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Sticks and bones. What’s BEST for dogs to play with.

T H AT W I N N I N G F E E L I N G W I T H G R A H A M W I N N BUCKED OFF WITH GINNY SCOOPER P R E T T Y I N P I N K W I T H L I N D S AY G R AY


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Editor’s Note Hi everyone, Thank you to all our readers for the great response to our new look! We have had fabulous feedback and the copies have been flying off the shelves. Our distribution network has expanded to cover most of KZN, so a copy of H&HL is never far out of reach. Thank you everyone. We all have dreams, but have you ever wondered what your pooch may be dreaming about while getting some shut eye? Take a look at “Let sleeping dogs lie” to get a good idea of what dreams your four legged best friend may have. Our dog guru, as per usual, is busting open myths and giving practical advice, this month she tackles the issue of giving a dog a bone or a stick. Git yer Cowboy on! If you have ever dreamed of being a competitive cowboy, we have advice on the various disciplines and their differences. You will be surprised at the manoeuvres required. There is plenty of action to be had. Lastly, please don’t forget our Knick Knack Paddy Whack section with dogs looking for homes. There is always a friendly, furry friend in need, especially since lottery have pulled their support for animal welfare. So take a look, there may be the best friend that you have been dreaming of, on our back page.

“The more BOYS I meet, the more I LOVE my dog.” CARRIE UNDERWOOD

See you in April Regards, The editor.

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‘GIT YER

Cowboy on’!

Boots, Chaps and Cowboy hats.

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There are number of Reining and Western Performance ways you can “Git The western performance horse yer Cowboy on!” is required to be as cool, calm and You can try your collected as Butch Cassidy and the hand at Reining and Sundance kid. They need focus, Western Performance, precision and accuracy and are judged by their willingness to be guided by the Western Mounted lightest of aids. Games, Western There four arena events, Reining, Trail, Dressage and even Ranch riding and Pleasure. Cowboy Dressage. They are all different Reining. Competitors ride patterns but the one thing they which include large fast and small slow circles, flying lead changes, roll backs (a have in common is rein back), spins, and sliding stops. The judge is looking for smoothness, finesse that they are about quickness, but with an overall competing and having and impression of controlled speed. fun with your horse in a friendly western Trail. This is judged on the performance of the horse over obstacles atmosphere. that may be found out on the trails such bridges, gates and poles. The test includes backing up, and side passes (the horse must move sideways, without any forward movement). The emphasis is on manners and how smoothly and efficiently the horse negotiates the course of obstacles.

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Ranch Riding. This is a working horse class, where the versatility of the horse is tested. There is a set test pattern which can include poles and obstacles. The horses must show good forward movement and the all important good attitude. Pleasure. The pleasure horse must be a pleasure to look at and a pleasure to ride. The competitors are required to


and Speed Barrels to name a few. Qualifiers are run by the Provinces and horse/rider combinations are graded into levels determined by their average times.The highest level of competence is the Open level 4 combination. This a highly skilled combination who could happily take a place at the start line of an International competition, of which our very own, KZN rider, Candice Gillespie of the Turn and Burn club is one. show the horses gaits in a group and there is an individual inspection of each horse where it must show its ability to back up calmly and willingly. Conformation and manners are taken into account.

The aim of Western Dressage is to develop better Western horses through the understanding and use of dressage principles and good horsemanship.

Cowboy Dressage The Cowboy dressage horse has to be lightness personified. It also combines western traditions with classical dressage but it has taken the dressage arena and turned it into what is know as a Challenge Court. The Challenge Court has a whole lot more markers than a classical arena, which helps to ride straight lines. Tests include ground poles and as they increase in difficulty there is the addition of an octagon or 8-Gon of poles in the centre of the arena. This is used in a number of ways, and can test the horses bend and

“When in doubt, let your horse do the thinking”

Western Mounted Games This requires a Porsche 911 type of a horse! They need dynamite acceleration, lightning fast reflexes, super responsiveness, the ability to pull up sharp and turn on a dime.

