The ULTIMATE bucket list tick! An incredible once-in-a-lifetime way to experience our pristine coast....Contact Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, (Western Cape, South Africa)
Q: Why do horses paw at the ground before they start to roll? A: Horses paw before they start to roll to create the ideal patch for their rolling pleasure. Pawing helps to loosen the earth or sand which a) creates a softer surface to roll on and b) allows them to expose the slightly […]
Photography: Merlynn Trichardt Q: What are the rules of showjumping? The international governing body for most major show jumping competitions is the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), and in their rulebook the two most common types of penalties are jumping penalties and time penalties. Jumping penalties Jumping penalties are given for refusals and knockdowns, with each […]
Q: How can I encourage my horse to drink? A: The simplest way to encourage your horse to drink is to ensure that he has clean, fresh water at all times. Frequently cleaning and refilling buckets is essential to keep water fresh and palatable. Other ways to up your horse’s water intake include soaking hay, […]
Q: When is a stallion most fertile? A: Fertility in stallions is highest from six years of age until they are somewhere between 12-15 years of age. After this fertility tapers off through their late teens and drops again more dramatically once they are over 20. It should be noted, however, that this does vary […]
Photography: Merlynn Trichardt  Q: My old trainer taught me to half halt with the outside rein. However, my trainer now teaches me to half halt with the inside rein. She says that half halting with the outside rein is completely incorrect and makes me half halt on the inside rein.  As I understand it, the […]
Pierre and Carine Kleinhans breed horses capable of patrolling large areas of land with minimal inputs, much like the animals used by cowboys in the American Wild West. The couple spoke to Glenneis Kriel on their farm near Touws River in the Western Cape about their operation.
As promised, here is your free April planner to help you organise your equestrian life. At a time when many of us are still WFH or certainly getting out a little less than we were, structure is more important than ever and this planner will help you to organise the time you spend with your […]
“My dear Aino, how would I know? I am a composer, not a fortune-teller.” This quote by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in the 1890s is said to have been his reply to his wife’s persistent inquiries as to when, if ever, he might be coming home from yet another of his excessively lengthy and decidedly liquid ‘Symposium’ sessions at the luxurious Kämp Hotel Bar in the centre of Helsinki. At...
Q: What is the best way to manage a puncture wound?  A: If there is one thing you need to know about puncture wounds, it is that every single one requires veterinary attention. There is no exception. These wounds may look tiny and innocuous but they are one of the most dangerous injuries your horse […]
Sagaponack is one of the most expensive areas of the Hamptons, the famous seaside playground of New York’s elite at the East End of Long Island. In fact, Sagaponack is cited by Business Week magazine as the most expensive ZIP code in the United States. In this exclusive enclave, former fashion stylist Kay Olivia Keren and Ryan Jackson, principal of the real estate firm Stellar Management, located their future weekend...
Whether you know them as metro, subway, U-bahn, skytrain or tube, underground railways have existed for a long time. The oldest, the London Underground, opened in 1863 for locomotive trains. In 1890 it became the world’s first metro system when electric trains started operating on one of its deep-level tube lines. Budapest and Glasgow followed in 1896, Chicago’s L opened in 1897, and Paris in 1900. And although much of...
For many of us, an oyster is as raw a food as it gets. A slurpy mouthful of a sea-seasoned bivalve mollusc. You love it or you hate it. Same goes for concrete as a dominant decorative element. You either love it or hate it, too. At the recently opened ShuckShuck Oyster Bar at 227 East Pender Street in the heart of Vancouver’s expansive Chinatown, the novice owners have hung their...
Designed in 2013-2015 but completed only recently, the INES Innovation Center at University of the Bio Bio’s Collao Campus is just as impressive and delightful now as it was when originally conceived. The local, Concepción-based art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen has created a wood structure that bears many of the hallmarks of the studio’s work, most notably the blocky exterior of the structure combined with the interconnectedness that...
Basiaan Stud's Juveline (Joepie X Shillelagh Shanakee) at her first show.

Q: What are the factors that can affect semen quality in breeding stallions? A: There are a whole host of factors which affect semen production in stallions. Two of these are fixed factors, which breeders are forced to ‘cope’ with and some are modifiable factors, which breeders can adapt for to improve semen quality and […]

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Villa JM, designed by Powerhouse Company manages to convey both lightness and solidity, and transparency and stability. Located in a woodland area of the historic North Brabant province in the south of The Netherlands, Villa JM takes full advantage of its tranquil setting. The openness and gentleness of the surrounding woods are repeated skillfully in the exterior of the house. The residence achieves an exquisite balance with its curving walls...
Developing an independent seat is crucial for horse riding, says Dr Mac. This means you need to learn to balance without using your hands, and relying only on your legs and core muscles.
By Kim Dimevski, SA Horse Trails Growing up learning about horses in the typical stable yard environment can give one a fairly limited education. Within these fixed confines we often only know what is taught to us by our instructors, and especially when young we tend to hang onto every word they say.
If you want to excel at anything, you have to learn how to manage your thoughts and feelings, both the good and the bad. Excellence is not normal or natural, and cultivating excellence in anything requires hard work and sacrifice. Physical talent is not irrelevant, but it is less important than self-discipline and mental strength.
If you want to excel at anything, you have to learn how to manage your thoughts and feelings, both the good and the bad. Excellence is not normal or natural, and cultivating excellence in anything requires hard work and sacrifice. Physical talent is not irrelevant, but it is less important than self-discipline and mental strength.
Q: What can posture tell us about our horses? A: The Oxford dictionary defines the word ‘conformation’ as: “the way in which something is formed; the structure of something, especially an animal” while ‘posture’ is defined as: “the position in which you hold your body when standing or sitting”. These definitions may sound similar, but...
First away Graded show after the lockdown of 2020, jumping 1m. Jumping show at Kyalami Park Club. Riding: Big Three aka Groot Instagram: @hmieshca @_ep_design_and_manufacturing Tik Tok: @hmieshca Please DM me on Instagram if you are interested in sponsoring me. Thank You.
“I don’t want riders who work physically hard. Work by thinking.” – Nuno Oliveira If you want to excel at anything, you have to learn how to manage your thoughts and feelings, both the good and the bad. Excellence is not normal or natural, and cultivating excellence in anything requires hard work and sacrifice.
Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) is a resort destination in northern Sardinia, Italy. Parisian Architect and founder of Stera Architectures, Stefania Stera, grew up in this area and remembers climbing the rocks in the early 1960s when Prince Karim Aga Khan and a group of investors began shaping the area’s Porto Cervo resort.  Stefania Stera got to know the construction sites of the luxury hotels Romazzino and Cala di Volpe, and...
First Graded show back after the lockdown of 2020. Jumping at Penbritte Equestrian Center. Riding: Big Three Instagram: @hmieshca @_ep_design_and_manufacturing Tik Tok: @hmieshca Please DM me on Instagram if you are interested in sponsoring me. Thank You.

Built in the summer of 2020, DVB Knokke residence is a single-family house located in the province of West Flanders in the municipality of Knokke-Heist, one of Belgium’s best-known and most affluent seaside resorts. The house itself, with architecture by Arttec Knokke, is a beautifully unassuming, two-level structure that blends discretely with the surrounding, lush […]

Cranford High Hopes is with me for development for February. I started him under saddle a few years ago, but he has since not been ridden or worked with. He arrived 4 days before this video was filmed. I did a groundwork refresher the day after he arrived, then he had a day off, and then had another groundwork session to put the tools in place to be able to relax him. Groundwork is not lungeing.
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