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2010 Horse - USE
2010 Northwestern Vermont
Animal Resources Guide
2010 Northwestern Vermont Animal Resources Guide
EQUINE
EDITION
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Hospitals / Veterinarians
Interesting
and Informative Articles
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Farriers, Barn Builders,
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VT STATE VETERINARY INFORMATION
RABIES HOTLINE
Table of Contents
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Page
B.C.Beeman Construction .......................................... 10
Cooperative Insurance .................................................. 5
Depot Home & Garden ................................................. 4
F.E. Hart Fencing .......................................................... 9
Gallup Brook Fencing ................................................. 12
Large Animal Medical Associates ................................ 8
Mill Brook Shavings .................................................... 15
New Horizon Farm ...................................................... 16
Palmer Insurance.......................................................... 2
Underhill Automotive Center ..................................... 17
VT Rabies Hotline, VT Dept. of Health,
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM every day
800-4-RABIES (800-472-2437)
Vermont State Veterinarian, Dr. Kerry A. Rood
Asst. State Veterinarian, Dr. Michael J. Wood
VT Agency of Agriculture,
116 State St., Drawer 20, Montpelier
828-2421
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Phone Listings .......................................................... 3-20
Features:
American Miniature Horses ....................................... 12
Bucking, Shying and Other
Attention Deficit Disorders ........................................ 8
Farrier tips every horse owner should read .............. 11
Keeping a horse in the backyard ................................ 13
Training Mythunderstandings: Choosing Bits ........... 6
Win pulling contests with brains, not brawn ............ 14
Companion Animal Care, 54 Western Ave, St Johnsbury ................... 748-2855
Country Animal Hospital, 1533 Rt 107, Roy ........................................ 234-5999
Derby Pond Animal Hospital
2757 US Rt 5, Derby .......................................... 766-2222 or 800-276-3755
Eastwood Animal Clinic, Rt 4, Rutland ................................................ 773-7711
Essex Veterinary Center, 4 Oliver Wight Dr, Essex ............................ 879-1399
Fair Haven Animal Hospital
Washington, Fair Haven ................................................................. 265-3822
Fitzgerald Veterinary Hospital, 20 S Park Dr, Colchester ................... 654-6800
Glanzberg, George, www.glanzbergvet.com
64 White Creek Rd, N Bennington ................................................. 442-8714
Greensboro Animal Hospital
Garvin Hill Rd, Greensboro ................................ 533-7070 or 800-276-3755
Hayden Susan, 28 Conant Sq, Brandon ............................................. 247-3335
Hickory Ridge Animal Clinic, Main St, Putney ..................................... 3874564
Large Animal Medical Assoc, Equine & large animal care
129 Main St, Essex Jct ................................................................. 879-4288
Mallets Bay Veterinary Hospital
105 W Lakeshore Dr, Colchester .................................................... 862-2472
Middlebury Large Animal Clinic, E. Middlebury ................................... 388-6321
Milton Veterinary Hospital, 2 Chrisemily Ln, Milton ............................. 893-4000
Mount Anthony Animal Hospital, 832 West Rd, Bennington ............... 442-4324
Mt Mansfield Animal hospital, 6 S Main, Jericho ................................ 899-4013
Onion River Animal Hospital
36 Three Mile Bridge Rd, Middlesex .............................................. 223-7765
Orleans Veterinary Service, Brownington Rd, Orleans ....................... 754-6625
Oxbow Veterinary Clinic, Bradford ...................................................... 222-4635
Poultney Veterinary Services, 330 E Main, Poultney .......................... 287-9292
River Road Veterinary Clinic, Norwich ................................................ 649-3877
River Cove Animal Hospital, Rt 2A, Williston ...................................... 879-7984
Riverside Veterinary Care, 159 River, Rutland ................................... 773-4771
Sequest Animal Hospital, Morrisville ................................................... 888-7776
ANIMAL AMBULANCE SERVICE
Valley Equine Clinic, 5086 Main St, Waitsfield .................................... 583-4295
ANIMAL HEALTH PRODUCTS
Equine Gold, www.equinegold.com
218 Jones Road, Brandon .......................................... toll free 800-870-5949
Hotham’s Veterinarian & Agri-Nutrition Service
Rice Hill Rd, Sheldon .................................................................... 285-6162
Nutriteam.com, Ripton ........................................................................ 388-0661
Platform Supplements, www.platformfeed.com
U.S. Animal Nutritionals of VT, equine-canine-feline .........................................
www.usanimalnutritionals.com
20 New England Dr, Essex Jct ................................................ 800-526-5227
ANIMAL HOSPITALS
Aeolus Animal Hospital & Equine Ctr, www.aahec.com
US Rt 7A, East Dorset .................................................................... 362-2241
145 Harmony Ln, Manchester Ctr ................................................... 362-2241
Animal Chiropractic, specializing in horses & dogs
.................................................................................. 893-7631 or 324-7708
Animal Medical Hospital of Northern VT
VT Rt 15, Hyde Park ....................................................................... 888-7755
Barre Animal Hospital, South Barre .................................................... 476-4151
Barry William ....................................................................................... 479-6267
Barton Veterinary Hospital, Elm St, Barton ......................................... 525-3644
Berlin Veterinary Clinic, 403 Barre Rd, Montpelier .............................. 223-3220
Burlington Equine Veterinary Services LLC
248 Plouffe Farm Ln, Charlotte ...................................................... 425-5454
Center Rutland Veterinary Services, 409 West St, Rutland ................ 773-7966
Champlain Veterinary Clinic, 296 S Main , St Albans City .................. 524-2051
Chelsea Animal Hospital, 276 Rt 110, Chelsea .................................. 685-3232
Cold River Veterinary Center, Rt 103, N Clarendon ............................ 747-4076
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4-H Clubs
Flying Hooves, Colchester .............................................................. 879-7014
Freedom Riders, Jericho ................................................................. 899-3160
Midnight Riders, Hinesburg ............................................................. 482-2002
Run-A-Way Riders, Colchester ....................................................... 655-2277
Trail Trotters, Richmond .................................................................. 434-2900
4-H of VT, UVM Extension Service
Chittenden County, Rose Garritano ................................................ 656-5429
Franklin & Grand Isle Counties, Martha Manning .................. 524-6501 x219
Lamoille & Washington Counties, Lauren Traister .......................... 888-4972
Horses, Betsy Green ....................................................................... 656-2108
Central Vermont Humane Society, Mekklesen Hill Rd, Barre ............. 476-3811
Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program – CHAMP – ............. www.vtchamp.org
Bob Essman, 344 Falcon Manor, Williston ................ 878-1290 or 922-4694
Good Hope Farm, S. Hero .............................................................. 233-4893
Champlain Valley Exposition Special Events Ctr
[email protected] ......................................................................... 878-5545
Charlotte Pony Club, Dina Monahan .................................................. 482-2918
Dream On Curls Riding Center, LLC, www.vermontel.net/~top
Top of Hill Farm, Springfield ...................................... 885-9101 or 875-3656
Franklin Trail Riders, Franklin ............................................................. 483-5084
Green Mountain Animal Defenders
21 Church St, Burlington ................................................................ 861-3030
Green Mountain Draft Horse Association ....................... 388-6232 or 425-2824
Green Mountain Horse Association
www.gmhainc.org, South Woodstock ............................................. 457-1509
Green Mountain Miniature Horse & Donkey Association
[email protected], 636 Cemetery Rd, Richmond
Huntington Valley Pony Club .............................................................. 434-5343
Lamoille Riding & Driving Club, Johnson ............................................ 635-7230
Morgan Horse Farm
www.uvm.edu/morgan, 74 Battell Dr, Weybridge ........................... 388-2011
Mount Mansfield Pony Club ................................................................ 635-8303
Mounted Response, [email protected]
350 Piney Woods Rd, Bristol .......................................................... 453-5888
New England Animal Health Institute
2005 Trebo Rd, Chester ................................................................. 875-4889
North Country Animal League
3524 Laporte Rd, Morristown ......................................................... 888-5065
Northwestern Riding & Driving Club, Fairfax ...................................... 527-1121
Paso Fino Horse Association, Inc
www.endeavorpasofinos.com, 386 Nichols Rd, Fairfax
Pleasant Valley Pony Club .................................................................. 879-6808
TARPS, Chester .................................................................................. 875-7777
University of VT Extension, Adams House
601 Main St, Burlington .................................................................. 656-0311
Or 866-800-9944 (VT only)
VT Classic Horse Shows, [email protected] ..................... 518-885-6194
Vermont Horse Council, www.vthorsecouncil.org
c/o Terry Rose, 146 Bent Hill Rd, Braintree
Vermont Horse Shows Association
www.vhsa.org, Middlebury .............................................................. 363-1997
VHSA Newsletter, Carrie Vaculik, [email protected]
2218 US Rt 5, Sutton ...................................................................... 467-8638
Vermont Hunter Jumper Association, www.vhja.org
Information ..................................................................................... 899-3218
Vermont Icelandic Riding Club, Jill Merkel president, ........................................
