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Working Equitation originated in Europe around thirty years ago and is a relatively new discipline in South Africa. This exciting sport was created to test the equestrian skills of both horse and rider in a working environment for farming and cattle herding. Often described as dressage with obstacles, it is […]

HQ caught up with Anel Pelser, Riding Instructor, to find out about her services: HQ: As a freelance instructor, do you specialise in a specific discipline or do you teach across a range of disciplines?  I teach showjumping, dressage, equitation, showing, eventing, EETO, Western Riding and have also done Saddle Seat. I have successfully produced… Read More »Anel Pelser – Riding Instructor

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Gareth happily shares little about why we use the rope halter and who we source from, why we use the long rope and the importance of the weight. We are always delighted to talk about saddle options if you have any questions. Gareth also talks about where to source Western Saddles. Our Local Made Saddle are Franco Saddlery in KZN and also other options to purchase reining saddles that are imported.
This particular 3D printed keyring is for display only and is not for sale. We utilise the popular 3D printing technique called fused deposition modeling (FDM). The 3D printed models are not perfect.  Where economics is concerned, if there isn’t a big enough demand or market then there’s no point […]
Riding in Egypt offers a true horseback adventure, epic gallops across the desert sands, discovering ancient tombs and relics, being immersed in a unique culture and swimming in the Red Sea on horseback. Film by Codi Schneider – Earthquestrian Ride Egypt
New job, new home and so much more! Let me know what you guys want to see next!
Riding in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya is what dreams are made of. Unrestricted by roads and vehicles, you will forge your path through the diverse landscapes that Kenya has to offer. Tuning yourself to the rhythm of your horse and the surrounding bush, taking in its awe inspiring natural […]
Electro-acupuncture is now being used as a therapeutic aid to assist in facial nerve regeneration. Dr Mac takes a closer look at the technique.
As you progress through your horsemanship learning experience, you may find that managing the long ropes is a whole skill set to learn in addition to Horsemanship Principles. Jamie and Sonny chat a little about how to stay safe and have a little more fun while you and your partner are learning. If we miss a question, or there is something specific you are struggling with, you can get in touch with us by WhatsApp 0723622620, Facebook or emails heartfeltkzn@gmail.com and we are happy to answer questions for you.
I went to go and see what Megan and Hannah are up to these days.
We teach people to never use two reins to stop a horse, but I think this very idea confuses people. In this video we go into a little more details about stopping, or slowing down with only one rein active.
Woke up at 4 am to get some awesome shots of the horses.
Transmitted mainly by red-legged ticks, this disease is endemic in horses, donkeys, moles and zebra, says Dr Mac.
When I don't have the strength or energy to get Bella out and allow her a good run, this can be the next best thing. Though we both would prefer to be out and about, sometimes I just can't entertain Bella's need for speed. This horse should have rally stripes! Speed makes her a very happy horse. Horses do not get to move out at speed often enough and while most people will only ever want to walk at a trot, we feel its important for all horses to have had practice moving at speed around humans in a controlled ad relaxed manner.
African horse sickness is endemic to Southern Africa, and the disease is often fatal. As it is caused by a virus, there is no treatment, and horse owners have to rely on vaccination to prevent the disease. However, many horse owners are vaccinating with an unregistered vaccine, which is presenting major problems. Dr Camilla Weyer spoke to Janine Ryan.
Willow and her brother Champ need some help opening up those giant strides. This is one place that groundwork is really fun. Out in the open, working on a longer line, Jamie has Willow work on speeding up her stride without losing her cool! The purpose is all to get comfortable working at higher gaits so grinding out in the open is safer and refined work becomes less stressful.
Uber G’s mystery jumping instead of doing dressage… She is in Advanced Dressage at the moment.
Riding: Big Three Graded Show at Kyalami Equestrian Park Instagram: @hmieshca
About 80% of twin foals are aborted by the eighth month of pregnancy, sometimes with negative consequences for the mare, says Dr Mac.
There are various methods used to train horses, but the use of treats remains controversial, says Dr Mac.
This one is for Lida. Sometimes we get a little stuck when following the horse's feet first. Jamie and Sonny offer some idea's on how to complete this exercise with a better objective.
Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Made Gauteng Team with Swordsmith Instagram: @hmieshca
This recently described syndrome, which affects mainly American Quarter Horses, can be confirmed using genetic tests, says Dr Mac.
I was back at the barn for the 1st time in 2 months.
We do this thing with every horse, every ride. We call it anti-flight checks. We do it at a standstill because you don't want to discover you can't stop your horse once you are already moving. The name comes from correlation to a pilot's pre-flight check, but we prefer not to go flying, so they are anti flight checks! We decided to have one of our students explain them for you, instead of having me drone on about it!
It is not always easy to tell when a mare is going to foal because the length of gestation can vary between 320 and 380 days, depending on the breed, the individual mare and even the weather. The signs you should look for to estimate how long it is before […]
This is all my fails caught on camera. From bucks,stops and rears to plain weirdness... Hope you Injoy. Instagram: @hmieshca
Ride, cycle, walk or drive through the great Kenyan wilderness. Borana Lodge is at the heart of Borana Conservancy, with a fantastic view of Mount Kenya. The lodge is perched on a hillside above a dam, where herds of elephant regularly gather to bathe at lunchtime. The presence of water […]
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