What Discipline ?





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  • Show Jumping

    8 29.63%
  • Dressage

    4 14.81%
  • Showing

    1 3.70%
  • Eventing

    2 7.41%
  • Discipline

    0 0%
  • Western

    2 7.41%
  • Vaulting

    0 0%
  • Driving

    0 0%
  • Other

    10 37.04%
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    Default What Discipline ?

    What discipline do you and your horse enjoy?
    I do dressage with a Welsh Pony and I am just starting to train a Warmblood Mare.

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    Showjumping (used to)

    IMHO - dressage = people scoring you, showjumping = objective, either knocked a rail or not...

    Eventing fun too if it wasn't for the dressage...
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    Default Agree with Christo

    I agree - SJ and eventing. I far prefer when things are scored objectively and not subjectively. Have got a young horse that's jumping F and eventing Pre-novice, looking ver confident for the future!

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    I love Endurance, trial riding and just hacking. CT is too awesome not to :-)

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    After my 2 years National Service at the Equestrian Center at Potch, I used to do showjumping, with a Nooitgedachter!

    I met some farmers/breeders and today I love to do outrides, and enjoy the outdoors on horseback.

    We started with a breeding programme (about 40 mares) some 10 years ago to ensure that certain qualities of our indigenous breeds does not simply disappear, with the help of Prof. Piet Rossouw (genetics).

    So I am not in the compettitive highway anymore, but do love horses.

    We do have a breeding farm near Kokstad (did you see our horses on the frontpage of the Lanbouweekblad last month?), and we do outrides at the Voortrekker Monument, near Rietvlei Dam for experienced riders and Pezula. We also provide horses to Botlierskop and other game reserves as so far as Botswana and Moz.

    We train our horses to do neck reigning, and sit relaxed in the saddle and steer the horse with one hand.

    So, this is the discipline I like and love!

    See the pics!

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    I can answer for my daughter as I put in so much time & Kms trucking horses around the country. She does SJ & eventing, more eventing at the moment. I agree about the dressage BUT I/we have learnt over the years that without the dressage flatwork you will battle to get your horse into the top grades jumping and eventing.

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    Have to agree.

    I have ridden here and overseas (UK and Germany). Both showjumping and eventing, and hunted.

    Flatwork (Dressage) is everything.

    For showjumping, teach your horse the ground between the jumps to succeed over the jumps. The advanced dressage movements set the tone for the quality of the jump. Impulsion is created on the ground, balance is schooled on the ground, and forwardness taught from the leg.

    For Eventing, same applies. When you ride a skinny jump, direction is determined by the leg, which is schooled in the dressage phase.

    Dressage - how one sided are you as a rider and in the seat. Most of the poor performing horses that I school for others are due to poorly instructed riders, people who cannot do the basics like sit on a horse properly but want to jump. Same with the problem horses - schooled by incompetent riders. 3 months flatwork and a different horse, bold confident and capable.

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    I used to do dressage on my Thoroughbred mare. She is retired now, I had a Warmblood which I had just broke and started schooling when I fell pregnant
    Sold her about a year later.
    I can only agree and emphasise what is said about flatwork and dressage. Most jumpers do not realise that if your horse is not well schooled and forward going on the flat, you will not advance in jumping. This perception is slowly starting to be understood in SA. All the top showjumpers overseas are just as established in dressage.

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    You could say I do other.
    The snotnose in the 1st picture is me like 20 years ago, the 2nd is my father and the the 3rd is my grand father.The pics were taken at Goodwood show grownds were Grand west is now.My famly use to sell fish, fruit and vegtables and even ride taxi with horses.That was many years ago of course.Ya but horses are in my blood.
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    I did tent pegging or formerly known as Gymkhana since I was 10.
    Also did a bit of dressage and show jumping.
    My whole family has provincial and South African colours in Tent pegging.


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    When I was a lot younger it was Polo, now it's simply enjoying talking to my Warmbloods (SWAMBO doesn't listen so well) and outrides into the White River forrests.
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    Default dressage

    Dressage on a Friesian

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    I don't ride them but I do feed them
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    Endurance, hacking, liberty work (Parelli)

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    Whew! Almost voted for discipline ... didn't see that this was, in fact, the equestrian section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwkruger View Post
    After my 2 years National Service at the Equestrian Center at Potch, I used to do showjumping, with a Nooitgedachter!

    I met some farmers/breeders and today I love to do outrides, and enjoy the outdoors on horseback.

    We started with a breeding programme (about 40 mares) some 10 years ago to ensure that certain qualities of our indigenous breeds does not simply disappear, with the help of Prof. Piet Rossouw (genetics).

    So I am not in the compettitive highway anymore, but do love horses.

    We do have a breeding farm near Kokstad (did you see our horses on the frontpage of the Lanbouweekblad last month?), and we do outrides at the Voortrekker Monument, near Rietvlei Dam for experienced riders and Pezula. We also provide horses to Botlierskop and other game reserves as so far as Botswana and Moz.

    We train our horses to do neck reigning, and sit relaxed in the saddle and steer the horse with one hand.

    So, this is the discipline I like and love!

    See the pics!

    Young Guns8)
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    Did my 2 years in '88 and 89, then with Kmdt Stark. Is he still alive and well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwkruger View Post
    Did my 2 years in '88 and 89, then with Kmdt Stark. Is he still alive and well?
    Not sure,heard a few years back he was still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwkruger View Post
    Did my 2 years in '88 and 89, then with Kmdt Stark. Is he still alive and well?
    He wrote a book about his life called "the white bushman" a must read. BTW here's my favourite discipline
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    Nice! Even your horse posed for the pic! I have read the book - some of the best stories he shared over weekends around the campfire were not shared in the book - pity...
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