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  Tue Dec 12

Wet snow

we at Rainbow Horse Retirement Center in the Catskills have all the horses inside during this time of wet cold snow. Hope your horse is safe and dry.. oh and happy holiday from our home to yours.  jo and jerry

12/12/2017 08:17:19 PM [ jomarie ]

  Tue Nov 28

Looking for a job with horses

Very experienced Horseman looking a job cleaning stalls and grooming horses. Can give many references. Very reliable.

(631)703-5840

11/28/2017 07:03:30 PM [ Annette ]

  Mon Nov 27

BARN HELP Needed YEAR ROUND

LOOKING FOR BARN HELP YEAR ROUND

Middle Island area 

Several options:

FREE FULL BOARD IN EXCHANGE 

FREE HORSE LEASE IN EXCHANGE

SALARY

Must drive and be reliable

516 607-5133

11/27/2017 10:01:35 AM [ L.I. cowgirl ]

  Thu Nov 23

Looking for Contact info

I am looking for contact information for Richie Fisher. We do not do social media so we can not contact him via facebook.

11/23/2017 01:14:02 PM [ georgia ]

  Wed Nov 22

Equine & Rider Portrait Session Email

My apologies, the email to inquire about the equine and rider portrait sessions is: crdellaquila@mdcdcorp.com

Thanks!

Chelsea

11/22/2017 10:44:32 PM [ Chelsea ]

  Thu Nov 23

Joe from Joe Cyn Farm hay supplier

Has anybody used him for hay. I would be interested in any feedback

11/23/2017 04:13:30 PM [ J ]

  Wed Nov 22

Equine & Rider Portrait Session

Hello! I am a photographer and rider looking to expand my portfolio to include horse and rider portraits - pictures capturing that bond between a rider and their horse.

Currently offering discounted photoshoots of $100 (for 30+ high resolution digital edited images) to those that would be willing to sign a model release.

Please email for more information - chelseadellaquila@gmail.com. You can also look us up on Instagram: @mdcdphotography

Thanks!

Chelsea

11/22/2017 10:44:28 PM [ Chelsea ]

  Tue Nov 21

Equine & Rider Portrait Session

Hello! I am a photographer and rider looking to expand my portfolio to include horse and rider portraits - pictures capturing that bond between a rider and their horse.

Currently offering discounted photoshoots of $100 (for 30+ high resolution digital edited images) to those that would be willing to sign a model release.

Please email for more information. You can also look us up on Instagram: @mdcdphotography

Thanks!

Chelsea

11/21/2017 05:48:07 PM [ Chelsea ]

  Mon Nov 20

looking for work

Hi im gina, im 21 years old looking for any animla related work from monday to thursday i can do some weekend work sometimes,(im looking for more in the smithtown/nesconset area but for pet sitting may go further)wether its barn work or walking your dogs or pet sitting even kennel work im happy to help. I have a lot of expercience with all animals from small to large, and i've been working at barns all my life so if you're looking to hire someone email me or give me a call/text which ever works for you                                    gina.guercia@aol.com                          (631)379-3446

11/20/2017 06:32:25 PM [ gina ]

  Tue Nov 14

Favorite Pastime Farms

If your older equine is having difficulty with the cold winters up north you may want to think about having them retire in southern Kentucky. Our winters are much milder.You can get more info on our ad here , Facebook or our website www.favoritepastimefarms.com or give a call 631-793-2262

11/14/2017 10:33:37 PM [ Alison ]

  Sun Nov 12

mare pony for adoption

looking for a new loving home for a 22 year old pony. Can be ridden lightly or used for companion. very friendly approx. 13 hands..call or text now 631-291-1283

11/12/2017 08:14:49 PM [ janice ]

  Sun Nov 12

Hunter Pace Nov. 18 2017 Sandpiper Farm

Smithtown Hunt Hunter Pace hosted by Dr. Laurie Landeau at Sandpiper Farm November 18, 2017 (rain date Nov. 19)

Forms on Smithtown Hunt's website under "events"

11/12/2017 08:36:06 AM [ Merri ]

  Fri Nov 10

[ Andy Adragna ]

Andy Adragna, my names is Dan I can help u with this problem call me or email 3472512213 fixahorse4u@gmail.com 

11/10/2017 12:37:30 PM [ Dan ]

  Tue Nov 07

ongoing problem with my horse

my 12 yo 1/4 horse gelding has a behavioral problem.  I have seen it before and still dont know how to deal with it. Ask him to walk he wants to trot. Ask him to trot he wants to lope, and badly at that.  Someone must have come up against this problem besides me.  Any help would be appreciated.

11/07/2017 01:39:11 PM [ Andy Adragna ]

  Tue Nov 07

Horse Wisdom Meditation, Sat. 11/11 (Developing Intuition)

Do you make choices with your head instead of your heart?

Learn to quiet your mind and awaken your inner voice through an interactive exercise with the horses.

Relax, restore and rejuvenate while surrounded by the peaceful energy of horses in a beautiful, natural setting.

Experience essential oils, observe the horses and share insights.

Refreshments and conversation following meditation.

Date:  Sat., 11/11/17 (rain or shine under covered arena.

Time:  3:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Place:  Greenlawn Equestrian Center

Register: GreenlawnEquestrian.com/special-events

$35 online until 11/9 or $40 at door (space permitting)

Please bring a lawn chair and wear low heeled boots!

info@greenlawnequestrian.com OR

coaching@optonline.net

11/07/2017 09:16:24 AM [ Laura ]

  Fri Nov 03

Fantasia Tickets still available

Hi fellow equestrians! If you are going to Equine Affaire next weekend and want to see Fantasia on Friday night my two tickets are still available. 

Great Location: Section 27 Tier 1 Row E seats 11 and 12.

They are $22.75 each. 

Please email me or call/text me at 516-587-9925 if you are interested in them.

Thanks!

Marge Goldin

 

 

 

11/03/2017 04:30:06 PM [ drgoldin90NO NEWS ]

  Thu Nov 02

ISO three stalls MUST HAVE TRAIL ACCESS

I have three horses that I want to relocate anywhere with trail access. Any location on LI, would like monthly full board for all three to be under 2k, or a deal where I can pay for their grain/ hay and you provide the labor. Two of the three can even work lessons at your facility. 

 

Please text 631-241-0762 if you have availability. 

11/02/2017 10:53:14 AM [ Cali ]

  Thu Nov 02

AU Gold Bars

We offer the sales of gold bars and wanted a serious buyers. we can supply 1000kg of gold bars on monthly basis after a contract.
voltagoldmine@gmail.com
skype: bulliongold11

11/02/2017 07:17:45 AM [ Jackson ]

  Tue Oct 31

Stall available

1 Stall available located in Bohemia directly across from the park.  Matted in and out, dry, very clean barn, quality feed and hay.  Stalls cleaned daily.  board is depending on the right horse, open to half board / half lease situation. Please call or text laura 347-325-3486

10/31/2017 03:35:06 PM [ Laura ]

  Tue Oct 31

Fantasia tickets available

Due to unforseen circumstances I have two tickets to Fantasia at Equie Affaire for the Friday night performance.  Great location!

10/31/2017 12:21:05 AM [ drgoldin90NO NEWS ]

  Mon Oct 30

Fall Colors

Fall colors and cooler weather in the catskills. horses are loving the weather with no flies and lots of balmy days.. hope you are enjoying this fall weather.. jo and jerry at rainbow horse retirement facility 

10/30/2017 08:41:04 PM [ jomarie ]

  Wed Oct 25

THREE BAYS FARM NEWS

Isnt this Autumn weather GRAND? Here in Pennsylvania we are enjoying the faall colors and balmy weather and the horses are enjoying some nice green pastures which is unusual for late October!!!

We have 1 stall available as of November 1, for those looking to retire your BEST friend to a loving and caring facility. We also have a field spot for a mare and just one other field opening for a gelding. Now is the time to transition that special equine. Call for more information at 610-780-4920 and please check our ad out under boarding and also can get more info on our website www.threebaysfarm.com

HAPPY TRAILS!!!!

10/25/2017 01:49:09 PM [ Janet citron ]

  Tue Oct 17

BEVAL SADDLE FOR SALE

I have a brand new 17' Beval stampford saddle for sale. Only ridden in a handful of times. 

Like I said it is in brand new condition. 

looking to sell for 1600 but will nigotiate in price. 

please email me @: 

ferronea97@gmail.com 

10/17/2017 12:54:15 PM [ Amanda ]

  Sat Oct 14

Free barn cats!

We have four feral kittens that we have socialized in our home. We cannot keep them due to severe allergies. They would be excellent barn cats. 

We're in Port Jefferson and are willing to deliver them to you! They are very sweet, 3 month old kittens that are black and white. 

Please spread the word through your networks. 

10/14/2017 10:11:38 AM [ Brannon ]

  Wed Oct 11

Dry Stalls for Lease

See Calssified Ad:

Rough Board Only:

Private farm for lease up to 16 stalls, riding arena, trails - excellent condition and well set up $250 each stall or $195/stall for whole farm

Up to 8 stalls available at 2nd location with indoor $400/stall

 

(631)357-1895 call/text for appt.

10/11/2017 01:09:24 PM [ MPRFarms ]

  Tue Oct 10

Stall available - Miller Place NY

Stall available in beautiful, clean, private barn in Miller Place.  Small barn with professional amenities. 12x12 stall with attached paddock + 2 large grass turnouts.  Hay 4x daily, grain AM+PM.  Night check and hay every day.  100x225 ring with new footing, lights, sprinklers and full hunt course.  Backs up to miles of trails.  Exceptional care for your horse.  Full board $650 with option to work off partial board for right person.  Photos available in classified section.  

10/10/2017 11:53:24 PM [ Risa ]

  Sun Oct 08

Stall Available RIDGE

Please see ad/photos  in Classifids: Private Barn - Rough, Semi, or full Board. Resonable rates. Perfect for retiree, lay up or trail rider.

631-921-5973

10/08/2017 02:46:44 PM [ Dressagegal ]

  Mon Sep 25

looking for a lease??

i have a super sweet boy i need to lease out. ring on property and one door from connetquat park. exp only 631-605-1765

09/25/2017 10:35:58 AM [ michelle ]

  Sat Sep 23

Muttontown

One stall available in five stall barn with grass turnout in Muttontown with direct access to trails. Best match is an adult trail rider.  If responding, please let me know a little about yourself and your horse. 

