Eco-friendly stable yard, Part 1

By Christine Pinna With the increase in awareness about the environment and the effects our day-to-day choices have on it, you may be wondering if there is a more eco-friendly…

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AskHQ: Fitting a rug

Q: How do you check if a rug fits your horse? A: Having a rug that fits your horse is important to keep your horse comfortable and avoiding rubbing. To…

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A natural approach to Western riding

The Vaquero method There is a common misconception that natural horsemanship and Western riding are essentially the same discipline. This is definitely not the case. Natural horsemanship focuses on basics…

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When tack hurts

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen our horses start acting up when being ridden, our minds quickly think it’s some kind of internal pain or mental block that the horse is experiencing, resulting in out-of-the-norm…

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Read more about the article 10 signs it’s time to move yards
Thinking of moving yards? 10 signs it's time to gallop out of there!

10 signs it’s time to move yards

Horse owners and riders settle on a yard for a variety of reasons, whether it’s for a particular coach, the yard’s facilities and care, its location, or most importantly, its…

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Read more about the article Good grass: types of roughage
We as horse owners want our horses to be healthy, happy and taken care of - especially when it comes to nutrition and condition

Good grass: types of roughage

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are various roughage options available for the South African horse. The main options include lucerne hay, teff, Eragrostis curvula, Rhodes grass and oat hay. Roughage should be chosen to…

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Washing your horse in 7 steps

The first step to getting any horse clean and tidy is, of course, a bath. It’s best to bathe your horse the day before you plan to give him a…

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Flat feet

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]lat-footedness is a common problem that several horse owners and farriers face, and it is especially prominent in Thoroughbreds. Flat feet develop as a result of genetics, conformation faults, poor…

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