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[Q] What is the best way to get a horse who is very on the forehand onto his hind end? He sometimes snatches the reins… The post AskHQ: Forehand frustration appeared first on HQ Magazine.
Top riders saddle up for this year’s Nissan Winter Classic Photos: TB Images One of the year’s most anticipated showjumping contests – and a FEI… The post Nissan Winter Classic appeared first on HQ Magazine.
Check out this video of Camilla Lamb showing us the first recommended stretch for your horses. Thank you to Ice man and the Lipizzaners for… The post Ice Man stretch video 2 appeared first on HQ Magazine.
The Anthia beetle squirts a highly irritant fluid into the eyes of animals. This substance can cause redness, inflammation and swelling. Dr Mac explains how to manage these insects on your farm.
Shanghai-based studio Shanghai Hip-pop Architectural Decoration Design Co. has recently completed an ethereal eating establishment that offers Omakase-style Japanese food. The restaurant – also called Omakase – is located in Shanghai, at  1-2F, No.22, Lane 320, Tianping Lu, Xuhui District where foodies are already well provided for with cuisine from all corners of the globe. The Oamakase […] The post Omakase Restaurant – Shanghai, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter.
In this image titled ‘The Break’, the North Sea off the Dutch coast surges in the dim light of winter as a solitary wave breaks against a silver sky, itself imperceptibly merging into the steel blue-black abyss below.  The wave rises like the sheathed dorsal fin of some unseen Jurassic creature emphasizing the terrifying power of what […] The post The Break Print appeared first on The Cool Hunter.
I entered a showjumping class and made it through to the jump-off.
Hey everyone!!! I got a new horse! I'm so excited to share my journey with her with you guys!!!
ISES media release The ongoing problem of obesity in equines is not a recent one. However, the increase in the number of obese horses and… The post Is my horse/pony obese and should I be worried about it? appeared first on HQ Magazine.
Short clip from the first show with Lugh, my new lease horse.
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
Q: I have a tendency to tilt forwards and arch my back when I ride.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, what camera settings do you use to photograph horses? So in this video, I share with you the settings I use and why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High nitrate levels acidify the soil, leading to an abundance of weeds. Dr Mac explains how to manage this, and prevent it from occurring.
When someone mentions the fact that they have a nervous horse, the topic of calming supplements often comes up. Aside from the potential health issues some cause, there is good reason we avoid them.
Natural Horse Management Certification This course was designed for horse professionals, but anyone involved in horses in any way will benefit from it. The course covers skills to improve relationship, communication and safety with horses. It also goes in depth into the theory behind why these techniques work. In addition to the practical horsemanship aspect of the course, there is also a natural husbandry module, so that horses in your care don't face health compromises when being kept as naturally as possible. The course can be done exclusively through correspondence ( course materials are sent via courier) and qualifying graduate students may be selected for full time study. For more information email or WhatsApp 0797705536 0723622620
We recently put out a post on instagram noting that we don't lunge horses. We wanted people to tell us why you HAD to lunge a horse. We had some very helpful responses and we put this video together as a response. We have an equivalent to every good thing lungeing can achieve, without any of the negatives. Please note, we are not knocking peoples choice to lunge... just explaining why we don't recommend it.
This video is from a trailer loading we did last week in Gauteng. The little Palamino ( Des) got really anxious and refused to go anywhere near the trailer. Gareth talks about the process of loading Des. Before we even got to the trailer his owner, Desiree, had already put in the basics needed to communicate with him.

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