Huntertown Stables

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Great horsemanship Clinic with Wayne Allbright this weekend! thank you to everyone that attended we had a full house!
11/07/2021

Great horsemanship Clinic with Wayne Allbright this weekend! thank you to everyone that attended we had a full house!

11/02/2021
10/23/2021

10 things veterinarians want horse owners to know about Banamine.

1)Banamine is a brand name. Flunixin meglumine is the drug name but many people refer to it by the popular brand name “Banamine” made by Merck. This medication is available in injectable liquid and oral paste formulations.
2)Flunixin is classified as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which can be shortened to “NSAID.” NSAIDs reduce inflammation, pain, and fever by decreasing certain biochemical reactions in the body. Other drugs that are also classified as NSAIDs include phenylbutazone (Bute), firocoxib (Equioxx®, Previcoxx®).
3)Flunixin treats pain. By far the most common implication for the use of flunixin in horses is analgesia, or pain control. Flunixin provides good pain control for visceral (in the belly) and ocular (eye) pain. It is often used in cases of colic (abdominal pain) to make the horse more comfortable which reduces the risk of harm to the horse and handlers. It is important to note that flunixin does not cure the cause of colic; it temporarily relieves signs by providing pain relief.
4)Flunixin can reduce fever. A normal horse’s temperature is between 98.5 and 100.9°F. Like humans, horses can develop a fever secondary to an infection or illness. Many febrile horses will not eat or drink well when they have a fever but their appetite improves once the fever decreases. Flunixin can be used to reduce the horse's temperature often making them feel better. On a cautionary note, we often recommend owners take a temperature BEFORE giving flunixin as this can also a mask a fever.
5)Flunixin lasts 12 hours in the horse’s body. Some owners with a sick horse give a full dose of flunixin and then redose the horse a few hours later when he/she became uncomfortable again. This practice is not recommended for two reasons. First, overdosing can increase the risk of adverse effects including kidney damage and gastric ulcers. Second, if a horse's clinical signs do not resolve with a full dose, an examination by your veterinarian is likely warranted sooner rather than later and administering a second dose may delay treatment.
6)Flunixin can cause gastrointestinal and kidney damage. The same pathways that are down-regulated by flunixin to reduce pain and inflammation also partially protect the kidneys and stomach. At a normal dose the risk of these side effects is reduced. However, patients treated with an overdose or long term dosing are at an increased risk for renal (kidney) damage, gastric ulcers, and hind gut (colon) ulcers .
7)“Stacking” NSAIDs is not recommended. As previously stated, other drugs commonly used in horses that are also classified as NSAIDs include bute, Equioxx and Previcoxx). It is important to note that giving either of these medications together or in combination with flunixin can cause the same adverse effects as overdosing. For this reason,we do not recommend “stacking” NSAIDs or administering two of these drugs together. Many geriatric patients receive Equioxx or Previcoxx daily for pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. If this is the case, we recommend discontinuing that medication before starting another NSAID an allowing enough time for the body to clear the first drug completely.
8)Flunixin does not cause sedation or cure colic. Although we often use flunixin in colic cases, it is for the purpose of pain control. Alleviating the signs of colic by controlling pain is safer for the horse and handler when a horse is being treated and gives the horse’s body time to respond to treatment (ie oral fluids, IV fluids, motility agents). We often recommend removing hay/grain from a horse that has been administered flunixin for signs of colic until he/she can be examined by a veterinarian. In some cases, once the horse FEELS better he/she will try to continue eating and make the colic worse. If you think your horse may be colicking, we recommend calling your regular veterinarian and following her/his recommendations on medications and feeding.
9)Flunixin should NOT be given in the muscle (IM). Oddly enough, Banamine is still labeled for IM use in horses on the bottle but I strongly recommend against this practice. In rare cases, IM administration of flunixin (or phenylbutazone) has been known to cause a secondary condition called “Clostridial myositis” which can be fatal. The medication irritates the surrounding muscle tissue and bacterial spores can take advantage of the inflamed environment and cause a massive release of toxins. This disease is extremely painful and the treatment can be quite gruesome but horses that are not diagnosed and treated promptly may die from toxic overload. For this reason, we recommend only injecting flunixin in the vein (IV) or squirting the injectable fluid or paste in the mouth.
10)Flunixin injectable solution can be administered by mouth. The injectable formulation of flunixin can be administered by mouth at the same dose as IV use. Oral administration (either injectable solution or paste) takes about 20-30 min to reach full effect compared to 5-10 min with an IV injection. Oral administration does not take significantly longer than IM injection to reach peak absorption and is much safer for the horse.
Lastly always call your veterinarian if you suspect your horse appears off in any way before administering any medication.

Beautiful fall day!
10/18/2021

Beautiful fall day!

Beautiful fall day!

10/03/2021
09/26/2021

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09/19/2021
Hillary Wipp working the dressage ring!  Winning a Top Ten SHN!
09/17/2021

Hillary Wipp working the dressage ring! Winning a Top Ten SHN!

Hillary Wipp working the dressage ring! Winning a Top Ten SHN!

Huntertown stables is represented at the World Equestrian Center for the Arabian and half Arabian sport horse nationals!...
09/15/2021

Huntertown stables is represented at the World Equestrian Center for the Arabian and half Arabian sport horse nationals!

