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The Prodigal Goose

Some creatures are Survivors. It can be due to perseverance and their own intrinsic qualities, physical strengths and character. Grey Goose is one like that. She’s survived four major incidents in her life. The first came when she was young: a farmer had been advised to cut down his horse numbers. An expert came and … Continue reading

Endurance Training

A Simple Method of Conditioning the Endurance Horse Francois & Laura Seegers, Perseverance Arabian and Endurance Horses We are frequently asked by people who are interested in taking up endurance, or who have bought a horse from us, how they should prepare their horses for an endurance ride. There are many different ways to condition … Continue reading

Oefening van die Uithouritperd

‘n Eenvoudige Metode om die Uithourit Perd te Kondisioneer Francois en Laura Seegers, Perseverance Arabian and Endurance Horses Ons word dikwels gevra deur mense wat in die uithourit sport belangstel, of wat perde by ons koop, hoe om hulle perde voor te berei vir ‘n uithourit. Daar is baie verskillende metodes om perde te kondisioneer. … Continue reading

How to ride FAURESMITH…

How to Ride Fauresmith… for the First-timer Next week a horde of horse and riders will be setting off on a three-day ride totalling 201km… This is the notorious Fauresmith National ride – the highlight of the South African endurance calendar! Not too onerous as endurance rides go, and yet, so difficult to complete for … Continue reading

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

Nursing a horse through AHS | African Horse Sickness

African Horse Sickness is a disease endemic to certain parts of Africa. It is thought to be a Zebra virus carried by midges. It can be a a serious disease with high mortality, but many horses do recover. There is a vaccine but its effectiveness is hotly debated. Standard veterinary treatment, which is aimed at … Continue reading

When the news of Laura and Mauser’s selection was announced…

When the news of Laura and Mauser’s selection was announced… we discovered that we had a mammoth task ahead of us!  In order to get our rider and our barefoot champion horse over to the United Kingdom to compete for South Africa in the FEI World Endurance Championships, we have to raise funds close to … Continue reading

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