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Synephrine warning

The FEI has issued a warning to the equestrian community about synephrine, a banned substance listed on the Equine Prohibited Substances List. A high

3rd Place Fei Prix St George 2014 South Africa

This video is about FEI World Dressage Challenge 2014 3rd-Place-FeiPrixStGeorge-2014 Rider –

News – FEI Classics™ 2016/17 – Le Etoiles de Pau – Final Results

French turf proved once again to be kind to it’s countryman as the FEI Classics™ 2016/17 season

Facts and Figures – Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage – Final Gothenburg

If you thought, you know everything about the Dressage and this years’ final in Gothenburg, take a

Highlights | Calgary | Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2016/17 NAL

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Best Male: Lukas Heppler – CVI Bern 2016 – 3*

Watch the best male Vaulting performance from Lukas Heppler at the CVI Bern which took place from

Verona Highlights – Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2016/17

We recap the best moments from Verona, leg 4 of 13 of the Western European League of the Longines

Valegro’s very last performance – FEI World Cup Dressage™ – London Olympia 2016

It was a very emotional moment when Valegro had its last performance at the London International

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 Eventing

A selection of riders competing in the Eventing competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian

17 Horses Jump Off!

An exciting 17 horse jump off featuring some of the world’s best riders.This is one you don’t want

FEI World Cup™ Vaulting – Munich, Top 3 Females

Lisa Wild wins the individual female competition in Munich finishing on a score of 8.630. Simone

Investec FEI World Cup Qualifier 2013

Adrenalin, passion and nail-biting suspense are synonymous with what has become one of the

FEI World Endurance Championship Abu Dhabi YR & J 2011

61: Joyce van den Berg / Bas de Cardonne 62: Yara de Boer / Sumaya ”G” 63: Fenne Koppenol /

Charlotte Dujardin’s World Record Breaking Freestyle test at London Olympia

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Valegro beat their own World Record in the Grand Prix Freestyle last

Qualities of Good Contact

An excerpt from the 2016 Adequan/USDF FEI-LevelTrainers Conference featuring FEI Judge General

#1 Audrey Coulter | Sacramento | Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping NAL | Morning Star Sporthorses GPQ

Audrey Coulter and Capitol Colnardo is the winners of the $36,500 Morning Star Sporthorses Grand

Laura Chaplin – Equestrian Elegance

Artist Laura Chaplin, granddaughter of legendary Charlie Chaplin, has a lifelong bond with horses.



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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