Horse info & SA blogs

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Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails – Another Day, Another Trail

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)

Surprising old friends

Who did we see? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Jumping like a horse

So yesterday i decided to jump like a horse😂❤

How to direct your horse by leg cues

There are many confusing schools of thought regarding the position of leg cues. For me the proof is in the doing. When you don’t

MD Townhouse by Danielle Siggerud in Copenhagen, Denmark

Danielle Siggerud is an Oslo Norway-born architect who has been based in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the past 12 years.   The 32-year-old Siggerud’s style

The First Outride

Lounet and Kristen take Mgealegs and Golden Peg out for their first Outride. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Sonnys ride out

Two Moons Hesa Cool Son of a Gun ( Sonny) has progressed to riding out in a bigger area. We only progress out

Wash day

Washing the horses and some other surprises… Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Satisfying shavings

Getting free shavings for the arena and Polly having some fun! Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Zhongshuge bookstore in Guiyang, China

A new massive, modern library or bookstore seems to be popping up in China every month, especially in the southwestern province of Guizhou and

Grooming your horse

Kristen prepares for her exam. Follow along. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

John Mellencamp’s Soho Studio – New York

As singer, songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner John Mellencamp is well known for his music. He has recorded 24

SA’s cannabis legislation and horses

Remedies derived from cannabis have been used to treat injury in horses since the days of Alexander the Great. But what effect does marijuana

Flight path considerations – ,Chic Flick

Four Natural Herbs To Improve Your Horse’s Health

According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, botulism is “caused by a potent toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.” It

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK

We will choose an exquisitely restored old building over a new one every time. With a restoration approach that does not interfere with the

All about Polly

Just as the title says. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Private residence, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 The elegant AB Residence is situated on a 53,500 square-metre (approx. 13-acre) private island in Angra dos Reis. Angra dos Reis is a municipality

Renovation Update

Lounet and Kristen update us on things going on at the farm and what is going to happen in the future. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter:

Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of equestrian excellence!

Calling all horse lovers from far and wide! Kyalami Equestrian Park will proudly host the country’s premier horse show with world class competition on

5 minutes with Nicole Horwood

Text: Caroline Malan Who did you compete at President’s Cup? I competed Mark White Nissan Capital Hitoshi, Mark White Nissan Capital Don Cumarco and

How to build a horse crush

The routine handling of horses is simplified if you own a crush pen, says Dr Mac.…

Midfeeds’ AHS talk with Dr Ockert Botha

A huge thank you has to go to Simon Burn and the Midfeeds’ team for organising last night’s excellent talk with Dr Ockert Botha

Q&A + Peg is Sick

Lounet and Kristen do another Q&A. And explain why Golden Peg is sick again. Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter:

Restaurant Bouillon Julien – Paris, France

London-based designer John Whelan lived in Paris for a decade which, of course, doesn’t make him a Parisian, but it does give him an



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


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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