Horse info & SA blogs

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

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.

2019 Young rider 1.35m Kuda Grand Prix with Bevlin Vain Glory

Super mare, bred for dressage, jumping her first ever Grand Prix at Kyalami Equestrian Park

Callaho’s Valentina jumping her first 1.10m track

Hot and feisty Valentina (Valentino X Condor M) jumping her first 1.10m track confidently.

Bevlin Vain Glory’s first 1.30m track

Small dressage bred mare, doing her first 1.30m track. She was, after this class, the second highest qualifier for the Grand Prix the next

Junior Medium Freestyle winning round at regionals

Uber G’s Mystery winning her Medium Freestyle, with the theme ‘the colossal’.

Dressage–Medium Freestyle

Uber G’s Medium Freestyle at SANESA We still have to improve our flying changes, but she is more relaxed than normal! Scoring 65% on the test

1.20m showjumping on Uber at SANESA

Uber G’s winning 1.20m showjumping round at SANESA My showjumping trainer is Dave Miller, from Leopard Creek Equestrian Center in benoni.

Junior Medium Dressage SA

Edit of Uber G’s Medium Freestyle at SANESA

Stadium Eventing on Bamboo de Rival

SANESA Level 7 stadium Eventing on Bamboo de Rival, winning the Class

American Saddlebred in Dressage training

Frenchman, an 8 year old American Saddlebred by the amazing French Legionaire in dressage training! Such a sweet, kind nature!



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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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


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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