Horse info & SA blogs

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

Beginner lesson

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

9th Aug 2019

Hoofprints Livery Dressage and Showing

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

8th Aug 2019

Sanesa 2019:Qualifier 4

Day 1 Riding:Swordsmith Instagram account: hmieshca

5th Aug 2019

Big Three jumps his first 90cm at a show!!!

At Penbritte Equestrian Centre Instagram account: hmieshca

5th Aug 2019

HorseFriends | Channel Trailer

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

4th Aug 2019

Jumping Training

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

2nd Aug 2019

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

14th Jul 2019

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.

14th Jul 2019

Junior Medium Dressage SA

Edit of Uber G’s Medium Freestyle at SANESA

14th Jul 2019

Inter-Africa Cup at Penbritte Equestrian Centre

Show happened over 2 days. Riding:Swordsmith 2019

27th Jun 2019

Stadium Eventing on Bamboo de Rival

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

26th Jul 2019

Youth Champs 2019

Penbritte Equestrian Centre. Riding:Swordsmith Big Three

26th Jul 2019

Q&A with Brunsi von Arnim

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

26th Jul 2019

(Romeo and Cassidy)Jumping day!!!

My 2 Border Collies having a nice day jumping over big jumps and a couple of exercises.

26th Jul 2019

Graded show at Penbritte Equestrian Centre

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three

26th Jul 2019

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!

24th Jul 2019

More Animals!

We got more (little) animals!…

16th Jul 2019

Outride with George.

Taking Swordsmith out on the trotting track. (Helmetcam)

2nd Jul 2019

Getting a New Horse?

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

1st Jul 2019

Cross Country Jumping

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

18th Jun 2019

SA Boerperd Nasionale Veiling 2019

Top SA Boerperde beskikbaar op die veiling tydens die Nasionale Kampionskappe Top SA Boerperds available on this auction held during the Nasional Championships…

7th Jun 2019

Mosaic: Let’s Begin | Ep2

Let's start the process. I started a Blog! Check it out here: Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt…

31st May 2019

Sanesa Q3

I entered a showjumping class and made it through to the jump-off.

20th May 2019


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

20th May 2019

First show

Short clip from the first show with Lugh, my new lease horse.

19th May 2019


Hey everyone I didn't know what to call this video but here it is featuring some clips of my last few years in South Africa before I moved to England to pursue my goals in the international showjumping circuit. Hope you enjoy

17th May 2019

  • 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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    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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