[email protected], Waitsfield ........................................................ 496-7632
Vermont Quarter Horse Association, www.vtqha.com
3796 Green St, Shannon Warden, Waltham
ANIMAL HOSPITALS continued
Shelburne Veterinary Hospital, Shelburne Rd, Shelburne ................. 985-2525
Springfield Animal Hospital, VT Rt 106, Springfield ............................ 885-2505
St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital
229 Portland St, St. Johnsbury ....................................................... 748-5634
Stowe Veterinary Clinic, 300 Stagecoach Rd, Stowe ......................... 253-6800
Tanneberger Veterinary Hospital
997 Fairfax Rd, St Albans .............................................................. 524-2001
128 Grand Ave, Swanton ............................................................... 868-5394
Valley Equine Clinic, 1904 South St, New Haven ............................... 453-5855
Valleywide Veterinary Services, Rt 30, Cornwall ................................ 462-2233
Veremedy Pet Hospital
US Hwy 5, White River Jct ............................................................ 295-6900
444 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock ..................................................... 457-2229
Vergennes Large Animal Hospital, 20 Main St, Vergennes ................ 877-9901
West Mountain Animal Hospital
1726 Harwood Hill Rd, Bennington ................................................ 447-7723
West River Valley Vet Services, 720 Rt 30, Newfane ......................... 365-9362
Westminster Animal Hospital, Westminster Station ............................ 722-4196
Windsor Veterinary and Dental Services
2326 US Rt 5 North, Windsor ......................................................... 674-2070
Woodstock Veterinary Hospital PC
1217 VT Rt 12, Woodstock ............................................................. 457-2229
ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS
Addison County Humane Society, shelter
Boardman St, Middlebury ............................................................... 388-1100
American Mustang & Burro Association
[email protected] ...................................................................... 244-8104
BARNS
B.C. Beeman, North, Building & Remodeling, Fairfax ................... 849-6874
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BARNS continued
B.C.I. Construction, 275 North Orwell Rd, Orwell ............................... 948-2941
Carriage Shed, The, www.carriageshed.com
1195 VA Cutoff, White River Jct ............................................... 800-441-6057
Ensave Energy Performance, Inc, 65 Millet St, Richmond ................. 434-3792
Green Mountain Barn Frames, [email protected]
1403 Rt 116, Starksboro ................................................................. 453-7388
Green Mountain Post & Beam, www.greenmountainpostandbeam.com
373 Mayotte Rd, East Fairfield .................................. 849-6335 or 752-5085
Horse Barns by Northern Builders Inc, Williston ................................. 879-3623
Liberty Head Post & Beam, 2855 Main Rd, Huntington ...................... 434-2120
Livingston Farm, www.livingstonfarmlandscape.com
40 South Rt 116, Bristol .................................................................. 453-2226
Middlebury Fence Co, www.middlefence.com
1341 Ethan Allen Hwy, New Haven ................................................ 388-2225
So. Burlington ................................................................................. 658-5500
Middlebury Construction Group
1341 Ethan Allen Hwy, New Haven ................................................ 388-6699
Morin, J. Michael, 401 Charles Rd, Williston ...................................... 657-4140
Nordic Barn, Mountain Rd, Stowe ....................................................... 253-4531
Northtimber Associates, 11 Lisle Hill Rd, Wilmington ......................... 464-5454
Northern Builders, Inc, Williston .............................. 800-639-2042 or 879-3623
Stanleys, Howard & Rod Barn, VT Rt 236, Sheldon ........................... 933-6165
Tree Top Builders, Underhill ................................................................ 899-1800
Wells Farm Systems, www.fenceandbarns.com, Grand Isle .............. 372-5570
Westover Custom Building, Jericho .................................................... 363-4096
Corey Equine Dental, 86 Sam Webb Rd, Fairfax ............................ 849-2963
Hatfield Equine Dental Services .................................... 384-1607 or 793-4139
Lamoille Valley Veterinary Services
278 VT Rt 15 E, Hyde Park ............................................................ 888-7911
EQUINE SERVICES
Beattie, Ivan C, breeder, Barnumville Rd, Manchester ...................... 362-2286
Cardigan Equine Services, Apple Blossom Ln, Canaan ..................... 523-1161
Champlain Valley Exposition Special Events Ctr
Everything Equine, [email protected] .......................................... 878-5545
Danville Morgan Horse Farm, breeding, Danville ............................... 684-2251
Derby Pond Animal Hospital, crematory service
2757 US Rt 5, Derby .......................................... 766-2222 or 800-276-3755
Dream on Curls Riding Center
153 Kirk Meadow Rd, Springfield ................................................... 885-4126
Equine Connection, massage, Hinesburg ........................................... 482-3002
Equine Reproduction Workshop (annual event) ................................. 388-2011
Equinox Cycles, breeder, Barnumville Rd, Manchester ...................... 362-2286
Greensboro Animal Hospital, crematory service
Garvin Hill Rd, Greensboro ................................ 533-7070 or 800-276-3755
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, horse breeders, Starksboro .................. 453-4419
Henderson, Keeley DVM, equine acupuncture & chiropractic ............ 453-5795
Hewlett, Sam, insemination services
Painter Hill Rd, Middlebury ............................................................. 388-3234
Horse Marketplace, advertising, ..................................... toll free 800-836-2888
Jean Waldron, Certified Equine Massage
[email protected], 2607 Clay Hill, Johnson ............................... 635-7050
Lucky’s Trailer Sales, stall mats & hook ups
So. Royalton ....................................................... 800-877-5854 or 763-2585
Mazza Horse Services, therapeutic riding, www.myhorsetreasures.com, .........
Bridport .................................................. 877-3397 or 349-7073 or 453-5655
EQUINE DENTAL CARE
Burlington Equine Veterinary Services LLC
248 Plouffe Farm Ln, Charlotte ...................................................... 425-5454
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Training Mythunderstandings: Choosing Bits
covered, pressure-sensitive cartilage. Between the bars, the bit lays across
and presses against the horse’s tongue. Depending on its shape and adjustment, a bit can also put pressure on the horse’s lips and on the roof of
its mouth. Pressures on the lips are the least effective because the lips are
an unstable surface and easily injured.
The first thing to look at on any
device you put in the horse’s mouth
is its contact area—the size of the
area that actually touches the horse
and transmits pressure or feel. When
trainers talk about “pounds of pressure” on a bit, they are really talking
about pounds per square inch of
pressure over this contact area. The
thinner the bit, the less contact area
it has and the greater the pounds per
square in of pressure. The thicker the
bit, the greater the contact area and
the lower the pounds per square inch
of pressure.
Put another way, the thinner the
bit, the more noticeable any pressure
on the bars will be. With a thicker
bit, the same amount of rein pressure will be less noticeable. So the
effective size of the mouthpiece is the first thing to look at because it will
determine how noticeable the pressure you apply will be. Rough bit surfaces such as twists reduce the area where pressure is felt much like
rough tread reduces a tire’s surface area where it meets the road.
The second thing to look at is whether the mouthpiece is straight or
By Ron Meredith
President, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
Bits are one of the most MythUnderstood pieces of horse equipment
man has ever invented. The things that people think they’re supposed to
do with a bit in a horse’s mouth are unbelievable.
All to often, the human take on the situation is that a horse is a big animal, therefore
the pressures needed to control it must be big
and strong. That’s a myth. A rocket engine is
controlled by tiny bits of information being
fed one at a time by a computer. Each of those
bits is either a “zero” or a “one”. The bits
flow in a pattern called a program that the
rocket understands. Same thing with a horse.
All it needs are tiny bits of information fed
to it with the right timing to get with the program.
There are very few surfaces where the bit
can apply pressure. So it takes some pretty
complex applications of pressure to those few
points to create complex communication. The
bit must be shaped in such a way and fit properly within the mouth so horse is able to understand what the communication is. Therefore a bit must be both directional and horse logical. It must not cause any injury which will result in
temporary numbness.
The area in the horse’s mouth where a bit communicates our pressures
most effectively to the horse is called the bars. These gaps between the
front teeth and the back teeth on either side of the jaw consist of tissue-
Choosing bits continued on page 7
EQUINE SERVICESS continued
Barton Blacksmith Shop The, West Glover ......................................... 525-3034
Blackthorne Forge, Marshfield ............................................................ 426-3369
Crissi Johnson, Fairfax ....................................................................... 849-9881
Hawk’s Mountain Ironworks, 50 Rt 106, N Springfield ........................ 886-8585
Hendee’s Farrier Service, 467 Belmont Rd, Belmont ......................... 259-2882
Huntington River Smithy, 1735 Main Rd, Huntington ......................... 434-3871
Leslie White, Eden .............................................................................. 635-2788
Northeast Draft Horse Shoeing, 1719 Center Rd, Hyde Park ............. 888-7505
Nunn Studio Forge, 56 South Rd, Bradford ........................................ 222-4696
Peter Polhemus Horseshoeing, Jeffersonville ............... 644-5785 or 283-2421
Rena Gospodarek, Mountain Rd, Bristol ............................................ 453-2875
Scott Doner Horseshoeing, Colchester ............................................... 373-0191
Sven Osgood, Fairfax/Fletcher ........................................................... 849-6229
Thad Gouge, Williamsville .................................................................. 426-3141
Thornwood Farm, Equines & Farriery
Ken Norman, W Pawlet .................................................................. 645-9224
Tim Mulligan, Barre ............................................................................. 479-6123
Vermont Farrier Supply, 28 Mackey St, Milton .................................... 893-2789
Wildflower Ironworks, blacksmith/ portable welding
2208 Mountain Rd, Addison ........................................................... 759-2404
Meadow Run Equestrian Ctr, breeding miniature horses
144 Middle Rd, Colchester ............................................................. 879-1124
Midnight Mountain Inc, www.midnightmountain.com
workshops ..................................................................................... 276-2139
Milk & Honey Genetics, animal insemination service
62 Singing Cedars Rd, Orwell ........................................................ 948-2700
Nichols, Robert & Pet Food Supplies, animal carcass removal
Brandon ......................................................................................... 247-6614
Salisbury Standardbreds, breeders, Salisbury .................................... 352-4204
Thistle Dew Farm Llc
2725 Thompsonburg Rd, Londonberry ........................................... 824-6060
UVM Morgan Horse Farm, Morgan Horse Farm Rd
Weybridge ...................................................................................... 388-2011
Uphill Farm, breeders, N Bridgewater Rd, Woodstock ....................... 457-4017
Windy Valley Equine Farm, breeders, 1038 Crooks Rd, Eden ........... 635-2080
EQUINE LIABILITY INSURANCE
Champlain Valley Insurance Agency, farm/business
2562 Rt 22A, Bridport ......................................... 758-2150 or 800-941-7719
Co-Operative Insurance Companies, Middlebury .......................... 388-7917
Gaines Insurance Agency, farm, 154 Monkton Rd, Vergennes ........... 877-2878
Laberge Ins. Agency, farm
1 Washington St, Middlebury .............................. 388-2772 or 800-498-1211
Palmer Insurance Agency, Hinesburg ........................................... 482- 5678
Titus Insurance Agency, 4281 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne .................... 985-2453
FEED DEALERS
Agway, 780 Brooklyn St, Morrisville .................................................... 888-3321
Bates Farm Home & Garden, 174 Depot St, Enosburg Falls ............. 933-4313
Blue Seal Feeds
38 Union St, Brandon ................................................. 247-9599 or 247-3731
Province St, Richford ............................................................... 800-649-5096
76 Marble, West Rutland ................................................................ 438-2221
Bourdeau & Bushey, Inc
88 Seymour St, Middlebury ............................................................. 388-7000
Sheldon Junction ....................................................... 933-2277 or 933-4581
Community Feed Store, Westminster Station ..................................... 722-9852
EQUINE LEGAL SERVICES
Collins, McMahon & Harris, PLLC, Attys. at Law
[email protected], 308 Main St, Burlington ................................. 862-3524
FARRIERS / SUPPLIES
Acquaviva, Wm, Butterfield Rd, Marlboro ........................................... 464-2823
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non-leverage bit. Because of this exaggerated pressure and release, curb
bits impede true feel and understanding between you and your horse.
Curbs are also nondirectional. Their pressure is felt
as a clamping between the horse’s chin and the bars of
his mouth, and therefore can convey minimal direction
to the horse. If you use a chain, the pressure is more
noticeable underneath the chin. If you use a thick leather
strap, the pressure is more noticeable on the bars of the
mouth. In most cases, curb bits are used as a signaling
device rather than as a training device to help the horse
learn to shape himself correctly.
One of the biggest mistakes everybody makes is picturing the bit by itself. The bit is only part of the overall
corridor of aids you use to create the shapes you want
the horse to take. You do not want the bit to be louder
than your legs or seat. You don’t need a big bit to get the
horse’s attention and you don’t need a big bit to get the
horse stopped. You just need to know how to use a bit to make it understandable and directional to the horse.
Whenever you see a horse fighting the bit, he has lost feeling for the
rest of the aids. It is just like two people who speak different languages
raising their voices louder and louder in an effort to be understood.
Rhythm, relaxation and repetition are the cornerstones of good training.
Choosing bits continued from page 6
whether it is shaped so it relieves the pressure on the tongue. If the bit is
straight, the horse’s tongue absorbs some of the pressure and the horse will feel less pressure on the bars.
The bars are the only places in the mouth we can use
to communicate an understandable directional pressure. If the mouthpiece is hinged or grooved so it relieves pressure on the tongue, the bit is more noticeable on the bars of the mouth and gives more directional guidance.
