Horses

Catching your horse

A horse that refuses to be caught so you can ride it is no fun. But there are ways of breaking this bad habit, writes Kim Dyson.

To add local capacity

A worrying trend is taking hold in South Africa – the importation of processed agricultural products.

The curse of the crooked legs

Dr Mac discusses how to make sure your horse’s legs are ‘straight’ and how to identify and deal with ‘crooked legs’.

Feeding your horse

Now that your horse is home, the wonderful journey of discovery can begin.

Political verbosity as Mangaung nears

The weekend’s newspapers were littered with political stories dealing with the ruling party’s leadership battle.

Coping with colic

The threat of colic has to be taken seriously as surgery can be extremely expensive, cautions Dr Mac.

Speed up conservation

SA National Parks (SANParks), which is responsible for managing SA’s conservation treasures, came under criticism from organised agriculture recently.

Buying your first horse

Owning a horse can be a wonderful experience, but you need to do your homework before taking the plunge, writes Kim Dyson.

A piece of land

The recent report of organised land grabbing in Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal raised eyebrows. Apparently a landowner’s land was sold off at the local taxi rank and he was threatened with...

A lack of will

The agricultural sector continues its decline – in value and employment terms.

Horses for kids

Safety first is the essential consideration when buying a horse for a child to ride.

Piebald or Pinto?

Piebald and pinto horses have large areas of white hair, with pink skin underneath, due to a lack of pigmentation, says Dr Mac.

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