Not everyone has access to a horse trailer to prepare their horses for travel, but even if they did I would still recommend breaking the process down for first-time loaders, or horses that have developed an issue with the trailer. I suggest having some basic communication in place before the process even starts. A horse should be able to back up from Rhythmic pressure, yield their hindquarters from Rhythmic pressure and be comfortable with a send on a circle ( not the same thing as lungeing).
One of the most common misunderstandings about Natural Horsemanship is the assumption that it is always associated with round penning, or "Free Lunging". This is because of the widespread success of certain horsemen. We have to be thankful to these horsemen as they certainly brought the need for a less aggressive way of training to the world.
One of the many myths of the Equine Industry is that we should have a regular deworming program. This has resulted in parasites that are resistant to all currently available dewormers. Initially, the response was to alternate dewormers with different active ingredients, but even this has proven ineffective at preventing medicine resistant parasites. What is the best way to control parasites then?
Ride in Hwange National Park, an area the size of Belgium and one of the world’s last great elephant sanctuaries, with over 40 000 elephants alone. As you’d expect from a park of this size, the range of wildlife species is astounding! Riding on excellent safari horses, and guided by […]
Ride out across the vast open landscapes, taking in the serene quiet of the untouched savanna islands that break up the mysterious salt pans. Gallop across the best natural race track in the world and encounter an array of desert-adapted wildlife such as wildebeest, zebra, elephant, and lion. Spend a […]
The Delta is a mosaic of islands, mopane forest, floodplains and streams stretching as far as the eye can see. Every year flooding makes huge areas inaccessible to vehicles and thus leaves vast expanses of untouched land calling out to be discovered by horse, by far the most exciting way […]
Exploring the wonderful ranch where Horizon is based and the neighbouring reserves, makes for some superb riding, with big open plains filled with game such as zebra, giraffe, jackal, hartebeest, impala, kudu and baboon. With no set itinerary, your riding holiday is fully flexible, and you can enjoy some of […]
This Tuli Horse Riding Safari in Botswana, is a true African trail riding adventure, returning to the joys of travelling in the style of Africa’s original pioneers. This ‘Land of Giants’, well known for its baobab studded plains and large herds of elephant, is situated in some truly wild landscapes […]
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Ubergabe X Rex Grannus Z Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D’Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela)
One of the most proudest moments ever on this super mare Uber G. Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D’Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela)
This was Vain Glory’s first show back at the beginning of the year. Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D’Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela) Tiktok: @michaelaequest
Hotshot having a score of 72% in his dressage test, having a few time penalties in the cross country, and ending 2nd after the showjumping round Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D’Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela) Tiktok: @michaelaequest
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Winning 1.30m speed class at Vain Glory’s first show in 2020 Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D’Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela) Tiktok: @michaelaequest
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A video of the team event round on Uber G's Mystery- assisting the Gauteng team to win the 2019 SA Youth Team Championships. Instagram: @mich_equestrian / Michaela JvR D'Arrigo Facebook: Michaela JvRensburg or Kyla Janse van Rensburg (Michaela) Tiktok: @michaelaequest
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Discover Damaraland on horseback. Virtually inaccessible, the Damaraland of Namibia is a fascinating and spectacular setting for an unforgettable horse riding safari. Ancient craters and prehistoric remnants dot the absurdly wide and distant horizons and these ancient landscapes are painted with contrastingly delicate and detailed patterns of colour. This is […]
Discover one of the world’s last true wilderness areas on horseback. Saying a horse safari in Namibia is addictive is an understatement! Those that have felt the rush of galloping across the oldest desert in the world, know the agony of the withdrawal symptoms when it’s been too long since […]
On Monday we posted a video about "Why we don't use round pen techniques". The untamed horse we were dealing with in the video is a horse named Rio. This video is a follow-up, where we progress to haltering the horses, but Jamie also discusses focus and the lightest pressure in more detail. We will be tracking Rio's progress while he is with is. As you will see in this video, he is progressing well.
This lovely girl won a photoshoot with as a prize last year at her show she competed in. We finally met up and do the long overdue photoshoot. I had so much fun and cannot wait to do it again. Hopefully some time soon. Shout out to my sister who took the videos for me. Remember to check her channel for some more equestrian fun
Sir Swarovski’s (my latest horse) 80cm round with a few almost refusals
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