A tongue groove and a port are not the same thing.
A tongue groove is a shallow, raised indentation in the
center of the mouthpiece only high enough to relieve
tongue pressure. It allows the bit’s pressures to be felt
on the bars. A port is a raised groove or attached spoon
so tall that it puts pressure on the roof of the mouth
when the shanks of the bit are rotated by pulling on
the reins. If you could park a little boat in it, it’s a port. A port is severe
and nondirectional and cannot teach the horse anything.
The third thing to look at is whether the bit has leverage. The way to
measure leverage is to compare the distance from the mouthpiece to where
the reins attach to the distance from the mouthpiece to the curb chain (or
strap). Most curb bits have a 3:1 leverage ratio. That means if you put 10
pounds of pull on the reins, the horse will feel 30 pounds of pressure
squeezing his mouth.
Leverage decreases the amount of time it takes for the horse to feel bit
pressure. If you have a bit with 3:1 leverage, the horse feels 10 pounds of
pressure three times faster than he would if you applied 10 pounds of
pressure with a non-leverage bit like a snaffle. To make this kind of bit
pressure understandable and horse logical you would have to soften the
pressure to reward the horse three times as quickly as you would with a
FEED DEALERS continued
Country Ag Services
6915 US Rt 7, N. Ferrisburgh ......................................................... 425-2213
275 N. Orwell Rd, Orwell ................................................................ 948-2208
Erskine, R B inc. Grain Store, Chester Depot .................................... 875-2333
Equine Gold Inc, 218 Jones Dr, Brandon ............................................ 247-3100
3 Grist Mill Rd, Middlebury ............................................................. 388-1924
Fairlee Feed & Saddlery Inc, Main St, Fairlee .................................... 333-4307
Feed Commodities International Inc
Main St, Vergennes ........................................................................ 877-2554
47 Feed Mill Ln, Middlebury ........................................................... 388-2554
Guy’s Farm & Yard
19 Barre St, Montpelier ................................................................... 229-0567
Morrisville ....................................................................................... 888-2025
Rt 2A, Williston ............................................................................... 878-5112
Hammond’s East Valley Supply, 147 Rt 14 S, Randolph .................... 728-3904
Hook & Hoof, 5075 US Rt 7, Ferrisburg .............................................. 877-6320
Howard’s Home & Garden, Memorial Dr, St. Johnsbury ..................... 748-3127
Island Hardware & Feed Inc, 3 N Main St, Alburgh ............................ 796-3475
Johnson Hardware & Rental, VT Rt 15, W. Johnson .......................... 635-7282
Lucerne Farms, www.lucernefarms.com ..................................... 800-723-4923
Brattleboro Agway, Brattleboro ....................................................... 254-8755
Community Feed Store, Westminister Station ................................ 722-9852
Moon Mountain, Brookfield ............................................................. 276-3499
Fairlee Feed & Saddlery, Fairlee .................................................... 333-4307
Farm Way, Inc, Bradford ................................................................. 222-9316
Whites Dairy Supply, N. Hartland ................................................... 295-2962
Northstar Farm Supply, S. Royalton ............................................... 763-8870
Woodstock Farm, Garden & Pet Supply, Woodstock ..................... 457-3006
R.B. Erskine, Inc Grain & Supplies, Chester Depot ....................... 875-2333
LaValley Building Supply, Ludlow ................................................... 228-4665
Whitman’s Feed Store, Inc, N. Bennington ............................. 800-521-2705
Depot Home & Garden, Essex Jct .............................................. 878-8596
Instructor and trainer Ron Meredith has refined his “horse logical” methods for communicating with equines over 40 years as a horse professional. He is president of Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
(147 Saddle Lane, Waverly, WV 26184; 800.679.2603;
www.meredithmanor.edu), an ACCET accredited equestrian educational
institution.
L.D. Oliver Seed Co, Milton ............................................................ 893-4628
St. Albans Co-Op Store, St. Albans ................................................ 524-9366
Guy’s Farm Yard, Williston ............................................................. 878-5112
Guy’s Farm Yard, Montpelier .......................................................... 229-0567
Guy’s Farm Yard, Morrisville .......................................................... 888-2025
Kenyon’s Variety, Waitsfield ........................................................... 496-3922
Montpelier Agway Farm & Garden, Montpelier ............................... 229-9187
Garland’s Agway, Rutland .............................................................. 773-2422
Otter Valley Supply, Rutland ........................................................... 775-2216
Blue Seal Feed, Inc, Brandon ........................................................ 547-3731
Middlebury Farm & Garden, Middlebury ......................................... 388-4937
Paris Farmers Union, Middlebury ................................................... 388-3139
S.E. Smith & Company, West Rutland ........................................... 438-2221
Farmyard Store, Derby ................................................................... 766-2714
Lyndonville Agway, Lyndonville ...................................................... 626-5538
Pick N Shovel Hardware, Newport ................................................. 334-8370
Menard’s Agway, 780 Brooklyn, Morrisville ......................................... 888-3321
Morrison’s Custom Feeds, Inc, Town Hwy 100, Barnet ..................... 633-4387
Morrison’s Feed Bag, 1186 Memorial Dr, St Johnsbury ...................... 748-0010
Nutrena, Farmstore Consultant
4636 East Hubbardtown, Castleton ........................... 273-3622 or 779-4500
Oliver Seed Co Inc, Sunset Ave, Milton .............................................. 893-4628
Otter Valley Supply, 2 Ripley Rd, Rutland ........................................... 775-2216
Peaceful Valley Farm & Home Supply, Rt 7 Pownal ........................... 823-7303
Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition
5482 Ethan Allen Hwy, New Haven ................................................ 453-6684
934 North St, New Haven ............................................................... 453-6689
Plainfield Hrdw Farm Mkt & Grdn Ctr, US Rt 2 ................................... 454-1000
Platform Supplements, www.platformfeed.com
Popoma Farm, Whitingham ............................................................ 623-6220
Red Rose Feed Farm Supply, Whiting ................................................ 247-6700
River Bend Farm Supplies, 320 Riverdale Rd, Townshend ................ 365-7800
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ing. First we
show them what
we want them to
do. When we’re
sure that they understand what we
are
showing
them, we begin to
ask for it. When
the horse consistently does what
we ask, he has
reached a level of
sophistication
where we can tell
him what we want
and expect to get
the correct response every
time. At this stage
in the horse’s training, if he does not do what we tell him to do, we can
enforce our request with stronger aids without upsetting his training program one bit.
If the horse bucks or backs because his equipment is hurting him, it
would be unjust to enforce our request. However, if he’s bucking because he’s having a tantrum or shying at the barn cat out of high spirits
and we fail to enforce our request, we reinforce the evasion. Today’s
evasion quickly becomes tomorrow’s bad habit.
Bucking continued on page 8
Bucking, shying and other
attention deficit disorders
By Faith Meredith
Director, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
There may be a few enthusiastic riders out there who look forward to the challenge of riding their horse through a fit of bucking or shying when they mount up. Most of us, however, would
prefer that our horses never did either one while we are on their
backs.
Whenever horses start behaving badly, we try to give them the
benefit of the doubt. The horse that bucks may have a saddle or
girth that’s pinching him uncomfortably. Or he may simply be
high on life and feeling really good. The horse that shies may be
hypersensitive to noise or reacting to the excitement of a windy
day. Or he may be in need of a lot of patient “spook proofing” to
build his confidence and recondition his responses to unfamiliar
sights and sounds. The horse that backs full speed across the
arena when his rider asks him to go forward may be trying to
escape a severe bit or a rider’s unrelenting hands.
More often, however, behaviors like bucking, shying, standing up or
that unrequested backing are the horse’s way of evading something the
rider has asked him to do and that he understands perfectly well how to
do. If the rider does not recognize what has happened and take measures
to correct it immediately, the horse learns that evasion has its rewards.
He doesn’t have to do whatever it was he didn’t want to do. Better yet, if
he frightens his rider badly enough, the lesson may end altogether. What
a deal!
In our training program, we take horses through four stages of learnFEED DEALERS continued
FEED MANUFACTURERS
Cargill Animal Nutrition/Nutrena, 149 Jonergin Dr, Swanton .............. 868-3232
Feed Commodities, 1376 E Main St, Newport .................................... 334-2942
Green Mountain Feeds, Main St, Bethel ............................................. 234-6278
Rowell Bros Ford, Hardwick ................................................................ 472-5546
Sweet Trucking, Inc, VT Rt 104, Cambridge ....................................... 644-5470
Vermont Organic Grain, Main St, Bethel ............................................. 234-5433
Walkers Farm Home & Tack, www.walkerstore.cc
555 Fairfax Rd, St. Albans .............................................................. 524-9255
White Dairy Supply, 500 Rt 5, Hartland .............................................. 295-2962
FEED STORES
Agway
1032 Prim Rd, Colchester .............................................................. 864-5545
338 Exchange St, Middlebury ........................................................ 388-4937
190 E. Montpelier Rd, Montpelier ................................................... 229-9187
780 Brooklyn St, Morristown ........................................................... 888-0044
Walnut St, St. Albans ............................................................... 800-642-3136
364 Essex Rd, Williston ...................................... 800-498-3306 or 878-3301
VT Rt 100, Waterbury ..................................................................... 244-6601
BJ’s Farm Supply Inc, 1326 Panton Rd, Panton ................................. 475-2492
Blue Seal Feeds, Inc, www.blueseal.com ..........................................................
Union St, Brandon .......................... 247-3731 or 247-9599 or 800-766-6391
Richford ............................................................................... 1-800-649-5096
Bourdeau Bros., [email protected]
88 Seymour St, Middlebury ................................ 388-7000 or 800-639-7051
Sheldon .......................................... 800-499-2128 or 933-4581 or 933-2277
Brian’s Farm Supply, 2155 S Bingham St, Cornwall ........................... 462-3624
Broughton Farm Supply, VT Rt 22A, Bridport ..................................... 758-2477
Clark’s Feed Store, 51 Prospect St, Barre .......................................... 476-4611
Country Agricultural Services
N. Ferrisburgh ................................................................................. 425-2213
N. Orwell Rd, Orwell ....................................................................... 948-2208
Depot Farm Supply
Leicester/Whiting Rd, Leicester Jct ................................................ 247-6700
Whiting ............................................................... 247-6700 or 800-244-3102
Depot Home & Garden, 36 Park St, Essex Jct ................................ 878-8596
Doggone Styles & Creature Features,
Middlebury Marble Works, Middlebury ........................................... 388-2879
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Bucking continued from page 6
The best way to deal with an evasion is to ride the horse forward assertively. The idea is to channel the horse’s evasive energy into forward
movement. The average rider finds this a scary thing
to do when their horse is behaving badly, however.
And if they don’t have an independent seat, they
may not be capable of riding the horse forward assertively. Their fears allow the horse’s evasion to
succeed and a bad habit gets started. Our students
get a lot of experience riding horses like these when
discouraged owners send their horses to Meredith
Manor for “reform school.”
Upper level riders like a horse that’s bursting with
energy because they can direct that energy into the
horse’s work. Less skilled riders may want to make
sure an energetic horse has plenty of turnout time
during the day or at least before their riding sessions begin so the horse can spend its excess energy playing rather than
evading. If your horse has developed a persistent evasion, you seek help
from a trainer who can return him to ranks of solid citizens and improve
your riding skills to build your confidence.
