Horse info & SA blogs

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John Mellencamp’s Soho Studio – New York

As singer, songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner John Mellencamp is well known for his music. He has recorded 24

12th Apr 2019

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK

We will choose an exquisitely restored old building over a new one every time. With a restoration approach that does not interfere with the

9th Apr 2019

Private residence, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 The elegant AB Residence is situated on a 53,500 square-metre (approx. 13-acre) private island in Angra dos Reis. Angra dos Reis is a municipality

8th Apr 2019

Restaurant Bouillon Julien – Paris, France

London-based designer John Whelan lived in Paris for a decade which, of course, doesn’t make him a Parisian, but it does give him an

1st Apr 2019

5 minutes with Barry Taylor

How did your horses go at Reonet? Which horse impressed you the most? All of my horses jumped superbly. Nissan Coester was clear in

26th Mar 2019

Private Residence, Valmonte, Palos Verdes Estates, California

It is a tall order to restore a 1928 Spanish style cottage to meet current standards and modern aesthetics but without losing the heritage

18th Mar 2019

ReFuture Clinic, Kiev, Ukraine

We love restraint. Not in a confining or limiting sense, but in the elegance and clarity that are the result of not adding unnecessary

14th Mar 2019

Impressive Private Residence, Munich – Germany

The stone-clad street-front façade of this opulent residence in Munich appears mausoleum-like, impressive and enigmatic. In contrast, the other side of the house is

13th Mar 2019

Pink Mama, Moscow, Russia

Restaurant Pink Mama is located on Moscow’s Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya street in an area with several government agencies. The décor, by New York-based Harry Nuriev

6th Mar 2019

The Pool Collection Prints – Massimo Colonna

In his latest works, designed exclusively for The Cool Hunter, digital artist Massimo Colonna revisits the classic smooth lines and architectural design elements featured

5th Mar 2019

Ribeirão Preto Residence, São Paulo, Brazil

When you own a significant art collection, want to build a modern residence intimately connected to nature, and are able to engage Perkins+Will to

4th Mar 2019

Chief Clubhouse, TriBeCa, New York City

There is no millennial pink nor other feminine pastels in the TriBECa, New York City clubhouse of female executives’ private network, Chief.  Instead, New

4th Mar 2019

Monoarchi office renovation, Shanghai, China

Too often, we see office, residential, hospitality and retail design where the designer seems to have been unable to stop. Perhaps it is our

8th Feb 2019

Homecore Pop-Up Boutique, Champs Élysées, Paris

In 1992, Alexandre Guarneri and Steph Cop established men’s brand Homecore. It was France’s first streetwear/hip hop brand. The brand has evolved from its

7th Feb 2019

Nicole Farhi Left The Fashion Business To Focus On Sculpture

Nicole Farhi: Folds is an exhibition of sculptures of intriguing female nudes presented at Beaux Arts London for the next two months. Known as

31st Jan 2019

Kutti Beach Residence, Vaucluse, Sydney, Australia

 If you have the opportunity to build your dream house with views of Sydney Harbour, you are extremely lucky. A site at Kutti Beach

29th Jan 2019

Merkato, Valencia, Spain

The revival and re-invention of old-style indoor public markets continues. We are seeing more open-plan spaces with stalls selling fresh food and crafts, small

12th Jan 2019

Milla Chocolates, Culver City, L.A – California

After operating a pop-up in Downtown Los Angeles’ Art District’s Row DTLA for a while, chocolatier Christine Sull Sarioz opened her first Milla Chocolates

11th Dec 2018

The Simple Life – Karen Cantuq

‘The Simple Life’ by Karen Cantuq from Mexico is a wonderful and mockingly playful composition incongruously placing a posing Astronaut in a monochromatic and featureless

10th Dec 2018

Beefbar – Paris

For those of us more comfortable in minimalist settings, a richly ornate interior can quickly seem like a blur. Just too much of everything.

13th Dec 2018

Wing Pen Drawings by Alessandro Paglia

Milanese artist is known for his photorealistic pen-and-ink drawings of pop-culture icons and familiar objects. His latest creations, however, are breathtaking large-format (151cm x

12th Dec 2018

The Rise of The Designer Bakery

Is there anything more basic, homey and familiar than a loaf of great bread? Yet it has become a luxury. More and more of

6th Dec 2018

John Anthony Dim Sum – Hong Kong

Cavernous dim sum houses exists in every corner of the world, but in most cases, it is not the design of the premises that

26th Nov 2018

KLOOF 119A: Private Residence, Cape Town – South Africa

Architect Greg Truen, director at the Cape Town-based SAOTA talked with The Cool Hunter about KLOOF 119A, a residence SAOTA designed for a client

26th Nov 2018

Girafe Restaurant Designed by Joseph Dirand, Paris, France

Continuing their cooperation with Parisian architect Joseph Dirand, restaurateurs Gilles Malafosse and Laurent Geurcoff have opened their Girafe seafood restaurant in Paris. It is

1st Dec 2018

Alice & Fifth Nightclub, Sandton, Johannesburg – South Africa

The latest nightlife hot spot in Johannesburg is Alice & Fifth. It advertises itself as an underground avant-garde venue and the address for luxury

30th Nov 2018

Bob the Robot Office by Studio Joanna Laajisto, Helsinki, Finland

We love it when designers flex their creative muscles in the transformation of spaces from one use to another. New and shiny is great,

13th Nov 2018

Amalfi Print – Chris Ngu

The Amalfi coast print has been delicately captured in this photo by UK photographer Chris Ngu with warm golden pink morning light gently illuminating

12th Nov 2018

First Boutique of Japanese cosmetics Brand EN, Paris, France

How far can you push a retail concept and still keep it real? We think Paris-based Archiee  has pushed their concept for the first

8th Nov 2018

Private Wine Cellar, Rasų Park, Vilnius, Lithuania

Those of us who see thousands of design and architecture projects each month are not easily impressed as we tend to see the same

2nd Nov 2018

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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