Horse info & SA blogs

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

~A NEW ERA~

Hey everyone I didn't know what to call this video but here it is featuring some clips of my last few years in South Africa before I moved to England to pursue my goals in the international showjumping circuit. Hope you enjoy

17th May 2019

AskHQ: Tilting forwards

Q: I have a tendency to tilt forwards and arch my back when I ride.

16th May 2019

Stretching videos by Ice Man and the SA Lipizzaners

Here is the introduction to the series of videos we will be running over the next few weeks on stretching for the horse. Thank you… The post Stretching videos by Ice Man and the SA Lipizzaners appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/stretching-videos-by-ice-man-and-the-sa-lipizzaners/…

15th May 2019

AskHQ: Bucking bronco

Q: My horse has recently started to buck and buck. We’ve just checked his saddle and the saddle fitter can’t find anything wrong with the… The post AskHQ: Bucking bronco appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-bucking-bronco/…

14th May 2019

AskHQ: Wiry-haired friesian

Q: My Friesian has the most wiry mane and tail. Is there anything that I can do to improve the texture of his hair? A:… The post AskHQ: Wiry-haired friesian appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-wiry-haired-friesian/…

13th May 2019

AskHQ: Importing goods

Q: How long does it take to clear imported products through customs? We want to buy some tack online and have it brought to South… The post AskHQ: Importing goods appeared first on HQ Magazine.

10th May 2019

AskHQ: Fly masks

Q: Is there a difference to the horse between seeing through a black mesh fly mask and a white mesh fly mask? Asked by Adriaan… The post AskHQ: Fly masks appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-fly-masks/…

9th May 2019

AskHQ: What is the best stirrup iron for jumping?

Asked by Tracy Lee A: Showjumpers often favour a stirrup iron with a wide base and strong tread. Wide-based stirrups are more secure and are… The post AskHQ: What is the best stirrup iron for jumping? appeared first on HQ Magazine.

8th May 2019

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

By Sarah Wilkinson Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a disease affecting the respiratory system of a horse. It occurs worldwide but is particularly common in… The post Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease appeared first on HQ Magazine.

7th May 2019

Reonet World Cup Qualifier

Gripping showjumping guaranteed Text: Caroline Malan Photography: Denford Studios The Reonet World Cup Qualifier will get underway at Kyalami Equestrian Park on Thursday 9 May… The post Reonet World Cup Qualifier appeared first on HQ Magazine.

7th May 2019

AskHQ: Linseed- the facts

Q: Why is linseed oil the new thing to feed? Asked by Erin Booth A: Oils have been available on the equine market for years… The post AskHQ: Linseed- the facts appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-linseed-the-facts/…

6th May 2019

AskHQ: Slipping and sliding in the saddle

Q: I slide around in my saddle and this doesn’t make me feel particularly safe. Is this the fault of the saddle or do I… The post AskHQ: Slipping and sliding in the saddle appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-slipping-and-sliding-in-the-saddle/…

5th May 2019

Managing high nitrate levels in paddocks

High nitrate levels acidify the soil, leading to an abundance of weeds. Dr Mac explains how to manage this, and prevent it from occurring.

3rd May 2019

  • 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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