Horse info & SA blogs

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

We broke the GoPro! | Episode 7

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

28th Jun 2018

White Horse Print – Petros Koublis

The image of the horse holds a unique position in the human psyche. In art, it has long been depicted as an icon of civilization, spanning from the earliest cave paintings to the anatomical scrutiny of the Renaissance. In centuries past we relied on the horse for all aspects of

27th Jun 2018

Barry Taylor and his new horse Dicardo

With over 40 years of experience under his belt, professional showjumper Barry Taylor is not only proud of his year to date, but also excited at what’s still to come. His string of 5 consists of Counter Attack, Cody Island, Companeiro’s Son, Callaho Victory Forever and a new GP horse

25th Jun 2018

Gjervene making a 1.30m course look easy!

L'Rouge Equestrian in a riding centre based in Gauteng. Gjervene is the owner of L'Rouge Brakpan and Kyalami. We produce confident and skilled riders!

23rd Jun 2018

L’Rouge Winter Axe testing Kath’s riding skills!

L"Rouge Equestrian is a stable yard based in South Africa, Guateng. High competitive rates and talent! Kathleen is a riding instructor at L'Rouge Equestrian and currently competes at 1.10m. Subscribe to the L'Rouge Equestrian YouTube channel to follow our stories and rides!!! Social Media Facebook East Rand: Facebook Kyalami:

21st Jun 2018

Gemma’s beautiful clear round at L’Rouge Equestrian’s graded competition! 👌

Gemma is a young rider at L'Rouge Equestrian! She is jumping 70cm in this course and won 1st place!🏅 We produce excellent riders! Social media Facebook Brakpan: Facebook Kyalami: Instagram:

19th Jun 2018

Gjervene jumping Phoenix Qualuude over 1.70m!

Gjervene Graaff is owner and instructor at L'Rouge Equestrian. She recently placed at the Nissan Winter Classic jumping 1.30m! Social media: Facebook Brakpan:https: // Facebook Kyalami: Instagram: Subscribe to follow our journey and for amazing training tips.

19th Jun 2018

There for you 😉❤️🐎🐴 (Me and my horse Sultan)

18th Jun 2018

Showjumping champion Anne-Marie Esslinger takes the main title at the 2018 Nissan Winter Classic

It was a high stakes contest with some of the country’s best riding talent competing over an international-level course at Shongweni Club from 12 to 17 June. Anne-Marie Esslinger put on a spectacular show in the main title class riding Alzu Oregon to win the 1.5m Nissan FEI World Cup

18th Jun 2018

Horse ASMR

Satisfying? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: Horsefriends_yt

18th Jun 2018

You got a friend in me 😉🤗❤️🐴

17th Jun 2018

Me and my horse at SANESA : dressage’s and more ! 🤩

15th Jun 2018

‘Is my horse bay or brown in colour?’

A bay horse is a dark brownish-red, except for its muzzle, mane, tail and legs, and the tips of its ears, which are all black. Unless it has white leg markings, the hooves are also black. The black markings on a bay horse are known as ‘points’, and all true

14th Jun 2018

Getting on the babies for the first time!

13th Jun 2018

Khromis Eye Wear, PoHo, Hong Kong

Khromis eye wear is located in PoHo, one of Hong Kong’s hip neighbourhoods-to-watch, a cul-de-sac of Po Hing Fong Street in Sheung Wan. The sleek yet inviting boutique is 812 square feet (75,5 sq. metres) in size, but seems much larger due to the clever use of mirrors and lighting.

7th Jun 2018

Jumping | Episode 5

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

2nd Jun 2018

  • 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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