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Friends of Perseverance

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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

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

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

The Benefit of Perseverance | Barry Armitage

We had a surprise visit to the stud last week from Barry Armitage, soon to be a South African television star with his new series, Ride of the Peacemaker. Last year, he and his friend Joe Dawson took on the mind-boggling task of following the 600 mile route that Dick King rode 168 years ago … Continue reading