Winter warming up and cooling down

A proper warm-up and cool-down are especially important over the winter period. Low temperatures mean your horse’s body needs longer than usual to warm up to a working temperature. Warming…

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AskHQ: Appaloosa mane and tail

Q: Why do Appaloosa's tend to have thinner/shorter manes and tails than other breeds? A: Appaloosas with sparse manes and tails tend to have more of the 'original' breed in…

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AskHQ: What are the rules of showjumping?

Photography: Merlynn Trichardt Q: What are the rules of showjumping? The international governing body for most major show jumping competitions is the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), and in their rulebook…

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Big open spaces

By Kim Dimevski, SA Horse Trails Growing up learning about horses in the typical stable yard environment can give one a fairly limited education. Within these fixed confines we often…

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AskHQ: Flocking

Q: What are the different kinds of flocking in saddles? A: There are several types of flocking that are commonly used in saddles. Below are the main types: White wool…

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