Western Mounted Games has its origin in colonial gymkhana and American Indian mounted games. It is a high action sport requiring courage from the horse and rider to perform explosive bursts of speed, sharp turns and flat out gallops. There are 13 events, all timed, run on specific patterns and include races such as the Hurry Scurry, Pole bending, Speed ball, the Big T

Western Dressage The Western Dressage horse needs to be a bit of a multi-tasker. There are elements of classical dressage and western riding in the tests, both look for balance, cadence, tempo and rhythm. Competitions are held in a dressage arena and the tests are very similar to classical dressage and in keeping with tradition, Western Dressage is shown in Western gear, but there is a difference apart from the tack. In classical dressage the gaits are the walk, trot and canter, in Western Dressage there is the walk, jog and lope. The lope is a little slower than the canter called for in dressage, but it must still maintain three clear beats. Gaited horses may also take part. They have a different rhythm to their footfalls and when the test calls for a jog, the gaited horse will perform the saddle gait, which is a four beat lateral or diagonal gait, which must be timely and evenly performed.

accuracy when entering and leaving it. There are plenty of tests to choose from including gaited, vaquero, freestyle, tests to music and even in-hand, and liberty tests! All the tests and exercises help to produce supple, balanced, and relaxed horses and kindness to the horse and creating a soft feel is the goal and guiding principal of this growing discipline. And always remember that good ol’ cowboy saying….. “ When in doubt, let your horse do the thinking”

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Do I need insurance cover for my horse?

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Whilst we all are familiar with the process of purchasing an insurance policy for our motor vehicle in case we either damage it by driving into something or by driving into someone we are not all familiar with insuring our horses or even our other pets such as dogs and cats. Equine and Pet insurance is a relatively niche market in South Africa as our Equine companions are mostly used for pleasure and only for those lucky enough to be able to afford to keep a horse. However, with rising medical costs as well as the import of new bloodlines and improvement in local stock have made keeping and looking after horses a costly affair even for the average horse owner or breeder. With changes and advances in medical technology, veterinarians are often able to more accurately diagnose a problem or change the life outcome of a horse by being able to use new and updated technology but it all comes at a cost. Are you able to financially afford this treatment for your horse and would you be able to afford a new horse in the unfortunate event that you lose your horse through euthanasia or death? Whilst colic remains our number one cause of death in horses this is closely followed by death through humane causes and we are seeing more and more cases Kissing Spine, Sinus Conditions, Cancerous Tumours and then of course there are the usual other causes such as Heart Failure, Biliary, Broken Legs, African Horse Sickness, Datura (Ollie boom) poisoning and so on. If you were unfortunate to lose your trusted partner to one of the above or any other, how would you replace your horse and would you be able to afford to purchase a horse at the same or similar level at which you were competing? If this is a concern for you then you need to purchase MORTALITY cover for your horse. You insure your horse for its current value and then in the event that it dies you are paid out the value you insured it for. If you are thinking of those veterinary expenses. Recently, veterinarians in Johannesburg have been afforded the opportunity of using a CT Scanner. This has proved invaluable in identifying problems for horses and allowing timeous intervention by vets and saving horses suffering from

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Make sure you know what you are getting?

illness’s for extended periods of time and allowing owners to get back to riding sooner and on healthier horses! However, the cost of having a CT Scan is currently in the region of R9000. Ask anyone who has had a horse with a Sinus issue or a Dental problem how effectively having a CT Scan has progressed the treatment and recovery of the horse. There are two policies which cover the veterinary expenses – one which is more extensive and obviously costs more and is underwritten more carefully by insurers and the other a more restrictive cover which is cheaper in price. The wider cover is a medical plan and provides cover for veterinary expenses that happen at the horse’s stable yard as well as any expenses that are incurred if the horse requires hospitalisation and specialised

treatment in the hospital. The second cover is for more intensive hospital treatment and is called critical care cover. Recently we have seen an increase in the average cost of critical care claims which this year is now on average at R25 000. So when you are considering how much cover to purchase please keep these cost factors in mind and buy the cover that you know will respond when and if you need it. Whenever signing up for financial policies you always need to read and consider the terms and conditions of your policy. Not all insurance providers offer the same products. They might even be called the same name but they are underwritten by different Underwriters and all have different policy wordings and conditions. Most of the time if something is cheaper it’s cheaper for a reason.

An insurance policy is a legal contract. This contract of insurance is an agreement made between the Insurer and the Insured (You) whereby, in return for the payment of a premium, the Insurer undertakes to indemnify the Insured upon the happening of a specified event. The Insured and Insurer are taking a chance that this event might not happen and if this event happens they are counting on the probability that not every horse will either die nor be injured at the same time so they spread the losses that happen over the bulk of the premium collected. If it becomes inevitable that an event will happen then it is no longer an unpredictable event – it becomes certain and premiums have to change in order to cater for this eventuality. You will need to complete a Proposal Form which is the application for insurance and seeks to obtain all the information relating to the risk. If the information is not correctly stated there is a risk that the policy will become null and void due to non-disclosure of material facts. These are facts that the Insurer deems necessary in order to decide how much premium to charge for taking on the risk that your horse will either die or injure himself during the policy period. A typical example here is that you must tell your insurer of all the times that the horse has suffered from colic. It is obvious that if the horse regularly suffers from colic there is a more than an average chance that it could either have another claim or even die from the colic. It is this risk that the Insurer has to consider at the beginning of the policy period and decide whether they wish to take the chance of it happening or not. Ultimately if you own a horse it is a responsible to take out a death policy to protect your investment and a medical policy to assist when the horse injures itself or suffers from illness. By Equipagé Insurance Brokers