The best way to prevent the occasional evasion from turning into a
regular bad habit is to keep the horse’s attention on you at all times.
Attention is a learned habit for both the horse and the handler or rider.
We start our young horses with a groundwork program we call heeding
because its goal is to get the horse to pay complete attention to its handler at all times. At the same time, students learn to put their attention
completely on their horse. If you are physically with your horse but men-
tally thinking about the what kind of pizza you want for dinner or what
song you want to download from your computer, you are not paying
attention to your horse. So why should he pay attention to you?
When you cultivate the habits of paying
attention to your horse every moment you
are with him on the ground and of bringing
his attention back to you whenever it wanders, those habits carry over into your riding.
To ride well, you must pay attention to every stride the horse takes, stride after stride.
When you give your horse that level of attention, you start to automatically pick up
on and correct those small losses of attention on the horse’s part that are the beginning of an evasion. Then a full blown evasion simply never happens.
Just like people, different horses will have
different attention spans. Young horses have short attention spans just
like young children. So their lessons should be short enough to end on a
good note before they get too tired to pay attention any more. Some
horses are more focused while others tend to get distracted easily. Developing concentration—both your own and that of your horse—is a skill
that is just as important to good riding as developing balance or understanding the aids.
Faith Meredith, Director of Meredith Manor International Equestrian
Centre, has joined her husband Ron Meredith in writing articles for the
Centre’s extremely popular series for horse enthusiasts in all disciplines.
Ron’s articles focus mainly on training while Faith’s focus on riding.
FEED STORES continued
63 Maple St, Middlebury ................................................................. 388-0110
Feed N Seed Pet Food Outlet, 217 N Main St, Rutland ..................... 775-1160
Grain Shed, Alburg .............................................................................. 796-3475
Guy’s Farm & Yard
VT Rt. 2A, Williston ........................................................................ 878-5112
155 Portland St, Morrisville ............................................................ 888-2025
19 Barre St, Montpelier ................................................................... 229-0567
Hillcrest Tack Shop, 183 Fowler Rd, Plainfield ................................... 454-8597
Huestis Farm Supply, 3877 Crown Point Rd, Bridport ........................ 758-2289
Johnson Farm & Garden, VT Rt 15, Johnson .................................... 635-7282
L.D. Oliver Seed Co, Sunset Ave, Milton ............................................ 893-4628
McCuin O C & Sons, Highgate Center ................................................ 868-3261
Nutrena, Farmstore Consultant
4636 East Hubbardtown, Castleton ................................................ 273-3622
Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition
5482 Ethan Allen Hwy, New Haven ................................................ 453-6684
934 North St, New Haven ............................................................... 453-6689
Poulin Grain, Inc, www.poulingrain.com
24 Depot St, Swanton ......................................... 800-750-5947 or 868-3323
Walkers Farm Home & Tack, www.walkerstore.cc
555 Fairfax Rd, St. Albans .............................................................. 524-9255
FENCE
A.H. Fence Co, Georgia ...................................................................... 893-1135
A Scenic Fence Company, Newfane ................................................... 365-4534
Catamount Fence Company, 2293 Rt 125,
Cornwall ................................................ 462-3380 or toll free 866-500-3380
Catamount Fence Company, 2293 VT Rt 125
Cornwall ................................................ 462-3381 or toll free 866-500-3380
Cedar Ledge fence & Property, [email protected]
11 Hamblin Rd, Cornwall ................................................................ 462-2100
Champlain Valley Fencing, Colchester ............................................... 324-2041
Cifco Crystal Ice & Fuel Inc,
103 Frost Pt, Brattleboro .................................... 254-4591 or 800-553-0401
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FENCING continued
Cooper Fence Co
Burlington ........................................................... 800-696-3362 or 862-6040
Rutland ........................................................................................... 773-9166
Corner Rail Co, Tunbridge .................................................................. 889-3514
Custom Courts, Rt 14, Sharon ............................................................ 763-8635
Dan Roy Fence, Newport .................................................................... 344-0191
Elm Hill Farm Fencing, Colchester ..................................................... 878-4111
Farm-Way Inc, www.farm-way.com
VT Rt 25 E, Bradford ............................................................... 800-222-9316
F. E. Hart Fence Co, Inc, www.FEHart.com
394 Shunpike Rd, Williston ............... 862-6691 or 862-6650 or 862-7935
F.R. Lafayette, 52 Kellogg Rd, Essex ................................................. 878-5341
Feerick Fence, [email protected]
1192 Main, Fairfax .......................................................................... 849-6296
Flack’s Gallagher Power Fencing, Enosburg Falls ............................. 933-7752
Frontier Fence, N. Hero ...................................................................... 372-9037
Gallup Brook Fencing, Jeffersonville ............................................. 644-8080
Golden Eagle Fence Co, 138 Dawley Rd, Mt Holly ............................ 259-3371
Grandview Construction & Fence Co, Addison .................................. 238-1854
Green Mountain Fence, Glover ........................................................... 525-6566
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
Hawk Creek Fence Co, www.hawkcreekfence.com
6088 US Rt 7, Ferrisburg .................................... 425-7157 or 888-429-5273
Home Depot The, ......................................................... toll free 1-800-201-5240
Homestead Fence Co
61 Chipman Point Rd, Orwell .................................... 948-2244 or 989-0948
Ideal Fuels, 259 Ben Mont Av, Bennington ......................................... 442-5188
Invisible Fence of Northern Vermont
446 Shunpike Rd, Williston ................................ 800-769-6379 or 863-6329
Lafayette F R Inc, 52 Kellogg Rd, Essex ............................................ 878-5341
Building Barns with Distinction
Maple Tree Fence Co, Shelburne ....................................................... 864-9090
Meadows Edge Fence, www.meadowsedgefence.net
Colchester ...................................................................................... 999-8001
Middlebury Fence Company, www.middleburyfence.com
1442 US Rt 7, Middlebury ................................. Burlington Tel No 658-5500
1341 Ethan Allen Highway, New Haven ......................................... 388-2225
............................................................................... or toll free 866-689-5041
S. Burlington ................................................................................... 658-5500
Muscatello’s Custom Fence, 28 Stratton Rd, Rutland ........................ 342-6115
National Rent-A-Fence, www.rentnational.com
toll free ......................................................... 866-877-3574 or 800-352-5675
New England Fence, Bethel ............................................................... 259-3300
Olson Invisible Fence, Sunderland ..................................................... 375-1179
Pratico’s Landscaping & Fence Co, www.praticos.com
349N Main St, Rutland .................................................................. 775-4382
Rossi A D Corp, 69 Concord Av, St Johnsbury
........................................................................... 748-4378 or 800-237-6774
Round Hill Fence & Security Inc, www.roundhillfence.com
VT Rt 14, Irasburg .............................................. 800-427-6320 or 754-6328
Burlington Tel No ............................................................................ 863-0567
Sanford, Ben, 2704 Church Hill Rd, Woodstock ................................. 457-9812
Scarzello, Rick, N. Fayston ................................................................. 496-3462
Springfield Fence Co Inc, 50 VT Rt 106, N. Springfield ...................... 886-2221
Straightline Fencing, 26 Raymond Hill Rd, Orwell .............................. 948-2775
Wayside Fences, 218 Marlboro Rd, VT Rt 9, Brattleboro ................... 254-5838
Wells Farm Systems, www.fenceandbarns.com, Grand Isle .............. 372-5570
Westwood Fences, VT Rt 16, Irasburg ............................................... 754-8486
White’s Fence, Hinesburg ................................................................... 482-2754
Wilderness Fence Co, Duck Pond Rd, Barton .................................... 525-1113
Williams Fence Co, 84 Wellwood Orchard Rd, Weathersfield ............ 263-5477
Yesteryear Fencing Split Cedar Rails, 96 VT Rt 14, Irasburg ............. 754-2733
HORSE CARRIAGES
Acme Carriage Works, 4683 Rt 12, Braintree ..................................... 728-6060
Lajoie Stables, 992 Pollander Rd, Cambridge .................................... 644-5347
Munson, Karen J Horse & Buggy Service
1342 Old Stage Rd, Westford ......................................................... 878-7715
Running Brook Farm Carriage Barn
Blood Hill Rd, West Windsor .......................................................... 484-3030
Sterling Mountain Farm Carriage Service, Stowe ............................... 635-1741
HORSE FURNISHINGS
Horseysets, horse fashions .................................. (866-3horsey) 866-346-7739
Irwin’s Tack Shop, Ferrisburgh ............................................................ 877-3665
Sanborn, H N & Son, Main St, Chelsea .............................................. 685-4646
State Line Tack in Petsmart, 21 Trader Ln, Williston .......................... 872-1819
Tack Box, The, www.tackbox.net,
3424 Roosevelt Hwy, Colchester .................................................... 878-2813
Tony’s Tack Shop, 34 Park St #9, Essex Jct ........... 876-4444 or 800-667-6611
Walker’s Farm Home & Tack, www.walkerstore.cc
555 Fairfax Rd, St. Albans .............................................................. 524-9255
Wimsey’s Echo Equestrian, 1696 Rt 2, Marshfield ............................. 426-2088
Zoe’s Tack Room & Café, 3825 Ethan Allen Hgy, Charlotte ............... 425-5867
B.C. Beeman, North
Building & Remodeling
Build • Design • Remodel
849-6874
Fairfax, VT Greg Beeman
HORSE HAY
Baldwin Farm, ................................................................ 482-2589 or 238-8804
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
Hay bales, certified organic ................................................................. 893-6302
Horse hay ............................................................................................ 644-2423
Holdman, Wm Inc, Jersey Rd, Middlebury .......................................... 388-6772
Marc & Diane Cote, Morrisville ........................................................... 888-3949
Mulch Hay, .......................................................................................... 644-2423
Quality Horse Hay, round bales, will deliver ........................................ 453-4419
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If you notice a
change in your
horse’s feet, you
should look at management and other
factors that could
have changed such as
diet, environment, a
new farrier, illness,
fever, stall cleanliness, lameness, or
weather.
Farrier tips every horse
owner should read
Every horse and every hoof is unique. Deciding what is best for you
horse and your horses feet, is an important part of owning a horse. Finding a good farrier that is knowledgeable, on time and willing to work
with you is important.
Consult your farrier and get his advice. He’ll decide if your horse
needs shoes based on a number of factors. Your farrier should ask you
some questions like the following to help you both decide what to do:
•
Does your
horse have on a good
quality bell boot that
fits correctly?
•
What kind and how much work is your horse doing?
•
What kind of footing do you ride on?
•
What is the footing in your horse’s turn-out like?
•
Are your pastures deep and muddy?
•
Do your horse’s feet chip short or grow long when barefoot?
•
•
What time of year is it that you are considering?
Are there any other horses in the field that your horse is not
getting along with, causing them to run around inappropriately?
•
Does your horse have any tendon or ligament injuries?
•
Is your horse being left out for too long and getting restless?
•
Does your horse get abscesses or stone bruises easily?
•
•
Is your horse competing, and if so does he move better with or
without shoes?
Are the shoes that are on your horse the right size, or are they
too big, leaving too much steel out behind him to grab with a
back foot?
•
What is your budget?
