The Mountain View Way

Listed below are the methods we use at Mountain View Stables. Please click on the titles to see full article.

  • Why Trotting Poles?

    An improved gait can enhance your riding experience, or even add more value to your horse. Horses that are balanced and well developed are a pleasure to ride and to watch.

  • Natural And Artificial Rider Aids

    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.

  • Horse’s Handler

    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.

  • Horses Paddocks and Daily Playtime

    We believe that by accentuating a horse’s instinctive ground covering habits, we are able to stimulate well balanced animals, both physically and emotionally.

  • Hooves and Farriery

    We believe that a horse needs to be balanced and comfortable to allow optimum athleticism with minimum stress and concussion on each leg.

  • Saddle Seat Equitation

    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.

  • Parasite control

    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.

  • Feeding Regiment and Nutritional Effect

    The evolutionary horse was forever moving and covered large distances on a daily basis. While on the move, they would continuously graze. Horses are non-ruminant herbivores.

  • Equine Dentistry

    Dentistry in horses involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions associated to oral disease and decay. Correct dental equilibration improves, rectifies and relieves pressure in problematic areas.

  • Veterinary Chiropractic

    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.