ChrisJBohm@me.com

09/23/2017 11:17:55 PM [ Christopher ]

  Wed Sep 20

Barn Help for 2 horses (Westhampton)

Mucking help needed for 2 horses in Westhampton, backyard barn. Flexible schedule, call or text 631-807-0981

09/20/2017 01:00:32 PM [ Sue ]

  Sun Sep 10

Floods and Hurricans

We at Rainbow Horse Retirement center send our prayers and wishes for those affected by the hurricans and storms. Tragic floods in the south only remind us of the floods we sustained years ago.. and we pulled thru it.. as they will too ..  

09/10/2017 07:56:51 PM [ jomarie ]

  Sun Sep 10

Stall available in Northport

Quiet backyard barn, large all day grass turnout, perfect for quiet well mannered, or retired horse  $600/month includes all except grain and shavings additional.  Also an option for rough board.

 

09/10/2017 01:55:46 PM [ Marjon ]

  Wed Sep 06

Miller Place Barn Help Needed

Barn help needed for lunch hay and occasional dinners.  Paid position with possible riding.  Contact 631-433-5404

09/06/2017 09:28:23 PM [ Risa ]

  Tue Sep 05

WORKING STUDENTS NEEDED/WORK FOR BOARD OPPORTUNITY

NOW HIRING WORKING STUDENTS/TRAINEES
Are you tired of spending half your lesson sitting in the middle of the ring, waiting for your exhausted school horse to jump the same tired course you've been doing for two weeks? Do you still think being "on the bit" just means the horses head is down? Whats a 20 meter circle? Having a problem with any of these questions? Come to us. Learn the right way. Stop paying for group lessons at large barns where the horse comes still tacked from the last hour lesson it just did before you got on. Only real riders and real trainers here. Come experience the difference. No minimum commitment requirement. Can work with all situations.
Come work for a competitive eventing barn on Long Island. Learn the right way and the long way. Then ride the right way.
631.796.8883 TEXT

09/05/2017 10:09:29 PM [ Lauren ]

  Mon Sep 04

BARN HELP WANTED

PLEASE, MUST BE RELIABLE.

CONTACT

elbefarm@gmail.com

09/04/2017 09:56:45 AM [ J ]

  Fri Sep 01

Barn Help in East Islip

Contact is 516-660-9661, call or text.  Thank you, Kim

09/01/2017 06:23:49 PM [ KIMDK ]

  Fri Sep 01

Barn Help Needed Postings

I'm interested in the barn help that was posted; there were two ads, but there was no contact info as far as email address or phone number to respond to. Please repost with your contact info so that I can respond to your ad(s). Thank you.

09/01/2017 01:29:11 PM [ horsluva ]

  Fri Sep 01

Barn Help needed in East Islip

Looking for someone to do the p.m. feed for my 3 sweet horses, at least 2 nights during the week.  Helping out when we go on vacation is also needed.  Look forward to hearing from you!

09/01/2017 08:48:51 AM [ KIMDK ]

  Thu Aug 31

looking for exercise rider

Private backyard in miller place. Lookign for experienced rider to help school hunter/jumper/dressage/pleasure horses. I need someone who is available durning 1-4 pm couple days a week. this could be a 5 day a week thing for the right rider. this is NOT A PAID POSITION. I am genuinely looking for a young woman who wants more riding time who will appreaite and love the horses as much as I do. Check out our horses on LFT farm on facebook . please text Michele 631-565-9716

08/31/2017 07:47:21 PM [ LFTFARM ]

  Fri Sep 01

Barn Help in East Islip

Looking for someone to do the pm feed for 3 horses at least 2 nights during the week.  Small backyard farm with 3 sweet horses.  Also help out when we go on vacation.  Any questions, shoot me an email.  Thank you

09/01/2017 08:48:47 AM [ KIMDK ]

  Tue Aug 29

BARN HELP WANTED

PLEASE, MUST BE RELIABLE! Clean four stalls, scrub buckets,bring in horses, give horses hay. Excellent pay.

08/29/2017 07:04:44 PM [ J ]

  Tue Aug 29

Great Opportunity

 

Barn Assistant/Rider:  Job responsibilities include training /exercising ponies & horses, (feeding, grooming, fly spraying, put in stalls, turn-out, clean stalls and general barn chores).  Great opportunity.  For more information, call 631 754 2355

08/29/2017 02:32:10 PM [ Merri ]

  Tue Aug 29

PAID Working Student Position with Experienced Event Trainer

Seeking EXPERIENCED horse person with desire to learn AND earn some money. Experienced event rider looking for a 5 1/2 day commitment. Full training available to potential working students, as well as horses available to compete.  Please send a resume to Lauren@equineathleticclub.com or text Lauren at  631.343.9090 SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY

 

08/29/2017 01:20:23 PM [ Lauren ]

  Thu Aug 17

Looking for Sheep Shearer

Hello! I am moving back to LI with my horses and my two pet goats. One of my goats is an Angora. I am looking to find a reputable, experienced shearer in the NY area to shave her 2-3 times a year. If anyone has any information/references I would appreciate it! -Sophia

08/17/2017 10:25:38 PM [ Sophia ]

  Wed Aug 16

17.5 M. Toulouse FOR SALE

17.5 M. Toulouse 

Medium tree 

In good condtion 

Will negotiate price 

will come with stirrups and leathers 

please email me:

ferronea97@gmail.com 

08/16/2017 02:24:38 PM [ Amanda Ferrone ]

  Sat Aug 12

Equine Laws that affect You, Your Horse and Your Barn

AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT?

Join us on Monday evening, August 14th, at 7pm

for a presentation about

Equine Laws that affect You, Your Horse and Your Barn

Daniel Osborn of The Osborn Law Group and

the Nassau-Suffolk Horsemen’s Association will speak

and answer questions about legal issues associated

with equine-related activities. Many horse owners

and barn owners are not familiar with

equine laws that either protect them OR expose

them to lawsuits or other claims. This presentation will provide

information that you will find helpful in your everyday involvement

with horses, whether as an owner, a trainer a boarder or business owner.

Location: Skye Acres - 361 Barton Ave, East Patchogue, NY 11772

(631) 289-9737 • www.skyeacres.com Refreshments will be served

08/12/2017 10:28:32 AM [ Barbara ]

  Wed Aug 09

Seaside Celebration Lobster Clam Bake during the Nassau Suffolk Horsemen's Association Annual Horse show!

Don’t miss this great Show with a Waterfront setting!

It's the return of a summertime favorite! Join us Sunday, August 20th from 11:30 am-3:00 pm at Old Field Farm for our Seaside Celebration Lobster Clam Bake during the Nassau Suffolk Horsemen's Association Annual Horse show!

Please bring family and friends to watch your favorite horses and riders compete at this traditional local horse show while celebrating the best of Long Island's summer fare from your ringside seat!

Tickets:

$85 adults - $55 children's menu (non-lobster)

Proceeds to benefit the continuing restoration of Old Field Farm County Parkland. Tickets must be reserved by check in advance by August 14th. Seating is limited.

Make checks payable to: Old Field Farm, Ltd.

Mail to:

Old Field Farm, Ltd.

P.O. Box 598

Stony Brook, NY 11790

For more info, please call: 631-246-8983

 

08/09/2017 11:19:30 AM [ Barbara ]

  Wed Aug 09

Nassau Suffolk Horsemen's Association Annual Horse show

It's the return of a summertime favorite! Join us Sunday, August 20th from 11:30 am-3:00 pm at Old Field Farm for our Seaside Celebration Lobster Clam Bake during the Nassau Suffolk Horsemen's Association Annual Horse show!

Please bring family and friends to watch your favorite horses and riders compete at this traditional local horse show while celebrating the best of Long Island's summer fare from your ringside seat!

Tickets:

$85 adults - $55 children's menu (non-lobster)

Proceeds to benefit the continuing restoration of Old Field Farm County Parkland. Tickets must be reserved by check in advance by August 14th. Seating is limited.

Make checks payable to: Old Field Farm, Ltd.

Mail to:

Old Field Farm, Ltd.

P.O. Box 598

Stony Brook, NY 11790

For more info, please call: 631-246-8983

08/09/2017 10:46:07 AM [ Barbara ]

  Wed Aug 09

Barn Help Needed in Islip

Barn Help Needed

 

 

Located in Central Islip off Connetquot Ave by Park View Stables. One horse and one pony. Pays well. Tues, Weds and Thursday. Possibly more.  Will be sharing chores with others.

Late afternoon/evening: Feed, Water clean buckets and paddocks. Bring horses into barn.

 

Must be reliable and have horse/barn experience.

Call

516-808-2164

Please leave message if no answer

02/05/2017 04:53:39 PM [ Barbara ]

  Sun Jan 29

IHA Dressage Schooling Show Series 2017

IHA Dressage Schooling Show Series 2017

We have a NEW Location for our Show Series it is:

Skye Acers Equestrian Center,LLC.

361 Barton Ave, Patchoge NY 11772

Phone # 631-924-6968

Web address : www.skyeacers.com

Our Schooling Show dates are:

June 4th , 2017

Judge: Dot Demis (R)

          (MA)

July 23rd , 2017

Judge: Anna Forer (R)

           (NJ)

August 20th, 2017

Judge: Susan Jones-Sinelnik (r)

           (NJ)

Please loof for futher information on our Facebook - Islip Hormen's Association- Dressage , IHAD

Web site : http://www.isliphorsemensassociation.com/dressage.html

And our Prize Book once it is published.

 

01/29/2017 12:39:20 PM [ Dina ]

  Mon Jan 23

Looking for Barn Work!