If something starts to change, like a new crack or change in shape, you
should be aware of it right away.
HORSE HAY continued
Ryan, A G, Whiting .............................................................................. 623-7454
Ryan, Clayton, 3225 Richville Rd, Shoreham ..................................... 897-5921
Standing hay ....................................................................................... 644-5055
Vanasse Farms Hay & Sawdust Etc
Willoughby Lake Rd, Orleans ......................................................... 754-8881
HORSE TRAILERS
Green Mountain Trailers Inc, Cornwall ................................................ 462-3956
Harvest Moon Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro ..................................... 453-4419
Lucky’s Trailer Sales, 402 VT Rt 107
S. Royalton ......................................................... 800-877-5854 or 763-2585
Mountain View Dairy Supplies, Cornwall ............................................ 462-3956
Upper Ten Trailer Sales, Inc
33 Gardner Circle, Hinesburg ............................. 800-533-0504 or 482-2250
HORSE TRAILERS / REPAIRS
Hall’s Hitches, Riverside Ave, Burlington ............................................ 864-5857
Underhill Automotive, VT Rt 15, Underhill ...................................... 899-2314
Upper 10 Trailer Sales,
33 Gardner Circle, Hinesburg ............................. 800-533-0504 or 482-2250
HORSE TRAINING
Arbrook, Dakin Farm Rd, Ferrisburgh ................................................. 877-0048
Beech Hill Farm, 1779 South St, New Haven ..................................... 453-7229
C. Terry Holden, equine behaviorist, Cambridge ................................ 644-2759
Not all shoes are created equal. The best shoe for one horse is not
necessarily the best shoe for another horse. Every horse and every hoof
is an individual. Some of the factors that your farrier should consider
when picking out the right shoe for your horse are the shape of the hoof,
the job of your horse, the type of footing you ride in, and your riding
discipline.
Cedar Spring Farm, Morgan show horse, [email protected]
Charlotte ......................................................................................... 425-7211
Cloverleaf Meadows, 315 Rt 2, Alburg ............................................... 796-3155
Daydream Stable & Massage, [email protected]
Alburg ............................................................................................. 782-2769
Eddy Farm School for Horse & Rider
1815 South St Ext, Middlebury ....................................................... 388-6196
Equine Connections, www.equineconnections.net
89 Apple Ridge Rd, Bradford .......................................................... 222-5536
Equestry, The, 829 South St, New Haven ........................................... 453-4424
Flatlander Farm, [email protected]
20 Burritt Rd, Hinesburg ................................................................. 373-0129
Fox Horn Farm, 3022 Spear St, Charlotte .......................................... 425-5219
Gray Ghost Farm, 160 Murray Ave, Milton .......................................... 893-2105
Harvest Moon Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro ..................................... 453-4419
Hitching Post Farm, Hitching Post Farm Rd, South Royalton ............. 763-8164
Perry Farm, 509 Dutton Brook Ln, Brownington ................................. 754-2396
Rocky Knoll Stables, Charlotte ........................................................... 238-5733
Rough Terrain Farm, [email protected]
Randolph Ctr ............................................................ 728-5945 or 279-5945
Salisbury Standardbreds, Salisbury .................................................... 352-4204
Salisbury Station Stable, www.salisburystation.com
124 Dewey Rd, Salisbury ............................................................... 352-1046
Top Notch Horse facility, Cornwall ................................. 462-3215 or 462-3530
Wild Hooves, massage & horse training, Heather Tate
Fair Haven ...................................................................................... 265-4659
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leading Miniature Horse registry with
The American Miniature Horse
By Nanette Hughston
The breed of the American Miniature Horse is a result of nearly 400
years of selective breeding. Many historians believe that the Miniature
Horse breed as a derivative of many horses. In prehistoric times small
horse breeds were most likely the products of surviving harsh natural
climates and limited feed. Today, knowledge of genetics has made the
possibility of breeding specifically for size and reality.
Importing small horses to the United States was first mentioned in
1888, with research showing very little public awareness of true Miniatures until 1960. American Miniature Horses utilized the blood of English and Dutch mine horses brought into the United States in the 19th
century and used in some Appalachian coal mines as late as 1950. The
American Miniature Horse, as documented in the pedigrees of Miniature
horse breeds today, also drew upon the blood of the Shetland Pony.
Throughout its colorful past, the Miniature Horse breed has been bred
for pets, novelty, research, monetary gain, mining work, exhibition and
royal gifts.
The size of a miniature horse is usually no larger than a large dog.
American Miniature Horses are “miniature” versions of well balanced
horses possessing confirmation characteristics found in most equine
breeds. Miniature horses can be a large variety of colors and types.
The temperament of the “mini’s” are eager to please, they make a gentle
and affectionate companion for individuals of any age or ability.
The American Miniature Horse tends to be very versatile as a petite
horse. They tend to excel in a variety of disciplines which includes: driving, halter, free jumping, obstacles and many more.
The American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) is the worlds
nearly 160,000 horses and more than
12,000 members in 37 countries and
provinces.
The association was founded in
1978 promoting the breeding, use
and perpetuation of a standard of
equine excellence in miniature , separate and apart from ponies and other
small equines. Horses that are registered with the AMHA must meet the
Association standard of perfection and cannot exceed 34 inches in height
at the withers as measured from the last hairs of the main.
The organization was created by a group of dedicated horsemen, the
AMHA was created in 1978 in Arlington, Texas. Their goal was very
simple – to encourage the breeding, exhibition, and perpetuation of the
American Miniature Horse. This is separate and apart from ponies and
other small equines.
The AMHA is one of the worlds fastest growing equine organizations
and they continue to grow to increased numbers in registrations, transfers, show entries and increased memberships each year. The American
Miniature Horse Association is currently the leading Miniature Horse
Registy. If you have not had the change to see these amazing horses,
then you need to try to find a farm and go visit, you will not regret it.
These cute little horses are absolutely incredible and well worth a farm
visit.
Nanette Hughston is a freelance writer from the southern US Region.
Check out her website at http://www.dressageamerica.com.
HORSE TRANSPORT
Bateman Horse Vans, 26 River, Windsor ............................................ 674-9300
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
Windy Willows Farm, 833 Grow Rd, Johnson ..................................... 635-7300
Flatlander Farm, [email protected]
20 Burritt Rd, Hinesburg ................................................................. 373-0129
Friesian Sport Horses, www.geocities.com/cragglylea
Montpelier ....................................................................................... 223-3324
Good Hope Equestrian Center, S. Hero .............................................. 372-4087
Gray Ghost Farm, 108 Murray Ave, Milton .......................................... 893-2105
Green Mountain Curlies, Inc, http://greenmountaincurlies.official.ws
Marshfield ....................................................................................... 426-3136
Green Mountain Icelandic Horses, VT Rt 315, Rupert ........................ 394-7753
Half Moon Miniature Horses, 446 Messier Rd, Franklin ..................... 285-2202
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria, N. Hero .................... 372-8400
Hidden Acres Amigo Shetland Ponies, [email protected]
Barre ....................................................................... 1-866-533-8351 pin5250
Hilltop Stables, 75 Poker Hill Rd, Underhill ......................................... 899-1060
Imajica, 3188 S Brownell Rd, Williston ............................................... 660-0401
Lajoie Stables, 992 Pollander Rd, Cambridge .................................... 644-5347
Lasting View Morgans, 462 Willow Brook Rd, Plainfield ..................... 469-3608
Meadow Run Equestrian Center, 20 Middle Rd, Colchester ............... 879-1124
Pond Hill Ranch, saddle horses & ponies, Castleton ......................... 468-2449
S C Morgans, www.stallionstation.com/scmorgans/
108 Morgan Hill Rd, N. Hero .......................................................... 372-3080
Skyland Arabians, [email protected] ............................. 457-3917
Starfire Ranch, 420 Morgan Rd E., Wheeelock .................................. 626-9919
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Inc
4429 Main St, Waitsfield ................................................................. 496-3282
Top Notch Horse facility, Cornwall ................................. 462-3215 or 462-3530
Top O’ the Hill Farm, www.vermontel.net/~top
153 Kirk Meadow Rd, Springfield ................................................... 885-9101
Tradition Farm Shetland Ponies, 43 Beebe Rd, Swanton ................... 868-4207
Velvet Miniatures, [email protected]
1321 West Hill Rd, Wolcott ............................................................. 888-2290
Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, Inc
3061 N. Fayston Rd, N. Fayston .................................................... 496-7141
HORSES
Briar Hill Farm, www.briarhillfarm.com
1082 East Hill Rd, (E. Calais) Plainfield ......................................... 456-1680
Brookside Stables Haflingers, [email protected]
Wilmington .......................................................................................... 464-0267
Cedar Spring Farm, Morgan show horses, [email protected]
Charlotte ......................................................................................... 425-7211
Deerfield Farm Icelandics, www.deerfieldfarmvt.com
542 Geary Rd, Lincoln .................................................................... 453-3247
Destiny Morgan Farm, 424 Creek Farm Rd, Colchester ..................... 878-1319
Endeavor Paso Finos, www.endeavorpasofinos.com
386 Nichols Rd, Fairfax .................................................................. 849-6623
Faerie Court Farm – Arabians, [email protected]
683 So Middlebrook Rd, Vergennes
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Keeping a horse in the back yard
By Philippe Wiskell
Is keeping a horse at home right for you? As more people move to the
outskirts of town, many consider keeping horses at home. With a country
home and a few acres of land childhood dreams of having a horse of their
own no longer seem unattainable. But, what does it take to keep a horse
at home?
To begin with, you need to consider where you would keep the horse.
Do you have an old barn? Is it suited for horses? What about space for
the horse to graze?
Older barns can often be converted into horse-suitable buildings. While
dairy stanchions are not safe for horses, many barns have an open floor
plan or pre-built stalls. Stalls should be large enough for a horse to easily
turn around in, about 10’x10' for the average horse. Barn ceilings should
be at least 8' high. Some barns are more easily converted into run-in
sheds which can be left open to the paddock or closed by a gate to keep
the horses in.
If you do not have a barn, you will need to build a shelter. This can
range from a simple two or three sided run-in shelter to a mini barn with
stalls for the horses, space for keeping equipment, and a lockable room
for storing feed.
When selecting grazing land, you should consider that the horse will
need access to water at all times. While a stream or a pond might seem
like a good idea, horses quickly damage the banks and muddy the drinking water. When winter comes natural water sources freeze and can’t be
used.