An Authorised Financial Services Provider. FSP No 17491

Tel: 011 468 4235 www.equipage.co.za


Cookie Cutter Bird Seed Feeders

2/3 cup of boiling water 2 packets of gelatine (a box has 4) 2 cups of bird seed parchment or wax paper cookie cutters or silicone moulds straws cut into 2 inch pieces

Pour the water into a very large mixing bowl. Add two packages of gelatine and stir until it’s fully dissolved. Add the bird seed and mix well until everything is evenly coated. Place cookie cutters/moulds onto a parchment-lined tray and scoop seed mixture in until heaping full. Place another piece of parchment on top of the cookie cutters and press down firmly to pack in all of the seeds. Remove the top parchment layer and gently poke straw pieces all the way through the seed shapes (be sure not to put them too close to the edges). Pop the tray into the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the feeders to set.

Later on, remove the tray from the fridge and let sit on the counter to dry out. Flip the cookie cutters over a few hours later to let the bottoms dry out too. Let sit for at least 3 – 4 more hours (overnight is best) until the feeders are completely dry. Gently remove the seed shapes from the moulds (they should be fully dry and hard to the touch at this point – if not, allow to dry longer). Carefully remove the straws and tie a twine loop through the holes. Hang in a tree.


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Q&A

Quietly spoken and understated, Graham Winn has excelled in Eventing and Show Jumping. He lays claim to the achievement of being the South African National Eventing Champion, a remarkable 15 times. When turning his hand to Show Jumping and tackling the prestigious and notoriously tough South African Derby, he has stood on the podium with some of South Africa’s greatest Show Jump riders. H&HL was lucky enough to have him share a few insights… Q: When and where did you start riding? A: In 1968 with Jean Davies at a riding school in Pietermaritzburg. Q: What has been the best piece of riding advice you have ever received and from who? A: Richard Walker once said to me “the bit can’t do all the work, you have to understand the horse’s conformation before you expect too much of them. Be sympathetic towards the natural limitations”. Q: What qualities do you think make a great event horse?

That WINNing Feeling with Graham Winn

Q: What do you think is the most important factor in cross country course design? A: To read the level that is right for that grade. Q: Of all your horses past and present, do you have a favourite, and what made that horse so special? A: Yes, in fact, I have two. Maestro an eventer, he had a unique ability to read a situation with self-preservation and Obi Wan Kinobi, a show jumper, with an unorthodox technique but with the heart to try anything. Q: If you could take a cross country spin on a horse that is not yours, which horse would it be and why? A: Michel Jungs La Biosthetique - Sam FBW, as he has this ability to do all 3 tests so competently, or Voigtskirch Kardinal. Q: What advice would you give to young riders wanting to get into eventing?

A: Temperament then conformation then scope. Q: What has been the highlight of your career? A: My first challenge, by my original sponsor, was to win SA Eventing Champs 10 times and I won it 15 times. However more recently, it has been to show jump successfully at the highest possible level in South Africa, to walk the derby course with riders who I have admired for years and then finish on the podium with them. Q: Which fence on the Derby course presents the greatest challenge and why? A: The last 3 jumps, they are energy sapping and the horses have to dig deep. Q: Which fence do you consider to be the most difficult to ride cross country? A: Any fence can be difficult on an unbalanced horse.

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A: To gain the correct advice from coaches, plus find facilities that include access to out-rides over natural obstacles and terrain. Q: If you were not a professional rider, what would you do? A: Perhaps be a farrier??? Q: And lastly what do you like to do with your spare time, if you have any? A: Anything sporty. Cycle, Run, Paddle, Ski.


CANINE Myth Buster Give the Dog a Bone ……or a stick?!

