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    Default Anyone ride at Back Bay Farm in Mass?

    Looking at this farm to board/lesson at. Anyone ride with them? Thanks.



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    I don't personally ride there, but I know a fair amount of people who do, show against a lot of their riders and I know that they have an AMAZING program! The people are exceptionally nice, and so are the horses!!
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    In all my years of riding, gravity is the one thing that has never failed on me!



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    Thanks, that's the kind of thing I was hoping to hear.



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    Agreed with GiddyBiddy. Back Bay has a well-established program with a successful trainer. Nice people in my limited interactions with them.



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    They are nice people with a great reputation in the area. I rode there for a short while before I came up to New Hampshire for boarding school, and the horses and trainers were great. Plus, IIRC, their barn is always neat and they are fairly organized people... I don't know about you, but that's a big plus for me.



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    I rode at Back Bay with Robin Peterson...have no idea if she took the name with her when she moved???

    I can recommend her very highly. Good program, flexible, ethical, does alot with less then some of the big guns haul.

    Is that the trainer there now? Or is it just the stable location?
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.



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    Thumbs up

    Thank you again for your posts. It's nice that I think that I'v found a nice barn.



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    Quote Originally Posted by findeight View Post
    I rode at Back Bay with Robin Peterson...have no idea if she took the name with her when she moved???

    I can recommend her very highly. Good program, flexible, ethical, does alot with less then some of the big guns haul.

    Is that the trainer there now? Or is it just the stable location?
    Robin's still the trainer there
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    In all my years of riding, gravity is the one thing that has never failed on me!



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    I thought the trainer at Back Bay was Chris Johnson?



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    is Joy Coutino still there ? assistant trainer. super nice, positive person. I lessoned with her when she was in our neck of the words, all good.



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    A gal I have known for a long time rode at Back Bay during school when she had moved out to MA. She has subsequently moved back to the east coast and moved herself right back to Back Bay. I've always thought of her as a good horseperson, so I would think her moving there two times says good things!



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    no, joy no longer trains at back bay as far as I know. I believe she left recently.
    Back bay is super organized, clean, well run, beautiful facility. Robin is very professional and a wonderful person. I don't ride there personally but I have ridden two of her horses for finals, she's very good friends with my old trainer and my current trainer also does some work for her schooling horses at shows if she needs it.
    A few of my friends ride with her. They're all very nice people.
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    danosaur you have a pm. Thanks



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