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Instagram hmieshca

Yes another graded show at Penbritte Equestrian Centre.

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HQ: Swimming lessons

Q: Should you only use a water treadmill for injured horses? Does a vet need to refer your horse? A: Any horse can benefit

Applications of skin therapy

There are a number of different ways of delivering active therapeutic ingredients to the skin of the horse. The application system used generally depends

Active ingredients of skin treatments

Decoding the language of skin therapies: Antibacterial – This therapy contains an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections such as infected wounds. Antifungal – This

Eight simple ways to develope your horse’s topline

Equestrians are always talking about the horse’s topline, but what is it, and how is it achieved? The topline is made up of muscle

AskHQ: Heaves

Q: What are heaves? A: An equine respiratory allergy such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) commonly known as heaves, is a possibility during seasonal

Inns Whiskey Bar, Chengdu – Sichuan, China

Unlike so many bar designers, Wooton Designers did not take the typical manly whiskey bar ethos and twist it a little when they designed

AskHQ: Aloe aloe!

Q: Is aloe juice good for horses? A: Aloe has been used by horse owners in many countries for a long time, to improve

AskHQ: Box rest boredom

Q: My horse has to be stabled pretty consistently for the next few weeks and I wanted to know how I can make it

AskHQ: Tripping trouble

Q: My young Thoroughbred came off the track at the end of last year. He often trips during schooling and I’m just wondering what

The WELL, A Private Members Health And Wellness Club – Flatiron, New York

It is clearly the coming-of-age season for co-working spaces, private business clubs and specialized health clubs. We are seeing grown-up options in all three

AskHQ: Wolf teeth worries

Q: Why do horses have wolf teeth is they cause so many issues? Asked by Matt K A: Millions of years ago, wolf teeth

AskHQ: HQHack1000

Q: Why should I do #HQHack1000? Asked by an imaginary friend for the purposes of advocating hacking… A: #HQHack1000 is a country-wide equestrian challenge.

EMMETT Technique courses in SA in October

The EMMETT Technique was developed in North Queensland by Ross Emmett and is practiced internationally across 40 countries. In October, Helen Walker an EMMETT

Barn cats: the purrfect predator

By Sarah Wanless As every horse rider and barn owner knows, rodents and pests are part and parcel of the equestrian industry. We all

Myth busting: Hoof strength

Many people still believe that white feet are softer and of poorer quality than black feet. However, scientific studies have proved that this is

PUBLIC Hall, Co-working Space, Westminster, London, UK

Coworking spaces have grown up. Gone are the stereotypical – and therefore utterly boring – beanbag, pool table and cereal bar infested startup hubs

Defining success

A key element of your training with your horse has to be defining what success will look like for you. It doesn’t matter how

Bucephalus – famous horses from history

By Sarah Wanless Certain horses throughout history have generated excitement in the entire population. Put simply, they are ‘famous’. These horses may have created

AskHQ: A fractured pelvis

Q: My friend’s horse has been diagnosed with a fractured pelvis, yet the horse is not having surgery. Is this normal?  A: Pelvic fractures

AskHQ: Overreach boots

Q: Does my horse need overreach boots?  A: Overreach boots, also known as bell boots, are worn over the pastern and the hoof and

AskHQ: Older horses

Q: My older horse still seems to love work, but I’m concerned as his stiffness is definitely increasing. I’ve had my vet to look

‘n Spesiale Boerperd toekenning….2019

‘n Spesiale Boerperd Presidents toekening aan oom Danie Zietsman,… ‘n ware Boerperd Ambassadeur!

The SA Derby rider profiles: Chatan Hendriks

By Caroline Malan What makes Derby so amazing for you? Derby is on every rider’s bucket list. It’s a show I have competed in

AskHQ: Clicking fetlocks

Q: My horse’s fetlocks click when I pick up his feet. What could it be?  A: Clicking joints and fetlocks are fairly common in

Horse Riding in the Waterberg

Exploring the wonderful ranch where Horizon is based and the neighbouring reserves, makes for some superb riding, with big open plains filled with game

The SA Derby rider profiles: Nicola Sime-Riley

By Caroline Malan Photo credit: Denford Studios What makes Derby so amazing for you? It’s the biggest show of the year and has the

Anatomy 101: The equine eye – from the outside in

The bone cavity in the skull that contains the eye is called the orbit. The orbit is actually formed by several bones and also

T. Taller De Cocina, Culinary Workshop – Seville Spain

Sharing a meal and preparing food together are tactile and intimate acts. In the most humble of shelters as in the most luxurious of

Ant Collection

The Ant’s Collection is made up of two family run lodges offering a unique and memorable bushveld riding holiday – with unique flexibility, excellent

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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