Q: What is the etiquette when several of you are schooling flatwork in the arena at once? A: When riding at the same time as others in the arena, you need to make sure you are aware of other riders and what they are doing to avoid crashes or other incidents. This is made easier… 

Deciduous teeth that are not shed can be problematic in young horses in training, warns Dr Mac
Not everyone has access to a horse trailer to prepare their horses for travel, but even if they did I would still recommend breaking the process down for first-time loaders, or horses that have developed an issue with the trailer. I suggest having some basic communication in place before the process even starts. A horse should be able to back up from Rhythmic pressure, yield their hindquarters from Rhythmic pressure and be comfortable with a send on a circle ( not the same thing as lungeing).

Q: Is it worth buying an older horse? Answered by Farryn Day A: Over the years, I have heard many people discounting the value of an older horse for themselves or their children. Older horses are labelled as ‘difficult keepers’, ‘lazy’, or ‘over-the-hill’ and the question is often asked “Isn’t it better for my son/daughter… Read More »AskHQ: The older horse

Q: Can a badly fitting saddle cause behavioural problems in my horse? Answered by Farryn Day A: Absolutely! Along with correct trimming of the feet and regular dental work, the fit of the saddle is one of the biggest contributing factors to a horse’s overall behaviour and soundness. The following is a list of behaviours… Read More »AskHQ: Saddle fit

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A prolific home-swapper, art lover, entrepreneur and hotelier, Kevin Wendle is known to engage high-profile designers and architects in his extensive home renovations. In one of his latest projects, Wendle used his current go-to architect San Francisco-born, Manhattan-based Giancarlo Valle to completely reimagine a penthouse loft on East10th Street in Greenwich Village, New York. For two […]

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An eclectic fusion of styles, cuisines, cultural influences, traditions and urban settings was the inspiration and starting point for the dark and masculine design for Ando restaurant in Hong Kong by Singapore-based design firm Brewin Design Office. The Brewin design office team is led by its award-winning founder, Robert Cheng, known for example, for designing some […]

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A family of four had purchased a gorgeous, white Edwardian-style building on a hilly street corner in the historic Pacific Heights area of San Francisco but the house needed a complete upgrade to meet the needs of the family that includes two busy professional adults and two young daughters. The 1925 structure was indeed beautiful […]

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One of the most common misunderstandings about Natural Horsemanship is the assumption that it is always associated with round penning, or "Free Lunging". This is because of the widespread success of certain horsemen. We have to be thankful to these horsemen as they certainly brought the need for a less aggressive way of training to the world.

Q: How should you walk a cross-country course? A: If you are going to jump a cross-country course, walking it beforehand is essential so that you can assess the terrain, going and the obstacles. This allows you to make the best decisions for you and your horse about how to tackle the course.

Q: Why might my horse be rubbing his tail?  A: There are multiple causes of tail rubbing, but the trick is to find out quickly what the cause is in your particular case so you break the itch/rub cycle before it becomes too established. Some causes of tail rubbing include: Sweet itch.

Q: What are mud fever and rain scald? Are they the same thing? Answered by Farryn Day  Both mud fever and rain scald are caused by a bacteria, which is commonly found in the soil and on the skin. The bacteria only becomes a problem if it gains access to softened or damaged skin.

Q: Why do horses rear? A: It is very important that you understand the reason why your horse rears before you can begin to eliminate the behaviour. Before you think about any other potential causes, you must get your horse checked by a vet, as pain is a very common cause of rearing in horses.

One of the many myths of the Equine Industry is that we should have a regular deworming program. This has resulted in parasites that are resistant to all currently available dewormers. Initially, the response was to alternate dewormers with different active ingredients, but even this has proven ineffective at preventing medicine resistant parasites. What is the best way to control parasites then?
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A video of the team event round on Uber G's Mystery- assisting the Gauteng team to win the 2019 SA Youth Team Championships. Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D'Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela) Tiktok: @michaelaequest
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In 2019, there was considerable discussion on social media about vaccination against African horse sickness (AHS). For many years, until about 2015, owners were told to vaccinate between October and December, so immunity would be high in the horse sickness season, which was traditionally between March and May. In March 2015, things changed. Researchers discovered
Q: What is ‘DP imbalance’ and how can I assess it? A: In addition to balancing the left and right halves of the feet, the farrier will also want to evaluate the balance from front-to-back of the foot. This is called the dorsopalmar balance when talking about the front feet, and the dorsoplantar balance when
Discover one of the world’s last true wilderness areas on horseback. Saying a horse safari in Namibia is addictive is an understatement! Those that have felt the rush of galloping across the oldest desert in the world, know the agony of the withdrawal symptoms when it’s been too long since your last “fix”… With one
Discover Damaraland on horseback. Virtually inaccessible, the Damaraland of Namibia is a fascinating and spectacular setting for an unforgettable horse riding safari. Ancient craters and prehistoric remnants dot the absurdly wide and distant horizons and these ancient landscapes are painted with contrastingly delicate and detailed patterns of colour. This is true wilderness; out in the
Q: What is a hackamore? A: Many horsemen the world over opt to use a hackamore, particularly when starting a young horse. This is, importantly, not be confused with a mechanical hackamore. The hackamore provides a way of teaching the young horse to respond to the rider’s hands without risk of dulling a sensitive mouth.
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Winning 1.30m speed class at Vain Glory’s first show in 2020 Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D’Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela) Tiktok: @michaelaequest
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Hotshot having a score of 72% in his dressage test, having a few time penalties in the cross country, and ending 2nd after the showjumping round Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D’Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela) Tiktok: @michaelaequest
This was Vain Glory’s first show back at the beginning of the year. Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D’Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela) Tiktok: @michaelaequest
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