Flying Changes Horsemanship

Flying Changes Horsemanship Local riding program that helps horse crazy kids (adults too!) learn safe horsemanship in a fun & educational environment. Offering private beginner/recreational riding lessons to children & adults (ages 2 & up) Our program provides all riders with a solid foundation in horsemanship.

Lessons are tailored to each student's desires - whether it be getting ready for a family vacation on a dude ranch or a homeschooler looking for Physical Education class that is a little out of the norm! We are about 5 miles East of downtown Berryville on Rt. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy)

Operating as usual

Dana's Doodles
11/05/2020

Dana's Doodles

Flying Changes Horsemanship's cover photo
09/29/2020

Flying Changes Horsemanship's cover photo

09/29/2020
09/02/2020
www.equineexperts.com

The Kentucky Derby is coming up this weekend (only 4months late) and this is a fun activity packet for kids! It includes history, coloring, vocabulary and a list of horse books for various ages.
http://www.equineexperts.com/kentucky-derby-packet.pdf

Fun Free Educational Horse Learning Games for Kids
03/28/2020
Fun Free Educational Horse Learning Games for Kids

Fun Free Educational Horse Learning Games for Kids

Fun educational horse games online for kids. Have fun learning and activities about horses. Website for beginners who want to learn about horsemanship.

Maryland Horse Industry Board
03/25/2020
Maryland Horse Industry Board

Maryland Horse Industry Board

Looking for at-home lessons and activities?

Download our FREE "Horses for Courses: Farm-Based Education Curriculum"

Families and stables are looking for activities and lessons while they are staying at home. We would like to offer our "Horse for Courses Curriculum" for everyone to use for lessons and fun!

If you have any questions please email: [email protected]

Download our pdf from our website.

https://mda.maryland.gov/horseboard/Pages/School-Horse-Curriculum.aspx

Maryland Department of Agriculture #learning #learningathome #activitiesforkids

American Quarter Horse Association
03/19/2020
American Quarter Horse Association

American Quarter Horse Association

Dive into the world of American Quarter Horses with the Activity Book for Horse-Loving Kids.

The eBook features American Quarter Horse trivia, puzzles, games and drawings. It's FREE for download and is a wonderful way to keep kids entertained for hours!

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02/24/2020

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Flying Changes Horsemanship's cover photo
01/18/2020

Flying Changes Horsemanship's cover photo

This little donkey is a pill, but totally adorable.  Chloe is the one who was born here last fall and now that she is a ...
11/16/2019

This little donkey is a pill, but totally adorable. Chloe is the one who was born here last fall and now that she is a year old she has moved back!

Michelle Davey
10/29/2019

Michelle Davey

You know what I don't love about this picture? 2 things. I'm up over my horse's front and the helmet.
I'm going to talk to you about the helmet.
I have been wearing a helmet for two seasons now. I wear it every time I ride, even at home, not just to run. I will confess that I have forgotten to wear it at home twice in two years (didn't realize till I went to take it off).

This is not a you should or shouldn't wear a helmet post. Let's get that straight right now. This is a why Michelle wears a helmet post.

I STRONGLY dislike wearing a helmet.

I look like a complete dork in it (my own judgment) and I don't love the stigma that people who can't ride well wear helmets. I have passed my own judgements while riding by wearing a helmet myself so I know it's out there🤦‍♀️ (even though I've won a few rodeos in this helmet and Fallon rocks hers, let's face it they are odd looking)

I don't wear a helmet because I think I might fall off. I'm actually pretty confident I won't.

It took me a whole season to get over the feeling of not wearing my cowboy hat (way more cool). 🤠 I kept wearing the helmet because I was stubborn enough to not let a helmet define me. A helmet should not affect my confidence but it did, and not in a good way. I've been in tears over this thing (I feel you all you Jr's who have to wear them!). But I kept wearing it as a challenge to myself to get over that (it's not me, it's just a helmet).

Slowly I'm getting used it being part of my appearance but I really don't love it. Maybe someday I will appreciate it, but hopefully not because I needed it. It doesn't impact my run, I'm now able to deflect any insecurities that crop up about it. But I have definitely felt different and kind if foolish for wearing it when I am a fairly competent rider. I have no intention of needing to use my helmet.

You know what else I STRONGLY dislike? Paying for insurance I have no intention of using. I really don't think my house will burn down or that I will total my car, but I buy insurance anyway.

I STRONGLY dislike wearing a helmet, but I wear it anyway.

We all make choices every day that we think are best for us, and that we can afford.
I won't judge you either way.

I have a valuable brain so I do what I can to insure it. That's why I wear a helmet (that I hope I don't need).

This beautiful photo is by Carey Lee

Flying Changes Horsemanship's cover photo
09/19/2019

Flying Changes Horsemanship's cover photo

Bike Helmets are Not Suitable for Equestrian Sport
09/15/2019
Bike Helmets are Not Suitable for Equestrian Sport

Bike Helmets are Not Suitable for Equestrian Sport

Bike Helmets are Not Suitable for Equestrian Sport September 12, 2019 by lyndsey Many budget-friendly parents new to the horse world might think their child’s bicycle helmet can double as a riding helmet, instead of having to pay the additional cost for a certified equestrian helmet. But when it c...

