddle/...
The Snaffle This is the largest of the bitting groups, and perhaps the most important. There are numerous divisions within the group, and more and more variants are developed all the time. The snaffle, generally speaking, provides a lifting action. It lifts upwards against the corners of the lips. In […]
Valentine’s Day – as we’re sure you need no convincing – is not all about candlelit dinners (thank you Eskom) and red roses. Valentine’s Day is in fact a celebration of all things love – and what could we possibly love more than our equine companions? So, get yourself off […]
We will be keeping an online video diary of Alpha Waps Xplosion's progress. He is being produced for jumping, and we very often have people misunderstand the fact that we build foundations for ANY discipline. Natural Horsemanship is not a discipline, it is a philosophy that applies to all disciplines. Follow this spotty giants progress as he learns the basics, and then we start adding some specialization. In the first video diary we deal with his tacking up the issue. This is a two-part process as his bridling is a far bigger issue.
Conformation The ideal carriage horse should be up in front and have a good length of rein. He should have strong hindquarters, and a powerful second thigh. He should move with his hocks well underneath him. Temperament He should be people-orientated, and not be suspicious when led in hand or […]
More construction and Mega and Peg enjoying themselves around the farm.
Train Your Horse With Empathy By Karin Blignault Publisher: J A Allen, UK Pages: 187 Although published in the UK, Successful Schooling – Train your horse with empathy was written by a South African, Karin Blignault, who was born and raised in Cape Town, where she still lives. It was […]
Asked by Ansi van der Merwe Mares can continue to produce foals well into their late teens and even into their early to mid-twenties. However, breeders should be aware that the fertility of mares decreases each year from around fifteen years of age. An older mare who has had a […]
Too often, we see office, residential, hospitality and retail design where the designer seems to have been unable to stop. Perhaps it is our minimalist sensibilities, but much of the time, we get the feeling that half of what’s there is superfluous, not necessary, not adding anything. And all that excess takes attention away from […] The post Monoarchi office renovation, Shanghai, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/monoarchi-office-renovation-shanghai-china/...
In 1992, Alexandre Guarneri and Steph Cop established men’s brand Homecore. It was France’s first streetwear/hip hop brand. The brand has evolved from its hip hop beginnings to a brand that Guarneri describes as having pieces that represent the “mathematics of clothing” – with fit, quality, price, presentation, timely delivery and solid basics with interesting […] The post Homecore Pop-Up Boutique, Champs Élysées, Paris appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/homecore-pop-boutique-champs-elysees-paris/...
Saddles are generally designed to fit the average horse. However, we all know (and perhaps own) a horse who has less than average conformation. When… The post Saddle fitting for tricky backs appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/saddle-fitting-for-tricky-backs/...
[Q] What is the going rate for a working rider? Asked anonymously [A] This is a difficult one to pinpoint, because work riders can differ… The post AskHQ: Work riding appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-work-riding/...
Meet the other animals you didn't get to fully meet last week. What do you think about the new intro?
[Q] My horse has a terrible fear of cows, and we often come across them when we hack out. He freezes, trembles and then spins… The post AskHQ: Cow phobia appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-cow-phobia/...
[Q] My horse has recently been diagnosed with kissing spine, but the vets say she can still jump and do dressage if maintained well. Do… The post AskHQ: Kissing spine questions appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-kissing-spine-questions/...
[Q] What is the general rule with taking horses in during thunderstorms? Asked anonymously [A] There’s nothing wrong with leaving your horses out in a… The post AskHQ: Thunderstorm etiquette appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/ask-hq-thunderstorm-etiquette/...

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