Horse info & SA blogs

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

Conquering fear of horses and horse riding

When fear creeps in remember that it is ok, it is natural. So too, is it controllable, following the right steps.

27th Sep 2018

Tips on How to Ride a Horse Properly

If you learn how to pet and groom horses, you will be able to build a close bond with them. You will be able

13th Mar 2016

Different Types of Horse Riding Equipment

These are the basic types of horse riding equipment that you need to purchase to ride your own horse. Make sure to purchase them

13th Mar 2016

Preparation Tips for Horse Trail Riding

Proper preparation also means bringing with you essential things that you may need while you are on the trail. Some of which may include

7th Mar 2016

Visiting Horse Riding Stables to Find Good Horse Riding Instructors

If you have actually decided that you are ready to learn how to ride a horse, you ought to understand that the first thing

6th Mar 2016

Reasons Why Formal Horse Riding Lessons Are Important

Even if you know how to ride horses, since there are so many different types of horses with different temperaments and personalities, you may

6th Mar 2016

Horseback Riding Etiquette

There are different horse riding arenas available today in many locations, and each one of them has their own sets of regulations and rules.

1st Mar 2016

Horse Riding Disciplines You Should Know

Many young kids these days have the opportunity to ride horses by visiting local horse stables, and horseback riding schools where horse riding lessons

9th Feb 2016

5 Basic Horse Riding Equipment Items

Riding a horse can be for work, sports, or simply to have fun. Whatever your purpose is in learning to ride horses, you need

9th Feb 2016

Take Note of These Beginner Horse Riding Tips

There are really a lot of people today who got hooked with horse riding and ended up buying their own horses. With that in

8th Feb 2016

Some Important Pointers When Riding a Horse

It is important that you get riding lessons from an expert trainer, they will be able to give you assistance on the essentials of

6th Feb 2016

  • 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

    Read More »
    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

    Read More »

    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.

    Read More »
    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.

    Read More »
    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.  

    Read More »
    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.

    Read More »
    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.

    Read More »