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Any pony hunter/jumper trainers in MA or New England

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  • Any pony hunter/jumper trainers in MA or New England

    I have a medium pony that I would like to send out for training and then sale. (He is very, very, green, and currently just ridden on the trails.) I've done internet searches, but would really like to hear of any positive experiences with particular barns. Or some recommendations. If you feel there is anyone I should avoid please PM me.

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    are you interested in something in the New York area?There are a few good options if so...let me know

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      June Gillis-Ahern is great with ponies. She usually has a nice bunch showing at the big shows and all of her ponies get qualified for pony finals. Her site is www.victorystablesinc.com I'm sure she would love to hear from you
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        I would take any recommendations for NY also. I have found a trainer down in Maryland that sounds great but hubby wants me to keep the pony closer to home so we can check up on him more often. I just want to make sure my sensitive little guy has a bright future.

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          Thanks KaterasEqGirl, Victory Stables looks absolutely wonderful. But it is beyond my budget at this point.

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            Orion Farm in South Hadley, MA, beautiful facility...

            http://www.orionfarm.net/content/index.html
            photography!
            the ponies

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              try rabbit hill farm in .. i believe CT
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                Where are you located and what is your price range? Can you give a little more info on what you are expecting...how long you want your pony away for and what your overall goal for the pony is?
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                  We are located 10 miles northwest of Boston. I was budgeting $900 per month at the most. I was hoping for $800 so I could comfortably cover any other expenses like hoof trimming and dewormings, etc. (I also have an emergency fund for any vet emergencies.) Many of the barns around the boston area are out of my price range for training board.
                  My goal for this pony is to give him a future. Right now he is just a trail pony that doesn't seem to be enjoying his job. He tries hard to please, but he is a worrier on the trail, we have so many dirt bikes and ATV's around here and they scare the heck out of him. (The people around here don't understand to slow down or stop around horses.) If he was in a quieter area like VT I'm sure he would excel as a trail pony. (And I would give him away as a trail pony if any one wanted him.) But given his size there is no market for him (even as a freebie) in trails since most adults think he is too small. Hence the hunter/jumper pony training.

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                    Originally posted by superpony123 View Post
                    try rabbit hill farm in .. i believe CT
                    Definatley give rabbit hill a call they have some fabulous ponies and some great pony jocks!

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                      Originally posted by morganmare View Post
                      But given his size there is no market for him (even as a freebie) in trails since most adults think he is too small. Hence the hunter/jumper pony training.
                      You can give him to me. I don't care if he's not a hunter pony yet!

                      I wish I had some suggestions for you, but I'm just lurking around the 'where should i board my horse?' threads right now, as I don't really have any answers... Partially due to the fact that there is a slight possiblity of me switching barns.

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                        Originally posted by damecheval View Post
                        You can give him to me. I don't care if he's not a hunter pony yet!
                        Seriously? I would consider giving him away if you could provide a reference or two.

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                          Really? You would? Wow! I can definatly provide a few references, I've already trained a few ponies. Okay... so one was a mini and I was ten, but still. He did do walk-trot! I'd just have to talk it over with my parents, they know that I've been looking for a new project pony.

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                            Originally posted by damecheval View Post
                            Really? You would? Wow! I can definatly provide a few references, I've already trained a few ponies. Okay... so one was a mini and I was ten, but still. He did do walk-trot! I'd just have to talk it over with my parents, they know that I've been looking for a new project pony.
                            I pm'd you.

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                              Cyndy Van Der Meer at Saddle Rowe in Medway. She has several very good pony riders.
                              I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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                                Originally posted by superpony123 View Post
                                try rabbit hill farm in .. i believe CT
                                I would second Rabbit Hill. If I am not mistaken, I belive that June Gillis-Ahern has sent some of her own ponies there!

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                                  Originally posted by katie16 View Post
                                  I would second Rabbit Hill. If I am not mistaken, I belive that June Gillis-Ahern has sent some of her own ponies there!
                                  Another thumbs up for Rabbit Hill. Abby does a wonderful job with green ponies and has great pony jocks there.
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                                    To keep the price within the budget you mentioned, you may want to consider some farms in New Hampshire, the base prices may be a bit lower than those close to Boston. I don't know of any, unfortunately, but you may find some thing with some research. If you haven't already, perhaps you could try posting on equinesite.com's bulletin board, it is a New England based bb.

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                                      M. Owen, I was thinking the same thing. Many of these places that people are suggesting are beautiful facilities, I would love to send him to one of them, but I can't fit the costs within my budget. Thanks!
                                      Thank you to others that have sent PM's!

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                                        Originally posted by supershorty628 View Post
                                        Another thumbs up for Rabbit Hill. Abby does a wonderful job with green ponies and has great pony jocks there.
                                        I suggest Rabbit Hill as well! Their website is rabbithillfarm.org and Abbi's number is on the front page.
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