Welcome to Equestrian.co.za

Welcome to Equestrian.co.za!

The South African Equestrian Community is vast and spread out all over the Internet.  Other information available is just as vast and sometimes South African information can get lost and forgotten.  We’ll bring it all together and make it available in one central library because there’s some good stuff out there and sometimes it’s hard to find because it could be anywhere and it just takes so long.

By combining the information, we can provide a good base to start from for horse and rider training available in South Africa. 

Join us on the journey ahead.

Horse Riding and Training

It’s not easy to ride a horse and if you learn what you need you will find horseback riding to be a fantastic way to spend your time.

If you’re thinking of horses as a sport, it is a very demanding sport, not just for the horse, you have control of an animal that has it’s own mind and can weigh between 300 and 1000 KG or more, that’s a ton of muscle!  This does depend on the kind of horse you want to learn more about and what type of riding you want to do.  If you’re looking to enter competitions and shows, you will find the standard is very high, bring on your game!  

We will be adding info on many of the horse breeds in South Africa as well as the different disciplines available here.  We can’t ignore what happens internationally either, there are many proficient trainers and riders all over our planet that we can learn heaps from.  If you want us to include any other information or just need general information or queries on advertising on the website, please let us know by using the form:

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horse hoof farrier file
Health

AskHQ: Thrush

Q: What exactly is thrush? A: Thrush is a bacterial infection that commonly affects the frog. It is often associated with wet and dirty bedding, poor hoof management, inadequate trimming, or shoeing with pads that have trapped dirt and moisture. Thrush is commonly noticed due to the unpleasant odour it

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Health

AskHQ: Flu vaccine

Q: If vaccines work, why do vaccinated horses still contract flu? A: Vaccines don’t stop infection entirely, but they increase your horse’s immunity to the infection. This means that the vaccine helps to reduce the severity of the disease and the clinical signs your horse will show. They also minimise

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Health

Horse health check: 11) The legs

Every owner should know their horse’s legs. Every day before and after you ride you should palpate the legs from top to toe, to find any changes from previous examinations. Old injuries are unlikely to cause any issues, but if you know they are there, it can save you investigating

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