Horse info & SA blogs

With a generally interesting international / local section under Lifestyle which may not have anything to do with equestrian at all.

RAWS Mia and Pixie, November and December 2018, FIRST RIDE BACK ON MIA and PIXIE TANTRUM kind of

31st Dec 2018

Lipizzaner stallions in South Africa

Lipizzaners, well known for their high-level dressage displays, originated more than four centuries ago. However, the breed continues to amaze, says Dr Mac. https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/animals/horses/lipizzaner-stallions-south-africa/…

29th Dec 2018

Happy horsey Christmas!

Here at HQ we wish you and your equine family a happy and fun-filled festive season. It’s been great to have you with us in… The post Happy horsey Christmas! appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/happy-horsey-christmas/…

26th Dec 2018

The headcollar/halter

An invaluable piece of tack The headcollar/halter is a vital piece of equipment/tack when it comes to horses. It is useful for working with horses… The post The headcollar/halter appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/the-headcollar-halter/…

24th Dec 2018

Box-walking

A common stable vice The unnatural conditions in which the domesticated horse is kept today, can lead to a variety of abnormal behaviour patterns called… The post Box-walking appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/box-walking/…

23rd Dec 2018

Herd dynamics

Who’s the leader? By Jessi Louw Horses are social animals and the herd in which they stand not only influences the way they communicate with… The post Herd dynamics appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/herd-dynamics/…

22nd Dec 2018

She Cried…

Kristen is looking for her forever friend. I think she may have found him. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt Western Cape Equine Trust:
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21st Dec 2018

Nerves of steel

The right approach can give you the competitive edge Text: Mandy Schroder We all work hard at our riding, often with the goal of competing.… The post Nerves of steel appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/nerves-of-steel/…

20th Dec 2018

Capital Stud – looking back on 2018

Photography by: Hilary O’Leary Capital Stud would like to wish you all a happy and safe festive season. Thank you to all our fans for their… The post Capital Stud – looking back on 2018 appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/capital-stud-looking-back-on-2018/…

20th Dec 2018

Whips and spurs

Are they for you? Text: Mandy Schroder Whips and spurs fall into the category of artificial aids; they are simply there to refine the aids… The post Whips and spurs appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/whips-and-spurs/…

19th Dec 2018

Milla Chocolates, Culver City, L.A – California

After operating a pop-up in Downtown Los Angeles’ Art District’s Row DTLA for a while, chocolatier Christine Sull Sarioz opened her first Milla Chocolates store this fall at 9414 Venice Boulevard in Culver City, California. Sarioz’s background in the New York art world at Sotheby’s and The Whitney shows in the visual perfection of the […] The post Milla Chocolates, Culver City, L.A – California appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/milla-chocolates-culver-city-l-california/…

11th Dec 2018

The Simple Life – Karen Cantuq

‘The Simple Life’ by Karen Cantuq from Mexico is a wonderful and mockingly playful composition incongruously placing a posing Astronaut in a monochromatic and featureless field with two sheep sitting impassively in this otherworldly figure’s presence. The complexity of the spaceman’s gear, built to sustain life in the most hostile environment imaginable to humans, set against […] The post The Simple Life – Karen Cantuq appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/thesimplelife/…

10th Dec 2018

Sounding off

The voice aid Of all the ‘auxiliary’ aids the voice is the most commonly used. Many trainers would in fact argue that the voice is… The post Sounding off appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/sounding-off/…

10th Dec 2018

Fit the bit

Is your horse happy or hurting? Text: Charlotte Bastiaanse The truth is that bit and bridle combinations can cause a horse discomfort – particularly when… The post Fit the bit appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/fit-the-bit/…

11th Dec 2018

The Clydesdale in South Africa

Heartbreakingly, the historic Clydesdale horse breed is under threat of extinction. The Clydesdale originated from Scotland and was first used as an agriculture horse. Today,… The post The Clydesdale in South Africa appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/clydesdale-south-africa/…