Two masked bandits trying to rob the feed room 😉
09/10/2019

Two masked bandits trying to rob the feed room 😉

08/21/2019
Double Dan Horsemanship

Absolutely love watching Dan James' freestyle reining!

Here it is Double Dan Fans...the highly anticipated Run for A Million Reserve Champion Freestyle by Dan James. Score : 226.

Huge Congratulations to Champion Andrea Fappani with a score of 227.

Thank you to Brant Performance Horses for helping us prepare Don Magnum, Matt Mills Reining & Family for hosting us at their ranch, and The Run For A Million for putting on a great event!

We could not have done it without the support of all of our sponsors:
ABI Equine Back on Track USA Bucas Blankets North America Bur Oak Veterinary & Podiatry Services, LLC CSI Saddlepads Espana Silk Grooming Products Whinny Watert Iconoclast Equine Support Boots Jug Waterer Martin Collins USA Nutrena Horse Feed Shorty's Caboy Hattery Soteria Equestrian Safety Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment Wild Gold Omega3 Camelina Oil Equine,Pet & Human Zoetis CR RanchWear

07/31/2019
Fox & Friends

Fox & Friends

Horse therapy shows promise for treating PTSD. Take a look inside the incredible work the Man O’War Project is doing for our veterans

07/27/2019
Video Productions Northwest

This is so cool! We did a winter drill each year in college and I am pretty sure it never looked like this...Te was dubbed the "twirling paint" due to his antics our freshman year 🤪

A bit of our handy drone work yesterday for the Firestorm Drill Team. Thank you Tricia Reed for inviting us. Great job by our Drone Pilot Alex Bunko DJI Mavic Air

Horse ownership in a nutshell ;)
07/05/2019

Horse ownership in a nutshell ;)

Horse people are a lazy lot 😁😁😁

Friends of Pimlico, Baltimore
07/04/2019

Friends of Pimlico, Baltimore

05/27/2019
Casey Veterinary Services

Casey Veterinary Services

So...assuming the weather man is correct. This week we have temps in the high 80s with quite a bit of humidity. Just want to review ways to keep riders and their horses safe with some guidelines and tips over the next week! 🌞 Want to review the concept of the Heat Stress Index (HSI) first:

Horses (and riders) are at great risk of experiencing heat stroke, dehydration or other debilitating problems associated with heat in this type of weather, as their primary method of cooling (sweating and evaporation) is compromised. How do you know if you may be potentially placing yourself or your horse at risk by riding? A good rule of thumb when assessing how the heat will affect your workout is to measure the Heat Stress Index (HSI). The HSI is determined by adding the ambient temperature (degrees Fahrenheit) plus the % humidity (temp + humidity = HSI).

• HSI less than 120 = normal riding should be no problem!

• HSI 120 - 150 = lower the intensity of the workout, shorten the workout OR ride early in the morning or late at night.

• HSI 150 - 180 = lower the intensity of the workout, shorten the workout AND ride early in the morning or late at night.

• HSI 180 or greater = no forced exercise for your horse, and be sure that your horse has plenty of shade and drinking water.So...

Stay cool and keep in touch!! 🐴🐳

Shane's H / V
05/27/2019

Shane's H / V

FINALLY a helmet that will make little boys (or dino crazed girls) REJOICE ;)  For anyone interested in getting one they...
05/21/2019

FINALLY a helmet that will make little boys (or dino crazed girls) REJOICE ;)
For anyone interested in getting one they are from the Troxel Spirit line and can be purchased from a variety of online retailers.

Just an FYI for those who live in Clarke County.
05/15/2019

Just an FYI for those who live in Clarke County.

A fox involved in a fight with a pet near Blue Ridge Street in Berryville last week was captured, euthanized, and tested positive for rabies. Lord Fairfax Health District Director Colin Greene said because the incident occurred in town, there is concern people or other animals may have come in contact with this fox. Rabid animals spread the disease via a bite, scratch, lick, or other exposure to saliva or nerve tissue. Any person or any domestic animal that was exposed to a fox in that area between April 29 and May 9 should immediately receive a medical evaluation, Dr. Greene said. Owners of pets that go outdoors should talk with their veterinarians about rabies boosters. Additionally:
• Never approach or touch wild animals, especially raccoons, foxes, skunks, or bats. These animals are the main carriers of rabies in the eastern U.S.
• Feral or unknown cats and dogs may also carry rabies. Report bites or scratches from these animals to your physician or the Health Department.
• Vaccinate all cats, dogs, and ferrets against rabies – even if they don’t go outdoors – and keep their shots up to date. Livestock owners should talk with their veterinarians.
• Do not feed wild animals or stray cats and dogs. Eliminate outdoor food sources near the home.
• Keep pets confined to your property and/or walk them on a leash.
• Notify the local Health Department and Animal Control Officer if your domestic animal is bitten or otherwise interacts with a wild animal.
• Direct questions to the Clarke County Health Department at 540-955-1033. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

05/13/2019
CMH.TV Great Britain

Beautiful freestyle ride by Charlotte Dujardin and love that she is riding to "How to Train Your Dragon" soundtrack!

