Tag Archives: equestrian

Selecting the eventing horse – Part 1

First and foremost, a successful eventing career relies on a good relationship between horse and rider. Selecting the right horse has a great deal to do with this partnership. Accomplished eventer Mary King shares her insights into how to get off to the right start. What makes a good event horse? Mary King believes that the first thing to look ...

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Stuart Walker clinic success

First clinic A Stuart Walker Show-Jumping Clinic was held over the weekend of 31st July, 1st/2nd August, 2015, at two venues in Gaborone. The clinic was hosted by the Horse Society of Botswana and the lessons were subsidised by the HSB so that the cost of a one hour lesson to the rider was BWP200.00. Thank you HSB. This clinic was organised ...

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The rising cost of horse care

Economies worldwide are taking strain. We hear about massive national debts, crude oil prices, and experience for ourselves the pressure of increasing costs of keeping our horses. If equestrian disciplines could be labelled as ‘the sport of kings’, then many equestrians could be called the ‘princes and princesses of paupers’. The costs of keeping horses and anything to do with ...

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Horse personalities: what is yours?

Our horses’ personalities are what make them special and unique. Personality can be a combination of upbringing, living environment and training, but sometimes other events in their lives can change their natures for better or for worse. It’s great for you as a rider or horse owner to understand your horse’s personality and quirks so that you can best accommodate ...

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