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Hypertonic saline drips for horses – Apr 2011

We at Perseverance are not in favour of intravenous fluid drips before or after major events, but that is just our opinion. Many professionals argue that highly competitive horses are assisted by such intervention, and it is fairly common at international events. Sometimes tired and dehydrated endurance horses are deemed in need of help in … Continue reading

Team PSV produces the goods at the SAIC – Apr 2011

Team PSV has just returned from an epic adventure up to the Waterberg District in Limpopo last week for the South African International Challenge. We went up early and spent a week there to give our horses time to recover from the 15 hour trip, and so that PSV Jedi could have his blood tests … Continue reading

Team PSV starts the year at a gallop! – Feb 2011

In January Team PSV went en masse to take part in Lormar’s Karoo Challenge endurance ride at Fairview in the Sneeuberge. Despite the most horrendous riding conditions – torrential rain and oceans of mud – we swept the board in the 120km distance.  Francois Seegers on PSV Mauser won the Heavyweights, our new work rider … Continue reading

African Horse Sickness Precautions – Nov 2010

More ways of protecting your horse from horse sickness and other viral diseases. We are all familiar with the standard advice on keeping your horse safe from African Horse Sickness: vaccinate annually, stable your horse from late afternoon to well after sunrise, apply insect repellents daily. However, these precautions have sometimes failed to prevent a … Continue reading

The Naming Game: T – Oct 2010

Here is the list of names our fantastic supporters have sent in.  Thank you all!  As we name the foals that are born, I’ll mark off the chosen ones in bold. T’foal Yorkshire dialect, the foal Tabia Talented – Swahili Tabita Tabitha Tadeo Taesha Happy – Latin American Taeya beautiful and intelligent in Japanese, and … Continue reading

Team PSV dominates at Hofmeyr – Spring 2010

This past weeked was South Africa’s second oldest endurance ride at HOFMEYR, which has been going for 32 years.   It’s also one of the hardest courses, which takes the riders to the top of Aasvoëlkop and down the other side, over 2188 m above sea-level.  And Team PSV dominated the rest of the field, … Continue reading

Now we’re cooking! – Summer 2010

Welcome to the first Perseverance newsletter of 2010! February has been a great month for South African endurance horses internationally. Not only did Charlandre El Sharif break his own world record in the President’s Cup in the UAE, running 160 km in 6 hours 21 minutes; but Liquorice*, a part-bred son of our Crabbet stallion … Continue reading

‘He’s got diamonds on the soles of his hooves…’ – Nov 2009

Hi there Welcome to a bit of history –  the first of our regular newsletters sent out in November 2009 – from the Perseverance stud just outside the gem of the Karoo, otherwise known as Graaff-Reinet. Perseverance Jedi and Laura Seegers at the Beaufort West International Challenge We achieved our main goal of the 2009 … Continue reading