Horse info & SA blogs

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

5 minutes with Nicola Sime-Riley

Tell us how your Reonet show went overall? The horses jumped so well and it really was a lovely show. It was the first

5 minutes with Barry Taylor

How did your horses go at Reonet? Which horse impressed you the most? All of my horses jumped superbly. Nissan Coester was clear in

5 minutes with Johnathan Clarke

For the Reonet Summer Cup I entered all of my barefoot horses (which are mostly owned by the Slade family and a couple by

5 minutes with Marlene Sinclair

Text: Caroline Malan Image: TB Images Tell us how your Reonet show went overall? The show was super. My horses jumped beautifully. Which of

Aids vs cues

Text: Hayley Kruger There is no single correct way of training a horse – for years there have been people who follow different schools

5 minutes with Anne-Marie Esslinger

Text: Caroline Malan Photography: Denford Studios Tell us how your Reonet show went? I rode my lovely seven year old, Quadix, in two 1,35m

5 minutes with Mandy Johnston

Text: Caroline Malan Photography: Denford Studios Tell us how your Reonet show went? This show was really a preparation for my horses for the

Buks acctually works!

Buks wanted to do it + an update on Peg! Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

5 minutes with Liam Stevens

Text: Caroline Malan Photography: Denford Studios Tell us how your Reonet show went? My show was great. Assagai Serenata (owned by Ceallagh Semple) jumped

5 minutes with Lorette Knowles-Taylor

Text: Caroline Malan Photography: Denford Studios Tell us how your Reonet show went? It was a very busy weekend of riding. I had five

Private Residence, Valmonte, Palos Verdes Estates, California

It is a tall order to restore a 1928 Spanish style cottage to meet current standards and modern aesthetics but without losing the heritage

FLYING MY HORSE ACROSS THE WORLD!!! ¬South Africa to England¬

Hey Everyone I know that I have not been uploading regularly like I said I would, however that is about to change!!! Mufti has

Feed time

What do they do while eating? Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

ReFuture Clinic, Kiev, Ukraine

We love restraint. Not in a confining or limiting sense, but in the elegance and clarity that are the result of not adding unnecessary

PTSD in horses

By Charlotte Bastiaanse When our horses suffer from conditions like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is very saddening to see them in

Equine hydrotherapy for leg injuries

Spa therapy is now easily available in South Africa to treat injuries in sport horses, says Dr Mac.

AskHQ: How long does it take for a young horse to become balanced?

Asked by Briana McGull This is a very open-ended question that is entirely dependent on the horse’s individuality and upbringing. Some horses are naturally

Impressive Private Residence, Munich – Germany

The stone-clad street-front façade of this opulent residence in Munich appears mausoleum-like, impressive and enigmatic. In contrast, the other side of the house is

AskHQ: I slide around in my saddle and therefore don’t feel safe. Is this the fault of the saddle or do I need to sit deeper?

Without having an experienced saddle fitter seeing you on the horse, it is quite difficult to say for certain what is happening. In all

Farrier day

3 of the four horses got their feet done. Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

Understanding and motivating the slower horse

Ready, set, go! It is not uncommon for riders to describe their horses as ‘lazy’ or ‘disinterested’. They will say that their horses are

Pink Mama, Moscow, Russia

Restaurant Pink Mama is located on Moscow’s Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya street in an area with several government agencies. The décor, by New York-based Harry Nuriev

The Pool Collection Prints – Massimo Colonna

In his latest works, designed exclusively for The Cool Hunter, digital artist Massimo Colonna revisits the classic smooth lines and architectural design elements featured

Ribeirão Preto Residence, São Paulo, Brazil

When you own a significant art collection, want to build a modern residence intimately connected to nature, and are able to engage Perkins+Will to

Chief Clubhouse, TriBeCa, New York City

There is no millennial pink nor other feminine pastels in the TriBECa, New York City clubhouse of female executives’ private network, Chief.  Instead, New

Donkey to work

We tried to work the donkey. It did not really go to plan… Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram:

Joint supplements 101

Text: Charlotte Bastiaanse Some of us more pedantic horse owners have considered putting our horses on a joint supplement with the hopes of prolonging

TOUGHEST HORSE RACE IN THE WORLD CALLS FOR RIDERS!

Now in its third edition, Race the Wild Coast (RTWC) has rapidly become known as the toughest horse race on the planet. The event

Horse Riding compilation

Collections of horse riding Videos of Bold One and Sir Swarovski.

Ease the anxiety

Help him calm down By Charlotte Bastiaanse Just like people, horses come with all types of personalities. Some breeds even tend toward a certain

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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