The best solution is to place a water trough where it can easily be
reached by a hose. Relatively inexpensive, a trough combined with an
HORSES continued
Water Tower Farm, Registered Tennessee Walkers
P.O. Box 225, Marshfield ................................................................ 426-3781
Willoughby View Equestrian Ctr
1483 Bible Hill Rd, St Johnsbury .................................................... 748-3446
Windy Willows Farm, 833 Grow Rd, Johnson ..................................... 635-7300
Wortheim’s Hidden Valley Ranch
370 Wortheim Ln, Richmond ................................................... 800-434-2362
MINIATURE DONKEYS
Ass-Pirin Acres, [email protected], Addison .............................. 759-2665
Northern Vermont Llama Co, Waterville .............................................. 644-2257
MONUMENTS
Artistic Stone, www.artisticstone.org
30 Stony Corners, East Montpelier ............................. toll free 866-826-4029
Bianchi Stone Crafters, 89 Center Rd, Essex Jct ............................... 879-7108
Champlain Monuments, 848 Sheldon Rd, St. Albans ......................... 524-4104
Densmore Monument Co, 1459 Shelburne Rd, S. Burlington ............ 863-3775
Everlasting Stone Family & Pet Monuments
Sugarwood Rd, Plainfield ............................................................... 454-1050
Kuhn Memorials LTD
567 US Rt 2, S. Hero .......................................... 800-453-5846 or 372-3306
Minor Brothers Memorials, US Rt 7, Milton ......................................... 893-6323
Northeast Granite Co, www.petmarkerman.com
2 Granite St, Montpelier ................................................................. 223-3502
Plouff’s Monument Co, Inc
26 Swanton Rd, St. Albans ............................................................. 524-5145
Enosburg Falls ................................................................................ 933-4346
Senesac Memorials, Isle La Motte ...................................................... 928-3318
Vermont Monument Company, www.vermonco.com
Morrisville ........................................................... 888-6280 or 866-886-3655
electrical trough
heater will keep the
water drinkable all
year long. Adding a
few feeder goldfish
will keep the mosquito population
under control, reducing the risk of
West Nile.
Unless you intend to supplement
with hay, each
horse requires an
average of 2 acres of grazing land. Because horses can be very hard on
the paddocks, the grazing space should be separated into two areas that
can be rotated to allow the grass to recover.
If your farm is already fenced it is essential to check the perimeter of
the grazing space for places where the fencing needs repair. Barbed wire
is never recommended for horses. Metal “T” posts are dangerous, and
should have plastic caps added to avoid injury. Page wire is safe enough,
but is best with a top rail or an electric wire to prevent the horses from
reaching over it. Split rail fencing can be used, but most old-style split
rail fences are not tall enough or solid enough to deter a horse from
escaping.
When choosing new fencing, take time to consider the variety of horse
safe fencing materials available. While some are more expensive, they
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MORGAN HORSES
Absolute Morgans, [email protected]
139 Schoolhouse Rd, Walthan ....................................................... 545-2457
American Morgan Horse Assoc, www.morganhorse.com
122 Bostwick Rd, Shelburne .......................................................... 985-4944
American Morgan Horse Institute
166 Meadow Ln, Shelburne ............................................................ 985-8477
Cedar Spring Farm, [email protected], Charlotte ........................ 425-7211
Denlore Morgan Horse Farm, [email protected]
Sharon ............................................................................................ 763-2516
Destiny Morgan Farm, 424 Creek Farm Rd, Colchester ..................... 878-1319
East of Equinox Farm, [email protected]
Manchester Ctr ............................................................................... 362-2286
Fayre Farm, 1974 Dunsmore Rd, Swanton ........................................ 524-4819
GDT Morgans, [email protected], Johnson ................................. 635-2948
Goodhorse Farm, [email protected], Chester ............... 875-2621
High Brook Morgan Horses, [email protected]
So Woodstock ................................................................................ 457-4677
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often outlast the cheaper alternatives. A fence for horses should
be at least 4' high.
Over the summer months horses can often manage on grass
alone. However, once the grass thins it is important to add hay.
Hay can be purchased in many types of bales. Round bales are
ideal for feeding in the pasture, but are hard to move without a
tractor. Large square bales are also difficult to move, but can
have flakes peeled off and fed individually. Small square bales
also come in flakes and are easy to manage.
Hay should be stored indoors, whether in the barn or in a shelter. Small
square bales mold easily when allowed to get wet. Large round bales can
be stored outside if necessary, but the outer layers will be spoiled.
Some horses need additional feed to maintain their weight. Grain for
horses can be purchased at the local feed mill by the bag. To store grain
you should keep it indoors, out of the reach of horses. If a horse gets into
a bag of grain it can become very sick and need medical attention.
Not all hay or grain is suited to horses and could cause health issues.
Be sure to specify it is for horses when purchasing feed. Horses should
never be fed moldy hay.
When planning storage, be sure to leave space to store bedding. The
most common types of bedding are shavings, which can be bought in
bags or in bulk and straw, which is sold in bales.
Stalls should be cleaned daily and run-in shelters should be cleaned at
least once a week. Manure needs to be stored in a place where it will not
contaminate any water sources.
Like any other pet, horses require regular veterinary care . Annual
vaccinations such as Rabies, Tetanus and the West Nile are due in the
spring. The vet should also check the horse’s teeth once a year to file
away any sharp points that prevent the horse from eating properly. Quarterly worming will keep the horse parasite free.
Additionally, the horse will require attention from the farrier every six
MORGAN HORSES continued
Hotspur Hill Morgans, [email protected]
Bradford .......................................................................................... 222-3372
Iron Horse Lippitt Morgans, 687 Orton Rd, North Walden .................. 553-9802
Meadowsong, [email protected], Randolph Ctr ............................. 728-4391
Mettowee Morgans, [email protected]
1380 Old Stage Rd, Westford ......................................................... 878-4128
Mic Mac Morgans, [email protected], Brookfield ...................... 728-9890
Partridge Hill Stable, [email protected]
160 Partridge Rd, Barre .................................................................. 476-3275
Raymond Homestead, ra[email protected]
195 Thompson Rd, Jeffersonville ................................................... 644-8835
Royalton’s Sunrise Farm, Inc, [email protected]
So Royalton .................................................................................... 763-8313
Royalty Morgans, 250 Fleury Rd, Hyde Park ...................................... 888-7795
Saga Morgans, [email protected], N Bennington .................... 442-5945
Sc Morgans, [email protected]
108 Morgan Hill Rd, N Hero ........................................................... 372-3080
The Perry Farm, [email protected], Brownington ..................... 754-2396
UVM Morgan Horse Farm, www.uvm.edu/morgan
74 Battell Dr, Weybridge ................................................................. 388-2011
Luman Wadhams Stable, [email protected]
171 Applewood Rd, Warren ............................................................ 496-0505
MUSEUMS
Billings Farm & Museum, www.billingsfarm.org
P.O. Box 489, Woodstock ........................ 457-2355 ext. 28 or 291-0023 (days)
..................................................................................... 457-2648 (evenings)
National Museum of the Morgan Horse
Bostwick Rd, Shelburne ................................................................. 985-8665
to eight weeks. If the feet are left too long
they will crack or overgrow and the horse will
become lame. Some horses require shoes, but
most are quite happy when left barefoot.
Horses are herd animals. While some
horses will manage when kept alone, most
prefer to have some form of companionship.
A second horse, pony or miniature is ideal,
but horses will often accept other animals
such as donkeys or goats. Another idea is to keep a friend’s horse at your
farm, sharing both expenses and responsibilities for the animals.
Perhaps the most important part about having a horse at home is the
time you spend with it. Horses are social animals and very much enjoy
the attention we humans give them. Taking the time to groom your horse
several times a week develops a bond that not only is enjoyable, but also
makes the horse a safer, more reliable animal to be around.
Having a horse at home is a lot of work. Between feeding, cleaning
stalls and grooming, most horse owners spend at least an hour a day at
the barn. The horse relies on its owner 365 days a year. It does not understand the difference between a holiday and any other day of the week.
But, having a horse at home is also rewarding. There is nothing quite
like the sound of hooves galloping to the gate to arrive on time for afternoon feed. Morning coffee is far more enjoyable when savored while
watching the horses play in the field. And when life gets you down, nothing is as relaxing as spending an hour brushing your horse.
Horse keeping is not for everyone, but neither is it beyond the ability
of the average person. Ask many questions and take the time to plan and
perhaps you too can have a horse at home.
About the Author: Philippe Wiskell is a writer for HorseClicks,
classifieds of horses for sale Missouri, horses for sale Montana, horses
for sale Nebraska and other states. Philippe is also a featured author at
www.ArticleKing.com.
PET PORTRAITS
Artistic Stone, www.artisticstone.org
30 Stony Corners, East Montpelier ............................. toll free 866-826-4029
Bella Photography Studio, www.bellastudio.net, Rutland ................... 345-7423
Champlain Photo, www.champlainphoto.com
419 Main St, Colchester ................................................................. 310-2569
Finest Image Photography, www.finestimagephotography.com
113 Center Rd, Essex ..................................................................... 879-6050
Greg Geren Photography, Proctor ...................................................... 459-2835
Mark Bayer Photography, www.MarkBphotography.com
71 Catella Rd, Essex ...................................................................... 878-9933
No Straight Lines, painting & clay, Julie Longstreth
3590 Stage Rd, Jericho .................................................................. 434-5303
Pet Portraits by Dale Louise Aylwin, www.dalelouise.com .................. 253-2646
PhotoGraden, www.thephotogarden.com
Tafts corner Shopping Ctr, Williston ........................... 878-0417 & 863-1258
Vermont Custom Woodworks, Scot Richards
www.woodartvt.com ....................................................................... 454-1287
PONIES
Briar Hill Farm, English Dales Ponies, www.briarhillfarm.com
1082 East Hill Rd, Plainfield .......................................................... 456-1680
PONY RIDES & PARTIES
Brewster Ridge Horse Center, Jeffersonville ...................................... 644-8051
Highgate Farm, Lake Elmore .............................................................. 888-2122
La Chandolaine Farms, www.lachfarm.com, Brandon ....................... 247-6112
Lajoie Stables, 992 Pollander Rd, Cambridge .................................... 644-5347
Perry Farm, perry [email protected], Brownington ........................... 754-2396
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PONY RIDES & PARTIES continued
White Wolf Ranch, www.whitewolfranch.com
1463 Cyrus Rd, Whitingham .......................................................... 368-7867
RIDING ACADEMIES
Arbrook Farm, Dakin Rd, Ferrisburgh ................................................. 877-0048
Auclair’s Riding Ranch, 4668 Rt 116, Shelburne ................................ 238-6964
Auclair’s Riding Ranch, 1982 Hinesburg Rd, S. Burlington ................ 238-6964
Avalon Equestrian Service, Corliss Rd, Swanton ............................... 524-1104
Barnhouse Farm, Roscoe Rd, Charlotte ............................................. 425-4697
Beech Hill Farm, lessons, 1779 South St, New Haven ....................... 453-7229
Bridge Academy, 7 Green Tree Dr, S. Burlington ................................ 651-0700
Canterbury Stables, 60 Pratt Rd, Jericho ........................................... 899-3364
Centered Connections Stable, 43 Stable Dr, Guilford ......................... 257-1632
