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Getting ready for THE RIDE | Barry Armitage & Joe Dawson

It’s Thursday, 10 May 2012… Earlier this morning, Bob and Laura were playing groom, and helping Barry Armitage and Joe Dawson saddle up their second mounts of Day 5 of THE RIDE of Harry Whackalong Smite, PSV Mabruk and PSV Kandahar! PSV Nile is waiting in the wings for his turn at the next horse … Continue reading

It’s in the blood! – 13 & 14 April 2012

It was a super successful weekend at the OVK Endurance Challenge for the team from Perseverance Arabian & Endurance Horses. Seven horses were entered, with five riders and four grooms, and six finished, with two 3rd places, one 2nd place and one 1st place! This year, the ride – hosted by the Lormar stud and … Continue reading

Thank you for supporting Laura & Mauser’s World Champs Raffle!

Originally posted on Barefoot at the 2012 World Endurance Champs:
PSV Mauser enjoying some lucerne at his temporary home – the Shabach Stud in Caledon – while waiting to find out about the next shipment. We still can’t get over the immense generosity of our friends both at home and abroad, in donating prizes and buying…

GRAND PRIZES | Laura & Mauser’s World Champs Raffle!

Originally posted on Barefoot at the 2012 World Endurance Champs:
Wild Coast Horse Safaris There are just TWO weeks left to enter Laura & Mauser’s World Champs Raffle before the final draw on 31st March for the GRAND PRIZE and other top tier prizes!¬†¬†Here’s what you could win…. A 7 night Wild Coast Horse Safari for…

Right Food + Movement = Great Barefoot Hooves | Guest blog

Originally posted on Barefoot at the 2012 World Endurance Champs:
A fellow barefooter, Shelhi Foster Horne, recently wrote a very insightful post in the Barefoot Horses SA Facebook group, to which we belong. It expresses so clearly what we believe about equine nutrition for barefoot hooves, that we asked her permission to post it here… ~~~…

WIN! | Laura & Mauser’s World Champs Raffle

Originally posted on Barefoot at the 2012 World Endurance Champs:
Laura & Mauser's WORLD CHAMPS RAFFLE! Win a 7 night holiday for 2 worth R35,000 with Wild Coast Horse Safaris Laura & Mauser’s WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RAFFLE! Laura Seegers and PSV Mauser have been chosen to ride for South Africa at the FEI WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS in…

Senior Endurance Horses – PSV Mauser

Size does matter. There are more endurance horses disadvantaged by being too big, than those that are too small. 14.3 is our favourite size. Perseverance Mauser is a purebred, 14.3 Arabian gelding. His grandsire was the Polish Arabian stallion Khyberie. Khyberie has produced many top endurance horses. The rest of Mauser’s pedigree is predominantly Crabbet/ … 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

7 Characteristics of a Great Endurance Horse – September 2011

Endurance riding is a team sport. The team is the horse and rider and their support crew at the vet checks. The challenges they face are distance, variations in altitude and terrain, difficult going such as rocks, mud or sand, extreme weather fluctuations, time limits and passing the vet checks every 30 km or so. … Continue reading

The Eastern Cape triumphs in the Western Cape…

Fresh from the SA National Championships at Fauresmith in the Free State, the Eastern Cape endurance riders have been winning again, this time in the Western Cape. In fact, they practically swept the board at the Albertinia Endurance Ride – a 2 star FEI ride, featuring both an 80km and 120km distance – hosted by … Continue reading