Hello! My name is Amanda Lentz and I currently a student athlete at Long Island University Post in Old Westbury. I am looking for a job nearby my school so I can work while also completing my education. I am a biology major on the pre-vet track minoring in equine studies. I have lots of experience (over 10 years) with horses including mucking stalls, turning out, feeding, riding, etc. I work for a petting zoo pony party company year round and I have also mucked for two barns for a little over a year now, however they are too far for me to travel back and forth from school during the school year. I have plenty of references and am looking forward to working. Feel free to call or email me with any questions! 631-553-4443

01/23/2017 01:53:26 PM [ Amanda Lentz ]

  Tue Jan 17

Graduate student looking for riding opportunity

Hi, My name is Ariana and I am currently in my second year of PA school on Long Island. I lost my horse about a year and a half ago and have not done much riding since then, but I would love to get back into it because I miss it very much. I am an intermediate/advanced rider, and have been riding since I was 9 years old (I am now 25). I ride both western and english-- I competed on the Fairfield University Equestrian team (hunter), and I owned my own Arabian horse for 11 years. If someone has a a horse that needs more exercise/attention than they are currently getting for whatever reason that may be, I would love to help out with that. Because school is demanding, I most likely would be able to ride only once-2x per week. Feel free to email/call/text me! Thanks so much. ariphilbin@gmail.com, mobile:978-413-9081

01/17/2017 07:20:46 PM [ Ariana ]

  Wed Jan 11

FOXRUN FRM, A PEACEFUL 25 ACRE HOSE FARM IN CUTCHOGUE, LI, HAS BEEN UPDATED INSIDE AND OUT

Foxrun Farm, a peaceful 25 acre horse farm in Cutchogue, LI, has been updated inside and out

Foxrun Farm invites horse owners to make an appointment to come see how we have re-invented ourselves!

By Leonard Dank (Open Post) - October 26, 2016 4:19 pm ET


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Our New England, country-style wood barn has been painted and all the stalls improved and matted.

Let your horse enjoy the exercise and abundant (now 6+) acres of fenced, rich grass and the paddocks shaded against the summer heat.

Riders can enjoy our new outdoor riding arena; use the new jump ring to practice and train your horse and trail ride our longer and wider wooded trails every day.

Foxrun Farm has room for 4-5 additional boarders. Your horse, second horse or retired horse will receive professional care and will be treated just like our own!

Full or Semi-Full boarding rates start at $395/ month. Customized boarding packages and other services are available.

Special reduced-rate Winter packages for November thru February or December thru March are available. $350 / month with a four month lease for Semi-Full Board or $650 / month for Full Board. A substantial saving! Please call for details.

Special Winter-rate lesson program: package of 10 Beginner or Therapeutic Riding lessons for $200.00 ($20 per lesson). The lessons are good for 6 months, until June 1, 2017. Please call for more details.

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Horses are available for lease to experienced adult English-style riders

Maryanne 561-358-5539 (not 516)

Leonard 631-734-6199 or 631-943-6502

Foxrun Farm, 800 Cox Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935

Follow us on Facebook at “Foxrun Farm No Fo”

Email us at FoxrunFarmNoFo@gmail.com

01/11/2017 08:37:04 PM [ Leonard Dank ]

  Fri Jan 06

need stalls

I am based in West Hempstead and have 4 Paso Fino horses for whom I am currently looking for better boarding options. There are 2 stallions and 2 mares and my minimum requirements would include a stable for each and a reasonable amount of outdoor space for each horse, the mares could share but not the stallions.
 
I was wondering if you could recommend any boarding options within 1hrs drive (or ideally less than 30 minutes) of West Hempstead? I really appreciate any guidance you can give me on this.
 
 
aukeane@yahoo.com
 
Thanks in advance,
Austin Keane

01/06/2017 11:40:02 AM [ sharyn ]

  Sun Dec 11

Cold and snow prediction

we are going to have a sever cold at night. and i wanted to mention that the horses at Rainbow Horse Retirement Center are going to be all comfy and warm in their stalls..  

 

jo and jerry 

12/11/2016 06:50:24 PM [ jomarie ]

  Sat Dec 10

BARN HELP NEEDED YEAR ROUND

LOOKING FOR A MATURE RESPONSIBLE PERSON TO TEND TO MY HORSE RANCH 

MUST FEED AND CLEAN STALLS /PADDOCKS

FLEXIBLE DAYS  2/3 days a  week and  possibly more

HORSE EXPERIENCE  PREFERRED BUT NOT NECESSARY 

OWN TRANSPORTATION  REQ

HORSE LEASE OR STALL/full board OR SALARY  IN EXCHANGE FOR WORK

 

Call for more details

516 607-5133

12/10/2016 09:37:44 PM [ L.I. cowgirl ]

  Tue Dec 06

Stall Available

I have a stall available in West Hills, Huntington for $600 full board or $300 rough board.  Currently have two horses there now and room for one more! Call me for more info. 516-551-5944.  Thanks, Tony

12/06/2016 09:47:16 PM [ Anthony ]

  Fri Dec 02

**urgent horse post farm ***

MESSAGE FROM MONICA COVILLE URGENT IF YOU BOARD AT HORSE POST FARM , 70 SCHULTZ RD MANORVILLE, NY PLEASE CONTACT ME....YOUR HORSES MAY BE SEIZED OR OTHERWISE REMOVED FROM THE PREMISES ON OR AFTER FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND 2016 DUE TO FORECLOSURE OF PROPERTY AND EVICTION PROCEEDINGS .I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY THE ASTTORNEY IN CHARGE OF THE FORECLOSURE AND EVICTION PROCESS. I WILL BE TAKING POCESSION OF ANY  HORSES STILL ON THE PREMISES. ******TWO OWNERS WE ARE LOOKING FOR ARE BRANNY OR BRANDY , AND DAKOTA , WE ONLY HAVE FIRST NAMES VANESSA AND JAMIE *******PLEASE SHARE URGENT

12/02/2016 07:31:58 PM [ Maggie ]

  Fri Dec 02

hello

Sending my hellos for a good thanksgiving past . and a happy holiday season that is fast approaching.

 

jomarie and jerry 

north east equine sanctury 

12/02/2016 07:32:04 PM [ jomarie ]

  Fri Nov 25

NEW - NORTH FORK THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM

North Fork Therapeutic Riding Program                          

Foxrun Farm Cutchogue, NY 11935, Cutchogue, NY

561-358-5539 (not 516) or 631-734-6199

The North Fork Therapeutic Riding Program offers individualized therapeutic riding lessons to Long Island’s North Fork residents of all ages: children, adults and veterans with cognitive, physical, emotional or developmental disabilities.

Working as a team, our special, calm horses and experienced therapeutic riding instructors provide an opportunity to improve lives!  This is a year-round program designed to help each individual develop and enhance their skills to full potential, all the while gaining a sense of self-control, personal responsibility and self-confidence.

Please call for an appointment to meet an instructor, come see the horses and get a personal assessment.  Our fees are reasonable. 

Our program also includes training students to gain confidence by competing in horseshows.  Notably, in the 2003 Special World Olympics in Dublin, Ireland where one of our instructor’s autistic student’s won the gold and silver medals in horsemanship!

We also rescue retired racehorses and incorporate them into our program.

To continue providing these services to our community, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dank have been generously donating their beautiful Foxrun Farm as a home for the horses.  However, hay and grain costs, veterinarian and farrier fees, farm/barn maintenance and labor (we do much of our own work) are still very expensive.

Donations from you or your organization would be most appreciated to help us continue helping our community.  We are in the process of becoming a 503 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  Meanwhile all your contribution will be deductible retroactively.

Maryanne D’Auria      561-358-5539 (not 516)                                                                               

Leonard Dank            631-734-6199 

Foxrun Farm, 800 Cox Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935                                        

Follow us on Facebook at “Foxrun Farm No Fo”                                                             

 Email us at FoxrunFarmNoFo@gmail.com

 

11/25/2016 10:22:13 PM [ Leonard Dank ]

  Fri Nov 25

Temporary boarding

Looking for a short term place to board?  Maybe just a weekend, or vacationing for a week and need a place for your horse to be cared for while you're away? Maybe leaving for the winter and looking to board your horse while away? Call me for reasonable rates to fit all your needs. 631-741-0655

11/25/2016 10:22:09 PM [ Janet ]

  Sun Nov 20

"Wild West Outpost" Riding Workshop with Katherine Barbarite of Whispering Hooves

 
Katherine Barbarite of Whispering Hooves®
“Partnership & Confidence Building Horsemanship”
Presents
“Wild West Outpost” Riding Workshop
At
Tombstone Monument Ranch

February 19-26, 2017

ENJOY Breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains, 272 acres of unspoiled land at this guest ranch fashioned as an Old Western town from the year 1881.
You are invited to experience a seven day intensive program to hone your Horsemanship and Riding skills. It’s now time to explore the area on top of a horse, sit at the campfire, and listen to live music, or take a walk to the monument of Tombstone's founder Ed Schieffelin. Stay where cowboys and Indians used to fight, feel the spirit of the Apaches, breathe the air of the ...Wild West. Enjoy an all-inclusive educational vacation that features accommodation, all meals, riding activities, Horsemanship and Riding workshop and ranch entertainment.
The Ranch is located two miles Northwest of Tombstone, the legendary Wild West town where the famous gunfights between Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, the Clantons and McLaurys took place.
In the vastness of the desert, where the Apaches once fought against the “Palefaces”, the spirit of the Native Americans is still palpable.
Your instructor in “Partnership & Confidence Building Horsemanship”, Katherine Barbarite, will be teaching a straight forward set of exercises that aids in the development of a calm confident horse and rider. No matter the skill level or discipline, these steps remove fear and resistance, elevating trust, communication and bond. Understand the importance herd structure and leadership to enhance safety and promote growth. Learn why bad timing and poor releases lead to unhappy horses.
“Ask… Wait… then Give for Results”
“Connect with the mind and the feet will follow” -------Katherine Barbarite
Certified Horse Trainer / Certified Horsemanship Association Riding Instructor (Western & English)

Topics:
Partner up with your horse and start building confidence and riding skills. Confront and overcome anxiety and fear that is caused by the unknown, increasing your confidence by understanding the mechanics of the four legs underneath you. Understand the “why, how and when” of communication when on the ground and in the saddle. This will gracefully improve your timing, finesse, balance and feel. Most of all,” become more than a passenger become a partner”.
Introduction: Leadership: Horse and Human Communication through Feel Technique: Difficult Saddling and Proper Fitting: Balance Horse and Rider w/Core Influence: Spooking and Shying: Aggressiveness and Nervousness: Jigging and Prancing: Mounting problems: Pullback :Bit acceptance: Proper Foot Handling: Ears& Head Shy : Clipping : Spraying : Bathing: Proper leading and Driving: Trailer Loading: Locating and Treating Pain: Mustang Gentling: Nutrition: Dentistry: Imprinting: Massage: Bits: Farrier: Flexion: soft and balanced movement: Understanding positions of open and closed doors: opposite diagonals: turn of the forehand: turn on the haunches : Black and White meaning: One Rein Stop: Safety Checking: Understand the 4x4 Method.

