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Calling all New Englanders! The Texans here have a thread, and several age groups have a special thread. We should have the same! Maybe some of us can get together for trail rides, offer advice on trainers/instructors for those looking, and post clinics in the area. Also, pictures!

I'll start. I'm located in Southern New Hampshire. I'm currently working at a small barn, where I am working on polishing up 3 auction horses. Shamrock is the paint, Dublin has the blaze, and I don't actually have a picture small enough of Finnegan.
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Where are you all in New England? What style of riding do you do? Let's all talk! Sure was beautiful out today!
 

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Hello fellow New Englander! I'm Tess, from Central Maine, and we also experienced a lovely day today. Very hopeful that spring is not a myth!

I'm a trail rider by choice, though appreciate many other disciplines. I own 2 horses at the moment. 16 year old 16.2h appy gelding, Walkamile and a 13 year old 14.2h quarter horse mare, Misty.

I have miles of trails all around me, and many connected to my land. Very fortunate to also have horse riding buddies nearby so I can ride with someone fairly often. Would be great to organize a weekend ride for us New Englanders!


This is Misty

Here is Walkamile
 

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That's better! I mostly trail ride too. Spent some time at an English barn, but my knowledge there is minimal. I would love to get into more Western events, rather than just doing all-rounder type stuff, so we'll see where the future leads! For now, life is treating me well.
 

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Yay! I like this thread :)
I'm in southern Maine, and I do eventing (beginner novice) all over area 1 (basically New England) with my gelding Xander who I have had for two years this week!
This coming summer my plans are bigger and better shows, we started eventing last year (I've been riding for about 10 years before) and so last season was all about learning the ropes, now we're ready to kick some butt!
And pictures!

Very happy boy got to be naked today in the warm weather...

From a clinic this summer...



From our first recognized, multi day event (the University of New Hampshire Horse Trials), he was a champ, and we got third, but more importantly, he easily settled into his temporary digs like he was born for travel


And for bonus points, one barn dog who is not minding this crazy winter AT ALL
 

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I'll join! I'm Erin, I also live in Southern NH (Equine Obsessed, I'm near Keene- where are you?) I am a pleasure rider, play around with some low level dressage, would love to do more trail riding but the barn where I currently board isn't quite set up for it yet. However, we're only a mile or so away from connecting to the "Rail Trail" network, so hopefully we'll get that worked out soon.

I've had my horse, Isabel for about 3 years now. She's a cute little Morgan, and she'll be 20 in a couple of weeks.

Here are a couple of snowy day shots:




And a couple of pictures from the beautiful fall



I can't WAIT for this winter to be over, though the last couple of days have reminded me how terrible mud season is.
 

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Egrogan- I'm in Milford/Wilton area, and the barn I work at is in Lyndeborough. You're pretty close! I go to Keene for all tack shopping purposes. JustWingIt- love Berners!
 

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Who's riding today? I'm going to work 2 of my 3 boys, also barn sitting so I'll be doing chores too! The temperature dropped a little bit again, hoping that won't make everything icy from a warm weekend!
 

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Let's get this thread going again! Any other New Englanders here?

This weekend is supposed to be gorgeous- I plan on spending all day tomorrow and Saturday riding! Today is still a bit slick, but I'll be shoveling poop and possibly riding. One of the boys I'm working with and I went riding up the road yesterday and he didn't even flinch when a sand truck passed. I was so proud! Snowmobile trails are the best riding right now.

After this crazy winter, and spending last summer in Mississippi, where it was 90 degrees until the end of October, I have promised not to complain about the heat this summer. I am very much looking forward to these rides again:

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Ha! I am too from New England. Southern NH (near Keene). I am a pleasure rider. Gonna be attempting trails this year. Summer has had a full year to play in the woods, so I think it's time we try the more fun stuff :D We don't do anything right now cause of the horrible cold! Can't wait till spring starts!

A couple photos of my girl ^^
 

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Who got out in the gorgeous weather today? I rode two of my projects, and one fun older QH who hasn't been ridden all winter who was hot to trot. We cantered and galloped and raced around! Feels good to ride a well trained horse every now and then and not worry about any craziness!
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Mr. Finn, my project that is leaving soon! He is going to be a kid's horse, and he is phenomenal. This picture is after our ride yesterday, I didn't take any today!
 

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Hi all! :wave: I am Sarah, and I am on the coast of Maine- In the Pen Bay area.

Sadie and I are headed to the Tri-County horse show in Union on June 8th. We are super excited! We focus primarily on Dressage, but I was always a western rider before. Its nice to have a New Englander's thread!! It was a beautiful day today, and I was supposed to go to the barn... but unfortunately I have a 4 year old daughter who is really sick today. So we are staying in.

Here is Sadie:
 

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Is PA part of New England? If so, if the weather continues to cooperate i plan on continuing ground training my 3yo, and working more with my 9yo MPH mare, and working with my 7yo paint mare. We're a bit rusty from the long miserable winter....
 

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Not really, but we'll take you! Any pics of your ladies?
 

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I think they classify it as New England when you look it up LOL Oh well, who care's i guess i live close enough to the north he he
Sure here's a few i guess
This is my 9yo Mountain Pleasure Mare Chloe
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Me and the 'old man' Shadow, 22yo Appaloosa gelding
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My lovely 7yo paint mare Lunar Eclipse, in all of her great moodiness
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My 3yo crossbred colt Stormy
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I live on the Laurel Ridge in south western Pennsylvania, most of the year it feels more like little Alaska. I'm a trail rider, but i hope to train some of my horses for show and western gaming, like team penning, barrels, cutting, and just figuring out what they're good at besides being great trail horses. I live on a farm, and always have lots to do, with cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, guineas, goats, and various dogs and cats, and of course the horses!! :p
 
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