Chipman Stables, Pawlet Rd, Danby .................................................. 293-5242
Cloverleaf Meadows, 315 US Rt 2, Alburgh ........................................ 796-3155
Deerfield Farm, 542 Geary Rd, N. Lincoln .......................................... 453-3247
Destiny Morgan Farm, 424 Creek Farm Rd, Colchester ..................... 878-1319
East Hill Farm Riding Center, 560 Gonyeau Rd, Plainfield ................. 479-9258
Enniskerry Farm, 906 Middle Rd, Colchester ..................................... 872-9992
Flatlander Farm, 121 Mears Rd, Milton .............................................. 893-4436
20 Burritt Rd, Hinesburg ................................................................. 373-0129
Fox Horn Farm, 3022 Spear St, Charlotte .......................................... 425-5219
Foxwood Farm, 9 Greenbush Rd, Charlotte ....................................... 425-2437
Freedom Farm, 11 Cilley Hill Rd, Rt 15, Jericho ................................. 899-1878
Good Hope Equestrian Center, S. Hero .............................................. 372-4087
Hardscrabbble Equestrian Center
356 Hardscrabble Rd, Milton .......................................................... 893-0146
High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program
Tucker Mountain Rd, West Newbury .............................................. 429-2070
Hilltop Stables, 75 Poker Hill Rd, Underhill ......................................... 899-1776
Horsefeathers Stable, Milton ............................................................... 893-6328
Imajica, 3188 S Brownell Rd, Williston ............................................... 660-0401
Kingsland Bay Stable, Hawkins Rd, Ferrisburgh ................................ 877-6914
Lajoie Stables, www.lajoiestables.com
992 Pollander Rd, Cambridge ........................................................ 644-5347
Larimic Riding School, 252 Falls Rd, Hinesburg ................................ 482-2172
Maple Ridge Stable, 113 Stable Dr, Guilford ..................................... 380-3268
Mazza Horse Services, therapeutic riding, www.myhorsetreasures.com
Bridport .................................................. 877-3397 or 349-7073 or 453-5655
Meadow Run Equestrian Center, 144 Middle Rd, Colchester ............. 879-1124
Mountain Heights Equestrian Club, [email protected]
Putney ............................................................................................ 387-2544
New England Equestrian Center
2190 Dorset St, Shelburne ...................................................... 800-985-3228
New Horizons Farm, 72 Indian Brook Rd, Essex ........................... 878-8683
New Moon Rising Farm, 1498 Dugway Rd, Richmond ....................... 434-7750
Pease Farm Stable, 307 Culver Hill Rd, Middlesex ............................ 223-4828
Pond Hill Ranch, Pond Hill Rd, Castleton ........................................... 468-2449
Silver Snaffles Stable, instruction – English & Western
Richmond ....................................................................................... 434-2900
Southmowing Stables, Hinesburg Rd, Guilford ................................... 254-2831
Triple Combination Farm, 579 Dakin Rd, Ferrisburgh ........................ 877-2121
Vershire Riding School, www.vershireridingschool.com
Vershire .......................................................................................... 685-2239
White Wolf Ranch, www.whitewolfranch.com
1463 Cyrus Rd, Whitingham .......................................................... 368-7867
Winchester Stables, The, River Rd, Newfane ..................................... 365-9434
Windswept Farm, 581 Old Stage Rd, Williston ................................... 878-4856
Windy Willows Farm, 833 Grow Rd, Johnson ..................................... 635-7300
RIDING APPAREL & EQUIPMENT
Betsy VT Horsy, betsyvthorsy.com
3294 Camel’s Hump Rd, Duxbury .................................................. 244-1642
Crazy Legs, 2858 Waterbury Rd, Stowe ............................................. 253-5004
Equine Connections, 89 Apple Ridge Rd, Bradford ............................ 222-5536
Equus Equestrian Shop Ltd
Village Square Main St, Waitsfield ................................................. 496-4285
Farm-Way Inc, www.farm-way.com
VT Rt 25 East, Bradford .......................................................... 800-222-9316
Freedom Farm, VT Rt 15, Jericho ....................................................... 899-1878
Harvey Gear, www.harveygear.com, [email protected] ............... 244-0956
High Brook Horse & Harness, Rt 106 South Woodstock .................... 457-4677
Hillcrest Tack Shop, 183 Fowler Rd, Plainfield ................................... 454-8597
Horse Works, The, www.horse-works.com ............. 888-479-9422 or 879-8935
Horseysets ............................................................. 866-Horsey (866-346-7739)
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
High Brook Horse & Harness, Rt 106, S Woodstock .......................... 457-4677
Hillcrest Tack Shop, Plainfield ............................................................. 454-8597
Irwin’s Tack Shop, US Rt 7, Ferrisburgh ............................................. 877-3665
Pond Hill Tack Shop, Pond Hill Rd, Castleton ..................................... 468-2449
Sanborn, H N & Son, Main, Chelsea .................................................. 685-4646
Sequist Industries, Stowe ................................................................... 253-6002
Sanborn, H N & Son, Main St, Chelsea .............................................. 685-4646
Sequest Industries, Stowe .................................................................. 253-6002
South Wind North, VT Rt 16, Glover ................................................... 525-8891
Strafford Saddlery Shop, 264 Rt 132, S Strafford ............................... 765-4485
Tack Box, The, 3424 Roosevelt Hwy, Colchester ............................... 878-2813
Tack Exchange, The, 80 Commercial Dr, Moretown ........................... 244-1556
Tony’s Tack Shop, www.tonystack.com, 34 Park St, Essex Jct .......... 876-4444
Trumbull Mountain Tack Shop, www.trumbullmtn.com
Trumbull Hill Rd, Shaftsbury ........................................................... 442-9672
Walkers Farm Home & Tack, 555 Fairfax Rd, St. Albans .................... 524-9255
Zoe’s Tack Room Ltd, 3825 Ethan Allen Highway, Charlotte .............. 425-5867
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RIDING CAMPS
Aloha Hive, for girls, [email protected]
2968 Lake Morey Rd, Fairlee ......................................................... 333-3400
Auclair’s Riding Ranch, 4668 Rt 116, Shelburne ................................ 238-6964
Betsy Cox, for girls, www.campbetseycox.com
Pittsford .............................. (winter) 888-345-9193 (summer) 802-483-6611
Brown Ledge Camp, for girls, [email protected]
Burlington ....................................................................................... 862-2442
Catherine Capers, www.campcatherinecapers.com
West Pawlet .................................................................................... 645-0216
Cloverleaf Meadows, 315 Rt 2, Alburg ................................................ 796-3155
Covenant Hills Christian Camp, coed, www.covenanthillscamp.com
......................................................... (summer) 426-3340 (winter) 848-9932
Deerfield Farm, 542 Geary Rd, N. Lincoln .......................................... 453-3247
Eddy Farm, [email protected]
1815 South St Ext, Middlebury ....................................................... 388-6196
Equine Connections, 89 Apple Ridge Rd, Bradford ............................ 222-5536
Farwell, for girls, www.farwell.com, Newbury ...................................... 429-2244
Good Hope Equestrian Center, S. Hero .............................................. 372-4087
Hilltop Stables, 75 Poker Hill Rd, Underhill ......................................... 899-1060
Horsefeathers Stable, Milton ............................................................... 893-6328
Imajica, 3188 S Brownell Rd, Williston ............................................... 660-0401
Killooleet, coed, www.Killooleet.com
Hancock .................................... (summer) 767-3152 (winter) 617-666-1484
Kiniya, for girls, www.kiniya.com, on Lake Champlain ........................ 893-7849
Lajoie Stables, 992 Pollander Rd, Cambridge .................................... 644-5347
Lotus Lake Day Camp, coed, [email protected]
Williamstown .................................................................................. 433-5451
Mountain View Equestrian Center
3526 Laporte Rd, Morristown ......................................................... 888-9464
Pease Farm Stable, [email protected]
307 Culver Hill Rd, Middlesex ........................................................ 223-4828
Pond Hill Ranch, www.pondhillranch.com
1683 Pond Hill Ranch Rd, Castleton .............................................. 468-2449
Rocky Knoll Stables, lessons & training, Charlotte ............................. 238-5733
Salisbury Station Stables, Ellie Bishop, Salisbury .............................. 352-1046
Sangamon, for boys, www.campsangamon.com
Pittsford ..................................... (summer) 483-2862 (winter) 888-345-9193
Vershire Riding School, coed, www.vershireridingschool.com
Vershire .......................................................................................... 658-2239
Wapanacki Girl Scout Camp, [email protected]
Hardwick ........................................................................................ 878-7131
Waubanong Camp, coed, www.campwaubanong.org
West Brattleboro ............................................................................. 254-8026
White Wolf Ranch, www.whitewolfranch.com
1463 Cyrus Rd, Whitingham .......................................................... 368-7867
Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps, coed
www.windridgetenniscamps.com
Craftsbury ....................... 888-386-7859 or (summer) 586-9646 or 485-5400
Windswept Farm, 581 Old Stage Rd, Williston ................................... 878-4856
SADDLERY & HARNESS
D & D Horse & Tack, 35 Main St, Springfield ...................................... 885-4979
Fairlee Feed & Saddlery, Fairlee ........................................................ 333-4307
Fb Grey’s Saddlery, 3526 Laporte Rd, Morristown ............................. 888-9222
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
Hides Pride, 47 Park St, Essex Jct ..................................................... 879-2676
High Brook Horse & Harness, Rt 106, S Woodstock .......................... 457-4677
Horse Works, The, www.horse-works.com ........... (888) 479-9422 or 879-8935
Irwin’s Tack Shop, US Rt 7, Ferrisburgh ............................................. 877-3665
PetsMart, 21 Trader Ln, Williston ........................................................ 872-1819
Sanborn, H N & Son, Main St, Chelsea .............................................. 685-4646
Silver & Leather Tack, Main, Chester .................................................. 875-4527
State Line Tack in Petsmart, 21 Trader Ln, Williston .......................... 872-1819
Strafford Saddlery Shop, 264 Rt 132, South Strafford ........................ 765-4485
Tack Box, The, 3424 Roosevelt Hwy, Colchester ............................... 878-2813
Tony’s Tack Shop, 34 Park St, Essex Jct ............................................ 876-4444
Trumbull Mountain Tack Shop, Trumbull Hill Rd, Shaftsbury .............. 442-9672
Zoe’s Tack Room Ltd, 3825 Ethan Allen Hwy , Charlotte ................... 425-5867
SHAVINGS
Guy’s Farm & Yard
US Rt 2A, Williston .......................................................................... 878-5112
155 Portland St, Morrisville ............................................................. 888-2025
19 Barre St, Montpelier ................................................................... 229-0567
Millbrook Shavings, Equinesite.com/Millbrook
499 Browns Trace, Jericho .............................. 888-815-4554 or 899-4554
Northfield Wood Products Co Inc, sawdust & shavings
116 Old Freight Yd, Northfield ........................................................ 485-6411
SLEIGHS AND CARTS, HORSE & PONY
Easy Entry Horse Carts, Charlotte ...................................................... 425-3809
Raymond Homestead Coach Shop
195 Thompson Rd, Jeffersonville ................................................... 644-8835
SLEIGH/ CARRIAGE DRIVING LESSONS/CLINICS
Raven Ledge Farm LLC, 1273 Lapland Rd, Waterville
www.ravenledge.com ..................................................................... 644-5189
Rough Terrain Farm, 634 Bedor Rd, Randolph Ctr
[email protected] .................................... 728-5945 or 279-5945
SLEIGH / CARRIAGE RIDES
Adams Farm, Higley Hill Rd, Wilmington ............................................ 464-3762
Apple Cheek Farm, 567 McFarlane Rd, Hyde Park ............................ 888-4482
Apple Ridge Farms, wagon & sleigh rides .......................................... 382-9338
Charlie Horse Sleigh & Carriage Rides, Stowe ................................... 253-2215