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by Mandy Barret

Many years ago, I was owned by a lovely Frisbee frenzied, ball besotted and stick silly Border Collie called Luc. He would bring all sorts of items for us to throw. Of course, we did, and did and did again! One day, a bad throw resulted in a stick landing pointy end up in the ground. An enthusiastic Luc ended up with a bleeding mouth, and a blood smeared stick. A panicked vet visit revealed a minor cut which healed in a few days. The incident however, taught me a valuable lesson about the possible dangers of seemingly safe items.

Research into the cause of death of dogs at various ages and stages, reveals, that on the whole, sticks are NOT deadly toys. Of course, bits of stick can break off and cause injury, as in Luc’s case. The splinters from sticks and smoked bone products pose a risk of cuts, infection and irritation. It appears that the dangers posed by sticks, bones, and toys dwindle to negligible when compared to deaths caused by toxins, car accidents, disease and cancers. Sticks, bones, hooves and chews however, ALL pose possible risks, which can be easily managed.

Over the years, I have seen dogs with teeth worn down from tennis balls and stones. I have read about dogs choking on bones, tongues stuck in chews, swallowed socks, bits of plastic, and pen lids. I have removed bones and sticks from dogs mouths, and I have seen the results of chewed toys in poop deposits! I have also seen dogs living happy, safe and long lives on a diet of dangerous bones, terrible toys and hundreds of chewed sticks.

ALWAYS supervise toys, chews and games. If your dog gets a bit of stick stuck, or swallows a toy, seek veterinary assistance.

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AVOID · Sharp sticks · Broken plastic toys and Frisbees · Chew toys with single holes, causing suction risks · Bleached rawhide chews · Cow hooves which have been chewed down to small sizes · Cooked and smoked bones · Small raw bones. Always feed bones that are larger than your dog’s head. Do not give weight bearing bones, and always feed bones raw. Throw a stick, or a ball, or flip a Frisbee. The rate of fun does appear to outweigh the risks. Have fun – be safe!


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Ask Ginny Scooper

Dear Ginny,

I am heartbroken my horse bucked me off again! He clearly hates me. What have I done to him? I have only ever cared for him and taken him to great places. Please help! Bucked off from Benoni. Dear Bucked off, The good news is that you did not mention you were writing from your hospital bed, so I assume you did not fall too hard. There are a few factors that can lead to a horse bucking and you need to rule them out before taking any kind of action such as calling the horse chiro or the local horse whisperer to fix the problem. It is widely agreed that horses do not consciously behave badly, but they react to outside stimuli, so check the following. Check your saddle fit. Your horses back will change shape over time by muscling up or dropping off when out of work. You need to be aware of this and ensure your saddle fits correctly at all times. Have it professionally fitted by a qualified saddle fitter. An ill fitting saddle causes huge discomfort and can lead to behaviours like bucking, but even worse it can cause permanent damage, don’t underestimate how much damage can be done physiologically and behaviourally. Do not scrimp when it comes to having your saddle checked. Your horse will thank you. Make sure you know what you are asking for. Aids that are unclear and applied with poor timing can confuse your horse, and lead to miscommunication. Your aids need to be concise. Ensure that you have a very clear idea of what you want your horse to do and of how you are going to achieve this. Teachers with badly planned lessons frustrate their pupils, who may then rebel with disruptive behaviour. Underworked and overfed. Recent research conducted in the UK found that a third of riders are too heavy for their horses, causing their horses to suffer from back pain, lameness and behavioural problems, of which bucking is one. The rule of thumb that a horse can carry 20% of its body weight has come under scrutiny and the current thinking is that 15% of the horses weight is satisfactory and 10% is optimal, this figure includes your weight and tack. Get out your weight tape for your horse and get on the scales for yourself and work out your percentages to make sure you are not part of the problem. Yours ever. Happy Easter and happy riding, Ginny PS: Stay off the Easter eggs if you tend to swell at the waistline at the sight of chocolate. HOUND & HORSE

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by Lindsay Gray

in PINK

The aim of every gardener should be to create a water-wise garden so that our diminishing water resources are not wasted on thirsty plants. Naturally, all plants require water – the trick is to choose those can adapt to climatic changes.

Often the term ‘waterwise’ conjures up the image of a harsh garden filled with nothing but rocks and succulents. Nothing could be further from the truth! You can indeed create a magnificent garden with strategically placed rocks and an amazing collection of succulents; you can also create a soft, country garden with a selection of pretty indigenous plants that are suited to your climate. In this edition, I would like to highlight a few of my favourites that flower – mostly in summer or late winter/early spring - in shades of pink: Crassula ovata: This stocky succulent can grow to at least 1,5 metres in the ground, while it looks equally lovely in a container, retaining its round, almost-bonsai shape. The thick stem and sturdy branches are softened by the lovely round, fleshy leaves and rounded heads of delicate, pale pink flowers from late winter through to spring, depending on your location. This plant can be used as a stand-alone feature plant or in combination with other succulent species such as the Portulacaria afra that we featured in our last edition of Hound & Horse Lifestyle.

