With a generally interesting international / local section under Lifestyle which may not have anything to do with equestrian at all.
Arthritis literally means ‘inflammation of the joint’. Most horses, especially older horses, will have some degree of arthritis present in their joints. Arthritis is
Q: What is the Vlaamperd? A: The Vlaamperd, which directly translated means ‘Flemish horse’, is actually a breed of horse that originated in South
Caption: Thaddeus was one of the first licensed Hanoverian stallions to be imported. Q: What is the purpose of the SAWHS (South African Warmblood
Q: Is there a way to determine your horse’s breed if you don’t know it? A: Yes, you can approach Onderstepoort Equine Research Centre
Blending The Old with the New has long been our favourite topic. We love projects that respond to the challenge of restoring, re-using, re-organizing
Q: Where is a horse’s blind spot? Asked by Liza de Beer A: Horses have nearly 360-degree vision, with their only blind spots being
Q: When having a dentist tend to your horse’s teeth, is it better if they use power tools or not? I’ve received very mixed
Q: I’ve heard that some herbs can be planted around my horse’s stable to reduce the number of flies – is this true? A:
Q: What are the bars? A: It is easiest to think of the bars as the parts of the hoof that, rather than finishing
Q: What are corns? A: The ‘seat of corn’ is the area of sole between the bar and the heel wall, and a bruise
By Hayley Kruger Boxing already has a degree of risk involved, so as responsible horse owners we should make every effort to make the
[Q] My instructor says that my horse has cow hocks. Should I be concerned? Will this affect his sale-ability in the future? Asked anonymously
Hancock Park in central Los Angeles is a neighbourhood known for its distinctive 1920s residences and its famous inhabitants that include past and present
Dr Marna Smith, an animal scientist specialising in genetics and the owner of The Majestic Knabstrupper Stud, is obsessed with breeding the ‘perfect’ coloured
[Q] My vet has asked for photographs of my horse’s feet, but she has asked me to retake them twice as they aren’t showing
This popular indigenous breed is a
Q: What nutritional issues should I be aware of in my new OTTB? A: Australian nutritionist Dr Nerida Richards, the resident nutritionist at FeedXL.com,
Q: Why do horses like sugary treats? Asked by Savannah Grant A: Horses like sugary treats for the same reason we do – they’re
Q: What is a hoof abscess? And how can I prevent them in my horse? A: An abscess is simply a pocket of infection
Q: What is Ballerina Syndrome? A: Ballerina Syndrome refers to the situation where a ‘normal’ foal changes within a few days of birth to
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
I am a digital painter. I switched from oils to digital when I found that the effects I could achieve far surpassed anything I could do in oils alone. I can, and frequently do mix the effects of oils and water colour on one canvas and can then draw the effect of charcoal on top of both.
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.
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.
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.
The animal kingdom has a pecking order, which is very similar to our military. In the military the ranks in pecking order is General down to Private. The General will make the decisions on where to go and what to do, etc.
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.