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Gareth happily shares little about why we use the rope halter and who we source from, why we use the long rope and the importance of the weight. We are always delighted to talk about saddle options if you have any questions. Gareth also talks about where to source Western Saddles. Our Local Made Saddle are Franco Saddlery in KZN and also other options to purchase reining saddles that are imported.
Riding in Egypt offers a true horseback adventure, epic gallops across the desert sands, discovering ancient tombs and relics, being immersed in a unique culture and swimming in the Red Sea on horseback. Film by Codi Schneider – Earthquestrian Ride Egypt
New job, new home and so much more! Let me know what you guys want to see next!
Riding in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya is what dreams are made of. Unrestricted by roads and vehicles, you will forge your path through the diverse landscapes that Kenya has to offer. Tuning yourself to the rhythm of your horse and the surrounding bush, taking in its awe inspiring natural […]
As you progress through your horsemanship learning experience, you may find that managing the long ropes is a whole skill set to learn in addition to Horsemanship Principles. Jamie and Sonny chat a little about how to stay safe and have a little more fun while you and your partner are learning. If we miss a question, or there is something specific you are struggling with, you can get in touch with us by WhatsApp 0723622620, Facebook or emails heartfeltkzn@gmail.com and we are happy to answer questions for you.
I went to go and see what Megan and Hannah are up to these days.
We teach people to never use two reins to stop a horse, but I think this very idea confuses people. In this video we go into a little more details about stopping, or slowing down with only one rein active.
Woke up at 4 am to get some awesome shots of the horses.
When I don't have the strength or energy to get Bella out and allow her a good run, this can be the next best thing. Though we both would prefer to be out and about, sometimes I just can't entertain Bella's need for speed. This horse should have rally stripes! Speed makes her a very happy horse. Horses do not get to move out at speed often enough and while most people will only ever want to walk at a trot, we feel its important for all horses to have had practice moving at speed around humans in a controlled ad relaxed manner.
Willow and her brother Champ need some help opening up those giant strides. This is one place that groundwork is really fun. Out in the open, working on a longer line, Jamie has Willow work on speeding up her stride without losing her cool! The purpose is all to get comfortable working at higher gaits so grinding out in the open is safer and refined work becomes less stressful.
Uber G’s mystery jumping instead of doing dressage… She is in Advanced Dressage at the moment.
Riding: Big Three Graded Show at Kyalami Equestrian Park Instagram: @hmieshca
This one is for Lida. Sometimes we get a little stuck when following the horse's feet first. Jamie and Sonny offer some idea's on how to complete this exercise with a better objective.
Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Made Gauteng Team with Swordsmith Instagram: @hmieshca
I was back at the barn for the 1st time in 2 months.
We do this thing with every horse, every ride. We call it anti-flight checks. We do it at a standstill because you don't want to discover you can't stop your horse once you are already moving. The name comes from correlation to a pilot's pre-flight check, but we prefer not to go flying, so they are anti flight checks! We decided to have one of our students explain them for you, instead of having me drone on about it!
This is all my fails caught on camera. From bucks,stops and rears to plain weirdness... Hope you Injoy. Instagram: @hmieshca
Ride, cycle, walk or drive through the great Kenyan wilderness. Borana Lodge is at the heart of Borana Conservancy, with a fantastic view of Mount Kenya. The lodge is perched on a hillside above a dam, where herds of elephant regularly gather to bathe at lunchtime. The presence of water […]
Anticipation Station is one series of patterns we use to make preparations for performance fun, functional and creative
Gareth and Cherokee demonstrate the leg positions of the rollover. Some people believe that disengagement is bad for horses and that rollovers are hard on the horse's body. I fully disagree. This maneuver I learned from Buck Brannaman, it is about timing and feels. Timing and feel are what a good horseman is always trying to improve. Rollovers relax a horse and also create a light workout that employs switching from one quarter to the next (the weight is distributed to a different foot each step of the move).
These incredible ladies spent the week with us learning a little more about how their horses operate. When you have better speed control, out rides are more fun and far safer.
A question came in from one of my Correspondence Course Students in regards to becoming uncomfortable riding on a casual rein. (Rein in the main stops us from falling on ou brains). For many of you, letting loose your tight and short reins feel so uncomfortable. In this video, we talk about how to get past that and why it is is a necessary part of building your horse's foundation. A horse that is performing without a foundation is not going to make it very far. So, if you are interested in building a connection with your horse and developing your skills to train for performance, drop us an email at heartfeltkzn@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at Heartfelt Horsemanship. Good luck Chantelle, I promise you can do this and you will feel the rewards very soon. Hang in there, we have all the time in the world to get this right. Happy Trails!
One of our learners at Bluestone Equestrian recently had a bad fall. This is getting back her confidence on her Thoroughbred. Want to start riding yourself? You can contact Bluestone Equestrian by any of the following: Website: https://www.bluestoneequestrain.co.za Cell: 0725709281 Email: info@bluestoneequestrian.co.za
Bluestone Equestrian based in Mnandi, Centurion hosts a country Craft and Food Market . Horseriding lessons and livery also available during the week
Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Qualifier 1, Day 1 Instagram: @hmieshca Tik Tok: @hmieshca Please DM me on Instagram if you want to sponsor me. Thank you.
2 June 2018, the auctioneer closed the bid for Valentina on us. She is the most amazing horse that has ever entered my life❤️
EXCELLENT RIDING, LUXURY ACCOMMODATION, SPECTACULAR SUNDOWNERS AND GREAT GAME VIEWING. The Ant’s Collection is made up of two family run lodges offering a unique and memorable bushveld riding holiday – with unique flexibility, excellent riding, free roaming horses luxury accommodation, breath-taking views and exceptional game viewing. This brilliant riding opportunity, […]
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