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Aloe pruinosa: This is an unusual aloe that flowers now (late February/early March). We call this a ground aloe in that it never develops a stem. The speckled grey-green leaves grow long and wide so expect a mature plant to attain a width of at least 800mm. Mother Nature has balanced the width with an extremely tall flower – often over a metre in height – in a delicate, dusty pink with a waxy bloom. The sunbirds absolutely love this aloe and the tall stem gives them something to hang onto as they probe each flower for nectar. An added benefit of this aloe is that it does well in sun but it really enjoys dappled shade. Hibiscus pedunculatus: Not as showy as the exotic hibiscus but equally rewarding, is our indigenous Hibiscus pedunculatus or Pink Mallow. It grows to between 1 – 2 metres tall and, being a forest margin plant, will benefit from some light afternoon shade. This small shrub has an almost oak-shaped

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leaf with the prettiest pink bell-shaped flowers that appear several times a year. It is not prone to borer as is the exotic hibiscus and the flowers attract pollinators. Melinus repens: This is a grassland species that does extremely well in a garden setting. The soft, slender leaves bear panicles of fluffy pink seeds that are a veritable feast for seed-eating birds such as the bronze mannekin and the weaver. You can use them as a mass planting with other herbaceous plants or pop them in groups of three or five throughout your garden beds in the full sun. They do need to be cut back in early spring but come back quickly and produce their beautiful seed heads early in the season. The fluffy pink panicles glow when caught in the rays of the late afternoon sun!


Crassula multicava: You will not find a more versatile groundcover than this succulent. It grows thick on the ground, protecting the soil, to a height of 300mm. Sprays of delicate pink star-shaped flowers cover each plant in late winter creating a pink mist in the garden. Nothing beats that spectacle. The beauty of this little gem is that it loves sun or shade and will grow happily in dry shade under the eaves of the house. Crassula streyi looks very similar but has a red-maroon underside to the leaf and prefers shade, while a delicate relative, Crassula spathulata that is flowering now, also has a delicate pink flower. The latter has a much smaller leaf and creates a delightful ‘fluffy’ effect on the ground. You are spoilt for choice with the whole Crassula genus. Remember to mulch Remember that plants need all the help they can get, even if they are able to cope with dry conditions. Remember to mulch the soil several times a year with a medium of your choice. Cell: 082 449 9237, Email: info@schoolofgardendesign.com www.schoolofgardendesign.com

The School of Garden Design offers a wide range of courses (in-house and correspondence) to help you and your staff to broaden your gardening skills.

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in the garden

According to the calendar, it should be early Autumn. Here in KZN though, the sun is still high in the sky & the temperatures soaring. We are at least heading into a time with less humidity and slightly cooler evenings. March is the time to give your garden some love. Add as much rich, dark, compost as you can to mulch against the hot, dry days & to nurture the soil. It is also the time to plant like there is no tomorrow, and think about winter flowering annuals & indigenous bulbs. If you love “growing your own”, as I do, now is the time to put lots of energy into your veggie garden or pots. If you like planting from seed, now is the time to plant: peas, broad beans, carrots, turnips & radish. You can also plant more rocket, parsley & mustard for a quick & tasty salad crop. Purchasing seedlings is a great way to get your veggie efforts off to a quick start. You can plant out: cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce & spinach now. Hot Tip: If you have crops like basil & coriander still in your garden, remember the old adage of “waste not want not”. Pick them all & process into yummy pesto for quick & easy meals. Herbs like Thyme and Oregano can also be picked & stored frozen for when you need a flavor burst for those winter stews and soups.

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What do dogs dream about?

