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Master class with dressage simulator

Fans of dressage who follow social media may recently have heard word circulating about Travis the dressage simulator. When HQ learned about the ‘robot horse’ that can teach you to ride, we had to try it for ourselves. Accurate simulation Instruction on the Racewood Dressage Simulator is offered by Charmaine Gardner of CHG Equestrian, based at Equestria in Kyalami. The ...

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Rider nutrition and health – Part 1

  The media is filled with news and information on the latest ways to improve human health and athletic abilities. You can improve your physical performance in every area from cycling to golf to spelunking! Yet equestrians seldom get the same attention. Perhaps this is due to the long-held belief that the horse does all the work. Any rider will ...

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SA Arab Society: National Championships

The Arab Horse Society of South Africa will be holding their National Championship on 31 March at the Afri-Dome in Parys. This year, the show will also include showcases of part-breds and Anglo Arabs. Sport horse and jumping classes will also feature at the show. The championship classes will be judged by local and international judges. The timetable and additional ...

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Lorette: Nissan Easter Festival Q&A

1. How many horses are you competing on at Nissan Easter Festival and in what classes? Nissan Epsom Emma in the 150 classes The Jansens Catwalk 22 in the 140 classes Nissan Animous in the 135 classes Callaho’s Sampras in the 1m classes Callaho’s Victory For Ever in the 1.10m classes 2. How is your preparation going for the Nissan ...

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Apology from Callaho

Following a controversial decision by judges to discard 4 penalties incurred by Mandy Johnstone and Callaho Lissabon, which preceded the pair’s win in the main class of the Tack ‘n Togs President’s Cup on 15 March, Callaho owner, Ian Callender-Easby has issued a formal apology to competitors and the riding community regarding the outcome. During the class, the stallion was ...

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Studies of horses stabled alone

Experts at the University of Notthingham investigated the behavioural patterns and general wellbeing of horses that are stabled alone. Horses that are stabled in isolation were observed. Results showed that these horses presented signs of stress and restlessness. Horses are herd animals and are most comfortable in a group; this is for security and companionship reasons. The research group also ...

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Life after the track: meet the horses

Cask Cask is a well-proportioned eight-year-old gelding by Fort Wood who won three times over six seasons for just over half a million rand. It may be the fact Cask raced for an unusually long time – six seasons in all – that nothing fazes him, says Maud. He retired from his racing career sound, strong and with a good ...

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Anne-Marie: Nissan Easter Festival Q&A

With Nissan Easter Festival, now in its sixth year, on the horizon, riders are sure to be preparing for another fantastic week of competition. Anne-Marie Esslinger answers some questions about the upcoming show: 1. How many horses are you competing on at Nissan Easter Festival and in what classes? 3 horses, 2 in the 1,50m & 1 in the 1,30m. 2. ...

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Dominey Alexander: Nissan Easter Festival Q&A

With Nissan Easter Festival, now in its sixth year, on the horizon, riders are sure to be preparing for another fantastic week of competition. Dominey Alexander answers some questions about the upcoming show: How many horses are you competing on at Nissan Easter Festival and in what classes? I have a busy show with 5 open horses this show How ...

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Nicola Sime Riley: Nissan Easter Festival Q&A

With just 2 weeks to go until the Nissan Easter Festival, now in its sixth year with Nissan as sponsors, equestrians across the country are getting excited for another week of competing. As the riders prepare, fans are eager to hear how they are feeling for the upcoming classes. Nicola Sime Riley answers some questions about the upcoming show: 1. ...

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