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AskHQ: Mouldy matters

Q: What could be causing the mould that I’ve found in my tack box? Asked by Jay L.  A: It’s easy for mould to

AskHQ: Sizing foals

Q: How can I tell how big my foal will be when he is an adult? Asked by Tamryn Moolman A: In essence you

Working Equitation Training Show, Sunday 8 December 2019

Working Equitation Training Show, Sunday 8 December 2019

Unfortunately the show at Ole Stables has been rained out.They have had around 100ml rain since Tuesday.The show is being rescheduled, pop around soon
Equivest Show and More – Riding on Water ridingonwater.com - Photo by CanterPix

Working Equitation Training Show – Sunday 10 November 2019

Date: Sunday 10 November 2019 Venue: EquiVest – 133 Scorpion Road, off Eaton Road, Henley-on-Klip, Midvaal, Gauteng Classes: Levels 1, 2 & 3 (including in-hand)(Participants

Working Equitation in South Africa – A Sport for All!

This exciting sport was created to test the equestrian skills of both horse and rider in a working environment for farming and cattle herding.
basuto pony

The Basuto Pony

In 1653, the first horses arrived in the Cape area of South Africa through the Dutch East India Trading Company. Although the breed of

Baoyan Park Children’s Entertainment Park – Beijing, China

Baoyan Park is a Chinese entertainment and amusement park brand that operates several multi-function facilities that include movie theatres, restaurants, indoor water parks and

OZZIE RIDER WINS THE WORLD’S WILDEST HORSE RACE, SET ON THE TRANSKEI COAST!

The world’s grittiest horse race, Race the Wild Coast (RTWC), was won on Friday, 25 October 2019 when Australian rider Emma Manthorpe crossed the

AskHQ: Tripping up

Q: How can I teach my horse to be more careful with his feet? He just doesn’t seem to pick them up properly.  A:

AskHQ: On a tilt

Q: I have a tendency to tilt forwards and arch my back when I ride. How can I learn to sit up straighter, with

AskHQ: Lower leg swing

Q: What does swing in the rider’s lower leg come from?  A: Swing in the lower leg comes from a knee that grips, so

AskHQ: Linseed oil

[Q] Why is linseed oil the new thing to feed?  [A] Oils have been available on the equine market for years now, yet there

There they go

Hey guys so a week ago remesis decided to chase Bally & Don😂 so just had to post this vid of them i couldnt

AskHQ: Cleaning brushes

[Q] How do I clean my grooming brushes? [A] Cleaning grooming brushes is vital, not only for your horse’s health but also for keeping

AskHQ: What is MSM?

Q: What is MSM? A: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an effective anti-inflammatory ingredient that has far-reaching effects on the ability of muscle tissue to rebound

AskHQ: Splints

Q: What causes splints in horses? A: Splints are inflammation or injury of the splint bones in the lower leg and/or the adjacent bones

Spring Fair show 2019 (2 Shows in one week?) Show one.

Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account: hmieshca

AskHQ: Colour vision

Q: What colours can horses see? A: Horses are not colour blind but they can’t see the same colours as we do. Horses have

AskHQ: Double trouble

Q: How often do horses have twins? A: Twins are conceived as a result of the stallion’s sperm fertilising two eggs released when a

Matteo’s Restaurant at Annabel’s – Mayfair, London, UK

The British eccentric interior design is a bit excessive for those of us with minimalist leanings, but if anyone can handle it, it would

The Villa Print Series – Massimo Colonna

In this ‘Villa Series’ commissioned exclusively for The Cool Hunter, digital artist Massimo Colonna draws inspiration from the architectural styles of the Italian peninsular

AskHQ: Falling safely

Q: What is the best way to fall off safely? A: When we ride, we of course aim to stay on the horse at

Riding Dancer

Hey guys so here is another video of me recently riding an amazing mare named Dancer! Thank you SO MUCH my equine addiction for

Showjumping show||Katie Equestrian

First 1.15m! Sorry for being inactive, forgot my accounts email lol… so this is from a while ago… but please subscribe, planning on being

Billy showjumping

Hey guys!!! So i have been able to get some horsey clips👌💚 and i will upload more soon Billy was amazing today he came

AskHQ: Rising trot

Q: How does the rising trot affect the horse’s back? Answered by Hayley Kruger A: The rising trot can be a lot more forgiving

Interview with Derby winner Rainer Korber

Interview: Caroline Malan Photography: Jacqui S Photography Tell us about your horses I’ve been riding for Linda Ellerine from Back on Track and Rogan

Piazza Dell Ufficio School Administrative Office – Melbourne, Australia

Close your eyes and think of what a school admin office from the 70s/80s might look like – if you can remember that far

AskHQ: Sleepy time

Q: How can I create optimal conditions for my horse to sleep? How do I know if he is sleeping enough? Asked by Sarah

Aqua Health Clinic – Beijing, China

Aqua Health Clinic is located in Beijing’s fashionable Sanlitun area known for its fashionable restaurants, nightlife and shopping that includes international brand-name stores such

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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