Tag Archives: hacking

Rider profile: Ronnie Lawrence

Interview with Caroline Malan You’re currently ranked number 3 in SA in 2018. Tell us about your year to date and why it’s all gone so well? I moved to Natal two years ago and this year I’ve felt much more at home and I’ve started to go to more shows than normal. Gillian Van Orshof has also had more ...

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#HQHack1000

What is #HQHack1000? #HQHack1000 is a countrywide equestrian challenge. The goal is to hack 1000km in your chosen horse-rider combination. This can be done over any time period and we will be running this challenge online and in the magazine for the next year. Competitive riders across the country have joined with us to make this project an exciting reality. ...

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The benefit of riding out

The saying, “A change is as good as a holiday,” is very relevant to the way we work our horses. Including regular outrides in the training schedule provides a mental and physical tonic for horses, and benefits them in numerous ways. Mental benefits “Two consecutive days of training in the arena is as much as most horses can mentally cope ...

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Happy hacking

  Hacking out has many physical and psychological benefits for your horse. While some riders might find hacking to be boring in comparison to a schooling session, our horses need a break from the arena every now and then, firstly to prevent them becoming arena-sour and secondly because hacking provides your horse with a very different mental stimulation. For some ...

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Road safety

Every horse owner would love unlimited access to miles of bridle paths and open land, never having to set hoof on a road. For most riders, though, roadwork is unavoidable, and they will spend some time on public roads whenever they go out of the stable yard. Today, there are higher numbers of cars on the roads, and more people ...

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