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Stony Hill Farm

Stony Hill Farm Quality horse care, Indoor arena rental, and lessons for all ages. Visitor hours are by appointment only. Rent our indoor arena by the hour. Lessons available for all ages and types.

Contact for boarding availability and tours. Flexible boarding fees with daily care provided by the Landkrohn family with over a decade of horse experience. Features include:
> Large spacious stalls with rubber floors
> Stalls cleaned daily
> Twice a day feeding (we feed supplements on time and as requested!)
> Herd turnout with large run-ins
> Grooming and exercise services available
> Indoor arena
> Access to local trails

Operating as usual

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05/27/2022

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04/29/2022

The show season + warmer weather combo results, amongst other things, in a lot of traveling horses and most horse owners know that a negative Coggins test is a document required to be able to transport their animals across state lines and enter them in a competitive event (or even board at someone's barn).

But if you’re thinking, “My horse doesn’t travel, does it still need an annual Coggins test?” — the answer is: YES.

A "Coggins" is a blood test that can only be performed by USDA-approved laboratories and checks for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) antibodies in the horse's blood. EIA is a potentially fatal blood-borne infectious viral disease that produces a persistent infection — which means that infected horses become lifelong carriers, as there is no vaccine and no treatment.

EIA is transmitted by biting flies, particularly horseflies, so your horse is at risk even it never travels or lives in a closed herd. If a horse becomes infected, the clinical signs of disease can vary dramatically, from an acute infection with slight to high fever for a few days and perhaps small hemorrhages, to progressive weakness, weight loss, depression, and disorientation. EIA also has an inapparent form; affected horses might only show a slight fever for a day or be totally without clinical signs of the infection.

If a horse tests positive for EIA, they will serve as a lifelong source of disease transmission to other equids; at that point the owner can only choose between quarantine and isolation for the rest of the horse's life (minimum 200 yards away from all other horses), or humane euthanasia.

Take-home message: a Coggins test is a necessary travel document, but it's also first and foremost a way to identify and remove EIA carriers to ensure that large outbreaks of the disease don't take place.

To learn more about EIA, visit our website at https://aaep.org/horsehealth/equine-infectious-anemia

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04/21/2022
The Idea of Order: If Equestrians Were 100% Honest on Social Media Posts…

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About as likely as finding a flattering pair of white breeches. Presented by: This is an oldie but worth the revisit. A few years back some friends and I attended a sports psychology seminar geared towards riders. One of the topics discussed was that to truly make it as an equestrian you need to be....

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02/14/2022

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02/10/2022

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01/24/2022
01/12/2022

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOUR HORSE IS CUT OR BLEEDING?

If you own horses long enough, sooner or later you are likely to confront a medical emergency. There are several behavioral traits that make horses especially accident-prone: one is their instinctive flight-or-fight response; another is their need to establish the pecking order within a herd; and a third is their natural curiosity. Such behaviors account for many of the cuts, bruises, and abrasions that horses suffer. In fact, lacerations are probably the most common emergency that horse owners must contend with.

The initial steps you take to treat a wound can prevent further damage and speed healing, and maintaining your presence of mind could save your horse's life. The graphic shows some general guidelines to keep in mind in case of emergency; how you will ultimately proceed will depend on your horse's individual circumstances, and on the advise you will receive from your veterinarian.

Read more on our website at https://aaep.org/horsehealth/guidelines-follow-during-equine-emergencies

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01/09/2022
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12/25/2021

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11/27/2021
11/09/2021

Pennsylvania’s first Sunday hunting opportunity for the 2021-22 hunting season takes place this Sunday, Nov. 14!

To expand hunting opportunities, in 2021, Sunday Nov. 14, will be open for the following species: Deer (archery), Bear (archery in WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D only), Squirrel, Pheasant, Rabbit, Grouse, Bobwhite Quail, Woodchuck, Crow, Raccoon, Fox, Coyote, Opossum, Striped Skunk, Weasel and Porcupine.

