Horse info & SA blogs

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

Sigar Bespoke Menswear Store, Foshan, Guangdong Province, China

Designers Chen Xiejin and Wen Wei of Construction Union have created a smoothly masculine bespoke menswear store, Sigar Bespoke, in their home town of Foshan, China. With its dark, hard and sleek ambiance, the two-level, 110 square-metre (1184 sq. ft) store covers some familiar gentlemen’s store clichés. But by focusing on the limitations and possibilities […] The post Sigar Bespoke Menswear Store, Foshan, Guangdong Province, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/sigar-bespoke-menswear-store-foshan-guangdong-province-china/…

23rd Jun 2019

Moon CLUB Nightclub, Prague, Czech Republic

The Moon CLUB is a magnificent nightclub that opened early this year in the vibrant Dlouhá street area of Prague. What makes this 740 square-metre (7.965 sq. ft) space magnificent is the fact that it is a smart restoration of a former bank. Restorations offer such an incredible opportunity to conjure up something new by […] The post Moon CLUB Nightclub, Prague, Czech Republic appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/moon-club-nightclub-prague-czech-republic/…

22nd Jun 2019

Loong Swim Club, Suzhou, China

We like many aspects of the fantastic Loong Swim Club for parents and children recently completed in a new building in Suzhou, China. Some of the positive points are easy to see: The Alice-in-Wonderland look, the soft colours, the friendly and whimsical overall feel, the clever detailing, the attention to the needs of both kids […] The post Loong Swim Club, Suzhou, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/loong-swim-club-suzhou-china/…

21st Jun 2019

L’atelier Pastry School, Bakery And Shop, Barcelona, Spain

L’atelier is a new ‘pastry atelier’ in Barcelona. The initial premise of the founders, pastry veterans Ximena Pastor and Eric Ortuño, was to create a completely new pastry destination concept. They envisioned an open and transparent space that would house a workshop/studio, a school, a bakery and a showcase/shop for their pastries. They engaged Barcelona-based […] The post L’atelier Pastry School, Bakery And Shop, Barcelona, Spain appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/latelier-pastry-school-bakery-shop-barcelona-spain/…

20th Jun 2019

Boots and bandages

Traditionally we have been led to believe that thick padded boots and bandages are the optimal way to protect our horse’s legs during work. However,… The post Boots and bandages appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/boots-and-bandages/…

19th Jun 2019

AskHQ: Up front

[Q] Why are horses more commonly shed in front than behind? [A] Horses are more commonly shod in front than behind because horses bear more… The post AskHQ: Up front appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-up-front/…

18th Jun 2019

AskHQ: Rubbing issues

[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… The post AskHQ: Rubbing issues appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-rubbing-issues/…

17th Jun 2019

Ask HQ: 4 feeds a day

[Q] What would be the best times to feed a horse who should be fed four times a day if the first feed is at… The post Ask HQ: 4 feeds a day appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/ask-hq-4-feeds-a-day/…

15th Jun 2019

Restauration of Vitello d’Oro, The Oldest Restaurant in Udine, Italy

We love the idea of a restaurant with its history dating back to 1849. Vitello d’Oro in north-eastern Italy’s ancient city of Udine is just such a restaurant. Udine is a town that has been inhabited since Neolithic times, so although Vitello d’Oro is Udine’s oldest restaurant, it is really just a youngster. The location […] The post Restauration of Vitello d’Oro, The Oldest Restaurant in Udine, Italy appeared first on The Cool Hunter. https://thecoolhunter.net/restauration-vitello-doro-oldest-restaurant-udine-italy/…

14th Jun 2019

Zhongshuge Bookstore, Chongqing – China

It seems that nearly every week, we discover another massive, new bookstore somewhere in China. Their size would represent mindboggling square-footage in any retail category, but it is even more amazing that this kind of growth is happening in bookstores. Isn’t it a known fact that bookstores are a dying breed? And nobody reads physical […] The post Zhongshuge Bookstore, Chongqing – China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/zhongshuge-bookstore-chongqing-china/…

8th Jun 2019

Ice Man stretch video 3

Check out this video of Camilla Lamb showing us the second recommended stretch for your horses. Thank you to Ice man and the Lipizzaners for… The post Ice Man stretch video 3 appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/ice-man-stretch-video-3/…

7th Jun 2019

AskHQ: Weighty issues

[Q] What is the maximum weight a leisure horse should carry (horses who go on lots of hacks up mountains and through water) and how… The post AskHQ: Weighty issues appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-weighty-issues/…

6th Jun 2019

AskHQ: Spinning top

[Q] I have a pony who is well behaved most of the time, but sometimes he spins and then runs away with me. I often… The post AskHQ: Spinning top appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-spinning-top/…

5th Jun 2019

Cloud of Luster Wedding Chapel, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture – Japan

