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    Default Relocating to Plymouth, MA -- Boarding Suggestions?

    I am looking to relocate and so far the only farm I have found is Valinor Farm. Does anyone know of any hidden gems in this area, I would drive up to 20 minutes from Plymouth. Also, any experience with Riesling Stables on Tower Hill? Thanks for any suggestions.



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    Quote Originally Posted by southhillstables View Post
    I am looking to relocate and so far the only farm I have found is Valinor Farm. Does anyone know of any hidden gems in this area, I would drive up to 20 minutes from Plymouth. Also, any experience with Riesling Stables on Tower Hill? Thanks for any suggestions.

    Nothing, other than I feel bad for you for relocating to MA, expecially Plymouth. Wait until you endure a winter or two.



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    Is it an improvement over the bitterness in Vermont?



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    The only thing we are bitter about in Vermont is the last two Presidential Elections!

    I moved to Vermont a few years ago, and I don't think the weather is any different than anywhere else in New England. Really. The few degrees don't change things much. Plymouth is NOT a cold place to live. The Pilgrims did just fine, and they didn't have central heating!
    \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo



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    locating to MA, expecially Plymouth
    especially Plymouth? you do know that in the winter it is warmer on the coast than it is inland right?
    "When you think you don't need a coach ...then you're in trouble" Don Imus 2012



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    Plymouth and Cape Cod get more snow than the rest of MA from what I remember. I haven't lived there in over 20 years. All I remember about it was the freezing cold, never ending rain, and wet snow. I also remember having to break the ice out of waterbuckets. Yuck.



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    You might try the recent threads on Plymouth barns from the other forums-
    http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/sho...light=plymouth
    http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/sho...light=plymouth

    What's up with everyone moving to Plymouth lately
    Snobbington Hunt clique - Whoopee Wagon Fieldmaster
    Bostonians, join us at- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Boston_Equestrian
    NYC Equestrians- http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/urbanequestrian/



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    I grew up on Cape Cod and now live in Newton. Cape Cod does NOT receive more snow than other parts of MA. Ever heard of the phrase "Cape Cod, only place in the northeast you can golf year round."

    I know a ton of places if you would like some more information. My old trainer is in Scituate, Long Meadow Dressage http://www.longmeadowdressage.com/
    There is Boysenberry Dressage with Ellie Colletti in Middleboro http://www.boysenberrydressage.com/


    Unlike VT- the ground thaws alot quicker, so riding outdoors is only limited in Dec/Jan -March. I have been riding here my whole life and find the fall to be unsurpassed by any other riding season.

    Check out Equinesite.com- you can get on their discussion forum and get a ton of feedback. Also NEDA (New England Dressage Assoc.) has a bulletin board you can inquire with. Most are very helpful. Good luck! And welcome to Mass- from a fellow Masshole.

    If you want some specific questions answered you can contact me at
    Capecrawford@yahoo.com
    Suburban horse girl stuck in the big city...



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    I have lived in Plymouth and boarded horses here my whole life. I know pretty much most of the farms around, including backyard type places. I also boarded at both Valinor and Riesling. Like any place, they each have their pros and cons. It depends on what you're looking for. Feel free to PM me with any questions.



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    "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller



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    Depends on what type of barn you are looking for. I am getting a horse on free lease who is currently boarded in Carver, not far from Plymouth. So that barn will have an empty stall come October 4th.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by linquest View Post
    You might try the recent threads on Plymouth barns from the other forums-
    http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/sho...light=plymouth
    http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/sho...light=plymouth

    What's up with everyone moving to Plymouth lately
    Being a fellow Masshole, me thinks the only horsey reason for relocating to Plymouth would be this:

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/Jobs.aspx

    (Going back to lurking from the H/J board...)



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