AskHQ: The mysteries of the half-halt

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 […]

AskHQ: The older horse

Q: Is it worth buying an older horse? Answered by Farryn Day A: Over the years, I have heard many people discounting the value of an older horse for themselves or their children. Older horses are labelled as ‘difficult keepers’, ‘lazy’, or ‘over-the-hill’ and the question is often asked “Isn’t it better for my son/daughter… Read More »AskHQ: The older horse

Fixing the lateral walk

By Bronwen Meredith Many of us have been told that the walk is an ‘unfixable’ gait and that it is therefore best to leave it untouched. Personally, I don’t believe this and have had success with several horses in at least improving their way of going in the walk. It is true that it is… Read More »Fixing the lateral walk

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AskHQ: Should I use a stronger bit?

Q: I have a problem with a horse who is in a snaffle bit. He works great in it for flatwork but he tends to get strong and ignore my hand aids during jumping. I don’t want to ‘bit him up’ but I feel like he has no respect for the bit and just takes… Read More »AskHQ: Should I use a stronger bit?

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AskHQ: Show jacket fit

Q: How do I know if a show jacket fits correctly? A: Show jackets are important (and often expensive) pieces of kit and really can complete your riding look. As an added bonus, a well fitted and cared for jacket can really make a great impression on judges. However, the choice of show jackets on… 

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AskHQ: What is ‘Soft Feel’ in Cowboy Dressage®?

Q: What is ‘Soft Feel’ in Cowboy Dressage? A: ‘Soft Feel’ (or ‘Fresh Rein’) is the guiding principle of Cowboy Dressage® World. It is the…

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AskHQ: Cowboy dressage®

Q: What is Cowboy Dressage®? A: The discipline of Cowboy Dressage® was born in 2013. For a short period of time, Western Dressage and Cowboy…

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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 everyone…

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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 for assessing the straightness of your horse. It highlights if a rider has the horse between the outside rein and inside leg aids. In order to be ‘straight’, and therefore balanced,

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…
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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 offer…
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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 rhythm)? Is the horse straight

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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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, onto a flight to the

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 the rules indicated are up-to-date and apply to each and every competition. In conjunction with the disciplines we address all possible scenarios positive or negative and ensure that we have a

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 Stables and Havenspride Stud, Penndragon Equestrian Centre, Stone Ridge Stables  and Notwane Equestrian Centre. All the arenas were raked and watered and were in excellent condition for Andrea’s much anticipated arrival.

16 Year Old Kirsten Wing At Jnr SA Dressage Champs

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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” Song: Maroon 5 (all rights reserved) (don’t own the song)

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 67% and 6th in the 1.2 with a PB of 70.96%!! Out of a field of 20 talented combinations.

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 Teams. During her junior career she also represented the Western Province Dressage and Show Jumping Teams, and continued to represent the Western Province Dressage Team in Adults. After completing high school,

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 & Riders Dressage, with approval from Dressage South Africa, presents the South African Young Dressage Horse Series 2016. Through the exposure of the horses and the education of riders by our

Miss Potter (Gemma) – Dressage – SA Team Champs CIC* – Paarl – Nov2011 Continue
ESA & Be Active 2011 SA Dressage Championships

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


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