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  • Recommendations needed in Boston area

    Have been asked by client to research dressage barns in Boston area.

    Lesson program, excellent horses, 'correct' teaching, intellectual challenge, biomechanical emphasis are all sought by a middle aged rerider from the H/J world. She seems to be committed to being the best she can be.

    I'd really appreciate recommendations that approach above criteria! TIA.
    Form follows function, or does function follow form?

    www.clearvisionequine.com

    http://clearvisionequine.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Personally, I would recommend the Bill's (not sure if they
    have school horses though) Warren-McMullin Enterprises
    I think they are close enough to Boston (maybe be a bit more
    specific - 1/2 hour from downtown Boston at rush hour
    is a lot different than 1/2 hour from downtown Boston at
    11am, and downtown Boston is different than say, inside
    of 128 - Boston area means a lot of different things.)

    Dot
    www.settlementfarm.us

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    • #3
      Heres a few on the North Shore.
      Not sure if all meet your criteria - just throwing some names out there.
      Good Luck in your search

      Keith Angstadt Bradford MA
      Alexandra Arthurs Rowley MA www.clearviewfarm.biz
      Wentworth Farm Rowley MA
      Wadsworth Farm Danvers MA
      Alicia Taylor West Newbury MA
      Grand View Rowley ( or is it Ipswich? ) MA
      Sons of the Wind Merrimac MA
      Sarah Contois West Newbury MA

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      • #4
        Grand View is Rowley

        http://www.grandviewdressage.com

        I think that the poster above me means Winthrop Farm in Rowley and not Wentworth...

        http://www.winthropfarm.com/

        Very, very few places have school horses in the Boston area though. The best that you might be able to do is a part lease of a privately owned horse to take lessons on.
        "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller

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        • Original Poster

          #5
          Thanks, everyone. I'll pass this on.

          Stay cool....
          Form follows function, or does function follow form?

          www.clearvisionequine.com

          http://clearvisionequine.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            School Horses

            Anne Coan at Winthrop Farm in Rowley has school horses and is one of the better longe line instructors for reriders (or beginners). The facility is lovely and is very close to Route 1 with Route 95 just over the line in Georgetown.

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            • #7
              I haven't been there for years, but I agree Winthrop Farm is really nice.

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              • #8
                I took a couple of lunge lessons from Anne Coan at Winthrop Farm and found her very good -- helpful, very positive, etc. She does have school horses and the facility is nice.
                You have to have experiences to gain experience.

                1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"

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                • #9
                  another vote for the Bill's at Cutler Farm in Medfield!
                  www.cutlerfarmdressage.com
                  Corinna

                  www.lostislandfarm.com

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                  • #10
                    Sons of the wind farm in Methuen.
                    www.sonsofthewindfarm.com

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