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We offer a relaxed atmosphere focused on having fun. Our philosophy is that horses are healthier turned out with free choice hay or grass available at all times. A balanced diet is fed to all horses. Designed by a professional nutritionist that is available to you to answer any questions you may have. No fence feeding! Fly control during summer months. We pasture horses in small groups according to age, personalities and aggressiveness. Hay is available free choice all year long. Our facility offers two 12 stall barns and one 7 stall barn with matted stalls. Private tack lockers. Large pastures with hay available at all times. Twice daily feedings (if needed), stall, blanketing, vet and farrier handling. 110' x 210' stone dust arena with lights & jumps. 55' Round Pen. Mares and Geldings are in separate fields. Your instructor is welcome! Access to lots of trails. Trailer parking at an additional fee. We do not board cribbers, aggressive horses or stallions. Full care with a stall includes feed thru fly control and worming $350.00 Monthly
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Dependable horse boarding available in Joppa,MD. We provide full care in a relaxed atmosphere. Choice of hay or grass. Full board includes balanced diets designed by nutritionist, feed through fly control spring through fall, large pastures with hay available 24/7 under covered hay feeders, private tack lockers, blanketing, worming, separate paddocks for mares and geldings, access to lots of trails, 110’ x 210’ stone dust arena with lights and jumps and round pen. Your personal instructor is welcome. Trailer parking available for additional fee. Full care board is $350 a month.
Please note that we don’t board cribbers, aggressive horses or stallions. Please see our website www.flyingkfarm.com or call us at 410-676-1658. Thank you for your share😊🐴🥰
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American Association of Equine Practitioners
MINIMIZING THE IMPACT OF COLIC ON YOUR HORSE
Colic is not a disease; it is merely a symptom of disease. Specifically, colic indicates a painful problem in the horse's abdomen (belly). There are dozens of different conditions that can cause a horse to show signs of abdominal pain. Most (but not all) involve the digestive system, most often the stomach or intestines. Less than ten percent of all colic cases are severe enough to require surgery or cause the death of the horse. Nevertheless, every case of colic should be taken seriously because it can be difficult to tell the mild ones from the potentially serious ones in the early stages.
Horses show signs of abdominal pain in a wide variety of ways, and usually a horse shows only a few of the signs during an episode of colic. The rule of thumb is — the more obvious the signs of pain, the more serious the problem. Common signs include pawing, stretching out, excessive sweating, rolling, kicking or biting at stomach, elevated pulse rate, and rapid breathing.
If you suspect the horse is suffering from colic, we suggest that you:
• alert your veterinarian immediately;
• don't medicate without your veterinarian's approval, as pain medications can mask clinical signs;
• remove all hay and grain from the horse's surroundings;
• walk the horse around if it's continually rolling or in danger of hurting itself — but do not tire the horse with relentless walking and don't approach the animal if it's not safe;
• keep the horse under close observation until the signs of colic resolve or the veterinarian arrives.
The key to increasing the chances of a good outcome is to identify the problem early and get your veterinarian involved from the start. Ask your horse doctor what you can do to minimize the incidence of colic!
Source: Colic: Minimizing its Incidence and Impact in your Horse | https://aaep.org/horsehealth/colic-minimizing-its-incidence-and-impact-your-horse
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▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ ST EXERCISES █ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂
To give a horse the best possible physique to carry a rider we use gymnastic exercises - exercises which develop a horse symmetrically in body and limbs, such as:
➡️ Half pass
The core of the gymnastic exercises consists of the circle, shoulder-in and haunches-in - also called the 'cornerstones'.
All the other exercises are derived from these cornerstones.
▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ THE CORNERSTONES █ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂
🐴 The CIRCLE is used to develop the Lateral bending in the body, the Forward down tendency of the head and neck and the Stepping under the center of mass of the inside hind leg - aka LFS in Straightness Training (ST).
🐴 Once the inside hind leg can step under the center of mass (COM), this hind leg can also start to take weight. To do so, we use the SHOULDER-IN and counter shoulder-in. These exercises are designed to school the hind leg in function of the inside hind leg. As a result of taking the weight, the horse will bend the inside hind leg more, resulting in a free outside shoulder.
🐴 Once the horse can bend the hind leg as an inside hind leg, we can also start to school the hind leg as an outside hind leg. To do so, we use first the HAUNCHES-IN (travers).
