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Amir’s Story | El-Jahrousse Amir

Once upon a time, a farrier called Freddie Taljaard, as he went from farm to farm plying his trade, came across an old Arabian stallion. The owner had crossed him with his Boerperd mares, but did not have any pure Arabian mares. This stallion was small and very old and was aptly called Prince Valiant, … Continue reading

When life changes suddenly | Cantering about on the Wild Coast

We had a house full of people for the Barefoot Course a couple of weeks ago when we heard the tragic news that Ashley’s brother Branden had died. Ashley is our full-time work rider, and son of dear friend Julie-Anne Gower who operates the Wild Coast Horse Trails. Julie-Anne has written this post about Branden: … Continue reading

Senior Endurance Horses – PSV Jedi

Perseverance Jedi is half brother to Basic Instinct, the grey gelding from our stud who is ridden by HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. Instinct was 10th in the World Endurance Championship in Malaysia 2008, and 15th in the European Championships in Florac this year. Jedi has been bred and raised on the same principles … Continue reading