Horse info & SA blogs

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

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

Riding: Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account: hmieshca

20th 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

Instagram hmieshca

Yes another graded show at Penbritte Equestrian Centre.

Riding:Swordsmith Big Three Instagram account:hmieshca

30th 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

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

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

Inter-Africa Cup at Penbritte Equestrian Centre

Show happened over 2 days. Riding:Swordsmith 2019

27th Jun 2019

Youth Champs 2019

Penbritte Equestrian Centre. Riding:Swordsmith Big Three

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

Outride with George.

Taking Swordsmith out on the trotting track. (Helmetcam)

2nd Jul 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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