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Q: What is a fly’s lifecycle and are there ways in which we can control it? A: Flies thrive in stable yards, as horse manure is the perfect environment for them to feed and breed. A fly’s lifecycle consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. It takes approximately two to four weeks for… 

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13th Jul 2020

Q: What is the best way to educate yourself if qualifications and formal training are out of your price range? If you don’t have the time, desire or money to complete a formal qualification, you can always educate yourself using the following tips: Analyse videos from professional riders, trainers and clinics: Visit YouTube or other… Read More »AskHQ: Getting educated

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15th Jul 2020

Q: What is public liability cover and how does it work? When can or can’t you claim? A: Public liability cover is insurance cover that…

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31st Jan 2020

By Jax Woods of Jacqui S Photography 1. Clean is the new natural You by no means need to start looking to hire a pro…

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30th Nov 2019

Q: What is the difference between therapeutic and diagnostic ultrasound? Asked by Caitlin White A: Diagnostic ultrasound involves the use of ultrasound waves to produce…

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19th Dec 2019

Q: How do you teach a horse to spin? A: A spin is a forward trot manoeuvre. The best way to teach the spin is…

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21st Dec 2019

Q: Is it worthwhile to pay for insurance in case my horse needs a colic op in future? A; Ultimately, colic surgery is not cheap.…

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20th Dec 2019

Q: What are the minimum recommended dimensions of a stable? A: Expecting horses to stay happy when cooped up for hours in a stable is…

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18th Dec 2019

Q: How do I cut my horse’s tail correctly? Asked by Emma Wood A: To avoid cutting the tail too short, and to make sure…

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18th Dec 2019

Q: When you import a horse, what is the flight like? Do horses find it very stressful? A: There is a variety of flight options…

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14th Dec 2019

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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13th Dec 2019

Q: Which conformational factors are considered important to look for in a riding horse? A: When looking at the conformation of the horse to assess…

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11th Dec 2019

Q: Is my horse built ‘uphill’ or ‘downhill’? A: Body balance is partly determined by the relative height of the croup and withers of the…

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10th Dec 2019

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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12th Dec 2019

Q: People say my horse is barrel-chested. What does this mean? Is it a positive or a negative? A: There are two types of chest conformation…

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6th Dec 2019

Q: When is a pastern considered too short? Q: The pastern is the area between the fetlock joint and the top of the hoof, and…

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10th Dec 2019

Q: Why are large feet preferred in horses? A: It is not simply that large feet are preferred, but rather that the feet need to…

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9th Dec 2019

‘Tis the season to be jolly and South Africans are bracing themselves for a sunny festive season filled with family, loved ones and the gift…

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9th Dec 2019

Text: Hayley Kruger Photography: Shutterstock Continued from yesterday’s article… Types of blocks The palmar digital nerve block is performed by injecting a small amount of…

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5th Dec 2019

Text: Hayley Kruger Photography: Shutterstock One of the biggest mysteries horse owners can face is why their horses may be lame. Lameness has a variety…

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4th Dec 2019

Q: What is the longest I can leave my horse unworked without him getting fresh? A: This is a difficult question to answer, because so…

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25th Nov 2019

Q: How can I get my horse to overcome his fear of water? A: Fear of water is a very common issue in horses. They…

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24th Nov 2019

Q: Why is ‘test driving’ a bit such an important part of the process?  A: When you have an idea of the horse’s anatomy, you…

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20th Nov 2019

All horse lovers dream of a career in the equine industry. Some aspire to be a top coach, competitive riders envision a riding career abroad,…

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1st Nov 2019

Q: What could be causing the mould that I’ve found in my tack box? Asked by Jay L.  A: It’s easy for mould to grow…

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31st Oct 2019

Q: How can I tell how big my foal will be when he is an adult? Asked by Tamryn Moolman A: In essence you can’t.…

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30th Oct 2019
[Q] Why is linseed oil the new thing to feed?  [A] Oils have been available on the equine market for years now, yet there is still some confusion over which oil to use. While there is technically no ‘bad’ oil, there may be some that are better options for your […]
24th Oct 2019
[Q] How do I clean my grooming brushes? [A] Cleaning grooming brushes is vital, not only for your horse’s health but also for keeping the brushes in good shape for longer. Firstly, dislodge as much of the dirt and debris as you can by dragging a curry comb (preferably a […]
23rd Oct 2019
Q: What colours can horses see? A: Horses are not colour blind but they can’t see the same colours as we do. Horses have what we call ‘dichromatic vision’, meaning that they differentiate colours in two wavelength regions. Humans have ‘trichromatic vision’, meaning that we see in three-colour wavelengths. Horses […]
20th Oct 2019
Decoding the language of skin therapies: Antibacterial – This therapy contains an antibiotic for treating bacterial infections such as infected wounds. Antifungal – This contains an agent for treating fungal infections, like ringworm. Anti-inflammatory – This contains an agent or agents used to reduce the level of inflammation. Anti-parasitic – […]
28th Sep 2019
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