Our Method

  • Dr Lance Riggien completed his studies at the Durban university of Technology before qualifying as a chiropractor in 2003. He has been working in private practice for the last 13 years. In 2015, he qualified as a Veterinary Chiropractor in Germany as well as successfully completing his International Veterinary Chiropractic Association exams and becoming a member of this International […]

  • Our elite and exclusive breeding program delivers much excitement during foaling season. The mares due to foal are brought down to the stable yard and  placed together in a big paddock, a strategically planned area with sufficient food, water and shelter. These paddocks are safe and secure ensuring natural safety for the mares and their […]

  • A horse’s confirmation changes throughout its lifetime, directly related to its training, levels of exercise and weight maintenance. When fitting a saddle, it is crucial to consider the horse’s physical attributes and to continue monitoring saddle placement as the horse matures and develops athletically. A well fitted saddle enhances your horse’s performance, places you in […]

  • NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL RIDER AIDS AND THEIR EFFECT Aids are a form of communication between rider and horse. They are used on natural pressure points, acting as an extension of the rider’s body, communicating in a format that the horse understands. Understanding that the horse does not think in human format and that they are […]

  • HORSE’S HANDLER AND THE LONG TERM EFFECT IT MAY HAVE ON YOUR HORSE The handler spends many hours with each individual horse on a daily basis. The relationship developed between horse and handler, is at times, stronger than the bond formed between the trainer or owner and the horse. The handler becomes an integral part […]

  • Gaiting your horse is by far the most complex version of Saddlebred training. Teaching your horse to perform the four beat slow gait and rack are strenuous manoeuvres and breed specific. The Saddlebred’s conformation comfortably allows for it to naturally elevate the weight off its fore quarter and hold its carriage from the hind quarter.  […]

  • Under natural circumstances, horses in the wild are understood to walk and graze from sunrise to sunset, often covering distances up to 40 km per day. This mechanism enhances respiratory stimulation, slight increased cardiovascular rate and muscular exertion daily. We believe that by accentuating a horse’s instinctive ground covering habits, we are able to stimulate […]

  • INTRODUCTION TO SADDLEBRED SHOEING AND ITS FUNCTION We believe that a horse needs to be balanced and comfortable to allow optimum athleticism with minimum stress and concussion on each leg. Horse’s hooves are all different, unique in shape and size. Each horse has a natural ability and can be taught to use its legs to […]

  • We believe, equitation is the ultimate form of horsemanship. An airy art of combining horse and rider in unison; presenting themselves as one dynamic energy. Precise body poise is required while rising on the extravagant trot, continually adapting rider form to the horses function. The saddle seat discipline has been uniquely adapted to suit both […]

  • By definition a parasite is an organism living off a host, obtaining nourishment while depriving the host of vital nutrients, ultimately harming the host. Regular parasite control is essential for your horse’s well being. Excessive parasitic infestation depletes the horse’s immune system and is possibly a causing factor of colic. Parasites also secrete toxins within […]