In the Company of Horses

Horsemastership | Personal Development | Equine Outreach

Our journey with horses continuously makes us look at ourselves and we are always trying to improve our relationship with our horses. Ultimately it is about understanding ourselves and how one perceives life. We choose to ride bitless and shoeless. Our horses are Boerperd or Boerperd crossbreds, ranging in height from about 14 to 16hands. They live out as a complete herd in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands.

What we offer: 

  • Consultations and specialised training (Horsemanship, Natural Body Language, Dangerous Game Guiding and more)
  • Personal Development through the field of Equine facilitated activities and therapies 
  • Relief Management/Relief Guide for Horse Safaris/Stud Farms/Yards
  • Student Interships (seasonal, limited spaces)

Food for Thought:

We believe, that for an equines sound physiological and psychological well being, 5 basic needs of a horse need to be considered.

  1. Movement - physiologically a horse is designed to move up to 20 hours a day
  2. Companionship - a horse is highly sociable and gregarious and requires direct contact and interaction with other horses
  3. Food - physiologically a horse is designed to graze (trickle feed) at will throughout the day
  4. Water - physiologically a horse is designed to drink water daily
  5. Rest - horses require a place and space to rest in peace and safety

If any of the above are absent then this constitutes abuse! Every single interaction we have with a horse is a test of leadership and whether we are suitable leaders worthy of being followed! 

About our wild horse herd rescue:

The rescue of the "wild horses" was something we just had to do and we believe it was meant to be... Read the newspaper article below on the full rescue story of the wild horses!

 

  For bookings or inquiries, please phone 076 577 1936 or email to isabel@ridingforhorses.co.za .

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