Of cabbages and kings

Whilst many South Africans were watching the Durban July and the Sport of Kings, we were rounding the cabbage fields in Hartebeespoort in an Extreme Trail ride in aid of the Hartebeespoort Animal Society (HAWS). Fashion was… different from what you would get at the Durban July. Boots, cowboy hats and bright yellow neon vests. […]

In the driver’s seat

Published in the SA Horseman, September 2009 How important is your riding position in Endurance riding? Stability and position are important in riding but in Endurance riding, with the amount of time and distance travelled on horseback, this can become a vital issue. A new study of riding stability and the forces exerted on a […]

Use your Head

Published in the SA Horseman, 2010 When attending a recent endurance ride, the number of riders wearing cycling helmets as opposed to riding helmets surprised me. It seems that many riders are still under the impression that a good cycling helmet provides sufficient protection. Unfortunately, this is not the case! Quite simply, the design is […]