Planning on hunting on private land this Sunday? Hunters on private land are required to carry written permission from the landowner. The permission slip should be signed by the landowner, and should include the hunter’s name, address and CID license number, and the landowner’s name, address and phone number. An example permission slip is available on page 4 your 2021-22 Hunting and Trapping Digest ➡ https://bit.ly/2WZOdJm

Good luck, have fun and hunt safely!

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10/25/2021
10/11/2021

Cute as a bug…NOT!

Many people believe that alfalfa is the best hay to feed in winter for warmth, due to the metabolic heat that your horse generates to metabolize the extra protein this grass contains. If you, too, are planning to feed alfalfa this winter, please be aware that your horse could be at risk for potentially deadly blister beetle toxicity — even if you are using alfalfa that has been harvested months or years previously.

"The blister beetle (Epicauta) is highly toxic to sheep and cattle, but primarily to horses," says Dr. Benjamin Espy. "As little as four (4) to six (6) grams of blister beetles can be deadly to a 1100-pound horse. Blister beetles swarm in alfalfa fields and are drawn into bales by accident. Even small parts of these beetles are toxic to a horse, and whole insects need not be present to be dangerous."

There are many representatives of the species Epicauta, so we encourage you to contact a county agricultural agent to familiarize yourself with the poisonous beetles in our area or the geographical region where the hay you purchase is harvested. Be sure to check alfalfa for the presence of blister beetle prior to feeding, especially if you feed alfalfa hay from a new or unknown harvesting source.

If you suspect your horse is showing signs of toxicity, call your veterinarian immediately. While there is no antidote for the toxin found in blister beetles, your veterinarian may still be able to save your horse by providing supportive care to combat dehydration, help evacuate toxins from the gastrointestinal tract and delay potential absorption.

You can read Dr. Espy's article on blister beetle poisoning in full on our website at https://aaep.org/horsehealth/blister-beetle-poisoning

09/30/2021

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09/28/2021

Just a friendly reminder that Pennsylvania’s “purple paint law” went into effect last year, which gives landowners the option of using purple paint, rather than signs, to post their properties and alert others that their lands are private, and trespassing is not permitted.

Landowners using purple paint to mark their properties must use vertical lines that are at least 8 inches long and 1 inch wide and must be painted 3-5 ft from the base of the tree. Painted markings on various trees must be within 100 feet of each other.

Remember to always ask for permission before entering private property. If given permission, please be respectful and follow the landowner’s restrictions for hunting on their property.

Read more about the purple paint law on page 19 of your 2021-22 Hunting and Trapping Digest ➡️ https://bit.ly/2WZOdJm.

09/25/2021

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The other night I made a quick chicken breast with veggies in the oven on my stories and I had TONS of you in the DM inquiring on it. Basically I defrosted 4 chicken breast from my ButcherBox .. I cut up 2 red peppers, an onion, 4 carrots from my Stony Hill Farm CSA, and 4 stalks of celery. I put the veggies at the bottom of my roasting pan, topped with the chicken breast and then I poured Italian dressing all over it and sprinkled on a heavy hand of my favorite M SALT finished off with chopped Parsley!! So basically this is my chicken kabob recipe just added some more veg and it isn’t on a stick 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ I put it in the over at 450 covered for like 30 mins then I uncovered for another 20! Check as you go, all ovens are different ❤️XO . #onepotmeal #onepanmeal #easydinner #eeeeeats #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #foodporn #foodie #feedfeed #f52grams #tagafriend #foodpornshare #Casey2Cook #dailyfoodpic #food #foodgasm #hereismyfood #marthafood #dailyfoodfeed #buzzfeedfood #Fravorites #thefeedfeed @ Hoboken, New Jersey
Forgot t ask, is the obstacle course indoors?
Will you have any upcoming obstacle days? Thanks :)