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The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding

The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding

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Before we all had cars to drive in, people used horses to get around, and almost everyone was taught to care and ride a horse. Today, our dependence on these large mammals is non-existent and horseback riding has become recreational. There are many obvious health benefits to riding, including strong core and legs, but there are also many less obvious benefits, such as boost in confidence and meditation (Health Fitness Revolution; 2015).

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To Kota, Finally!

To Kota, Finally!

 

The Maliba Mobile Clinic was able to travel to the Kota community for the first time since a damaged bridge has been repaired.

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Dinosaur With Bones Shaped Like A Cross Gets Sesotho Name

Dinosaur With Bones Shaped Like A Cross Gets Sesotho Name

 

According to Senior Researcher Jonah Choiniere, Ph.D. of the University of the Witwatersrand Sefapanosaurus would have looked similar to Aardonyx. Image by: Nobu Tamura/http://spinops.blogspot.com via Wikipedia

 
 

South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have named a 200 million year old dinosaur from South Africa‚ “Sefapanosaurus”‚ from the Sesotho word “sefapano” (Times Live; 2015).

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The Eland

The Eland At Maliba

The Common eland is native to a number of African countries & is found in numerous national parks & reserves including in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, South Sudan & Swaziland. In southern Africa the Common eland lives on the open plains & prefer to live in semi-arid areas with shrub-like bushes (NZG; 2015).

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Lesotho Garden wins People’s Choice Award at Chelsea Flower Show

Lesotho Garden wins People’s Choice Award at Chelsea Flower Show

Lesotho Garden wins People’s Choice Award at Chelsea Flower Show

Lesotho inspired garden ‘Hope in Vulnerability’ has been voted by the British public as their favourite garden awarding Matt Keightley the People’s Choice Award at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015 (The South African; 2015).

 

It was designed to mimic the wild landscape of Lesotho, the landlocked African kingdom in which it works with vulnerable, HIV positive children (Daily Mail, 2015).

Sentebale photo by John Cole-Morgan

Sentebale l Photo by John Cole-Morgan

 

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Highs and Hypos: Conquering the Lesotho Ultra Trail

Highs and Hypos: Conquering the Lesotho Ultra Trail

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Photo by Terence Vrugtman, AdventureLife: www.AdventureLife.co.za

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The Basotho Pony

The Basotho Pony

Basotho Pony and Rider. Photo: Maliba Lodge

Basotho Pony and Rider. Photo: Maliba Lodge

The first ponies in Lesotho are said to have been captured from the roaming Griqua tribes in the early 1800s. In 1829 Chief Moorosi, whose village was perched upon what is now known as Mount Mooroosi in Lesotho, gave a pony as a gift to King Moshoeshoe. King Moshoeshoe was so taken with his pony that he brought many more into the country & pony riding rapidly took off as the main form of transport in Lesotho, fast earning Lesotho the title of the ‘Mounted Nation’(Maloti Drakensberg Route; 2015).

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Lesotho Launches Women Leader’s Sports Development Programme

Lesotho Launches Women Leader’s Sports Development Programme

Maliba Lodge Ts'ehlanyane National Park, Lesotho

Kingdom Of Lesotho. Photo: Maliba Lodge.

Lesotho’s Minister of Sports Mathibeli Mokhothu on Tuesday launched Future Olympic Women Leaders’ Development (FOWLD) programme in Maseru as part of empowering women through sports.

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All Aboard For Lovely Lesotho

All Aboard For Lovely Lesotho

 

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Lesotho Highlands Photo: Maliba Lodge

 

Some years ago, when I still owned my then 35-year-old Datsun GX 1200, we decided to drive to the Katse Dam in Lesotho. We had to turn back at the start of a steep pass as the car was struggling (it emerged it needed a new fuel pump) and sulked for weeks afterwards at being deprived of a little adventure.

Lesotho: International School Meals Day – When Two Meals a Day Matter Most

International School Meals Day: When Two Meals A Day Matter Most

Maramoqhotsane Masoetsa serves food to five-year-old Kamohelo Malikhetle. (Photo: WFP/Tsitsi Matope)

WFP provided school meals to nearly 250,000 children in preschools and schools in Lesotho in 2014 while 190,000 children received two meals a day at school through a Government-led programme. WFP is helping the Government to take control of the national programme by 2018. Read more

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