Horse info & SA blogs

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

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

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

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

Farrier day

3 of the four horses got their feet done. Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

11th Mar 2019

Donkey to work

We tried to work the donkey. It did not really go to plan… Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

4th Mar 2019

not REALLY a vlog


When you didn't actually vlog, but edit an video anyway… Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

2nd Mar 2019

Group lesson

Peg and Mega gets a lesson and 3 people riding them. Gear I use: Canon 800D and sometimes a GoPro ———————————————————————— Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

22nd Feb 2019

Saddle Up

Lounet and Kristen Saddle Up Mega Legs and Golden Peg for the first time since they moved to their new yard. Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

18th Feb 2019

Galloping Geldings

More construction and Mega and Peg enjoying themselves around the farm.

11th Feb 2019

Lulu, Buks & Polly

Meet the other animals you didn't get to fully meet last week. What do you think about the new intro?

4th Feb 2019

Boxing horses & More animals

Today is the day we are bringing the horses to their new home. And a few more surprises…

28th Jan 2019

BIG Announcement

We have some exciting news!

14th Jan 2019

She Cried…

Kristen is looking for her forever friend. I think she may have found him. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt Western Cape Equine Trust:
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21st Dec 2018

New Yard

Some clips of the new yard some of the riders moved to. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

14th Dec 2018

3 people, 1 horse | Ep 10

More people ride her. Progress! Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

18th Dec 2018

GOODBYE to the best riding school

Saying goodbye is never easy. Social Media Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt

30th Nov 2018

No-sturipps November | Episode 9


Kristen goes stirrup-less on Princess. Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

28th Nov 2018

Princess Update | Episode 8

Where has Princess been? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt YouTube: link here

16th Nov 2018

Silvermist Show Vlog

We went to a show and this is what happened. Social Media: Twitter: horsefriends_yt Instagram: horsefriendsyt

29th Oct 2018

How to blanket your horse

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

24th Sep 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMgJWyHl5mk

31st Aug 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 Aug 2018

Basic Librity

Megan teaches us some basic liberty skills. Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefrends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSXA4ogAImc

16th Jul 2018

Photoshoot in the Rain

Something went wrong! Video camera operator: My sister! Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: horsefriends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_1yAqlw-fI

2nd Jul 2018

We broke the GoPro! | Episode 7

Some things did not go as planned… Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: Horsefriends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk4PdcRI8b0

28th Jun 2018

Horse ASMR

Satisfying? Social Media: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: Horsefriends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B_tPvs3uk4

18th Jun 2018

Jumping | Episode 5

Jumping to Glory! Social accounts: Instagram: horsefriendsyt Twitter: Horsefriends_yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDo3cFxUpvo

2nd Jun 2018

Groundwork | Episode 4

Getting the basics done first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsPZGmOEXMs

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaWRadU-f3M

21st May 2018

Her story | Episode 2

Here's her story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kadVaeHz3N0

11th May 2018

  • 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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