Testimonials:

“She speaks of and about the Horses from her heart and mind always keeping the relationship foremost. Katherine is a true advocate of the Horse.” Tara Reynolds, Twin Birch Farm

“Her program isn’t about getting caught up in labels, like ‘natural’, it’s about getting caught up in Horsemanship. I now understand herd mentality, ground work, patience, safety and so much more.” Mike Talbot, Lost Acres Ranch

“No bells, whistles, special equipment, favorite breed, level or discipline. Communication, method and instruction to keep the horses and rider become better partners.” Jodi Summerit Durango, CO

CLINIC DETAILS
Week long workshops are designed for those wanting to improve their confidence, communication, partnership and safe riding skills with horses. Professionals as well as pleasure riders benefit greatly from this week of intense study and fun. As the week progresses each day builds on the previous. Each day takes on its own personality as side trips riding into the rolling mountains and numerous multi colored canyon, discovering and learning about the fern and fauna, dress and play in period clothing, swimming, shooting authentic 1800’s era guns and adult camaraderie develop. Campfires, dinners under the stars, music, storytelling, dancing by the piano, trying your hand in western poker like Wyatt Earp and recapping the day’s events with new friends at happy hour, is enjoyed by all. Viewed as an adult camp with a theme, this format has the highest retention by the students. Working with a large variety of horses with varying personalities and issues, is an invaluable opportunity and critical to the learning process. There is no substitute for handling dozens of horses this week.

Date: Sunday February 19, 2017 thru Sunday February 26, 2017

Location: Tombstone Monument Ranch
www.tombstonemonumentranch
info@tombstonemonumentranch.com
895 W Schiefflin Monument Rd,
Tombstone, AZ 85638
520-457-7299 Attn: Michelle DE Splinter



Cost: SPECIAL Inclusive Pricing

Single Occupancy-----$2410 per person
Double Occupancy----$2090 per person
** $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot
(**6.1% tax and 15% service charge and airfare are NOT included)
*Limited Space Available*


Details: Wonderful Accommodations, Horses and Tack, All Homemade Meals, Use of Ranch Facilities, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Outdoor Games, Swimming, Hot Tub, Shooting 1800 period guns (extra), Period Clothing Dressing (extra), Bird Watching, Horsemanship & Riding Workshop.

Contact:
Whispering Hooves
Katherine Barbarite
Author of the book: Whispering Hooves The Missing Art of Horsemanship
www.whisperinghooves.com
kathy@whisperinghooves.com
631-764-7515

11/20/2016 12:28:25 PM [ kathy barbarite ]

  Sat Nov 19

wanted used saddle

still looking for 19" used saddle with medium tree

call: 631 725 7313

11/19/2016 09:24:44 PM [ Jonathan ]

  Fri Nov 18

Horseperson/caretaker

Horseperson/caretaker ---- Wanted to care for three horses and mowing in exchange for free one bedroom apartment on property. Feed/turnout/muck Conscientious to health. References,experience history preferred. Oyster Bay Area. Contact : whoabeau@aol.com

11/18/2016 05:08:12 PM [ Amber ]

  Tue Nov 15

looking for used english/western saddle

looking for used all purpose English or Western saddle

size:19"

11/15/2016 08:30:42 PM [ Jonathan ]

  Fri Nov 25

looking for used english/western saddle

looking for used all purpose English or Western saddle

size:19"

11/25/2016 10:22:23 PM [ Jonathan ]

  Thu Nov 10

IHA Parade information

Christmas parades 2016
Rules for IHA parades. You must be an IHA member. However, new memberships will be accepted to participate in parades, then carried over to 2017. You must be able to control your horse. 1st timers MUST have a walker or excitable horses must have a walker. Decorate yourself and horse with as much tinsel bells etc. as possible there is never too much for Bohemia light parade. Battery lights looks spectacular. Walkers are welcome and always needed, helps keep our horses and riders safe also spectators, so come down join the holiday spirit by riding or walking and supporting I.H.A. 
Sayville Saturday Nov 26th 10am start so be there by 9am to give yourself time to get ready. Line up on Handsome Ave. south of Montauk highway always down as everyone lines up on Handsome Ave. 
Islip Saturday Dec 3rd 5pm start be there by 4pm. Line up field south of Brookwood Hall. Irish lane south of Union on right make left before house and park in the big field. 
Ronkonkoma Sunday Dec 4th start 2.30pm to firehouse to escort Santa to tree lighting. Meet at King Kullen shopping center Ronkonkoma Ave. arrive by 1.30 to get ready. 
Bohemia Light parade Sunday Dec 4th 5pm lineup area to be announced. 
You must register at least 3 days before date as due to Insurance going up again we need enough horse and riders. Don't forget the lights the more the merrier. So come join the fun and keep the Xmas spirit alive with our beautiful horses. Remember we love having walkers and we look forward to seeing you at the parades. Call Wendy at 631-567-8743 to register or for more information. Thanks see you at parade.

11/10/2016 10:36:42 PM [ draftcrazy ]

  Sun Feb 19

FOXRUN FARM; TURNING A CORNFIELD INTO A HORSE FARM AND THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM

Foxrun Farm Backstory: How Leonard and Beryl Dank Transformed a Cornfield into a Horse Farm, and Nurture a Therapeutic Riding Nonprofit

 Leonard and Beryl Dank share the backstory of Foxrun Farm; Maryann D’Auria, the barn manager, riding instructor and trainer discusses therapeutic riding.

 Q: How did you get to the North Fork, to Foxrun farm?

 LD: I’m a medical illustrator, lived and worked in Manhattan. To keep our sanity we built a summer house in Cutchogue in 1964. Around 1977 we learned that this big vacant 25 acre farm became available. Since our daughter was riding horses, we wanted to buy this to become a horse farm. We made an offer, but it was refused. Two or three years later the farm was still vacant, we renewed our offer and it was accepted.

 Our daughter had been using a rented horse. Her desire to own her own horse is what started it all. 

 Q: Did you have any agricultural background?

 LD: Well, the first thing we did was build a house, and we moved in on Beryl’s birthday, 1981.    And no.  We learned much of what to do came from books.  Beryl started planting herbs almost as soon as we bought the property. She made herb jellies, sold them at a local farm stand. They were a big success, so she kept growing more and more, eventually about an acre of herbs in all.  A local trucker started taking her herbs up to markets in Hunt’s Point, NYC, and also up to Boston.  The herbs had to be in market very early so we and some local kids who worked for Beryl, would be out there in the pitch dark at 5 am, turn the tractor lights on and gather the herbs.

 Soo after the herb planting started, we went to farm auctions; we needed to get equipment.  We’re Manhattan people and we’re at farm auctions buying pipes for irrigation!  We got a lot of teasing but all the local REAL farmers were very encouraging and helpful.  I moved my business here full time in 1983, gave up the city life.

 In 1984, we planted our first crop of hay on 13+ acres—and brought in 1200 bales of hay!  That’s a lot of hay. So in 1985 we built a barn to hold the hay.  Then a horse-fence expert came up from Kentucky to build our fencing and we moved our daughter’s newly bought horse into the barn along with a couple of goats who ate everything in sight, even the cedar siding on the house..

 Q: You mentioned you really got the farm because you wanted your daughter to have her own horse. Did you?

 LD: Yes. She ought her Thoroughbred horse, Classified Run (Classy) locally.  Then Beryl and I went to the 1986 National Clydesdale Sale Show in Springfield Illinois, started bidding and bought Strong Line Rosie May, a Clydesdale weighing about 2000 pounds and standing some 6’ high at the withers.  She had been a Budweiser horse. The hardest thing was getting her home here on Long Island.

 We decided to breed Rosie to a registered Thoroughbred stallion to give us American Warmblood.  Eventually we bought another mare Maple Jean (Daisy) and ended up with 2 mares and 3 Warmbloods and Classy

 Q: Warm blood? What’s that about?

 MD: Cold blood breeds are Shires, Clydesdales, Belgians—they’re real heavy horses, draft horses. They were meant to be workhorses.

 Hot bloods are refined thoroughbreds. Much smaller, maybe 1000-1200 lbs. They have smaller hindquarters, and carry less of a load. They’re great at going forward—racing, steeplechase and fox hunting.

 Warm bloods are a cross between the two. They have stronger hindquarters than a thoroughbred, and are stronger. They are bred to take a full grown man—200lbs—for a long time. They’re also better at dressage, and are very popular now in Olympic Show jumping.  

 Q: What are the horses we see in Westerns? Are those warm bloods?

 MD: No, those are usually Quarter Horses, and they are entirely different breed. Traditionally the Quarter Horse is good for Western disciplines, can be faster than a thoroughbred for a quarter mile. That’s what they say.  Great for trail riding, pleasure riding, children’s lessons.

 Thoroughbreds are usually better racing and English riding disciplines; Warmbloods for dressage (dancing—which is judged on rhythm, balance, consistence, obedience/responsiveness) and show jumping.

 Q: Foxrun Farm offers riding lessons; what horses do people get to ride? And what services do you offer?

 MD:  We board horses in our ten-stall barn and another four in an adjacent annex.  Interestingly, horses are generally fine outside throughout the winter—they’re animals, and are comfortable even when it’s 15 degrees out.

 We offer riding lessons year-round, English-style primarily, and also therapeutic riding lessons and during the summer we have ‘pony camps’—that’s what they’re called here, but we use horses, not ponies.

 We also have an elaborate system of trails. If a group wants to use them, just call and make arrangements. You have to bring your own horse.   As a boarder, you can also make use of our exercise ring and jumps.

  Horses are available for lease to experienced adult English-style riders.

 The rest is by appointment. You can’t just show up and take a horse for a ride.

I rescue thoroughbreds after they’re done racing; I have three here.  If I can get them to be quiet enough, I use them in these programs.  With all these ex- racehorses it’s really become an economic problem. When you don’t own a farm, it’s really expensive to keep these horses.

 Q: Maryann, how long have you been riding?

 A: I started in a Girl Scout program when I was in 3rd grade. I got my first horse when I was 13.  I was showing, competing, training to be an instructor and got involved in the therapeutic riding. I have been riding for 33 years and teaching for 25 years.

