Horse info & SA blogs

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

Zhongshuge bookstore in Guiyang, China

A new massive, modern library or bookstore seems to be popping up in China every month, especially in the southwestern province of Guizhou and its 4.5-million-inhabitant capital, Guiyang. More often than not, the company building the massive bookstores is Zhongshuge, and the design firm behind the unconventional store concepts is XL-muse, also known as X+ […] The post Zhongshuge bookstore in Guiyang, China appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/zhongshuge-bookstore-guiyang-china/…

15th Apr 2019

John Mellencamp’s Soho Studio – New York

As singer, songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner John Mellencamp is well known for his music. He has recorded 24 albums, including American Fool released in 1982 under his stage name, John Cougar. He is also a prolific painter johnmellencampart.com who has exhibited across the U.S. His dramatic, moody and dark […] The post John Mellencamp’s Soho Studio – New York appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/john-mellencamps-soho-studio-new-york/…

12th Apr 2019

SA’s cannabis legislation and horses

Remedies derived from cannabis have been used to treat injury in horses since the days of Alexander the Great. But what effect does marijuana have on horses? Dr Mac explains. https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/animals/horses/sas-cannabis-legislation-and-horses/…

11th Apr 2019

Four Natural Herbs To Improve Your Horse’s Health

According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, botulism is “caused by a potent toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.” It is fatal in anywhere from 80 to 100 percent of affected horses.

9th Apr 2019

Private residence, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 The elegant AB Residence is situated on a 53,500 square-metre (approx. 13-acre) private island in Angra dos Reis. Angra dos Reis is a municipality in the southwest of Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil. It is formed by 365 islands that have a tropical rainforest climate and exquisite biodiversity, but also one of the country’s […] The post Private residence, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/private-residence-angra-dos-reis-rio-de-janeiro-brazil/…

8th Apr 2019

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK

We will choose an exquisitely restored old building over a new one every time. With a restoration approach that does not interfere with the history of a building but enhances it, older structures gain a completely new level of interest and fascination. A well-refurbished old structure inspires respect and wonder, and speaks to us in […] The post The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/painted-hall-old-royal-naval-college-greenwich-london-uk/…

9th Apr 2019

Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of equestrian excellence!

Calling all horse lovers from far and wide! Kyalami Equestrian Park will proudly host the country’s premier horse show with world class competition on offer… The post Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of equestrian excellence! appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/nissan-easter-festival-10-years-of-equestrian-excellence/…

5th Apr 2019

5 minutes with Nicole Horwood

Text: Caroline Malan Who did you compete at President’s Cup? I competed Mark White Nissan Capital Hitoshi, Mark White Nissan Capital Don Cumarco and Mark… The post 5 minutes with Nicole Horwood appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-nicole-horwood/…

5th Apr 2019

How to build a horse crush

The routine handling of horses is simplified if you own a crush pen, says Dr Mac. https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/animals/horses/how-to-build-a-horse-crush/…

4th Apr 2019

Midfeeds’ AHS talk with Dr Ockert Botha

A huge thank you has to go to Simon Burn and the Midfeeds’ team for organising last night’s excellent talk with Dr Ockert Botha on… The post Midfeeds’ AHS talk with Dr Ockert Botha appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/midfeeds-ahs-talk-with-dr-ockert-botha/…

3rd 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: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

1st Apr 2019

Restaurant Bouillon Julien – Paris, France

London-based designer John Whelan lived in Paris for a decade which, of course, doesn’t make him a Parisian, but it does give him an inside perspective. With that perspective, he’s bravely guiding a series of French bouillons to an intriguingly confusing combination of decay and novelty. A bouillon used to be a slightly less-expensive brasserie, […] The post Restaurant Bouillon Julien – Paris, France appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/restaurant-bouillon-julien-paris-france/…

1st Apr 2019

5 minutes with Nicola Sime-Riley

Tell us how your Reonet show went overall? The horses jumped so well and it really was a lovely show. It was the first one… The post 5 minutes with Nicola Sime-Riley appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-nicola-sime-riley/…

27th Mar 2019

5 minutes with Barry Taylor

How did your horses go at Reonet? Which horse impressed you the most? All of my horses jumped superbly. Nissan Coester was clear in the… The post 5 minutes with Barry Taylor appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-barry-taylor/…

