Horse info & SA blogs

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Bosco Mishka Bar, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Moscow-based twin sisters Irina and Olga Sundukovy founded their design firm, Sundukovy Sisters or S+S in 2004. In the past 15 years, they have grown

16th Jan 2020

Oceanside Retreat, Santa Barbara, California

Barry and Sheryl Schwartz’s retreat by the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara would be stunning even if it were completely unfurnished. The spectacular openness

11th Jan 2020

Flourist Bakery and Flour Mill, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Flourist is a retail bakery and flour mill located at 3433 Commercial Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In fact, Flourist is a reincarnation and

8th Jan 2020

Kult Babershop, Odessa, Ukraine

Variations of “Poverty is the mother of invention” are quoted often, and we tend to agree with the notion. But poverty in our mind

7th Jan 2020

Portugal Vineyards Concept Store, Porto, Portugal

You’ll always receive strong support from us for store interiors where the merchandise is allowed to shine. Where the experience of discovering the items

23rd Dec 2019

AskHQ: Stable dimensions

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

18th Dec 2019

Jiunvfeng Study, Mount Tai, Dongximen Village Shangdong, China

Floating white clouds are a common sight on the flanks of Mount Tai, a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the

16th Dec 2019

E Pang Bookstore, Fengdong, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, China

A bookstore by definition is a store that sells books. And the traditional western retail thinking assumes that every square inch of a bookstore

15th Dec 2019

Geometry of Light, Barcelona Pavilion and Farnsworth House

Chicago-based Luftwerk is an artistic collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero founded in 2007. The duo explores light, colour and sound in immersive temporary

14th Dec 2019

Estancia Morro Chico, Patagonia – Argentina

At Estancia Morro Chico, Patagonia, Argentina, a group of white, angular buildings stand in the vastness of the landscape. Yet more than appearing to

9th Dec 2019

The Cool Hunter Store – South Melbourne

We’ve moved!… ‘The Cool Hunter Store’, our antidote to those tedious shopping experiences, can now be found on Coventry Street in South Melbourne AND

9th Dec 2019

CHI GENEVA ROLEX IJRC TOP 10 FINAL AND THE ROLEX GRAND PRIX

THE WORLD’S BEST RIDERS RETURN TO THE CHI GENEVA TO CONTEST THE ROLEX IJRC TOP 10 FINAL AND THE ROLEX GRAND PRIX Geneva, Switzerland,

9th Dec 2019

ENJOY A #WASTEFREEFESTIVE SEASON WITH WWF SA’S #GOODTIDINGS ADVENT CALENDAR

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

9th Dec 2019

Weekend Music Playlist 33

The post Weekend Music Playlist 33 appeared first on The Cool Hunter. Weekend Music Playlist 33

8th Dec 2019

Restaurant Pavilion The Traveller, Amsterdam – The Netherlands

The Traveller is a pavilion-like 900 square-metre (9,687.5 sq. ft) restaurant in Amsterdam’s multicultural Zuidoost neighbourhood. Its façade is made of a curvy glass

4th Dec 2019

Designer Florists

In many cultures around the world, we are used to seeing and shopping for fresh items – vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, spices, bread or

13th Nov 2019

Equine careers part 1

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

1st Nov 2019

Baoyan Park Children’s Entertainment Park – Beijing, China

Baoyan Park is a Chinese entertainment and amusement park brand that operates several multi-function facilities that include movie theatres, restaurants, indoor water parks and

29th Oct 2019

Matteo’s Restaurant at Annabel’s – Mayfair, London, UK

The British eccentric interior design is a bit excessive for those of us with minimalist leanings, but if anyone can handle it, it would

19th Oct 2019

The Villa Print Series – Massimo Colonna

In this ‘Villa Series’ commissioned exclusively for The Cool Hunter, digital artist Massimo Colonna draws inspiration from the architectural styles of the Italian peninsular

18th Oct 2019

Piazza Dell Ufficio School Administrative Office – Melbourne, Australia

Close your eyes and think of what a school admin office from the 70s/80s might look like – if you can remember that far

15th Oct 2019

Aqua Health Clinic – Beijing, China

Aqua Health Clinic is located in Beijing’s fashionable Sanlitun area known for its fashionable restaurants, nightlife and shopping that includes international brand-name stores such

15th Oct 2019

Black+Colour Wedding – Melbourne, Australia

In many cultures, weddings are colourful affairs with costume changes and other colour-adding traditions dating back hundreds of years. In the Westernized world, however,

1st Oct 2019

Inns Whiskey Bar, Chengdu – Sichuan, China

Unlike so many bar designers, Wooton Designers did not take the typical manly whiskey bar ethos and twist it a little when they designed

27th Sep 2019

The WELL, A Private Members Health And Wellness Club – Flatiron, New York

It is clearly the coming-of-age season for co-working spaces, private business clubs and specialized health clubs. We are seeing grown-up options in all three

24th Sep 2019

PUBLIC Hall, Co-working Space, Westminster, London, UK

Coworking spaces have grown up. Gone are the stereotypical – and therefore utterly boring – beanbag, pool table and cereal bar infested startup hubs

19th Sep 2019

Bucephalus – famous horses from history

By Sarah Wanless Certain horses throughout history have generated excitement in the entire population. Put simply, they are ‘famous’. These horses may have created

18th Sep 2019

The SA Derby rider profiles: Nicola Sime-Riley

By Caroline Malan Photo credit: Denford Studios What makes Derby so amazing for you? It’s the biggest show of the year and has the

12th Sep 2019

T. Taller De Cocina, Culinary Workshop – Seville Spain

Sharing a meal and preparing food together are tactile and intimate acts. In the most humble of shelters as in the most luxurious of

10th Sep 2019

Selfridges Buying Offices – London, UK

Selfridges department store on Oxford-Street in London’s Marylebone has been a shopping haven for fans of respected brands for 111 years. In those years,

3rd Sep 2019

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

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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

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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

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.  

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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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