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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 October 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 October 2018

Week in my life, breeding season and health talk

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16th October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 2018

What is the best bit for a young horse?

What is the best bit to start a young horse off in? Most people have told me a double-jointed eggbutt snaffle, but my youngster doesn’t seem to like it. Asked by Bruce Ryden There are two things you need to take into account. Firstly, what makes you conclude that your

10th October 2018

USRider® Equestrian Traveler’s Companion-Fall 2018

USRider® Equestrian Traveler’s Companion-Fall 2018 In this issue, we’ll share expert trailer-loading techniques from top trainer/clinician Julie Goodnight, tell you how to wrap your horse’s legs, and give you a rundown on equine protective gear, from head bumpers to hoof boots. Plus, you’ll find a travel guide to a Vermont horse resort and a click-and-shop holiday gift guide for every horseperson on your list.

8th October 2018

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Owning a Horse – The Financial Considerations

All sports can be expensive and horse riding is certainly no exception! Equestrian sports makes the top 10 list of most expensive sports in the world. Like many sports, one needs the right clothing, equipment and tuition. In the world of an equestrian though, there is so much more than what meets the eye, but starting out and simply having lessons at a local riding school, horse riding can be quite affordable.

7th October 2018

Inherited night blindness

Reduced vision at night and a reluctance to enter dark stables in the daytime may be associated with night blindness, says Dr Mac.

29th September 2018

The SA Derby presented by black gets underway

Date:  26 September 2018 – 30 September 2018 Location:  Kyalami Park Club About: The show grounds have started to buzz with the thrill that is known as The SA Derby, presented by black. The highlight as always, The South African 1.50m Derby final at 12:00 on Sunday, 30 September 2018, will be rocking a strictly …

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27th September 2018

Conquering Fear

When fear creeps in remember that it is ok, it is natural. So too, is it controllable, following the right steps.

27th September 2018

Personal | 160

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15th January 2018

Aman Hotel, Tokyo – A Resort In The Sky (Review)

Staying in a luxury top-floor suite at Aman Tokyo is an experience that redefines what a stay at a mega-city hotel can be. Aman Tokyo is Aman Resorts’ first decidedly urban resort. It occupies the top six floors (levels 33-38) of the Otemachi Tower, the headquarters of the Mizhuo Bank that was designed by Kohn Pedersen […]

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27th September 2018

Dressage Diva does disciplines

By Georgina Roberts FEI definition: eventing “A formidable combination of cross-country, jumping and dressage. Eventing is often known as the triathlon of the equestrian world. A truly complete sport that tests both the horse and rider in all aspects of horsemanship, and one of the three Olympic disciplines.” Unofficial definition: eventing “Eventing is for people …

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26th September 2018

Consuelo tribute – a gift for breeding and the sport

By Claus Koch In 1998, Sitta Voigts of Zonjati Stud asked Cord Wassmann, the chief judge of Hanoverian breeding, to find her a colt out of the Holstein Contender line. As requested, he bought her a Concerto 2 colt from Doris Hafemeister, the mother of the Olympic rider Dirk Hafemeister. Thus, Consuelo arrived in Namibia, …

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26th September 2018

Alessandro Paglia – Vintage Car Pen Drawings

The master of pen and paper, Milanese artist and photographer Alessandro Paglia, has taken an extremely close look at some thoroughly sexy vintage automobiles. The results of his hundreds of hours of painstaking pen work are as mesmerising as ever. His latest feat is an exclusive series of one-of-a-kind artworks depicting iconic cars ranging from […]

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25th September 2018

Baby Evoque’s Progress, schooling raws and show raws. Rears included!

Baby Evoque’s Progress, schooling raws and show raws. Rears included!

24th September 2018

How to blanket your horse

Megan shows us how to blanket your equine friend. Social Media: Instagram: Horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

24th September 2018

SPINE Rooftop Lounge, Waterfront City, Beirut, Lebanon

Perched on top of one of the area’s tallest buildings (G1 Rodeo Drive on Naccache Seaside Rd.) the SPINE lounge opened in June and has quickly become one of Beirut’s hottest places to be seen. About 300 of the city’s coolest, well-to-do movers and shakers, artists and celebrities show up at cocktail hour, stay for […]

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23rd September 2018

Jumping clinic with Oscar Ncube !? 😱🤩

Jumping clinic with Oscar Ncube !? 😱🤩

23rd September 2018

Chez Claire éclair Boutique, Antwerp and Ghent, Belgium

If you believe Belgian entrepreneurs Dries Henau and Yuri Vandenbogaerde, cupcakes are a thing of the past as are macaroons. They are betting on their favourite sweet thing: éclairs. In their two Chez Claire boutiques – in Antwerp and Ghent – the two are set to elevate their tasty grandma-made childhood treat from its current lowly, […]

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21st September 2018

NICHOLA SETS HER SIGHTS ON THE OLYMPICS

South African born and raised dressage rider, Nichola Mohr, has set the wheels in motion to fulfil her dream of riding and competing her own horse overseas with the eventual goal of riding for South Africa at the Olympic Games. Earlier this year she loaded her best friend, Callaho Winston,

18th September 2018

Harbook bookstore, Hangzhou, China

Once again, we find ourselves admiring arches. In Harbook bookstore in Hangzhou, China, Alberto Caiola Design has given arches multiple roles. Here, arches function as space dividers, visual eye-catchers, book displays, cash desks, modern statements and historical reminders. The 600 square-metre (6,458 sq. ft) open space is loosely divided into a

18th September 2018

Kennedy Apartment, Paris, France

We are seeing arches everywhere. In newly built spaces, in restored hybrids and, of course, in a historical context. Even more surprising, at least to us, is that we like them. Perhaps our former arch-fobia was the result of old images of American suburbia with cookie-cutter bungalows with their hideous

16th September 2018

Ronnie Healy rider profile

Ronnie Healy at Revil I’ll be competing in The SA Derby presented by black, on my horse Blueturtle Atmore. I’ll also have Blueturtle Catweasle in the 1.35m classes. Will you dress up in line with the theme “Spring in the Hamptons”?  I will if I don’t qualify, but hopefully I’ll be in

15th September 2018

Lorette Taylor update pre-Derby

Lorette Taylor at Revil Interview by Caroline Malan An update from Team Nissan rider Lorette Knowles-Taylor as we head towards The SA DERBY. Tell us your thoughts about your show in Polokwane at Revil Stables and the performance of your horses? I was very happy with my show overall. My

14th September 2018

An interview with Nicole Horwood

Interview by Caroline Malan You’re currently ranked number 1 in SA. Tell us about your 2018 – what has gone so right? Ranking at number 1 position is normally about consistency. We have won a couple of big classes and been placed in many. Don Cumarco is feeling very fit

13th September 2018

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    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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    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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    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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    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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