From there we can start developing the variants:
▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ ALL EXERCISES ARE RELATED █ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂
All exercises relate to one another and differ slightly:
🐎 The difference between shoulder-in and COUNTER SHOULDER-IN is the position of the wall. The counter shoulder-in is often used if the power of the pushing hind leg has to be reduced.
🐎 The difference between haunches-in (travers) and the RENVERS is the position of the wall. In the renvers our horse can lean less against the wall with his shoulder - so it's a bit more difficult than the travers - but as a result, our horse really supports himself with his hind legs.
🐎 The difference between shoulder-in and renvers is the bending in the body: it's the opposite. In these exercises, the same hind leg has the opposite function ('inside' in shoulder-in, 'outside' in renvers). The same applies to counter shoulder-in and the haunches in.
🐎 The HALF PASS is 'just' a haunches-in across the diagonal, and the PIROUETTE is 'just' a haunches-in on a small circle. Both half-pass and pirouette require the support of both the inside as the outside hind leg. Therefore, in both exercises the shoulders must lead to be able to keep the center of mass in front of the direction of the hind legs - only then both hind legs can support the weight. So both the half pass and pirouette also relate to the shoulder-in.
▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ NUMBER OF TRACKS █ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂
Now all exercises can be done on 3 or 4 tracks, or 2,5 tracks or 3,75 or 3,99 😉 and our horse can have more or less bend in his body.
Now there is no 'perfect' number, and the exact degree doesn't matter.
What matters in ST, is that we choose the number of tracks and degree of bending where our horse can support his body and center of mass best with both hind legs.
And that depends on the conformation of our horse: does he have a long back or a shorter one, long legs, or shorter ones, a long neck or a short one?
Choose the degree of bending and number of tracks where your horse can move with optimal balance and most quality.
▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ WHERE TO START, WHAT NEXT? █ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂
First start on the circle, to supple the body.
When the horse can bend more evenly to both sides, add the shoulder-in exercise to supple the inside hind leg.
The moment your horse can perform the shoulder-in with 66,6% of quality, start teaching the haunches-in.
When your horse understands how to perform the haunches-in along the wall, you can take this exercise
- on the quarter line
- on the center line
- on the opposite track - developing the renvers
- on the diagonal - developing to half-pass
- and on the circle - developing to the pirouette.
First, teach each exercise in walk from the ground, without the additional weight of the rider.
Only when your horse
a. understands the cues and aids and the behavior he has to do
b. has a better coordination in body and limbs
c. and can carry his own weight on a particilar hind leg
... then start adding the extra weight of the rider.
In the teaching phase, you can start in slow-motion to give the horse's brain and nervous system time to digest and to focus on the right technique to create good habits.
Once the teaching phase is over, you can start optimizing the quality in balance, suppleness, shape, tempo, and rhythm, firt in walk, then in trot, and finally in canter.
▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ HOW TO DEVELOP THE HORSE █ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂
To develop our horse equally in body and limbs, all exercises need to be done to the right and to the left, which means on the right rein and on the left rein.
When doing these exercises, there will always be an 'easy' side and a 'difficult' side.
Riders tend to ride more often on the 'easy' side, because it's easier, but this makes the horse even more unequal.
Therefore, to develop the horse equally:
1. Do the 'difficult' side a bit more often.
2. Start with the 'difficult' side and end with the 'difficult side'.
The moment the horse starts to feel more equal, switch to train the exercises 50-50.
▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ WANNA LEARN MORE? █ ▆ ▅ ▃ ▂
If you'd like to learn more about all this, then watch our brand new training - with 2 videos, a checklist and downloadable eBook about the ST Exercises:
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Saddle Soap or Oil-Which Should You Use on Tack and When?
We all have tack that we love to use. Maybe it’s that pair of reins with just the right feel or that breast collar that fits every horse you ride. The side effects of frequent use of our favorite tack are wear and tear on the leather and the buildup of dirt and sweat. It’s easy to overlook caring for your tack, but this can keep it from working like it should. Dried and cracking leather does not give the same signal as good, dense, well cared for leather and it can be a safety hazard. It’s a great idea to routinely clean your tack and check it for wear or damage before every ride.