I have four dogs, all of whom spend a great deal of the day and night sleeping! When we see them twitching, wagging or giving muffled woofs in their sleep, it makes us smile and wonder - what they are dreaming about? Research done, and the subsequent scientific evidence strongly suggests that not only do dogs dream, but that they probably process the day and the things that occur while they are awake, much like we do. The structure of sleep in dogs is like humans. They cycle through stages of wakefulness, rapid-eye-movement (REM) and non-REM sleep. In 1977 scientists managed to record the electrical activity of the brains of six pointer dogs for 24 hours. In their report in the Journal of Physiological Behaviour they reported that the dogs spent 44 percent of their time alert, 21 percent drowsy and 12 percent in REM sleep. They also spent 23 percent of their time in the deepest stage of non-REM sleep, called slowwave sleep. 12 •

What all the research seems to agree on is that dogs dream about “doggy things”, barking at passers-by, chasing people or balls, playing with toys or each other and because their owners are an integral part of a dogs life, you also probably have a feature role in their daily dreams. For reasons that are unknown, the size of your dog may have something to do with the size of their dreams. Smaller dogs tend to be busier during the day and they then seem to have more frequent but shorter dream periods. Correspondingly – larger dogs have less frequent but longer dreams. I have always wondered if dogs have nightmares, as I have one little dog that was rescued as a puppy that has what we refer to as “howlies”! She lets out this long, loud, howl – but is still in a deep sleep! It was

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interesting to read that the research backs up this idea of nightmares because dog sleep and human sleep is so similar. The reason that your dog twitches or scrabbles in their sleep is due to a part of the brain stem called the “pons”. The pons is why both you and Rover don’t get up and walk around during a dream – it causes a paralysing effect of the large muscles during sleep. Most of the time the dreams your dog is having will be a pleasant ones and then the old adage “let sleeping dogs lie”, comes to mind, however, if you think your dog is having a troubling dream, waking them with a cuddle may be appreciated from time to time.


RIDING SCHOOLS & Livery Yards

Blue Horizons Drummond

We are a 10 minute drive from Hillcrest and we cater for all ages from as young as three years. We also specialise in Special Needs riding. During the holidays we run a variety of Pony Camps from Beginners to Advanced. We also cater for those who would like to do a trail ride. For further information contact: Debbie 083 269 4945

Jo-Jo’s Riding Centre & KZN Pony Club Centre. Summerveld

Our aim is to have fun while learning to ride. Seeing the development, growth and confidence that riding gives is a huge reward to us as coaches. We specialise in lessons for beginners to novice riders of all ages. We coach a range of equestrian disciplines including dressage, show jumping gymkhana games and vaulting. We hold Pony Club testing and take outrides. Our instructors are all qualified: Jo Jo: International Level 2 instructor. Sonja: BHSAI & vaulting coach. Claire: BHSIsm. For more information please contact: Jo-Jo on 083 489 7834 www.jojosridingcentre.co.za

Canterbury Equestrian Centre Pietermaritzburg

Professional instruction from Qualified Instructors. We have safe reliable and well schooled horses and ponies. We offer lessons, hold pony camps, clinics, and out rides. We have horses and ponies for lease. Livery is available at affordable rates with horses out in paddocks with three meals a day and the stables are managed by a qualified Animal Welfare Inspector. All levels of riding from hacking to advanced riders welcome, across all disciplines. We hold regular training shows and fun days. For more information please contact: Gideon: 060 503 1139

Buckingham Equestrian Centre Hilton.

We offer livery, live in or out, backing and producing and we have a lovely selection of horses and ponies for lease. We offer 1/4, 1/2 and full leases. Ponies available to lease: Bacardi 1.10m, Sunday Girl 1.m, Lavender 90cm. Diante, 70cm & dressage/showing. Queenie 70cm & working riding/showing/Sanesa. Court Jester 90/1m Eventing & dressage/showing. Davenport Rasputin, ex Open horse 1m available for full lease only. For more information please contact: Natalie 082 786 9511

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20-22 Kokstad. 27-29 East Griqua at Underburg.

POLOCROSSE Lions River Club practice every Sat 2pm. All Welcome Contact: Belinda 082 401 4361 March 17-18 Shongweni Young Horse, DSC. 09-11 Shongweni Festival of Show Jumping, DSC. Contact: shows@shongweniclub.co.za 084 966 6635 (O/H)

30-01 Tegwaans Easter Tournament & U21 Irish. Mooi River. April 5-8 Junior Classic, Mooi River.

14 DSC, Summer Series. Contact: 084 966 6635 (O/H)

21-22 Bishopstowe Tournament.

DRESSAGE

16 KZN Show Jumping Awards, DSC.

March

17-18 Triple P, DSC. Contact: Diedre Fox 082 653 1511

WESTERN MOUNTED GAMES

17-18 Mane Events. Mt Verde, Hilton. Contact: Heike 083 253 1545

April

24 Equistar, DSC. Contact: Heather 072 107 6657

01 Jo Jo’s Riding Centre. Unaffiliated. Contact: Jo Jo 083 489 7834

24 KZN Dressage Awards, DSC.

13-15 KZN Derby, DSC.

