Tag Archives: horse riding

Good Grazing

Forage should always make up the majority of your horse’s diet, and winter is no exception. Understandably, grass takes a lot longer to grow back during the winter period, and some regions struggle more than others. Certain South African regions receive a lot of rainfall over winter, and so the grass recovers quicker, but those regions then face problems with ...

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Combating helmet hair

Most horse riders juggle their passion with a full-time job, a family and a social life. Fitting in all of these can be a struggle, especially since we’ve all found out the hard way that ‘horse time’ goes by faster than other time and mysteriously swallows up all the spare hours you have. In our busy lives, it’s often the ...

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Snug in a rug

There are many types of horse blankets available on the market, namely day sheets, fleece sheets, medium duvets, heavy duvets, coolers, sweat sheets, fly sheets, neck rugs, exercise sheets, rain sheets and turnout rugs. Horse blankets can also be used to keep a horse’s coat short. If horses are blanketed in early autumn before it gets too cold, they will ...

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Part 2: How to sell your horse

In part one of this series, we provided a guide on how to correctly advertise your horse as per his age and level. Hopefully you have managed to please prospective buyers with your attractive advert, and they are now taking that next step of arranging a tryout. While most serious buyers will try a horse at least two times before ...

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Capital Colnardo’s international success

Anyone who follows South African showjumping knows the name Capital Colnardo. The striking stallion was excelling here at 1.50m level, right before he was exported back to Europe. Now succeeding at top international level, Nicole shares the story of this exceptional stallion. Early beginnings Capital Colnardo was purchased by Henning Pretorious, the owner of Capital Stud, as a two-year-old at ...

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Get to know: Jeanne Engela

Investec sponsored rider, Jeanne Engela, answers 15 fun questions, proudly brought to you by The PR Machine and HQ! What’s your nick name and why? Millie to some and Jeanious to others – Millie was given by my parents and Jeanious by my brother originally and now most friends and family call me one of the two. The meaning or ...

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Bye Day Sunday update

Opening Meet Sunday 29th November The hunt will gather in the ICB Bowl. You should be mounted and present at about 7:30 am. The traditional stirrup cup will be served and the Field Master will give a speech and collect cap fee. There will be a number of different riding groups that you can join – the difference in these groups ...

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Maintaining the older athlete

Older horses are great. They’re schoolmasters so they’re pleasant to ride, they save riders from their mistakes, they know their job, and they will carry you to victory. While older horses do need slightly more maintenance than younger prospects, it can all be worth it in the end. With good management and all the knowledge available to us today, horses ...

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