To properly clean a piece of leather you’ll need saddle soap http://bit.ly/2PHe0Rn and a couple of pieces of sheepskin or clean cloth. If your leather is extremely dry, you’ll need to oil it with pure Neatsfoot oil. Some other oils, such as olive oil, will also work. Leather conditioners or any other products that leave a film on the leather aren’t recommended. Rawhide can also be cleaned with saddle soap but should be conditioned with Vaquero (Ray Holes) Rawhide Cream http://bit.ly/2SDk7ED or a substitute after cleaning.
Take bridles and other pieces of tack completely apart if you are able to reassemble them. That makes it easier to examine and clean them. Spray or rub saddle soap liberally onto a piece of sheepskin, cloth or sponge. Rub each piece of leather until any dirt is removed. Examine each piece while cleaning for worn spots or damage including the hardware. If there’s mold on the leather it can be rubbed with a mixture of 1-part mouthwash to 2 parts water prior to rubbing with saddle soap. It usually takes some elbow grease to get the mold off. If you’ve had to remove mold let the leather dry for an hour or two before saddle soaping. Replace any worn or damaged parts. Reassemble your tack and you’re ready to ride!
Like leather, sweat and dirt can build up on rawhide and get absorbed into the fibers. Additionally, rawhide can dry out and feel rougher to the touch than usual. Rawhide is cured but isn’t tanned like leather is. After you use saddle soap on rawhide, you can follow up by rubbing a light coat of Vaquero Rawhide Cream into the rawhide. This helps restore the natural oils that are taken out of the rawhide by use and exposure to air. After using rawhide cream, you’ll need to allow the piece of tack to sit for several hours or even overnight to allow the cream to fully soak in. Although Neatsfoot oil is fine to use on tanned leather when needed, it should not be used on rawhide.
When cleaning saddles, start by wiping down the surface of the saddle with saddle soap http://bit.ly/2PHe0Rn. Be sure to lift up any folds or flaps to clean underneath them where dirt gets trapped. If you ride with a flank cinch, make sure to clean both sides of it and its billet since it comes in contact with the horse’s skin. As always, it’s important to check your latigo for elongated holes or any wear on the fold over the D-ring, and wipe both sides down with saddle soap. On your stirrups, unbuckle the hobble strap and check it for wear or mold and wipe it down. Remove your stirrups and clean your saddle fenders, paying close attention to the folds where the stirrups are secured. Although you won’t saddle soap it, remove your cinch and check for any damage or missing strands. Scrub your double off billet with the saddle soap and make sure the holes aren’t elongated and the folds are in good shape. After your saddle has had some time to dry, especially if you use any oil, reassemble your saddle.
If any piece of leather is very dry, wipe the leather down with a clean cloth after saddle soaping and liberally apply Neatsfoot oil with a piece of sheepskin or cloth. Be sure to apply to the edges of the leather and inside any loops. Move keepers and apply oil to the leather under the keeper. Let the oil dry for an hour or two. It can be placed in a warm spot while drying but not in direct sunlight. Buff any excess oil off with a little bit of saddle soap.
Dennis Moreland Tack carries Bentley’s Saddle Soap http://bit.ly/2PHe0Rn and Vaquero Rawhide Cream http://bit.ly/2SDk7ED. These are two very good products to use on leather and rawhide and are Dennis’ favorites. Call 817-312-5305 or email [email protected] for more information on how you can get the products you’ll need to keep your tack in great shape.
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Nester is sporting his new sheet! The giraffe hearts are adorable🥰
We have been missing our house cat, Bad Kitty, since last week. This is the longest she has been gone. I search the perimeter and woods around the farm calling her name everyday and we continue to call her name from the house and barns whenever we are outside. We have checked all the sheds, containers, buses and buildings around the farm. If you have seen her please call the farm 410-676-1658. She is sweet and would probably let you pick her up if you called her name. We miss her very much💔😢
Jessie is missing all you drivers! Stay safe🚌💕🇺🇸
The horses are getting used to my rounds of daily treats and checking on them during the social distancing guidelines. The owners don’t need to worry as the feeders and myself are all giving them love and attention but you are always welcome to come and see them. Just let us know! Stay safe and hope all goes back to normal soon💕 (If you don’t see your horse it’s because they are loving the hay and practicing their own social distancing🤣).
🐱Poe here - no lessons, no riding in groups and trail rides are off limits for today. So I’m keeping my distance from my friends and anyone who might have to be at the farm. Right here, in this locker, on this horse cooler. As much as I love giving riding lessons, this social distancing is ok right now. See you soon for lessons! 🐱
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