Horse info & SA blogs

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

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

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

Hoofprints Livery Dressage and Showing

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

8th 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

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

More Animals!

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

16th 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

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…

31st May 2019

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!!!

20th May 2019

Surprising old friends

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

29th Apr 2019

The First Outride

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

26th Apr 2019

Wash day

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

23rd Apr 2019

Satisfying shavings

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

18th Apr 2019

Grooming your horse

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

15th Apr 2019

All about Polly

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

8th Apr 2019

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:

6th Apr 2019

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:

1st Apr 2019

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

19th Mar 2019

Feed time

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

15th Mar 2019

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

11th Mar 2019

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:

4th Mar 2019

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

2nd Mar 2019

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

22nd Feb 2019

Saddle Up

Lounet and Kristen Saddle Up Mega Legs and Golden Peg for the first time since they moved to their new yard. Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram:

18th Feb 2019

Galloping Geldings

More construction and Mega and Peg enjoying themselves around the farm.

11th Feb 2019

Lulu, Buks & Polly

Meet the other animals you didn't get to fully meet last week. What do you think about the new intro?

4th Feb 2019

Boxing horses & More animals

Today is the day we are bringing the horses to their new home. And a few more surprises…

28th Jan 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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