Wow... 81.900% 🤩
What a pleasure to watch Charlotte Dujardin & Trakehner Gelding Erlentanz (Latimer x Benz). Watch below as they dance to victory in the Al Shira'aa Grand Prix Freestyle to Music at Royal Windsor Horse Show 💕
▶️Tune in to follow all further classes and shows at watch.clipmyhorse.tv/RWHS2019

VirginiaEquestrian.com
04/24/2019
VirginiaEquestrian.com

VirginiaEquestrian.com

"This critically endangered species is typically thought to be the last true member of the dwindling family of wild horses. But in the last several months, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) ecstatically welcomed four new foals to its herd in Front Royal, Virginia."

04/21/2019
Kentucky Derby

Two weeks until the greatest 2 minutes in sports!

✌️ weeks!

Flying Changes Horsemanship's cover photo
04/17/2019

Flying Changes Horsemanship's cover photo

United States Park Police
04/12/2019

United States Park Police

Happy Unicorn Day from the USPP Unicorn Mounted Police and Eliza.

04/05/2019
Pontus Hugosson

Might have found a "purpose" for Hippo 😂

Instagram: @pontushugosson

04/04/2019
The Mustang Movie

The Mustang Movie

Wild mustangs roam free in the US, but some face uncertain fates. Prison rehabilitation programs like this one help secure their futures.

#TheMustang, Certified Fresh at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, is now in theaters.

Naptime for Hippo and Star
03/23/2019

Naptime for Hippo and Star

That moment your 9yo daughter realizes it is easier to ride the horse in from the field than it is to lead him. Sparrow ...
03/15/2019

That moment your 9yo daughter realizes it is easier to ride the horse in from the field than it is to lead him. Sparrow may be stubborn, but is an absolute a saint considering all of the shenanigans he puts up with!

02/22/2019
Emma Massingale

Well played, ponies. Well played.
Thank goodness Star and Hippo don't have access to the internet ;)

Wow totally blown away by the thousands of comments about the pictures I put up of the trike with the ponies, I can't reply to them all but thank you for all the support and kindness it's always super special to get to spend time with any horses and the minis are so much fun! They are only in the trike for the travelling parts of our Europe adventure they will of course have lots of running...especially if we come to a hill!! lol hopefully some training in there too! The trike I have had built for the trip so it's designed to carry the weight of the ponies, Inca, me and our camping kit! I came up with the idea over a year ago and its taken time to come to life. Horses have pulled us for centuries so I quite like the fact I'm pulling them....as to the 'Why' most 'normal' things we do with horses don't have a point them, like trotting around in circles...why? Jumping over sticks...why? I gues the reason is because we can, it makes us smile, the ponies are happy and safe. I can spend six weeks on an awesome adventure without having to leave my ponies behind! We are on a mission purely to make people smile!

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Farm and Ranch TV
02/15/2019

Farm and Ranch TV

Got to visit with this naughty little puff ball today.😍
02/13/2019

Got to visit with this naughty little puff ball today.😍

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3583 Harry Byrd Hwy
Berryville, VA
22611

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(317) 691-5009

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I hate turning people away, but at this time my schedule is fully booked - between current lesson kiddos, homeschooling and managing another farm I don’t have enough hours in the day! If you would like suggestions of other great lesson farms feel free to PM. Offering private beginner riding lessons to children 2.5yrs - 7yrs. Our program provides all riders with a solid foundation in horsemanship both on the ground and in the saddle. Lessons can run anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the desires and attention span of the riders. We are about 5 miles East of downtown Berryville on Rt. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy)

About Brie, Owner/Instructor

My love affair with horses began at the tender age of 1, when my dad (a veterinarian) was given a Thoroughbred foal with a broken leg. I obviously don’t remember being a year old, but the photographs I have of myself and Miracle certainly tell a story of a child who enjoyed being around animals. (They also show what not to allow your children to do when around horses!)

I started taking formal riding lessons when I was 4 years old and a year later was given my first riding horse, Ginger. She and I learned a lot from each other, though admittedly she taught me more than I ever taught her. Not only did she teach me patience and responsibility, she taught me how to be balanced…literally. I was often forced to ride her ba****ck due to her damaging my saddles. She went through a bucking streak when we were trying to sell her so, 25 years later, she remains in the family and I am so thankful that she was a holy terror! Even now when I return to Indiana for a visit she treats me like I am just a bigger more irritating version of my 5yr old self. By most [sane] people’s standards she was a TERRIBLE first horse, but without her I would not be where I am today. In some strange way I am thankful for every bite, kick, unplanned dismount and crushed foot she so graciously bestowed upon me.

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