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  1. #1
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    Default Newbie Driving lessons in/around Western Mass??

    I'm looking for basic driving lessons within about an hour of Amherst, Mass and I don't really know where to start! There is one farm quite close to me that advertises driving lessons in addition to riding lessons, but I don't know enough about the driving world to know if they would be a good place to try out. GMHA isn't all that far away from me, so I know there has GOT to be some other opportunities for driving lessons in this area.

    Even though I'm a newbie to driving, I'm a dressage rider and have taught beginner english riding lessons in the past. I'm currently riding at about 1st level and do a fair bit of lunging, so I understand the basics of movement, impulsion, collection, etc. I imagine I'll want to go in a similar direction with driving: dressage, possibly some combined driving.

    Ideally I'd like to find someone who could teach my husband and I together; though he isn't as experienced as I am, he has also ridden in the past and is a competent horseperson. Any suggestions??????
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    I would suggest Lani Sattler near Holyoke MA. She did a great job starting my husband in driving. She also teaches riding at Mt. Holyoke so you can google her. I think you will be very happy with her.
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    google Larry Poulin, he is somewhere in Ma.



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    Jeff Morse is in the Berkshires
    http://greenmeads.blogspot.com/2011/...m-driving.html

    Robin Groves is up near GMHA
    http://www.randwhorsedrawnservices.com/



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    Larry is out of Petersham, MA.



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    I am not familiar with Ma geography, I am in Fl.... I just know he is up there.



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