A gentle horse acting naturally.
By Tim Hayes
If you’re alive, at some time in your life you will most likely get hurt. If you interact with horses consistently you are not only likely to get hurt, you are choosing to participate in an activity that can be life threatening. This is also true with skiing and many other fun activities. However with every activity other than horses, you will never be injured because your “equipment” spooked. If we eliminate playing Frisbee with our dog, horses are the only animals we partner with in an athletic event. The unfortunate reality is that most humans are accidentally injured interacting with gentle horses they love. The most common cause of horse related injuries is a combination of three things—lack of knowledge, lack of communication skills, and treating a horse like a big pet.
Hunter, Equitation, and Riding School
50 Candlewood Road Ipswich, MA 01938
Owners: Robin Petersen and Peter Townsend
Trainers: Robin Petersen, Megan Piermarini and Irving Evans
What are some of your greatest accomplishments?
Our riders reach their goals every year, from mini medals to national finals and our horses are competitive in any company at any show.
All of our instructors and our barn are licensed in Massachusetts. Robin Petersen has a BHSAI (British Horse Society) from England and is also a United States Hunter Jumper Association certified trainer. When he is not at our farm, Irving Evans judges at some of the most prestigious shows in the United States. Back Bay Farm is also a Massachusetts Farm Bureau Horse Farm of Distinction. In addition to being one of our trainers, Megan Piermarini also does our professional riding.
Equine Journal, the Northeast’s premier all-breed, all-discipline equestrian magazine, celebrates Earth Day with five days of giveaways. Entering is simple—all you have to do is click on the “Earth Day Giveaway” link below or visit our contest page, choose the day you would like to enter, and complete the form and click “Enter Contest.” One random winner will be selected for each of the five days.
Prizes and sponsors for this year’s contest include: Equine Wellness Blend from Herbs for Life, Inc. of York, ME; Green Horse Organics’ Total Horse Protection Spray; Equine Organix pH-balanced Organic Chamomile Grooming Products; UltraShield Green from Absorbine; and a Bamboo Rider Hoody from Noel Asmar Equestrian.
By Jane Carlton
Tired of hearing that Dobbin is taking a stroll down Main Street? Sick of Lola succeeding in her quest to the grass that is totally greener on the other side? Maybe it’s time for a new fence. The days of a simple wooden fence are past us, and options abound for pastures, riding arenas, and property boundaries (though wood will always be the classic). Think you’re on top of your fencing knowledge game? Grab a pen and find out!
By Terisé Cole
Stabling at the show grounds has become the norm at many shows, especially those that spread over multiple days. Before you fill out that entry blank (and check) to rent a 10’ x 10’, we have some tips and tricks for keeping you tied to the trailer instead of stuck in a stall.