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Malan du Toit Career Review Part 2

HORSE behaviourist Malan du Toit, who has worked wonders with problematic horses in South Africa this last decade, ended Part 1 of his career review last October, writing, “The biggest eye-opener for me, however, was when I started to learn more about the science...
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Amore Bekker of RSG.
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Malan’s new feature on RSG

MALAN du Toit said on Tuesday, 28 January: “I am excited to share with you that I have been invited to do a series of programmes (starting today) on the Afrikaans Radio station, Radio Sonder Grense (RSG, 100-104 FM). “The 10-minute spot will be about...
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Malan du Toit with Anton Marcus and Mike de Kock.
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Hawwaam: Things can go wrong sometimes!

LEADING equine behaviourist Malan du Toit was at the much debated L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate start at Kenilworth on Saturday and has rejected conspiracy theories, putting the various equipment issues down to ‘things that do go wrong’. Writing on social media, Malan says that horses...
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MATHEW de Kock and Equine Behaviour Therapist Malan du Toit were two of the happiest people on track at Kenilworth Saturday. They and a team of assistants at Randjesfontein worked patient hours with star colt Hawwaam to re-school him after the Durban July and Du Toit said: “Mat gave me the winning trophy as a kind gesture and I am honoured and privileged. This was a story of failure to success and it is very satisfying for us.
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From failure to success!

HAWWAAM took the Gr2 Premier Trophy over 1800m at Kenilworth in stylish fashion, and returned to the winner’s box the way he’d gone to post – all relaxed. There was only a small patch of sweat on his back when he was unsaddled, it...
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My career with horses started overnight!

IN Part 1 of Malan du Toit’s review of his career, he looks back at his early days as a man with no experience around horses. Life is always in a state of flux, often triggered by surprising and unexpected events. My journey did...
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Malan du Toit (right) with Anchen Roos and Bon Ami.
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A truly memorable day with Anchen and Bon Ami!

FOR the past 20 years I have been involved with the behaviour of horses in all types of disciplines. From starting them as youngsters to seeing them developing into mature powerful athletes. It is especially within the racing environment that I have had the...
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Dynasty with groom 'Sparrow' and Malan du Toit.
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Dynasty launched Malan’s career

THE racetrack and stud achievements of Dynasty aside, the late, great stallion also launched at least two known careers, including those of his work rider, “Sparrow” as a successful businessman and Malan du Toit, the former Dutch Reformed Minister who became a world-renowned Equine...
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Proud of Tarryn and Oberon

WELL done to the talented Oberon (a 9 year old stallion out of Optimum van der Wellington/Alzu Burberry owned and bred by Emily Pfaff Ehlers) and brilliantly ridden by Tarryn Stebbing to win the Chairmans Cup at Mistico Equestrian Centrer as a wild card...
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Do It Again gave Malan (extra) grey hairs

THE “stories behind the story” are what make horseracing so rich in the literature it provides every day, most of which go unreported because there are simply too many horses, too many breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys and not enough journalists employed in racing...
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Malan conducts starting gates workshop

THE National Horseracing Authority (NHA) in April 2018 commissioned Malan du Toit to host a workshop at Summerveld during which all aspects of starting stall procedures were handled, including sharpening of staff skills, handling matters and improved focus, and safety aspects. The workshop was...
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