 I was the director of the Red Barn Therapeutic Riding in Old Brookville and became a Team USA Special Olympics coach. After working in Brookville for about 10 years, my husband and I moved to Florida where my mom had a mini-farm.  I was a show trainer in hunters, jumpers and combined training in south Florida.

 Q: How did you get from Florida to the North Fork?

 MD: My husband’s family had a summer home in Southold, and we decided to move back north. He introduced me to Southold and I found a 10 acre horse farm where I could work, live and bring my horses.

I met the Danks and Foxrun Farm because I need a place to stable my three horses after that barn was sold.

Q: What’s therapeutic riding?

A; People with special needs disabilities of all kinds, including PTSD, can benefit from horseback riding. Riding helps develop and enhance basic motor skills, muscle coordination and even communication skills, while gaining a sense of self-control, personal responsibility and self-confidence.

Learning to ride and control an animal as large as a horse requires a lot of physical skills that can be learned and the relationship with the animal offers a powerful emotional bond.

People who cannot play sports or succeed in many other rigorous activities can, through therapeutic riding, master riding a horse and gain tremendous muscular skills as well as self-confidence.

Q: How did the current incarnation of Foxrun Farms horse farm come to be?

LD: One day Maryanne mentioned therapeutic riding and that one of her students, a youngster with Asperger’s, a form of autism, had eventually became a gold and silver medalist in the 2003 World Special Olympics.  I became interested.  She told me about how helpful it was for physically, emotionally, and developmentally disabled people—for people with PTSD too. There’s something about the rhythm of the horse that helps with posture.

So we decided to create the North Fork Therapeutic Riding Program using the facilities of Foxrun Farm; we started up about a year ago.  We have applied to Southold Town to sponsor an eight week program this coming spring.

MD: For the past year, the Danks have been very generously donating out their farm for the Therapeutic Program and the camps.  Without their generosity these programs would not possible.

LD: We’re really enjoying giving back to the community

Maryanne       561-358-5539 (not 516)

Leonard Dank 631-734-6199 or 631-943-6502

Foxrun Farm, 800 Cox Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935

Follow us on Facebook at “Foxrun Farm No Fo”

Email: FoxrunFarmNoFo@gmail.com

02/19/2017 08:03:03 AM [ Leonard Dank ]

  Fri Nov 04

FOXRUN FARM; TURNING A CORNFIELD INTO A HORSE FARM AND THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM

Foxrun Farm Backstory: How Leonard and Beryl Dank Transformed a Cornfield into a Horse Farm, and Nurture a Therapeutic Riding Nonprofit

 Leonard and Beryl Dank share the backstory of Foxrun Farm; Maryann D’Auria, the barn manager, riding instructor and trainer discusses therapeutic riding.

 Q: How did you get to the North Fork, to Foxrun farm?

 LD: I’m a medical illustrator, lived and worked in Manhattan. To keep our sanity we built a summer house in Cutchogue in 1964. Around 1977 we learned that this big vacant 25 acre farm became available. Since our daughter was riding horses, we wanted to buy this to become a horse farm. We made an offer, but it was refused. Two or three years later the farm was still vacant, we renewed our offer and it was accepted.

 Our daughter had been using a rented horse. Her desire to own her own horse is what started it all. 

 Q: Did you have any agricultural background?

 LD: Well, the first thing we did was build a house, and we moved in on Beryl’s birthday, 1981.    And no.  We learned much of what to do came from books.  Beryl started planting herbs almost as soon as we bought the property. She made herb jellies, sold them at a local farm stand. They were a big success, so she kept growing more and more, eventually about an acre of herbs in all.  A local trucker started taking her herbs up to markets in Hunt’s Point, NYC, and also up to Boston.  The herbs had to be in market very early so we and some local kids who worked for Beryl, would be out there in the pitch dark at 5 am, turn the tractor lights on and gather the herbs.

 Soo after the herb planting started, we went to farm auctions; we needed to get equipment.  We’re Manhattan people and we’re at farm auctions buying pipes for irrigation!  We got a lot of teasing but all the local REAL farmers were very encouraging and helpful.  I moved my business here full time in 1983, gave up the city life.

 In 1984, we planted our first crop of hay on 13+ acres—and brought in 1200 bales of hay!  That’s a lot of hay. So in 1985 we built a barn to hold the hay.  Then a horse-fence expert came up from Kentucky to build our fencing and we moved our daughter’s newly bought horse into the barn along with a couple of goats who ate everything in sight, even the cedar siding on the house..

 Q: You mentioned you really got the farm because you wanted your daughter to have her own horse. Did you?

 LD: Yes. She ought her Thoroughbred horse, Classified Run (Classy) locally.  Then Beryl and I went to the 1986 National Clydesdale Sale Show in Springfield Illinois, started bidding and bought Strong Line Rosie May, a Clydesdale weighing about 2000 pounds and standing some 6’ high at the withers.  She had been a Budweiser horse. The hardest thing was getting her home here on Long Island.

 We decided to breed Rosie to a registered Thoroughbred stallion to give us American Warmblood.  Eventually we bought another mare Maple Jean (Daisy) and ended up with 2 mares and 3 Warmbloods and Classy

 Q: Warm blood? What’s that about?

 MD: Cold blood breeds are Shires, Clydesdales, Belgians—they’re real heavy horses, draft horses. They were meant to be workhorses.

 Hot bloods are refined thoroughbreds. Much smaller, maybe 1000-1200 lbs. They have smaller hindquarters, and carry less of a load. They’re great at going forward—racing, steeplechase and fox hunting.

 Warm bloods are a cross between the two. They have stronger hindquarters than a thoroughbred, and are stronger. They are bred to take a full grown man—200lbs—for a long time. They’re also better at dressage, and are very popular now in Olympic Show jumping.  

 Q: What are the horses we see in Westerns? Are those warm bloods?

 MD: No, those are usually Quarter Horses, and they are entirely different breed. Traditionally the Quarter Horse is good for Western disciplines, can be faster than a thoroughbred for a quarter mile. That’s what they say.  Great for trail riding, pleasure riding, children’s lessons.

 Thoroughbreds are usually better racing and English riding disciplines; Warmbloods for dressage (dancing—which is judged on rhythm, balance, consistence, obedience/responsiveness) and show jumping.

 Q: Foxrun Farm offers riding lessons; what horses do people get to ride? And what services do you offer?

 MD:  We board horses in our ten-stall barn and another four in an adjacent annex.  Interestingly, horses are generally fine outside throughout the winter—they’re animals, and are comfortable even when it’s 15 degrees out.

 We offer riding lessons year-round, English-style primarily, and also therapeutic riding lessons and during the summer we have ‘pony camps’—that’s what they’re called here, but we use horses, not ponies.

 We also have an elaborate system of trails. If a group wants to use them, just call and make arrangements. You have to bring your own horse.   As a boarder, you can also make use of our exercise ring and jumps.

  Horses are available for lease to experienced adult English-style riders.

 The rest is by appointment. You can’t just show up and take a horse for a ride.

I rescue thoroughbreds after they’re done racing; I have three here.  If I can get them to be quiet enough, I use them in these programs.  With all these ex- racehorses it’s really become an economic problem. When you don’t own a farm, it’s really expensive to keep these horses.

 Q: Maryann, how long have you been riding?

 A: I started in a Girl Scout program when I was in 3rd grade. I got my first horse when I was 13.  I was showing, competing, training to be an instructor and got involved in the therapeutic riding. I have been riding for 33 years and teaching for 25 years.

 I was the director of the Red Barn Therapeutic Riding in Old Brookville and became a Team USA Special Olympics coach. After working in Brookville for about 10 years, my husband and I moved to Florida where my mom had a mini-farm.  I was a show trainer in hunters, jumpers and combined training in south Florida.

 Q: How did you get from Florida to the North Fork?

 MD: My husband’s family had a summer home in Southold, and we decided to move back north. He introduced me to Southold and I found a 10 acre horse farm where I could work, live and bring my horses.

I met the Danks and Foxrun Farm because I need a place to stable my three horses after that barn was sold.

Q: What’s therapeutic riding?

A; People with special needs disabilities of all kinds, including PTSD, can benefit from horseback riding. Riding helps develop and enhance basic motor skills, muscle coordination and even communication skills, while gaining a sense of self-control, personal responsibility and self-confidence.

Learning to ride and control an animal as large as a horse requires a lot of physical skills that can be learned and the relationship with the animal offers a powerful emotional bond.

People who cannot play sports or succeed in many other rigorous activities can, through therapeutic riding, master riding a horse and gain tremendous muscular skills as well as self-confidence.

Q: How did the current incarnation of Foxrun Farms horse farm come to be?

LD: One day Maryanne mentioned therapeutic riding and that one of her students, a youngster with Asperger’s, a form of autism, had eventually became a gold and silver medalist in the 2003 World Special Olympics.  I became interested.  She told me about how helpful it was for physically, emotionally, and developmentally disabled people—for people with PTSD too. There’s something about the rhythm of the horse that helps with posture.

So we decided to create the North Fork Therapeutic Riding Program using the facilities of Foxrun Farm; we started up about a year ago.  We have applied to Southold Town to sponsor an eight week program this coming spring.

MD: For the past year, the Danks have been very generously donating out their farm for the Therapeutic Program and the camps.  Without their generosity these programs would not possible.

LD: We’re really enjoying giving back to the community

Maryanne       561-358-5539 (not 516)

Leonard Dank 631-734-6199 or 631-943-6502

Foxrun Farm, 800 Cox Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935

Follow us on Facebook at “Foxrun Farm No Fo”

Email: FoxrunFarmNoFo@gmail.com

11/04/2016 08:09:42 PM [ Leonard Dank ]

  Thu Oct 27

Wild West Outpost Riding Workshop

Hurry only four available spots left!!!


Put yourself back in the 19th Century, when life was way different. Cowboys, gun slingers, sheriff and saloon girls walked the streets of Tombstone. Come join the "Wild West Outpost" Riding Program with Katherine Barbarite of Whispering Hooves. Explore and breathe the air of the west while honing in on your horsemanship. Enjoy an all inclusive educational workshop/ vacation. This fabulous program features Whispering Hooves Horsemanship and Riding Workshop, Accommodations, Meals, Riding Activities, and Ranch Entertainment. An opportunity not to be missed!!


