Horse info & SA blogs

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

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

KLOOF 119A: Private Residence, Cape Town – South Africa

Architect Greg Truen, director at the Cape Town-based SAOTA talked with The Cool Hunter about KLOOF 119A, a residence SAOTA designed for a client he knows well: Truen himself and his small family. There was no need to interpret the brief as it was very clear: “To create a house that made the most of […] The post KLOOF 119A: Private Residence, Cape Town – South Africa appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/kloof-119a-private-residence-cape-town-south-africa/…

26th Nov 2018

GOODBYE to the best riding school

Saying goodbye is never easy. Social Media Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

30th Nov 2018

Girafe Restaurant Designed by Joseph Dirand, Paris, France

Continuing their cooperation with Parisian architect Joseph Dirand, restaurateurs Gilles Malafosse and Laurent Geurcoff have opened their Girafe seafood restaurant in Paris. It is located at 1 Place du Trocadero, Palais de Chaillot, with a terrace overlooking the Champs de Mars with views of the Eiffel tower. Girafe is accessed through the Cité de l’Architecture […] The post Girafe Restaurant Designed by Joseph Dirand, Paris, France appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/girafe-restaurant-designed-joseph-dirand-paris-france/…

1st Dec 2018

Treating nosebleeds in horses

Treating nosebleeds in horses

Horses that suffer from pouring nosebleeds after exercise should be examined by a vet, says Dr Mac.

25th Nov 2018

Alice & Fifth Nightclub, Sandton, Johannesburg – South Africa

The latest nightlife hot spot in Johannesburg is Alice & Fifth. It advertises itself as an underground avant-garde venue and the address for luxury dining. It is a darkly masculine night club in a rich, retro style we have seen much of lately with its velvet upholstery, dark wood, brass fittings, heavy drapery and no […]

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30th Nov 2018

No-sturipps November | Episode 9


Kristen goes stirrup-less on Princess. Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

28th Nov 2018

Monty Roberts – the man who listens to horses

By Charlotte Bastiaanse An extraordinary horseman, Monty Roberts is a common household name among equestrian families. For those who don’t know, Roberts is an award-winning horse trainer, best-selling author, and a stunt man. Roberts is also the founder of the equine training technique, Join-Up.  Achievements Throughout his life, Roberts has won numerous awards and three … The post Monty Roberts – the man who listens to horses appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/monty-roberts-the-man-who-listens-to-horses/…

19th Nov 2018

Princess Update | Episode 8

Where has Princess been? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt YouTube: link here

16th Nov 2018

Bob the Robot Office by Studio Joanna Laajisto, Helsinki, Finland

We love it when designers flex their creative muscles in the transformation of spaces from one use to another. New and shiny is great, but there’s always something uniquely compelling and fascinating about an environment that has a history. Reuse and repurposing took many forms in the case of the office for Helsinki, Finland-based creative […] The post Bob the Robot Office by Studio Joanna Laajisto, Helsinki, Finland appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/bob-robot-office-studio-joanna-laajisto-helsinki-finland/…

13th Nov 2018

Amalfi Print – Chris Ngu

The Amalfi coast print has been delicately captured in this photo by UK photographer Chris Ngu with warm golden pink morning light gently illuminating the small picturesque city clinging onto its steep rocky platform. This stretch of sun-kissed coast in Italy’s Campania region has understandably enchanted visitors for centuries with its sublime natural beauty enhanced […] The post Amalfi Print – Chris Ngu appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/amalfi-print-chris-ngu/…

12th Nov 2018

First Boutique of Japanese cosmetics Brand EN, Paris, France

How far can you push a retail concept and still keep it real? We think Paris-based Archiee  has pushed their concept for the first boutique of a new Japanese cosmetics brand en  to just that edge: As far as you can go but not too far. What saves the new en store, located in an […] The post First Boutique of Japanese cosmetics Brand EN, Paris, France appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/first-boutique-japanese-cosmetics-brand-en-paris-france/…

8th Nov 2018

Pixie comes home, progress from last lesson! FAILS included, RAWS.

7th Nov 2018

Why arthritis treatments are controversial

There are various treatments available for equine osteoarthritis. However, these are mainly palliative and do not promote healing, says Dr Mac. https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/animals/horses/arthritis-treatments-controversial/…

4th Nov 2018

Private Wine Cellar, Rasų Park, Vilnius, Lithuania

Those of us who see thousands of design and architecture projects each month are not easily impressed as we tend to see the same ideas over and over. So, it is an exceptional delight when we see something that actually stops us and impresses in its visual impact and impeccable execution. We suspect that even […]

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2nd Nov 2018

Tickets on sale now for 2019 Polocrosse World Cup

April 22-28 Adina Polocrosse World Cup at Morgan Park. Find out about being a horse volunteer.

