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…
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
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 […]
The post Penthouse Loft Renovation in Greenwich Village, New York appeared first on The Cool Hunter.
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 […]
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 […]
The post Historic Residence Renovation, Pacific Heights, San Francisco appeared first on The Cool Hunter.
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.