See on: www.Whisperinghooves.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1026457107377328/
Contact: Kathy@whisperinghooves.com

10/27/2016 11:13:01 AM [ kathy barbarite ]

  Sun Oct 30

Quality Dog Agility weave poles for sale

Foldable Metal frame (heavy flat steel frame with heavy duty hinge in the middle), easy to transport and store yet very sturdy and durable.  6 poles that have individually adjustable angles.

Asking $40.  Pics available upon request.  Text 516.987.1121

10/30/2016 10:44:14 PM [ SSP ]

  Mon Oct 24

Desire to adopt a gelding

Looking to adopt a sound gelding in a caring,forever home to be with my other horse. I will transport.

10/24/2016 05:19:02 PM [ marv NO NEWS ]

  Mon Oct 24

PET/HOUSE/BARN SITTER CLEANER AVAILABLE

I'm a adult female who has 15 years experience with animals (dogs, cats, horses) and is avaiable to care for your pets while Iyou're away or if you need help around the barn a few days a week feeding, cleaning, and I also can provide wound care, etc.   I'm willing to travel west (Bethpage area) or out east.  Feel free to contact me at horsluva58@yahoo.com

 

 

10/24/2016 11:52:21 AM [ horsluva ]

  Fri Oct 21

Part Time Work Wanted

Part Time Work Wanted Mon-Fri.

Do you have a couple of horses in your backyard? Do you need help feeding & cleaning? Live in the Huntington/Northport area? Send me a message. I have over 20 years of horse expierence. Thanks!

10/21/2016 07:56:45 PM [ Katie ]

  Thu Oct 20

2 MINI HORSES FOR ADOPTION

I have two miniature horses for adoption.  They are best friends and would have to be adopted together.  One is larger but younger than the other (about 10 years old).  The older one is in his mid 30's.  Both are perfectly healthy, eat about a flake or two of hay per day, very low maintenance.  Kid friendly.  Easily lead and good ground manners.  They had their feet trimmed Tuesday and don't get trimmed again for another 12 weeks.  UTD on all shots.  I also have a miniature horse size harness/cart for sale.  Also have a full set of horse jumps for sale.  Call/Text for more information.

 

Emily

631-566-5883

10/20/2016 10:42:40 AM [ Emily ]

  Mon Oct 17

FOXRUN FARM IN CUTCHOGUE, NO FO

Foxrun Farm in Cutchogue has gone thru a real new beginning!

New pastures, now over 6 ½ acres of beautiful grass,

new, well posted wooded and open-field trail riding

new practice jump ring,

new outdoor riding ring,  

and now were actively seeking additional boarders, full-time or thru the winter.  Retired horses welcome for special TLC.

Foxrun Farm, on the North Fork of LI, up to the present trainer, always rented the entire barn to one trainer with their own horses and students.  Maryanne D’Auria, a Special Olympics Trainer and Coach, the present trainer, specializes in Therapeutic Riding and also gives regular lessons, rents only a number of our stalls, so we have space for 4 or 5 additional horses.

Please call for very reasonable Full and Semi-Full Boarding rates.  631-734-6199 (house) or 561-358-5539 (not 516) cell

Follow us on Facebook at "Foxrun Farm NoFo"

10/17/2016 06:20:21 PM [ Leonard Dank ]

  Mon Oct 17

Mane pulling

Need my geldings Mane pulled / a braided... 

Text me six three one six one seven 4755

10/17/2016 12:21:30 AM [ Anna ]

  Sat Oct 15

free obstacle course items and trail markers

I have trail markers ( clothes pins with plastic streamers attached)- easy to clip to trees/bushes to mark hunter paces and other trails-  also have halloween items for obstacles courses (plastic pumpkins, capes. table clothes, heavy black pond liners for water items or footing changes, giant easter eggs, small cones like used in dressage rings but I think they are multi colored, wrapped heavy cardboard rolls for baton passing, and other items that I have likely forgotten- hate to put out for garbage but not sure if barns or groups still do obstacle and trail courses?   cspvideofan1@yahoo.com

will also consider delivery of items to you

10/15/2016 12:03:42 PM [ videofan ]

  Fri Oct 14

Need footing done in ring

Looking for a reputable company to do my arena. Trees have been knocked how and it is semi level. 80 by 100 I believe. 

I'm very picky about footing so and want a show quality arena. Send me a text if you know someone.

Six three one six 174755

10/14/2016 10:46:56 PM [ Anna ]

  Fri Oct 07

Equine Rescue League of Cooperstown is Headed down south - Supplies wanted

Monica Coville and the Equine Rescue League of Cooperstown is working in conjunction with Stacey Golub and Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue, and Deanna Mancuso with Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue in disaster relief for animals and humans in the lower states affected by Hurricane Matthew.

We are not self-deploying. We will have the necessary clearance to make the trip all the way to Florida.

We are asking for donations of non-perishable foods, water, clothing, first aid supplies for people and money.

For animals, we are asking for food for dogs, cats, horses and birds. First aid supplies, burn salves, light weight sheets, towels, clothes for wound cleaning etc. Linda Baca from Stolen Horse International, will also be sending lists of needed items as the storm clears.

If people want to purchase gift cards to Tractor Supply, Agways, or other feed stores. That is welcome. If you want to purchase gas cards and grocery cards, beautiful! They can be mailed to Linda, Stacey, Deanna or myself for distributing to those in need.

Drop off places are as follows:

Jan Santini in Pa

My farm in Cooperstown, NY
Jen Ray Urksa in Washington, Pa
Melanie Paul in LI
Sue Timpone-Pierce in LI
Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue

If you are interested in helping by collecting and or are willing to drive south with your truck and trailer, depending on the supplies gathered, that will help as well.

That is the immediate need. As we all know, horses and livestock may be standing in waste water for weeks. We may attempt another run in a few weeks to help with medical issues that arise from lack of clean water and help.

If anyone has supplies to donate, please  email me, Melanie Paul at melaniepaul105@gmail.com to arrange dropoff. I am in Mastic Beach and Monica is coming here to Pickup on Wednesday before heading down on Thursday. Thank you!

10/07/2016 10:19:00 AM [ melanie ]

  Tue Oct 04

share board Connetquot Park

See our ad in classifieds.  We have 2 honest safe and well-trained horses, a 15.2 draft cross and 16.2 full draft.  Looking for a mature experienced trail rider to join our co-op.  Its a great opportunity for someone who used to own or show to get back in the saddle.  We have a lighted ring and a trailer to visit other parks and local clinics and fun shows.  An interest in natural horsemanship is a plus.  250./month for unlimited riding, English and Western tack included.

10/04/2016 01:30:33 PM [ Wendy Hoder ]

  Sun Oct 02

Thank you!

Thanks to Gina Arcate, MFH, Sandpiper Farm staff, volunteers and riders who made the Smithtown Hunt Hunter Pace at Sandpiper Farm a great success. It was a fun day, and we look forward to seeing you on November 19, 2016 at our next hunter pace.  Check out our facebook page for photographs of the event.

10/02/2016 07:57:04 PM [ Merri ]

  Sat Oct 01

bitless bridle/surcingle-Islip

Scott Purdum bitless bridle, never used, black/white, size large, 15.00 (paid 35.).  Dover leather/nylon training surcingle, horse size, 10. gently used.  Good for lunging young horses.

10/01/2016 09:51:51 PM [ Wendy Hoder ]

  Mon Sep 26

ISO STALLS

Hey all! I'm looking for 2 stalls. Rough board. I have 2 geldings who are always barn favorites, and very well behaved. I'm looking for something no further than 20 minutes away from medford. Ideally I'd like to be in medford or yaphank but I don't have to be. A riding ring is a must. One horse is retired but the other is in training for dressage and eventually we will be jumping. Thank you! 

09/26/2016 08:55:58 PM [ Ashley ]

  Sat Sep 24

ISO

Looking for an outbuilding or barn to rent, to practice the new dog sport of Barn Hunt. A 50x50 inside space would work well. If you have anything available you would like to rent please call Jean 631-738-7257 or email Haulnk9@aol.com

09/24/2016 10:23:27 PM [ Jean ]

  Sat Sep 24

Looking for Barn Job

Hello all!

My name is Cayley and I am looking for a barn job over the summer/during my winter break. I am 21 years old and currently studying Equine Science and Management at Morrisville State College. I am in my third year of school. I have received my associates degree last year and I am working towards my bachelors. I can do anything from riding, stalls, feeding, health care, wraps, tacking, turnout, etc. My winter break begins on December 19th and ends on January 14th. I am also available to meet during my October break or November break. My summer break begins on May 8th. Please contact me if you are interested at:

 

poppa778@morrisville.edu

 

Thanks!

Cayley

09/24/2016 03:42:12 PM [ Cayley ]

  Thu Sep 22

Leadline Classes

What is acceptable in a leadline class as far as tack and dress? This would be a first timer that may or may not continue to ride. I'd hate to spend all the money for a new saddle (mainly) if I can get away with just using my saddle (english) this time. I do have a kid's western saddle that we have been using. I'd just like to hear everyone's thoughts or ideas.

09/22/2016 11:24:08 AM [ K ]

  Thu Sep 15

MJZ Horse Rescue Chinese Auction

09/15/2016 12:36:20 PM [ Michelle Z. ]

  Tue Sep 13

Mini Nubian wether goat kid

Looking for forever home for my Mini Nubian wether goat born on 4/15/16. He is smart, loving, and very easy to handle. He comes from great bloodlines and I have all the paper work to have him registered. He would make a great companion, packer or cart goat. I need to re-home him only because i'm having to many issues with my neighbors. Please only reply if you have knowledge on goats and are zoned for them. I will gladly send you pictures and I can transport him to you. Adoption fee of $50.00

Contact: foreverwild@optonline.net or 631-252-2093

09/13/2016 10:26:10 PM [ Doria ]

  Tue Sep 13

BARN HELP Needed YEAR ROUND

BARN HELP/ PERMANENT/YEAR ROUND

LOOKING FOR A HARD WORKER TO BE A CARE TAKER TO MY HERD APPROX 2/3 DAYS A WK PLUS WHEN I  VACA AND WHEN I GET CALLED OUT ON A WK TRIPS FOR MY JOB AS I AM A  FLT. ATT.