1st Nov 2018

Ted Pim Portrait Paintings

Ted Pim, the Northern Irish artist whose work we have represented exclusively for some time, is surprising us again. His darkly moody paintings, channelling old masters and oozing drama and covert tragedy have so far covered floral subjects in various stages of becoming undone. Now he has applied his melodramatic touch on portraits. Once again, […]

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1st Nov 2018

Grave concerns at rural horse race

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) monitored a rural horse race in Idutywa in the Eastern Cape and were gravely concerned for the welfare of the horses. Concerns highlighted during the event included free and excessive use of stock whips, incorrect and inappropriate saddling and tack, inhumane handling, unsuitable transportation

1st Nov 2018

Silvermist Show Vlog

We went to a show and this is what happened. Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

29th Oct 2018

Pool and Cabana, San Juan de Alima, Mexico

In the case of a holiday residence project named SAJ III in Mexico, many things went right, both by plan and serendipitously, and incredible beauty resulted. In SAJ III, the time-tested cooperation between a young family with four kids and an architectural firm that took the time to really read the landscape has resulted in […]

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25th Oct 2018

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails (Western Cape) – Another Day, Another Trail 24 Oct 2018

The ULTIMATE bucket list tick! A incredible once-in-a-lifetime way to experience our pristine coast….Contact Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, (Western Cape, South Africa) https://xplorio.com/gansbaai/gansbaai…

24th Oct 2018

APPALOOSA NATIONAL SHOW SOUTH AFRICA 2018

21st Oct 2018

Dudes and Divas

Equestrian Diva Couture shows us how its done By Sam Foley The trot up (or interview) was this afternoon – I was hot, exhausted and dressed in my active wear but smiling gleefully with delight. ‘Why’ you might be wondering? Only because I was taking a visit to my favourite

19th Oct 2018

World’s Largest Obstacle Race and Endurance Brand, Spartan, Launches First Race in South Africa

World’s Largest Obstacle Race and Endurance Brand, Spartan, Launches First Race in South Africa
October 27 Johannesburg Races Mark Entrance to Sixth Continent for Spartan; Events Include 5-km “Sprint,” 13-km “Super” and Kid’s Races The rugged trails, tough terrain and scenic views of Kings Kloof, just outside of Johannesburg, will play host to fire, barbed wire and pure grit during South Africa’s first ever Spartan race October 27, 2018. The country’s inaugural Spartan event weekend will feature three of the brand’s signature obstacle race (OCR) distances including the fast and furious “Sprint,” with more than 5-km of terrain and between 20–23 obstacles, a challenging “Super” with more than 13-km of terrain and more than…

18th Oct 2018

Week in my life, breeding season and health talk

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16th Oct 2018

What does face rubbing mean?

Q: My horse likes to rub his face on me after I’ve finished riding. Some say it’s a bad habit and others say it’s a sign of affection. What do you guys think? Asked anonymously A: The first thing I’d check is that your noseband is not on too tightly.

16th Oct 2018

Zambezi Horseback Safari

A horse safari in Victoria Falls, across this beautiful part of Zimbabwe is a unique and breath-taking experience. You have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the great David Livingstone; riding through the areas adjacent to the magnificent and iconic Zambezi River. Riding out from the iconic Victoria Falls, you will explore the wildlife rich, stunning scenery, that surrounds the Zambezi and Victoria Falls National Parks. Your journey takes you across a variety of landscapes; catching panoramic views from escarpment tops, gaining insights into rural African life, cantering across endless grassy plains and spotting numerous game such as sable, giraffe, zebra and elephant, along the way.

16th Oct 2018

How do you stop the lower leg swinging?

Asked by Nicky Venter Keeping the lower leg still needs some riding without stirrups! Practise riding with no stirrups in your flatwork and make sure that your stirrups are the right length when you take them back. Ideally, you want the bottom of the stirrup iron to be at your

15th Oct 2018

What is a good way to teach a horse the flying change?

Asked by Ben du Toit Before you start with teaching the flying changes, it’s important that you teach your horse the basics, namely relaxation, rhythm, contact, impulsion, straightness and collection. Before teaching the flying change, ask yourself the following: Is the quality of the canter good (always maintaining the three-beat

9th Oct 2018

Chaps & Co., Dubai

Men’s grooming is a growth segment and barbershops have kept popping up daily for several years.  And while stylish men’s full-service spas are not yet as common as the fairly sterile unisex spas and decidedly feminine women’s spas, there are signs of significant growth in bigger cities, and the competition is heating up.  We have […]

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11th Oct 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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