Horse info & SA blogs

With a generally interesting international / local section under Lifestyle which may not have anything to do with equestrian at all.

Sunrise Photoshoot

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

Donkieskraal 2019

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

Blindfold Tack up Challenge

Kristen takes on the Blindfolded Tack Up Challenge.

We have a new horse

We met Antonia a few months ago and now she’s finally here. Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media:

Their First Jumping Show

Kristen and Lounet take Polly and War Hero (AKA Mega Legs) to their first ever jumping show at Cross Creek Stables. Gear I use:

A Huge Surprise

Surprising Kristen with something she knew nothing about! Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

Beginner lesson

Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

Hoofprints Livery Dressage and Showing

Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

HorseFriends | Channel Trailer

Come and see what fun we get up to on this channel…

Jumping Training

Mega, Peg and Polly training for their first ever show.

Q&A with Brunsi von Arnim

Brunsi von Arnim shares stories about her life and how she came to be an equestrian.

More Animals!

We got more (little) animals! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0CXhcE7Nmw…

Getting a New Horse?


We go out to look at a possible new addition to the farm

Cross Country Jumping


A little update and some jumping! Camera: Me: Canon 800D Lounet: Her phone Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Mosaic: Let’s Begin | Ep2

Let's start the process. I started a Blog! Check it out here: https://blogginginsa.wixsite.com/horsefriendsblog Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivOJH6d_Npk…

I GOT A NEW HORSE?!

Hey everyone!!! I got a new horse! I'm so excited to share my journey with her with you guys!!!

Surprising old friends

Who did we see? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

The First Outride

Lounet and Kristen take Mgealegs and Golden Peg out for their first Outride. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Wash day

Washing the horses and some other surprises… Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Satisfying shavings

Getting free shavings for the arena and Polly having some fun! Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Grooming your horse

Kristen prepares for her exam. Follow along. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

All about Polly

Just as the title says. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

Renovation Update

Lounet and Kristen update us on things going on at the farm and what is going to happen in the future. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter:

Q&A + Peg is Sick

Lounet and Kristen do another Q&A. And explain why Golden Peg is sick again. Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter:

Buks acctually works!

Buks wanted to do it + an update on Peg! Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

Feed time

What do they do while eating? Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

Farrier day

3 of the four horses got their feet done. Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

Donkey to work

We tried to work the donkey. It did not really go to plan… Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram:

not REALLY a vlog


When you didn't actually vlog, but edit an video anyway… Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

Group lesson

Peg and Mega gets a lesson and 3 people riding them. Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

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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