3 OPTIONS:

SALARY,  FREE HORSE BOARD IN EXCHANGE FOR WK,  OR HORSE LEASE IN EXCHANGE FOR WK

SERIOUS INQ ONLY 

516 607-5133.   Middle island/yaphank area

09/13/2016 10:26:20 PM [ L.I. cowgirl ]

  Tue Sep 06

Mini Nubian wether goat kid

Looking for a forever home for my gorgeous Mini Nubian wether goat kid. He is smart, loving and very easy to handle. He comes from great bloodlines and I have his paper work to be registered. He would make a great companion, packer, or cart goat. I need to re-home him only because i'm having too many issues with my neighbors. Please only reply if you have knowledge on goats and intend on giving him a forever home. Will gladly send you pictures and transport him to you. Adption fee of $50. 

09/06/2016 01:35:13 PM [ Doria ]

  Mon Sep 05

I HAVE TWO SADDLES FOR SALE

I have two saddles for sale.  One is a 17" Bevel in great condition and the other is a 16.5" Collegiate in fair condition.  Both have knee rolls. I will email pics if you are interested so feel free to email me at horsluva58@yahoo.com.  

09/05/2016 08:44:10 PM [ horsluva ]

  Sun Sep 04

Looking for work

My name is Lindsey and I'm 17 years old. I have been working with horses for about five years and have been riding on and off for about four years. I am looking for a horse care job preferably located around the Dix Hills/Commack area. I can groom, tack, muck stalls, feed, make feed, do first aid, turnout, light riding, etc. I have my own transportation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at lindseybaily90@yahoo.com. Thank you for your time!

09/04/2016 10:07:05 AM [ Lindsey ]

  Sun Sep 04

SADDLE FOR SALE

Hi my name is Amanda I am in the process of trying to sell my saddle. Its a 17.5 medium tree Toulouse, its very comfotable, and in pretty good condition!  it has knee rolls and a calf block (which could both be removed).  Pictures and price will be sent over email.  Thank you! 

P.S: will not come with sturrips or sturrips leathers. 

09/04/2016 10:07:08 AM [ Amanda Ferrone ]

  Sun Sep 04

Working Student Position Available

Working student position available at private farm in Medford.  Looking for a candidate enthusiatic about learning horse care from the ground up.  Opportunity to work along side seasoned grooms in the barn, lessons from one of our professional instructors and directly working with both our up & coming young horses as well as our seasoned show horses.  Flexible work & lesson schedule, 15+ weekends of off site events scheduled and horse show team for those interested in competing. 

Options to either reduce or cover stabling & training expenses in full for horse owners.  For appointment please email a summary of your experience and/or work history to MPRFarms@hotmail.com.

09/04/2016 10:07:11 AM [ MPRFarms ]

  Sun Sep 04

Looking for work

I have over 10 years experience with horses. Looking for a pm job (mon-fri 6pm on) and Sat (after noon) Sunday (all day).

 

Looking to feed, muck out stalls, etc. Not looking to barter for riding time, just looking for a job for some spending money. Please email me at lihorselover37@gmail.com

09/04/2016 10:07:15 AM [ Kel ]

  Wed Aug 31

Muck Boots for Sale

Hi I have 2 pairs of muck boots. One is for sale. Sze 8, rubber boot no insulation..it's a rain boot/muck boot. Brand new. $20.00 The other pair is a neoprene winter muck boot. They are free!! Has a small tear on the seam mid way on the back of one of them. Can be repaired. Please call 631 366 4929 or email ridefrthesol@gmail.com Thanks, Denise Smile

 

08/31/2016 08:23:01 AM [ Empy ]

  Wed Aug 31

horse retirement on Long Island

I am looking for a good barn to retire my 40 year old gelding on L.I. Any suggestions will be appreciated! He has very good manners. 

 

 

08/31/2016 10:13:29 PM [ elyse ]

  Thu Aug 25

ISO

Hi, Looking for a experienced rider in exchange for doing either am or pm cleaning and feeding.Only 5 horse barn in my yard.Please call if interested 516-702-9623

08/25/2016 09:02:00 PM [ DONNA ]

  Thu Aug 25

GET READY FOR FALL !

It was a long hot summer but now is the perfect time to prepare for hunter paces and other fall activities. Want to get your horse fit? Come to Sandpiper Farm and ride outside the ring! 443 acres of hills, trails and fields. Call 631 754 2355 for more information.

08/25/2016 09:25:37 AM [ Merri ]

  Sat Aug 27

Looking for Part Time Paddock Assistant (8hrs/week)

Duties include cleaning stalls, paddocks, and handling horses.  Must have experience working with horses.

For more information or to apply please contact Daniel Twitchell.

Phone: 631-345-0318

Email: DTwitchell01@familyres.org

08/27/2016 12:15:16 PM [ Fred ]

  Wed Aug 24

Horse Communicator / Psychic

Can anyone reccomend a horse communicator / psychic to come to my farm and read some of my horses. Not sure of anyone on Long Island who does it! Please email suggestions to 

horseloverrr1031@gmail.com

 

Thanks!

08/24/2016 10:06:45 AM [ Horse ]

  Tue Aug 23

ISO experienced rider

ISO experienced adult rider looking for riding time with a horse(s) they will be able to spend quality time with . This is at my own Private backyard barn in miller place. Seeking a rider with hunter/jumper &/or dressage backround with knowledge of riding off of your leg and seat. I have two geldings that could use some exersize. Super well trained 2nd level dressage horse that can also jump, and a semi green (well behaved, just needs a strong confident rider as he has a motor) english/dressage/flat only. Both are 16.1h . Tack provided, can use your own if it fits.

 Flexible scheduling and very quiet atmosphere. please text Michee @ 631 565 9716

08/23/2016 07:05:12 PM [ LFTFARM ]

  Thu Aug 18

Free horseback riders stuff

Hi everyone. We are moving and no longer ride or own horses but have tons of used riding clothes, tack, horse blankets, boots, barn clogs, show clothes and travel bags for boots, helmets, saddle and grooming, saddle rack, stall grooming box, tack trunk etc etc...I would hate to discard of all these expensive items.  If you are interested call me at 516-457-2344

Donna

I live in Syosset

08/18/2016 06:04:14 PM [ docinasaddle@aol.com ]

  Wed Aug 17

BARN HELP/HOUSE/PET SITTER AVAILABLE

I'm avaiable to do barn work including grooming/wound care and house/pet sit.  If you need help you can email me at horsluva58@yahoo.com

08/17/2016 09:02:32 AM [ horsluva ]

  Tue Aug 16

BARN HELP/HOUSE/PET SITTER AVAILABLE

I'm an adult female who is avaiable to do barn work and grooming at your barn if you are gong away or just need a break.  In addition, I can do house/pet sitting.  I live mid Suffolk and am willng to travel out east.  I have very good references and have 15 years experience.  Feel free to contact me if you need help.  Thank You.

08/16/2016 10:08:02 PM [ horsluva ]

  Tue Aug 16

Barn helper needed

Please respond to jmdowless@aol.com for my previous message regarding barn help on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

08/16/2016 10:08:05 PM [ Joanne Dowless ]

  Tue Aug 16

MJZ Horse Rescue Chinese Auction

We are collecting items to raffle off at our Chinese Auction.  Please message me if you would like to donate a new item, basket or gift certificate.  Thank you in adavance.  *We are not a 501C3 or a NYS Corp so donations are not tax deductible*

08/16/2016 10:07:59 PM [ Michelle Z. ]

  Mon Aug 15

Barn Helper needed

Barn helper needed in Manorville on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  Prefer local person with experience.  $15 per hour.

08/15/2016 11:13:43 AM [ Joanne Dowless ]

  Wed Aug 10

Looking to adopt gelding,sound,12 yo or so,15hh ,forever home,trails & parades

08/10/2016 03:09:55 PM [ marv NO NEWS ]

  Wed Aug 10

Looking to adopt ,about 12 yo, ge

08/10/2016 03:02:50 PM [ marv NO NEWS ]

  Mon Aug 08

County Perfection Dressage Saddle

Beautiful and Lightly Used

2014 17.5 County Perfection Dressage Saddle

Trial ride available

Please PM for more information

08/08/2016 11:21:45 PM [ Ana O'Brien ]

  Mon Aug 08

BARN HELP WANTED

MANORVILLE.  Help wanted two mornings a week.  A.M. grain, 3 stalls.  Some experience preferred.  Call Darlene @ 631-838-8965.

08/08/2016 11:21:49 PM [ Kimgtwist@aol.com ]

  Thu Aug 04

Olympic Equestrian Profile

Local horse person/film maker Michael Schanzer did an equestrian profile piece for NBC's Rio Olympic coverage. USEF has shared it on their facebook page as well. Take a look!

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/gold-map-us-equestrians-are-inspired-their-horses

08/04/2016 10:35:05 AM [ pamj ]

  Mon Aug 08

Sunset Trail Ride

Sandpiper Farm will be hosting its annual SUNSET TRAIL RIDE on August 13, 2016. Enjoy spectacular views of the LI Sound. Social hour will follow. For more information contact Merri Ferrell (631) 754-2355.

08/08/2016 11:21:52 PM [ Merri ]

  Mon Aug 08

Available to do barn work/riding

Hi everyone,

I've seen a few ads looking for an experienced rider to exercise their horse or barn work needed.  I am 18, an experienced rider living in Shoreham and looking for an extra job to put me through college.  I am available year 'round.  I just retired my mare due to injury preventing her from riding and have experience riding many types of horses in riding and competing since the age of 8.  I am also available for the simple mucking of stalls, feeding, grooming and general barn work.  If anyone is looking please contact me at my email naronica4208@gmail.com or call or text at 6316032230.  Local inquiries only please! Thank you!

08/08/2016 11:21:55 PM [ Noelle ]

  Sun Jul 31

TUX NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Tux's Story....So Far

 

An 8 year old Shire/TB cross recently underwent major surgery.  My dad went to go feed and bring in the horses for the night, just like any other night, on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Except this night was different.  His beloved horse Tux, a 17hh gentile giant was in distress.  Tux appeared to be colicking.  Nothing we have never seen before.  So my dad started to walk Tux hoping to settle his stomach.  After 5 hours, he was still not feeling better.  The vet came and gave him Batamine.  Tux's symptoms only continued to worsen.  After a long night of walking him, my dad called the vet back.  He was pumped with oil and fluids hoping to get things moving in Tux's stomach.  To no avail.  This is when he was referred to the Cornell Ruffian Equine Clinic.  With the help of our (AMAZING) neighbor, my dad quickly hooked up the trailer, loaded, and got Tux to the clinic. Upon arrival, the team at the clinic was ready to tend to this poor horse. 

