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 spooky horse

Q: My horse is really spooky about anything we encounter on around the outside of the arena, but he’s absolutely fine jumping pretty much

3rd Aug 2019

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

2016 Kawena SA Derby Jump-Off

To watch the entire 2016 Kawena SA Derby television coverage logon to

14th Oct 2016

Showcasing jumping skills from horses & riders across Africa

51st Annual South African Derby got under way in Johannesburg showcasing a range of show jumping

2nd Oct 2016

Landrover Derby Championship

Rider: Demi Fenton Horse: Davenport Gladstone Show: Landrover Derby Location: Shongweni, Durban, South Africa Date: April 2016 Landrover Derby 90cm Championship Jump Off.

9th Apr 2016

Let’s Win Round 2 SA Outdoor GP 2015, Samantha McIntosh

This video is about Let’s Win Round 2 SA Outdoor GP 2015 ridden by Samantha McIntosh

19th Apr 2015

Let’s Win jump-off in SA Outdoor GP 2015, Samantha McIntosh

This video is about Let’s Win jump-off in the Nissan South Afrrican Outdoor Grand Prix – 2015, ridden by Samantha McIntosh.

19th Apr 2015

Showjumping Cheyenne and Chinoa – SA FEI 1.2 m

Cheyenne de Beer jumping Chinoa Firesong in the South African 1.2 m FEI.

17th Sep 2014

Showjumping Port Elizabeth South Africa

Eastern Cape Championships 2012

3rd Dec 2012



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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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


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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