April

08 Summerveld Lodge. Unaffiliated. Contact: Holley Cairns 079 888 4600

07-08 Galloping Winds. Contact: shows@gallopingwinds.co.za 08 Top Hat, DSC. Unaffiliated. Contact: Heather 072 107 6657 14-15 Mane Events. Mt Verde, Hilton. Contact: Heike 083 253 1545 28-28 Equistar, DSA Challenge Warm Up, DSC. Contact: Heather 072 107 6657

21-22 ESP, DSC. Contact: Karen Sutton 082 459 7551 SMS only. 27 DSC, SJ. Unaffiliated. Contact: Holley Cairns 079 888 4600

EVENTING March

SHOWING

24-25 Azaluna, Harare, Zimbabwe, CIC*, Africa Cup.

March

April

21 Shongweni Shows. DSC. Including a Second Hand Tack Car Boot Sale. Contact: Tiffany 079 196 0791

07-08 Ulwazi, Derby Cross/Stadium Eventing inc. Sanesa. Contact: 082 803 3440

Equitation 17-18 Buffelsbosch, Lidgetton, Midlands. Contact: Ryan 083 434 2421

21-22 Treverton 60cm - CNC * inc. Sanesa. Contact: Daneen 083 268 6670

SHOWJUMPING March 03-04 The ESP Masters Championships with Kate Launder. DSC. Contact: Karen Sutton 082 459 7551 SMS only. 07 DSC, Summer Series. Contact: 084 966 6635 (0/H) 15 Clifton Preparatory School. Unaffiliated. Contact: Lauren 083 961 7675

SANESA

March 10 Turn and Burn, SAWMGA Q2 inc. Sanesa. Contact: Candice 084 668 3737 April 14 Turn and Burn, SAWMGA Q3. Contact: Candice 084 668 3737

REINING AND WESTERN PERFORMANCE March 25 Q2, Slide into Autumn. 9am. Roll Back Ridge, Ashburton. Contact: Lynn 071 110 6532 April 07 Roll Back Ridge. 9am. Ashburton. Contact: Lynn 071 110 6532 29 Q3, 9am. Roll Back Ridge, Ashburton. Contact: Lynn 071 110 6532

TENT PEGGING

All details available www.sanesa.co.za

April

MARCH

21 Okusha. Contact: Dalene 082 824 2914

04-05 Stadium Eventing Q3, Treverton Contact: Holley 083 465 5854 17-18 Core League, Buffelsbosch. Lidgetton, Midlands. Contact: Ryan 083 434 2421

POLO April 07-08 Mooi River.

ENDURANCE March 16-17 Bethlehem. April 06-07 Underburg.


HORSES for sale

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little more flatwork, but a lovely easy uncomplicated ride. R35K. Contact: Natalie 082 786 9511

PATRIOT, 16hh, 9yo bay gelding. King of Kings by Classic Concerto. Well schooled and good paces. He has a super temperament and is an absolute honey that tries hard to please. Contact: Claire 084 491 0467 GAUTENG 16.3hh, mare. Sire: Concorde. Mare sire: Carrick. Winner of all Major SA Junior Titles for Open Equitation including Gauteng Champs 2016 and 2017 and Open Working Hunter classes. Graded Elementary Dressage and 1.30m Show Jumping. Winner of 2016 FEI Gold series World Cup Challenge. Owner going overseas. POA. Contact: 082 490 3131 BRANDENBURG SOVEREIGN, 16.3hh, 19yo lovely schoolmaster. Competed Show Jumping and Eventing. Would make a wonderful hack and enjoys competing. Very safe. R15K. Contact: Natalie 082 786 9511 DANCE ASSEMBLY, 16.2hh, 11yo TB. Well schooled and would suit a junior wanting to jump in the 1m. Good looking and moves well. R45K. Contact: Natalie 082 786 9511 BELLADONNA, 16.1hh, 7yo WB/ TB by Bono. Jumping in the 1m and ready to go up the grades. Higher price bracket. Contact: Natalie 082 786 9511 NEWBE, 16.1hh, 8yo. Jumping 80cm, bold, brave and careful. Just needs a 16 •