11th Dec 2018

The Exmoor Pony

Ancient roots Text: Brigitte Billings Native to the British Isles, the Exmoor Pony has ancient roots in the area – fossil remains of ponies have… The post The Exmoor Pony appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/the-exmoor-pony/…

12th Dec 2018

Beefbar – Paris

For those of us more comfortable in minimalist settings, a richly ornate interior can quickly seem like a blur. Just too much of everything. Yet, we also love restorations, sensitive and intelligent repurposing of spaces and buildings that have their own intriguing histories and possess that elusive patina that is impossible to fake or create […] The post Beefbar – Paris appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/beefbar-paris/…

13th Dec 2018

Wing Pen Drawings by Alessandro Paglia

Milanese artist is known for his photorealistic pen-and-ink drawings of pop-culture icons and familiar objects. His latest creations, however, are breathtaking large-format (151cm x 101cm) images of bird wings, one white and one black. Together, the large image format, the granular paper and the stunning pen-work produce an effect of incredible power and strength. The […] The post Wing Pen Drawings by Alessandro Paglia appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/wing-pen-drawings-alessandro-paglia/…

12th Dec 2018

My first Vlog !!? + Storytime

Heyy guys follow me on Instagram @megzz equine Plss Subscribe and leave a comment about telling me what I can do to improve my channel 😊

12th Dec 2018

Straightness Training

By Zaneta Georgiades In the Straightness Training (ST) programme, one of our favourite mottos is ‘ST is for the horse, the horse is not for… The post Straightness Training appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/straightness-training-2/…

13th Dec 2018

The Rocky Mountain Horse

Text by Deborah Ann Buchan The Rocky Mountain Horse breed originated in the late 1800s in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky… The post The Rocky Mountain Horse appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/the-rocky-mountain-horse/…

14th Dec 2018

New Yard

Some clips of the new yard some of the riders moved to. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

14th Dec 2018

Horses 4 Hope event

HQ team up with Simon Marrier d’Unienville and Horses 4 Hope to bring you an exclusive event Simon Marrier d’Unienville, the founder of Horses 4… The post Horses 4 Hope event appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/horses-4-hope-event/…

18th Dec 2018

3 people, 1 horse | Ep 10

More people ride her. Progress! Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

18th Dec 2018

Know your nosebands

A guideline to finding the best fit Text: Charlotte Bastiaanse Photography: Tack ‘n Togs, Kreuz Galopp The noseband is a conventional piece of tack that… The post Know your nosebands appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/know-your-nosebands/…

18th Dec 2018

The Rise of The Designer Bakery

Is there anything more basic, homey and familiar than a loaf of great bread? Yet it has become a luxury. More and more of us are sick of (literally and figuratively) the white, never-to-stale sliced bread in its never-to-biodegrade plastic bag. We crave for fresh artisanal breads, natural ingredients, heritage grains, organic everything. Those who […] The post The Rise of The Designer Bakery appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/the-rise-of-the-designer-bakery/…

6th Dec 2018

Let there be light

Using light to optimise health and breeding cycles Text: By Charlotte Bastiaanse Ever wondered why foals are born during the summer? Horses are seasonal breeding… The post Let there be light appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/let-there-be-light/…

9th Dec 2018

Burning up?

Skin and coat care for your horse in summer Text by Mandy Schroder We all love to have sleek, shiny and healthy-looking horses. However, South… The post Burning up? appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/burning-up/…

8th Dec 2018

How did the Quarter Horse get his name?

The American Quarter Horse is an American breed of horse who excels at sprinting short distances. His name came from his ability to out-run other… The post How did the Quarter Horse get his name? appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/how-did-the-quarter-horse-get-his-name/…

7th Dec 2018

John Anthony Dim Sum – Hong Kong

Cavernous dim sum houses exists in every corner of the world, but in most cases, it is not the design of the premises that attracts the diners. And of course, even in the case of the recently opened John Antony dim sum in Hong Kong, while the décor is interesting, the food is still what […] The post John Anthony Dim Sum – Hong Kong appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/john-anthony-dim-sum-hong-kong/…

26th Nov 2018

  • 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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