Tokyo and Himeji-based KTX archiLAB’s  head architect and founder Tetsuya Matsumoto has recently completed a fascinating wedding venue. with key team members Motoaki Takeuchi and Farid Ziani. The 245 square-metre (2,637 sq. ft) chapel is part of the La-Vienne Wedding Ceremony Hall located in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The new structure, called Cloud of Luster Chapel, […] The post Cloud of Luster Wedding Chapel, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture – Japan appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/cloud-luster-wedding-chapel-himeji-hyogo-prefecture-japan/…

4th Jun 2019

Flexible Retail Space For E-Tailer in Shanghai – China

Bottomless pockets and extremely good contacts with the landlord are required in most major global retail districts to pull off a concept such as ‘By’ in Shanghai profitably. Using space flexibly and creatively is a common dream of brands. It is not a new idea to mix offerings, switch concepts and curate new collections frequently […] The post Flexible Retail Space For E-Tailer in Shanghai – China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/flexible-retail-space-e-tailer-shanghai-china/…

4th Jun 2019

AskHQ: Forehand frustration

[Q] What is the best way to get a horse who is very on the forehand onto his hind end? He sometimes snatches the reins… The post AskHQ: Forehand frustration appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-forehand-frustration/…

28th May 2019

Nissan Winter Classic

Top riders saddle up for this year’s Nissan Winter Classic Photos: TB Images One of the year’s most anticipated showjumping contests – and a FEI… The post Nissan Winter Classic appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/nissan-winter-classic/…

28th May 2019

Ice Man stretch video 2

Check out this video of Camilla Lamb showing us the first recommended stretch for your horses. Thank you to Ice man and the Lipizzaners for… The post Ice Man stretch video 2 appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/ice-man-stretch-video-2/…

27th May 2019

Dealing with Anthia beetles in your paddocks

The Anthia beetle squirts a highly irritant fluid into the eyes of animals. This substance can cause redness, inflammation and swelling. Dr Mac explains how to manage these insects on your farm. https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/animals/horses/dealing-with-anthia-beetles-in-your-paddocks/…

26th May 2019

Omakase Restaurant – Shanghai, China

Shanghai-based studio Shanghai Hip-pop Architectural Decoration Design Co. has recently completed an ethereal eating establishment that offers Omakase-style Japanese food. The restaurant – also called Omakase – is located in Shanghai, at  1-2F, No.22, Lane 320, Tianping Lu, Xuhui District where foodies are already well provided for with cuisine from all corners of the globe. The Oamakase […] The post Omakase Restaurant – Shanghai, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/omakase-restaurant-shanghai-china/…

21st May 2019

The Break Print

In this image titled ‘The Break’, the North Sea off the Dutch coast surges in the dim light of winter as a solitary wave breaks against a silver sky, itself imperceptibly merging into the steel blue-black abyss below.  The wave rises like the sheathed dorsal fin of some unseen Jurassic creature emphasizing the terrifying power of what […] The post The Break Print appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/the-break-print/…

21st May 2019

Is my horse/pony obese and should I be worried about it?

ISES media release The ongoing problem of obesity in equines is not a recent one. However, the increase in the number of obese horses and… The post Is my horse/pony obese and should I be worried about it? appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/is-my-horse-pony-obese-and-should-i-be-worried-about-it/…

20th May 2019

~A NEW ERA~

Hey everyone I didn't know what to call this video but here it is featuring some clips of my last few years in South Africa before I moved to England to pursue my goals in the international showjumping circuit. Hope you enjoy

17th May 2019

AskHQ: Tilting forwards

Q: I have a tendency to tilt forwards and arch my back when I ride.

16th May 2019

Stretching videos by Ice Man and the SA Lipizzaners

Here is the introduction to the series of videos we will be running over the next few weeks on stretching for the horse. Thank you… The post Stretching videos by Ice Man and the SA Lipizzaners appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/stretching-videos-by-ice-man-and-the-sa-lipizzaners/…

15th May 2019

AskHQ: Bucking bronco

Q: My horse has recently started to buck and buck. We’ve just checked his saddle and the saddle fitter can’t find anything wrong with the… The post AskHQ: Bucking bronco appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-bucking-bronco/…

14th May 2019

AskHQ: Wiry-haired friesian

Q: My Friesian has the most wiry mane and tail. Is there anything that I can do to improve the texture of his hair? A:… The post AskHQ: Wiry-haired friesian appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-wiry-haired-friesian/…

13th May 2019

AskHQ: Importing goods

Q: How long does it take to clear imported products through customs? We want to buy some tack online and have it brought to South… The post AskHQ: Importing goods appeared first on HQ Magazine.

10th May 2019

AskHQ: Fly masks

Q: Is there a difference to the horse between seeing through a black mesh fly mask and a white mesh fly mask? Asked by Adriaan… The post AskHQ: Fly masks appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-fly-masks/…

9th May 2019

AskHQ: What is the best stirrup iron for jumping?

Asked by Tracy Lee A: Showjumpers often favour a stirrup iron with a wide base and strong tread. Wide-based stirrups are more secure and are… The post AskHQ: What is the best stirrup iron for jumping? appeared first on HQ Magazine.

8th May 2019

  • 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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