Horse info & SA blogs

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

Blindfold Tack up Challenge

Kristen takes on the Blindfolded Tack Up Challenge.

24th Nov 2019

Spring Fair show 2019 (2 Shows in one week?) Show one.

Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account: hmieshca

20th Oct 2019

Showjumping show||Katie Equestrian

First 1.15m! Sorry for being inactive, forgot my accounts email lol… so this is from a while ago… but please subscribe, planning on being

17th Oct 2019

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:

12th Oct 2019

Sanesa: Nationals 2019 (Show 2)

Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Instagram Account: hmieshca

11th Oct 2019

Sanesa 2019:Qualifier 4 (Day 2)

Day 2 Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account: hmieshca

9th Oct 2019

Sanesa 2019:Qualifier 4 (Day 1)

Day 1 Riding:Swordsmith Instagram account: hmieshca

9th Oct 2019

Sanesa 2019:Gauteng Finals (Part 2)

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account:hmieshca

9th Oct 2019

Sanesa 2019:Gauteng Finals (Part 1)

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account:hmieshca

9th Oct 2019

Graded show at Penbritte Equestrian Center 2019

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account:hmieshca This was only Groots second time doing a 90cm graded show so I'm very proud of him.

9th Oct 2019

Yes another graded show at Penbritte Equestrian Center 2019

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account:hmieshca

9th Oct 2019

Okavango Horse Safari at Macatoo Camp

Combine horse riding through stunning scenery teeming with game, and the luxury bush camp based in Macatoo, for a horse riding holiday of a

5th Oct 2019

Macatoo Camp by African Icons

Offering some of the most incredible wildlife viewing in the world, the Okavango Delta is often referred to as Africa’s Eden. Macatoo Camp offers

5th Oct 2019

Instagram hmieshca

Yes another graded show at Penbritte Equestrian Centre.

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account:hmieshca

30th Sep 2019

‘n Spesiale Boerperd toekenning….2019

‘n Spesiale Boerperd Presidents toekening aan oom Danie Zietsman,… ‘n ware Boerperd Ambassadeur!

16th Sep 2019

Horse Riding in the Waterberg

Exploring the wonderful ranch where Horizon is based and the neighbouring reserves, makes for some superb riding, with big open plains filled with game

13th Sep 2019

Ant Collection

The Ant’s Collection is made up of two family run lodges offering a unique and memorable bushveld riding holiday – with unique flexibility, excellent

9th Sep 2019

Graded show at Penbritte.

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account:hmieshca This was only Groots second time doing a 90cm graded show so I’m very proud of him.

6th Sep 2019

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:

6th Sep 2019

Kuda Sport Horse KPC Festival 2019

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account:hmieshca This was Groots first 90cm and first Graded show away from home. He was so relaxed I was really

6th Sep 2019

Sanesa 2019:Gauteng Finals

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account:hmieshca

5th Sep 2019

Kenya – THE MASAI MARA WITH GORDIE CHURCH

Two generations, with over 45 years of experience, the Church’s offer exquisite and bespoke horseback riding safaris in Kenya.

4th Sep 2019

Kalahari Ride Makgadigadi

Despite being classed as a desert landscape, this ride takes you through very diverse scenery. Encounter wide open plains, denser scrubland, stark and barren

4th Sep 2019

Okavango Horse Safaris

The Delta is a mosaic of islands, mopane forest, floodplains and streams stretching as far as the eye can see. Every year flooding makes

4th Sep 2019

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

26th Aug 2019

Callaho’s Valentina jumping her first 1.10m track

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

26th Aug 2019

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

26th Aug 2019

Junior Medium Freestyle winning round at regionals

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

26th Aug 2019

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

19th Aug 2019

Beginner lesson

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

9th Aug 2019

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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