 

To shorten up a long story, the specialist working on Tux, Dr. Hurcombe, told my Dad that Tux had a twisted small intestine.  It was most likely caused by a type of genetic disorder where a part of his small intestine circulation has been cut off and they will need to perform emergency surgery to remove about 25 feet of dead intestine.  There is an 85% survival chance if we go with the surgery.  Without hesitation, my dad asked them to go forward with the surgery.  About 10 years ago, my dad lost his first best friend Kyle to colic.  He was not about to lose Tux.  After 4 hours of surgery and removal of 30 feet of small intestine, Tux was being transferred to the recovery room.

 

Since then, he has been fighing a very uphill battle to recover.  My dad and neighbor were sent back home to get some sleep.  It has been a very trying time for Tux these past few days, but he has been staying quiet and fighting the good fight.  Today, my dad and I went to the clinic to visit him.  Upon arrival, one of the vet technicians brought us up to speed with his progress.  Becuase Tux has only been given fluids (to be sure the area that was re-attached has no leaks and can properly heal) he has had diarrhea.  It has been monitored and been improving, however, just before we got there, it had worsened.  This could be due to many factors, so they did some bloodwork.  The white blood cell count came back normal which is a great sign.  Becuase horses are natural carriers of salmonella, they had to take every precaution and quarantine him.  He was going to be tested for it if the Dr. Hurcombe ordered it, but they had not heard back from him at that point yet.  Another sympton he was experiencing was an elevated respiratory system.  This could be due to heat or pain, but he is on paid management medications and was put in a well ventilated stall with a large fan.  Unfortunately, they were unable to explain why his breating was heavy. 

 

Despite the heartbreaking condition Tux is in, my dad and I decided to go in and see him.  We spent about an hour, petting him in his favorite spots and talking to him, telling him he is going to fight through this.  As we were in the stall, I couldn't help but notice the IV that was sewed into his neck which connected to a line that was hung from the ceiling.  He had a muzzle with a feeding tube on the side.  On the sides of his head, his chest, and his legs, he had scrapes from the time he went down in the paddock and was thrashing around on his back next to the fence.  All the scrape sites had ointment on them and were healing.  He visibly lost a ton of weight.  But he was standing.  At times, he put his ears forward and opened his eyes big and bright.  These things gave us hope.  We learned that he is expected to stay at least another week at the clinic with around the clock checks to be sure he is progressing positively and to administer his medications.  Transitioning his back to food that has more texture to it, which he is not ready for at this time, will take a minimum of 4 days.  As we gave Tux the last kisses for the day, we left the stall and had a silent drive home.  While this was going on, my parents have been in the process of making a move to their home in Virginia where they will eventually retire.  My mom is in VA full time now and has been heartbroken that she can't be here to help.

 

My dad is the kind of guy that can go up to any animal and just abolutely love them.  My mom is the kind of person who would drop literally ANYTHING for a friend and help them.  Both of my parents are unbelievably kind, have always put others before them and NEVER asked for anything in return.

 

While this is going on, there is no thought or mention of the cost of vet bills that will be associated with Tux's treatment.  All we know at this point is that there is a long hard recovery period still ahead.  That's where I come in.  I don't know how much the vet bill will end up being.  But for my parents to not consider that in a dire attempt to rather save Tux's life says a lot about who they are.  In an attempt to ease the financial pain, I have set up a GoFundMe page to try and help raise money for Tux's vet bills.  Here I post regular updates and pictures of his progress.  My parents don't know about the page right now, but when enough money has been raised, I will present it to them and I know they will be beyond words.

 

What I am asking is that anyone who can, please help donate.  Money isn't the only way to do so - just by sharing the page and spreading the word helps TREMENDOUSLY.  I don't have a Facebook or any kind of social media so getting help sharing his story and spreading the word helps so much.  Sending prayers, notes of encouragement, or sharing your own success story helps too!!  If you know my parents, chances are they have done something to help you out - and they did it happily and with a smile on their faces.  If you don't, I hope that you can at least learn from Tux's story.  Follow it, note the details, and learn about a very real ailment that could happen to any horse at any time.

 

Thank you so much for reading Tux's story.  The link to his GoFundMe page where photos and updates on his progress can also be found is:

https://www.gofundme.com/2grds2kq

 

07/31/2016 08:19:52 PM [ Emily ]

  Sun Jul 24

DINNER GALA HONORING DR. CARL JUUL-NIELSEN

Dinner Dance Gala in Honor of Dr, Juul-Nielsen

Muttontown Horsemen's Association Honoring Dr. Juul-Nielsen, DVM

Please join us August 11, 2016 to celebrate and honor Dr. Carl Juul-Nielsen

Chelsea Mansion, 34 Muttontown Lane, East Norwich,NY

Cocktail Hour 6:30  Dinner & Presentation 7:30

$100 per person/Table of 10   $900

Tickets Pay Pal, muttontownhorsemen.com

MHA, PO Box 765, Muttontown, NY 11791

                              For further information 516-922-8245 

Your help allows MHA to continue the work we do in the Muttontown Preserve

     and suppot of Open Space and Equine Organizations on Long Island



07/24/2016 08:24:13 PM [ Phyl ]

  Sun Jul 24

used clippers wanted

Looking for body clippers that are fairly new for trimming draft horses' feathers. 

07/24/2016 08:24:16 PM [ Wendy Hoder ]

  Sat Jul 23

Available for Adoption

 

For Adoption:
Carmen (black & white paint) is a 20 year old mare and around 15 hands. Georgie Girl (buckskin & white paint) is a 13 year old mare and around 16.1 hands. We are going to start accepting adoption applications from potential adopters to ensure we find the right match for them. They are available for adoption together as a pair only, as they are mother and daughter and have been together since Georgie was born. They are super sweet, sound, they don't bite, kick, and are not aggressive in any way. They stand well for the farrier and for grooming and are up to date on all. They will need someone with experience to retrain them since they haven't been ridden in many years. Carmen has about a year under saddle but will need to be brought back slowly. Georgie only has about 30-60 days riding on her so she is very green and will need to be restarted. They are located in Manorville, NY and we only adopt horses out within a 4 hour driving radius from zip code 11949. Their adoption fee is $500 for the pair.

 

07/23/2016 10:20:56 PM [ Michelle Z. ]

  Tue Jul 26

looking for work

Hi im Gina im 20 years old and i am looking for barn work or any animal work around the smithtown area. ive been around horses since i was five and went to wilson tech for equine studies my mom was also a vet tech so i have a lot of experience with all different animals. please email gina.guercia@aol.com if you're interested in some extra help around your barn or with any of you're animals i also pet sit. Thank you!

07/26/2016 08:45:56 PM [ gina ]

  Thu Jul 21

pet sitter

im looking for someone to come and stay at my home and watch my pets. must have exp with animals and ref. it will be for a few days the first week in August. 631-605-1765 send me a text michelle

07/21/2016 03:20:12 PM [ michelle ]

  Tue Jul 19

Looking for Trainer

Hi! My name is Nicole.  My horse is Mally.  She is an 11 year old OTTB and full of energy.  I am looking for a trainer that specifically knows thoroughbreds and who will come to this barn.  I am looking to ride her in hunters. 

She is not the easiest horse to ride, but we have come a long way.  Mally is difficult in the sense that she easily becomes bored.  She always needs a focus, direction, and task. 

I am having trouble with her left lead, but I am aware it has a lot to do with my position.  Position and how I sit on her back changes everything with this horse. 

Apart from isssues with her left lead, Mally's next big challenge is containing her energy (especially jumping- she loves the jumps).

My biggest challenge is my nerves.  I am looking for someone who can successfully know when to push me as well as when to back off on my bad days.

We really are a great team and very hard working.  If you have any questions please text, call, or dm.  My number is (516)993-9704.

I look forward to hearing back from anyone interested in training us and feels they are a good fit.

Thank you,

Nicole

 

 

07/19/2016 09:21:39 PM [ Debra ]

  Thu Jul 28

FOR SALE Never used, brand new items still in packaging/still have tags:

NEW Horseware Mio Fly Rug Combo with Fixed Hood, Bronze, Size 81

NEW Professional’s Choice Ballistic No-Turn Overreach Boots, Blue, Size L

NEW Pro-Craft Long Jump Bat with Wrist Loop, Black

NEW Himalayan Rock Salt Lick (brick), 4.4 lbs.

NEW Himalayan Rock Salt Lick (on rope), 2.2 lbs.

NEW Safe-guard fenbendazole Equi-bits dewormer, alfalfa based pellets, 1.25 lbs

NEW Devon-Aire Ladies Power Fleece Breech with Knee Patches, Black, Size 30R

NEW TuffRider Ladies Ribbed Low Rise Pull On Breech with Knee Patches, Tan, Size 32

NEW TuffRider Ladies Cotton Show Shirt with Short Sleeves, Lt. Blue, Size XL

NEW Dublin Ladies Riding Boots, Waterproof Leather, Rider Comfort System, Black, Size 8

 

Contact equestrianjill@optonline.net or text 631.805.6316 for more info.

Prices negotiable. Pictures available upon request. Pickup in Ronkonkoma.

07/28/2016 04:19:54 PM [ EquestrianJill ]

  Tue Jul 19

Riding position Available

Looking for a rider to help exercise several horses on the farm, flexible schedule. Hunter, Jumper, Equitation or Dressage backround is required for this position and competitive experience is preferred.  Opportunties to coach may be available to the right candidate! Please email  application request and resume to MPRFarms@hotmail.com

07/19/2016 09:21:44 PM [ MPRFarms ]

  Thu Jul 28

looking for pet friendly apartment

someone I know is looking for a pet friendly aprtment...anyone know of one??..please email me ..thanks

07/28/2016 04:19:45 PM [ joane ]

  Tue Jul 12

Catch rider- TRYING TO REACH YOU. PLEASE CONTACT ME 631 754 2355 I am a lifelong, responsible adult rider who has been riding horses for private owners for the past 10 years. I am brave, kind, and educated in basic dressage and extensive jumping. I ride

07/12/2016 07:57:42 PM [ Merri ]

 




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