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09/06/2021

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Working with horses is one of the most challenging, exciting and fulfilling journeys that a person can embark on. By taking the time to build a connection with a horse, there is so much to learn not only about the horse but also about yourself.

To be able to work alongside these magnificent animals is truly a gift and one that we really need to take a moment to stop and appreciate.

We love this quote from Andrew during an interview with the team at Equestrian Hub. See the full interview here: https://tinyurl.com/4mnjp656

Nothing better than a freshly groomed arena!
09/02/2021

Nothing better than a freshly groomed arena!

Nothing better than a freshly groomed arena!

08/31/2021

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08/28/2021

Another really hot day! Too hot to ride horses that’s for sure!

08/23/2021

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08/23/2021
Today’s show riders.
08/21/2021

Today’s show riders.

Today’s show riders.

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08/16/2021

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How you talk about your horse matters, because it reflects how you think about your horse.

How you think about your horse matters because it is the starting place from how you see your horse's behaviors, responses and needs...

... and this will influence how you engage and work with your horse.

"He's just spooking to get out of work."

"She's just a snarky mare."

"He's just lazy and doesn't want to respond to my aids."

"She hates the whip."

"He just doesn't want to do it."

How do you relate to a horse if you're coming from that perspective?

Those are all negative words that come from a negative bias, and they make it seem as if the horse is plotting against us or unwilling to work towards a productive relationship.

Their brain simply isn't capable of working that way because of its construction and function.

It's in the horse's very nature to synchrinize and work together as a unit/group/herd/partnership for safety.

How about throwing away those limiting thoughts and replacing them with thoughts that reflect awareness, and offer actual insight to show our understanding of the situation and needs of our partner, the horse.

Replacing those thoughts above with more appropriate thoughts might look like this:

"He's tense or worried about something and it's distracting him from the work."

"She's sensitive and I offer my aids or requests in ways she thinks are offensive."

"He doesn't understand my aids clearly, or is maybe weak and unable to properly respond."

"She was never properly introduced to the whip, so I need to help her to reduce her anxiety."

"He just doesn't understand yet."

How do you relate to a horse if you're coming from that perspective?

The whole idea I'm trying to get at is that we need to drop our defensive negativity bias. Even in our basic thoughts towards and about our horses, because they have a tremendous influence on how we relate to them. This influences the success or failure of our partnership.

It up to you... and your thoughts.

Outstanding day for a horse show! Huntertown stable kids did great and even the old guy got on and rode!  Thank you Bar ...
08/14/2021

Outstanding day for a horse show! Huntertown stable kids did great and even the old guy got on and rode! Thank you Bar None for putting on an awesome show!

08/04/2021

Looking for barn help two days a week in the mornings. Must have transportation, be dependable, and have horse experience. Job involves feeding/watering 14-16 horses, letting out and cleaning stalls.

Last day training My Little Margie! Really going to miss this little girl she’s been a joy to have around the barn!
07/29/2021

Last day training My Little Margie! Really going to miss this little girl she’s been a joy to have around the barn!

Last day training My Little Margie! Really going to miss this little girl she’s been a joy to have around the barn!

07/23/2021

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07/10/2021

Another great Hillary Wipp clinic! it was an extra special clinic because Hillary is changing her career focus!. Hillary we wish you the best of luck and want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the years of support you’ve given to us. 

A couple special visitors to the barn! They are just passing through just needed a stable for the night! Luckily there’s...
06/30/2021

A couple special visitors to the barn! They are just passing through just needed a stable for the night! Luckily there’s not a pregnant woman with them!

06/26/2021

The humidity is 84% and it’s 81° add them together and it’s 165. It’s too darn hot to ride your horse! But not too hot to come out and give them a bath and love on them!

06/18/2021

Mares just wanna have fun!

When the client wants an all around kids horse you need to plan on ba****ck riding!
06/17/2021

When the client wants an all around kids horse you need to plan on ba****ck riding!

05/25/2021

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05/22/2021
Our winnings from our show today!
05/16/2021

Our winnings from our show today!

Our winnings from our show today!

Poor pirate had to work for a living today and now he’s exhausted! What a wonderful jumper he’s turning out to be!
05/10/2021

Poor pirate had to work for a living today and now he’s exhausted! What a wonderful jumper he’s turning out to be!

Poor pirate had to work for a living today and now he’s exhausted! What a wonderful jumper he’s turning out to be!

What do you do in between lessons when you don’t have a horse to practice on? In Ellie’s case she uses her little brothe...
05/03/2021

What do you do in between lessons when you don’t have a horse to practice on? In Ellie’s case she uses her little brother!

What do you do in between lessons when you don’t have a horse to practice on? In Ellie’s case she uses her little brother!

05/02/2021

Dukes turn in the pond!

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Huntertown Stables is a family owned equestrian facility that has served the local horse community for almost 40 years. We take great pride in excellent horse care and educating you, the horse owner or rider. Our students have shown at local, 4H, Regional and National competitions. Many breeds of horses are represented in our barn and well as all rider skill levels. We teach all disciplines for competition or simply pleasure.

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We want to invite all the Huntertown Stables riders to a trail ride on Sunday October 1st at 4 P.M. or earlier. Hosted by Danielle Thompson grandparents.