Horse info & SA blogs

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

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

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


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

Zambezi Horseback Safari

A horse safari in Victoria Falls, across this beautiful part of Zimbabwe is a unique and breath-taking experience. You have the chance to follow

16th Oct 2018

Masai Mara Gallop: September 2018

Yeeehhaaaa – Nothing beats cantering freely across the wildlife-filled plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya.

12th Sep 2018

Crossing the Mara River with Hippos 10 meters away!!

Nothing gets the blood pumping quite like crossing the Mara River next to 4 hippo which keep

12th Sep 2018

Riding in Limpopo Valley Botswana

This Tuli Horse Riding Safari in Botswana, is a true African trail riding adventure, returning to the joys of travelling in the style of

26th Feb 2018

African Horse Safaris hits the Tuli Block, Botswana

African Horse Safaris set out for 250 miles of extremely exciting riding through the Limpopo area in Botswana, famous for its elephant populations. The

30th Jun 2017

Horizon Horseback

A fabulous video of riding in South Africa's Waterberg Region. Book Now Here:

20th Jan 2017

Horse Racing Internship in Zimbabwe

Very few creatures can run as fast as a thoroughbred. There is an old Arabic saying that says “the winds of heaven are those

12th Jan 2017

African Horse Safaris – Riding in the Cape Winelands

December 2016 we went to visit our Cape Winelands operator. Here's a few clips from our ride, the scenery was stunning – didn't have

11th Jan 2017

African Horse Safaris hits South Africa’s Wild Coast

African Horse Safaris joined Rocket Horse Racing to crew ride for their first ever 350km endurance race down the Wild Coast. We spent 10

9th Nov 2016

African Horse Safaris – Horse Riding at Ant’s Hill

My mother and I took went on a horse safari with The Ant Collection. It was a very special 4 days and here's a

31st Aug 2016

African Horse Safaris – Namib Desert Ride July 2016

10 riders, 14 horses and 350km of wild Namib Desert…

19th Aug 2016

African Horse Safaris on Tour in Botswana & South Africa

7th Jul 2016

African Horse Safaris in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

African Horse Safaris visiting the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in September 2015

7th Jul 2016

African Horse Safaris in the Okavango Delta 2016

What an adventure! Riding in the Okavango Delta at Macatoo

28th Jun 2016

  • 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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