KERWOOD BRILLIANT, 16hh 7yo dark bay mare by Bono out of a TB mare. Very pretty and finely built. Brave jumper, finding 1.10m easy now. Regularly placed in competition. This mare is an eventing and/or Derby prospect. Contact: Troy 072 527 3607 KERWOOD CELEBRITY. Very pretty 4yo grey filly. By Casper out of a Bono mare. Working well under saddle and popping small jumps confidently. Lovely temperament. Contact: Troy 072 527 3607 16hh, 5yo Grey Reg SAW Mare (2012). Udokes/ Dam sire: Ulior. Winner of the 2017 YHPS potential 4 year old show jumper and best SA Bred awards. Placed 3rd in Warmblood Mares 3-5 Yr olds at HOY – potential show jumper category. Currently jumping 1.10m. Does Open Working hunter and 80cm eventing. POA. Contact: 082 490 3131 RAIN DANCE RULER, 15.3hh, 12yo bright bay TB gelding, by Model Man. Has a super jump, competed at 90cm in the past but owner now away studying. Incredibly friendly and loving, stabled at DSC. He is super little horse, who would suit a smaller junior. Contact: Mary 082 559 6740.

Horses For Lease 17hh, 7yo TB. Looking for a half lease for my special boy. A gentle giant who

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needs someone who isn’t going to be overwhelmed by his size. Still very green due to lack of time, but he has been to his first dressage show. Currently stabled off Hawkstone Rd, Shongweni and needs to stay at this yard. R2 000 PM for half lease. Extra costs of farrier, vet, deworming, teeth, etc. will be covered. Contact: 082 928 6800 sms or whatsapp. Gorgeous 148cm, bay pony mare for lease. Currently stabled at Shongweni Club but can move to an approved yard. Contact: Shelley 082 411 4642

Tack For Sale Prestige dressage saddle, 17”, good condition. R25K Neg. Contact: Denise 082 940 1183 A variety of second hand tack and assorted bits for sale. All in good condition. Contact: Tina 082 415 4498

Horseboxes For Sale 2 Berth Venter box in very good condition, R30K. Contact: Gideon 060 503 1139


Knick Knack Paddy Whack GIVE A DOG A HOME BOY- Our Mutt of the Month BOY. I am a very well mannered little boy of about 5 months old. My mom was rescued from the heart of the Transkei and I am the last of her litter, all my brothers and sisters have found their forever homes and I am sadly growing up in the kennels. I would love to find my own forever home. Contact: Kay/Lydia at the Animal Lodge on 031 783 7865 ROXIE. I am a Border Collie cross, I am spayed and vaccinated and about 3 years old. I am good with cats, but not with other female dogs. I am very well behaved, quiet and I adore being stroked. I am looking for a forever home where I will loved. Contact: Kay/Lydia at the Animal Lodge on 031 783 7865 BUTTERCUP. I am a Collie cross of about 18 months old. I have a short coat and a Border Collie brain. I am active, alert and I love to play. I am great with other dogs and I love nothing more than going for long walks and a run. Come and meet me. Contact: Kay/Lydia at the Animal Lodge on 031 783 7865 MICKA. I am a Border Collie, am good with cats and other dogs and I love playing with children. I am a lively sort and can be quite vocal. I am about 18 months old and I can’t wait to meet my forever family. Contact: Kay/Lydia at the Animal Lodge on 031 783 7865 THUBA. I am an absolutely beautiful boy. I am a 4 year old, highly pedigreed black German Shepherd who’s family are moving to an estate and sadly, I am not allowed to go with. I have a lovely temperament, am currently with a small female dog and best suited with older children. I love going for daily walks, am fully house trained and a very well mannered chap. To offer me a forever home, contact: Project Dog, quichamorgado@gmail.com

JAZZ. I am a beautiful 9 month old Labrador with a typical Labby nature. Friendly, I love to swim and am great with children. To adopt me, contact: Project Dog, quichamorgado@gmail.com JOCK. I am a 1 year old Golden Labrador in need of a new family. I am playful, affectionate, well behaved and great with children. To come and meet me, contact: Project Dog, quichamorgado@gmail.com ROO. I am a 4 year old Jack Russell cross Greyhound who is as fast as lightning, very loyal and will blossom in a home with lots of space, exercise and love. I am alert, love kisses and attention and am good with bigger dogs. To offer me a loving home, contact: Project Dog, quichamorgado@gmail.com ROXANE. I am a magnificent 7 year old Great Dane looking for a new family. I am a bit of a gentle giant who loves attention, great with other dogs and amazing with children. I walk well on a lead and am a very content lady. You will love me. Contact: Project Dog, quichamorgado@gmail.com


Hound & Horse March 2018 edition  

A fun & informative local mag for all you Horse & Dog lovers

Hound & Horse March 2018 edition  

A fun & informative local mag for all you Horse & Dog lovers

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