Horse info & SA blogs

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

AskHQ: The sitting trot

Q: I just can’t sit the sitting trot. How can I improve this? Answered by Elena Jankowitz A: The sitting trot is challenging for

1st Dec 2019

AskHQ: Riding a circle

Q: How can you keep a horse straight and balanced on a circle? A: Oddly enough a circle is actually a very good tool

2nd Oct 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

28th May 2019

Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of equestrian excellence!

Calling all horse lovers from far and wide! Kyalami Equestrian Park will proudly host the country’s premier horse show with world class competition on

5th Apr 2019

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,

9th Oct 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

26th Sep 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

18th Sep 2018

Derby Show Director: Heather Mpofu

1. What will your roles and responsibilities be as show director of the SA Derby? I have to make the schedules, and ensure that

27th Aug 2018

A report on Andrea Harrison’s dressage clinic in Botswana

By Sarah Ward A Dressage Clinic was held on 20th/21st/22nd/23rd July, 2018, at four different venues in Gaborone. The venues chosen were Herbie’s Haven

24th Jul 2018

16 Year Old Kirsten Wing At Jnr SA Dressage Champs

All rights reserved to Super Sport South Africa. Horse: Hakahana Angus Og Test: FEI Jnr Individual

15th Jan 2017

Kirsten Wing Dressage Training 2015

19YO Kirsten Wing second week away in Holland “Can’t thank the owners and trainers enough. A lot to learn. Home soon for homework”

15th Jan 2017

SA 2016 Spring Dressage Championships

Matavia Furst Lady – 6 year old Warmblood mare by Furst Nymphenburg. This was only her 4th competition. 3rd in the 1.3 with

10th Oct 2016

Ingrid Malan – From Stellies to the European Young Horse Tour

Ingrid Malan (23 years old), is originally from Stellenbosch, South Africa. As a pony rider she represented the Western Province Dressage, Showing and Equitation

2nd Jun 2016

SA Young Dressage Horse Series

In an effort to bring young dressage horse classes in South Africa up to the level of the FEI Young Dressage Horse classes, Howarth

31st Mar 2016

Miss Potter (Gemma) – Dressage – SA Team Champs CIC* – Paarl – Nov2011

24th Nov 2011

ESA & Be Active 2011 SA Dressage Championships

For further information and full results, visit www.msedc.equestrian.org.au Video thanks to Lynn Hague

9th Jun 2011

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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