26th Mar 2019

5 minutes with Johnathan Clarke

For the Reonet Summer Cup I entered all of my barefoot horses (which are mostly owned by the Slade family and a couple by myself… The post 5 minutes with Johnathan Clarke appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-johnathan-clarke/…

25th Mar 2019

5 minutes with Marlene Sinclair

Text: Caroline Malan Image: TB Images Tell us how your Reonet show went overall? The show was super. My horses jumped beautifully. Which of your… The post 5 minutes with Marlene Sinclair appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-marlene-sinclair/…

23rd Mar 2019

Aids vs cues

Text: Hayley Kruger There is no single correct way of training a horse – for years there have been people who follow different schools of… The post Aids vs cues appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/aids-vs-cues/…

22nd Mar 2019

5 minutes with Anne-Marie Esslinger

Text: Caroline Malan Photography: Denford Studios Tell us how your Reonet show went? I rode my lovely seven year old, Quadix, in two 1,35m competitions… The post 5 minutes with Anne-Marie Esslinger appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-anne-marie-esslinger/…

21st Mar 2019

5 minutes with Mandy Johnston

Text: Caroline Malan Photography: Denford Studios Tell us how your Reonet show went? This show was really a preparation for my horses for the upcoming… The post 5 minutes with Mandy Johnston appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-mandy-johnston/…

20th Mar 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

5 minutes with Liam Stevens

Text: Caroline Malan Photography: Denford Studios Tell us how your Reonet show went? My show was great. Assagai Serenata (owned by Ceallagh Semple) jumped the… The post 5 minutes with Liam Stevens appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-liam-stevens/…

19th Mar 2019

5 minutes with Lorette Knowles-Taylor

Text: Caroline Malan Photography: Denford Studios Tell us how your Reonet show went? It was a very busy weekend of riding. I had five horses… The post 5 minutes with Lorette Knowles-Taylor appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-lorette-knowles-taylor/…

18th Mar 2019

Private Residence, Valmonte, Palos Verdes Estates, California

It is a tall order to restore a 1928 Spanish style cottage to meet current standards and modern aesthetics but without losing the heritage of the structure. Luckily, Los Angeles-based interior and furniture designer Mandy Graham had the ideal client with whom to achieve this feat: Herself and her 14-year-old twin sons. The 2,400 square-foot (223 […] The post Private Residence, Valmonte, Palos Verdes Estates, California appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/private-residence-valmonte-palos-verdes-estates-california/…

18th Mar 2019

FLYING MY HORSE ACROSS THE WORLD!!! ¬South Africa to England¬

Hey Everyone I know that I have not been uploading regularly like I said I would, however that is about to change!!! Mufti has officially arrived in England after a very long journey. Here are some photos and videos of his travels and arrival. Another video explaining the process will come out soon!!!! Other Socials: instagram.com/abbi.kyffin/

17th 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

ReFuture Clinic, Kiev, Ukraine

We love restraint. Not in a confining or limiting sense, but in the elegance and clarity that are the result of not adding unnecessary components. The skill, of course, is knowing what is unnecessary. And even that is a question of taste and opinion. In our opinion, the ReFuture clinic of aesthetic medicine in Kiev, […] The post ReFuture Clinic, Kiev, Ukraine appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/refuture-clinic-kiev-ukraine/…

14th Mar 2019

PTSD in horses

By Charlotte Bastiaanse When our horses suffer from conditions like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is very saddening to see them in such… The post PTSD in horses appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/ptsd-in-horses/…

14th Mar 2019

Equine hydrotherapy for leg injuries

Spa therapy is now easily available in South Africa to treat injuries in sport horses, says Dr Mac.

14th Mar 2019

AskHQ: How long does it take for a young horse to become balanced?

Asked by Briana McGull This is a very open-ended question that is entirely dependent on the horse’s individuality and upbringing. Some horses are naturally better… The post AskHQ: How long does it take for a young horse to become balanced? appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/askhq-how-long-does-it-take-for-a-young-horse-to-become-balanced/…

13th Mar 2019

Impressive Private Residence, Munich – Germany

The stone-clad street-front façade of this opulent residence in Munich appears mausoleum-like, impressive and enigmatic. In contrast, the other side of the house is completely open to the beautiful garden through all-glass walls that in some cases move in rails to connect the rooms directly with the outdoors and let natural light in. The building […] The post Impressive Private Residence, Munich – Germany appeared first on The Cool Hunter. http://thecoolhunter.net/impressive-private-residence-munich-germany/…

13th Mar 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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