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Back at the Barn | HorseFriends

I was back at the barn for the 1st time in 2 months.

YouTube I’m back! A week in my brand new life.. so much has changed!

New job, new home and so much more! Let me know what you guys want to see next!

Celebrating 2 years with my Showjumper, Valentina

2 June 2018, the auctioneer closed the bid for Valentina on us. She is the most amazing horse that has ever entered my life❤️

Jumping with the horse I’m supposed to do dressage on

Uber G’s mystery jumping instead of doing dressage… She is in Advanced Dressage at the moment.

Jumping my mare, Valentina (Valentino X Condor M)

Valentina in training and at shows.

Sanesa Q1 Day 2

Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Qualifier 1, Day 2 Instagram: @hmieshca Tik Tok: @hmieshca Please DM me on Instagram if you want to sponsor me.

Sanesa Q1 Day 1

Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Qualifier 1, Day 1 Instagram: @hmieshca Tik Tok: @hmieshca Please DM me on Instagram if you want to sponsor me.

Discover Egypt on horseback by Earthquestrian


Riding in Egypt offers a true horseback adventure, epic gallops across the desert sands, discovering ancient tombs and relics, being immersed in a

Heaven on horseback in Mozambique

Experience thrilling beach canters, horse swims and exploring this wonderful country the way it should be done – from the back of a horse.

Ol Donyo – Chyulus horse safari

Ride in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro replacing the grumble of a car engine with the sound of thundering hooves. The Chyulu Hills and

Horse Safari in the Makgadikgadi Pans

Ride out across the vast open landscapes, taking in the serene quiet of the untouched savanna islands that break up the mysterious salt pans.

Horse safari in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania offers the “Out of Africa” experience most dream of when they imagine a horseback safari in Africa. Riding across some of Africa’s most

The Wild Coast Horse Trail – Riding on the edge of Africa

Experience the freedom of coastal riding and fulfill every horse rider’s dream; cantering down vast empty beaches, with the sun on your face and

African Horse Safaris in the Okavango Delta – Sept 2019

The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most incredible destinations and draws us back time and time again. There is no better way to

Embark on a horse riding safari in the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is calling – And there is no better way to discover its secrets than on a horseback expedition! Join this mobile

They are back! (Megan and Hannah Update)

I went to go and see what Megan and Hannah are up to these days.

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails (Western Cape) – Another Day, Another Trail-12 March 2019

The ULTIMATE bucket list tick! A incredible once-in-a-lifetime way to experience our pristine coast….Contact Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, (Western Cape, South Africa)

Sunrise Photoshoot

Woke up at 4 am to get some awesome shots of the horses.

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails (Western Cape) – Another Day, Another Trail – 02 Feb 2020

The ULTIMATE bucket list tick! A incredible once-in-a-lifetime way to experience our pristine coast….Contact Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, (Western Cape, South Africa)

Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails (Western Cape) – Another Day, Another Trail 09 Jan 2020

The ULTIMATE bucket list tick! A incredible once-in-a-lifetime way to experience our pristine coast….Contact Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, (Western Cape, South Africa)

My Fails of 2019

This is all my fails caught on camera. From bucks,stops and rears to plain weirdness… Hope you Injoy. Instagram: @hmieshca

SA-Champs 2019

Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Made Gauteng Team with Swordsmith Instagram: @hmieshca

Burlington Graded Show

Riding: Swordsmith This is the last show before SA-Champs with Swordsmith aka George. Instagram: @hmieshca

SASJ-Challenge 2019

Riding: Big Three Graded Show at Kyalami Equestrian Park Instagram: @hmieshca

Donkieskraal 2019

The long awaited video of my holiday in September. I finally get to upload it!

My shooting star☆

Hey guys so here is a recent video of Bella jumping and im really happy with her for jumping without a collar and lead

Blindfold Tack up Challenge

Kristen takes on the Blindfolded Tack Up Challenge.

15 Nov Uilenkraalsmond breach

The ULTIMATE bucket list tick! A incredible once-in-a-lifetime way to experience our pristine coast….Contact Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, (Western Cape, South Africa)

In madness lies sanity

Well now really when we go back into falling in love. And say, it’s crazy. Falling. You see? We don’t say “rising into love”.

SAWMGA Nationals 2019 Team KZN

A KZN Team video of the ‘2019 South African Western Mounted Games Association (SAWMGA) Nationals’, held at the Afridome in Parys, Freestate, South Africa.

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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