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How to blanket your horse

Megan shows us how to blanket your equine friend. Social Media: Instagram: Horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

24th September 2018

We need to talk: Pony Camp Q&A | Episode 2

The riders talk about everything equine and how they get ready for a show.

31st August 2018

My Riding Story

Want to know who I am and how I got here? Well, now we all find out… Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

20th August 2018

Basic Librity

Megan teaches us some basic liberty skills. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefrends_yt

16th July 2018

Photoshoot in the Rain

Something went wrong! Video camera operator: My sister! Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

2nd July 2018

We broke the GoPro! | Episode 7

Some things did not go as planned… Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: Horsefriends_yt

28th June 2018

Horse ASMR

Satisfying? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: Horsefriends_yt

18th June 2018

Jumping | Episode 5

Jumping to Glory! Social accounts: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: Horsefriends_yt

2nd June 2018

Groundwork | Episode 4

Getting the basics done first.

25th May 2018

Getting on is not easy | Episode 3

Falling off is not easy. I had to re-upload because of music issues. Sorry. But here it is.

21st May 2018

Her story | Episode 2

Here's her story.

11th May 2018

Meeting Princess | Episode 1

The first episode in this series. Follow her journey. New episodes every Friday!

4th May 2018

Equestrians jump like their horses | HorseFriends

Can they jump? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horse friends_yt

30th April 2018

Equestrian Q&A: Pony camp riders | HorseFriends

All of the pony camp riders came together to do a Q&A. Social Media: instagram: horsefriendsyt twitter: horsefriends_yt

23rd April 2018

Attempting Barrel racing | HorseFriends

What happens when non barrel racers attempt Barrel Racing? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: Horsefriends_yt

16th April 2018

Pony camp: Vlog #3 | HorseFriends

What happened at the pony camp? Come find out. Social media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

9th April 2018

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  • 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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