Edson Hill Manor, 1500 Edson Hill Rd
Stowe ................................................................. 800-621-0284 or 253-7371
Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides
4000 Mountain Rd, Stowe .............................................................. 253-2216
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
Lajoie Stables, 992 Pollander Rd, Cambridge .................................... 644-5347
Mad Mountain Ranch, Waitsfield ........................................................ 496-5396
Mountain Valley Farm LLC, 1719 Common Rd, Waitsfield ................. 496-9255
Munson, Karen J, www.kjmunsonhorseandbuggy.com
Horse & Buggy Service, 1342 Old Stage Rd, Westford ................. 878-7715
Perry Farm, perry [email protected]
509 Dutton Brook Ln, Brownington ................................................. 754-2396
Raven Ledge Farm LLC, 1273 Lapland Rd, Waterville ....................... 644-5189
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SLEIGH / CARRIAGE RIDES continued
Shelburne Farms, Shelburne .............................................................. 985-8498
Sterling Mountain Farm Carriage Service
182 VT Rt 100C, Johnson .............................................................. 635-1741
Stoweflake Resort, VT Rt 108, Stowe ................................................. 253-7355
Stowehof Inn, Edison Hill Rd, Stowe .................................................. 253-9722
White Wolf Ranch, www.whitewolfranch.com
1463 Cyrus Rd, Whitingham .......................................................... 368-7867
Windy Willows Farm, 833 Grow Rd, Johnson ..................................... 635-7300
STABLES
Allenwood Stables, 346 High St, Plainfield .................... 454-1999 or 272-4549
Auclair’s Riding Ranch, 1982 Hinesburg Rd, S. Burlington ................ 238-6964
Back In Time, http://www.vermontbackintime.com
Burnice & Glenn Dow, E. Topsham ................................................ 439-5448
BarnHouse Farm, Roscoe Rd, Charlotte ............................................ 425-4697
Beech Hill Farm, 1779 South St, New Haven ..................................... 453-7229
Birch Ledge Farm, e-mail [email protected]
1980 East Rd, Colchester .............................................................. 879-7258
Cabin Fever Farm, [email protected]
Belding Rd, Barre ........................................................................... 249-1911
Canterbury Stables, Pratt Rd, Jericho ................................................ 899-3364
Cavendish Trail Horse Rides Inc
4259 Twenty Mile Stream Rd, Proctorsville .................................... 226-7821
Cedar Ridge Farm, [email protected]
121 Jensen Rd, Barre ..................................................................... 479-2006
Cedar Spring Farm, Essex .................................................................. 879-7211
Cherokee Stables, 1609 East St, Bridport ..................... 462-3458 or 349-6734
Cloverleaf Meadows, 315 Rt 2, Alburg ................................................ 796-3155
Cobble Hill Farm, Painter Hills Rd, Middlebury ................................... 388-7027
Cobble Hill Stable, 2520 Rt 100, Rochester ....................................... 767-9229
Cottonwood Stables, 2374 Malletts Bay Ave
Colchester ................................................................. 655-0770 or 655-2862
Country Cedars Stable & Farm Shop, Prindle Rd, Charlotte .............. 425-3552
Dana Hill Stable, 60 Dana Hill Rd, Waitsfield ..................................... 496-6251
Daydream Stable & Massage, [email protected]
Alburg ............................................................................................. 782-2769
Deerfield Farm, www.deerfieldfarmvt.com
542 Geary Rd, Lincoln .................................................................... 453-3247
Delaney Stables LLC, Sheddsville Rd, West Windsor ........................ 484-3138
DreamQuest Farm, 135 Tubbs Rd, Pownal ........................................ 823-7700
East Hill Farm Riding Center, [email protected]
560 Gonyeau Rd, Plainfield ............................................................ 479-9258
Eddy Farm School for Horse & Rider, 1815 South St Ext
Middlebury ...................................................................................... 388-6196
Edgewood Farm, 1579 Valley View Rd, Waterford ............................. 748-5455
Enniskerry Farm, 906 Middle Rd, Colchester ..................................... 872-9992
Equestry, The, 829 South St, New Haven ........................................... 453-4424
Equine Connections, [email protected]
89 Apples Ridge Rd, Bradford ................................... 222-5536 or 296-1902
Fairview Stable LLC, 1696 Barnumville Rd, Manchester .................... 362-0777
Fell-Vallee Equestrian Center, 173 Taproot Farm Ln
Hinesburg ....................................................................................... 482-4393
Flatlander Farm, [email protected]
20 Burritt Rd, Hinesburg ................................................................. 373-0129
Fox Horn Farm, [email protected]
3022 Spear St, Charlotte ................................................................ 425-5219
Freedom Farm, 11 Cilley Hill Rd, Jericho ........................................... 899-1878
Good Hope Equestrian Center, S. Hero .............................................. 372-4087
Gooseberry Boarding Stables, e-mail [email protected]
....................................................................................................... 370-9312
Gray Ghost Farm, [email protected]
160 Murray Ave, Milton ................................................................... 893-2105
HH Stables, 50 Upper Meehan Rd, Bristol ......................................... 453-4556
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
Highgate Farm, Lake Elmore .............................................................. 888-2122
Hilltop Stables, 75 Poker Hill Rd, Underhill .................... 899-1060 or 899-1776
Horse Armour, Eaton Hill Rd, Castleton .............................................. 468-2200
Horsefeathers Stable, Milton ............................................................... 893-6328
Icelandic Horse Farm, 3061 N. Fayston Rd, N. Fayston .................... 496-0505
Imajica, 3188 S Brownell Rd, Williston ............................................... 660-0401
Jericho Co-op Barn ............................................................................. 985-5225
Kingsland Bay Stables, Hawkins Rd, Ferrisburgh .............................. 877-6914
La Chandolaine Farms, 671 Kimball Rd, Brandon .............................. 247-6112
Lajoie Stables, 992 Pollander Rd, Cambridge .................................... 644-5347
Little Crickets Farm & Stables, [email protected]
219 Browns River Rd, Essex Ctr .................................................... 872-1181
Mad River Stables, VT Rt 100B, Moretown ........................................ 223-2359
Maple Wind Farm, [email protected], Huntington ............................. 434-7257
Maple Corner Farm, 4 Nashville Rd, Jericho ...................................... 899-2339
Mazza, Frank A Jr & Deborah T
1593 Hemenway Rd, Bridport ........................................................ 758-9240
Mazza Horse Services, 1593 Hemenway Rd, Bridport ....................... 758-9240
Meadow Run Equestrian Center, 20 Middle Rd, Colchester ............... 879-1124
Miles To Go Farm, Myers Rd, Shaftsbury ........................................... 442-4354
Missy Ann Stables LLC, 121 Mears Rd, Milton ................................... 893-6351
Morgan Horse Farm, Middlebury ........................................................ 388-2011
Mount Mansfield Pony Club, 3526 LaPorte Rd
Morristown ...................................................................................... 888-9856
Mountain Heights Equestrian Club, 253 Westminster Rd
Putney ............................................................................................ 387-2544
Mountain Valley Farm LLC, 1719 Common Rd
Waitsfield ........................................................................................ 496-9255
Mountain View Equestrian Center, 3526 LaPorte Rd
Morristown ...................................................................................... 888-9464
New Horizons Farm, 72 Indian Brook Rd, Essex ........................... 878-8683
Northshire Farm, 156 Winhall Hollow Rd, Winhall .............................. 297-2978
Old School Farm, 4450 Dorset St, Shelburne ..................................... 985-1180
Patty Romp Horse Friendly B & B, [email protected]
70 Dewey Rd, Shoreham ............................................................... 352-1046
Pease Farm Stable, [email protected]
307 Culver Hill Rd, Middlesex ........................................................ 223-4828
Petel Properties, 834 Creek Rd, Clarendon ........................................ 747-7221
Pond Hill Ranch, Pond Hill Rd, Castleton ........................................... 468-2449
Ride & Shine Special Equestrians
Trumbull Hill Rd, Shaftsbury ........................................................... 440-9090
Ridgeview Stables, 253 Westminster Rd, Putney ............................... 387-2787
Rivendell , River Rd, Woodstock ........................................................ 457-3088
Rivers Edge Stables, 142 Rt 12A, Plainfield ....................................... 298-9053
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Win pulling contests with brain, not brawn
By Faith Meredith
Director, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
The average horse weighs at least five or six times the average human
adult. So it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict who’s going to win
if they get into a pulling contest. Humans who find themselves in pulling matches with their horses need to learn to use their brains rather than
their brawn to solve the problem. Often, they’re so busy arguing with
the horse that they don’t take time to analyze the problem.
Constant pulling or lugging against the bit is an evasion of a rider’s
poor hands that quickly becomes a bad habit. It’s not obstinacy on the
horse’s part. It’s self-defense. Riders without an independent seat bounce
with every stride, hitting the horse’s mouth with each bump. Really unsteady riders may hang on the reins to maintain their balance. The horse
soon figures out that pulling against this bouncing or hanging stop the
pain. A steady, hard pull eventually numbs his mouth so he no longer
feels the jerking.
Once pulling has become a habit, it takes time and patience to retrain
the horse to trust the bit. Longe the horse in a simple snaffle bit and side
reins that have elastic inserts or rubber donuts for a little give. With the
reins long enough to allow the horse to stretch its neck, work toward a
relaxed, rhythmic trot. Then ask for transitions between the trot and walk,
and finally for cantering with transitions back and forth to trot. The horse
must move forward from driving aids to correct the pulling. If the horse
starts to pull while longeing, send him forward with stronger driving
aids.
Once the horse moves relaxed on the longe in all three gaits without
pulling, put the rider back up without reins. With the horse still in side
reins, work the same sequence of longeing transitions until both horse
and rider are completely relaxed and the horse is not pulling. While the
horse is learning to trust the bit, the rider must work on an independent
seat. That means riding with all muscles and joints relaxed while balancing over the horse’s center of gravity. No gripping. No hanging on the
reins.
Next, remove the side reins and give the rider reins but keep the horse
on the longe line. The person on the ground can help with forward driving aids if needed and the safe, familiar longeing circle helps the horse
STABLES continued
Rocky Knoll Stables, lessons & training, Charlotte ............................. 238-5733
Rough Terrain Farm, [email protected]
634 Bedor Rd, Randolph Ctr ..................................... 728-5945 or 279-5945
Rydervale Stables, 3526 Laporte Rd, Morristown .............................. 888-9464
S C Morgans, www.stallionstation.com/scmorgans
108 Morgan Hill Rd, N. Hero .......................................................... 372-3080
Saddle Up Equestrian Center, 138 Mine Rd, Johnson ....................... 635-9017
Salisbury Standardbreds, Salisbury .................................................... 352-4204
Salisbury Station Stables, www.salisburystation.com
124 Dewey Rd, Salisbury ............................................................... 352-1046
Shanderhof Farm, Laclair W Mountain Rd, Shaftsbury ...................... 447-1552
Silver Birch Equestrian Center, W. Creek Rd, Florence ...................... 247-4555
Silver Ridge Quarter Horses, Ledgemere Farm
1414 Pencil Mill Rd, Hubbardton .................................................... 273-2499
Silver Snaffles Stables, June Banks, Richmond ................................. 434-2900
South Road Stable, 2495 South Rd, Williston .................................... 879-5164
Sun Bowl Ranch, Straton ................................. S Londonderry tel no 297-9210
T & E Stables, VT Rt 30, Cornwall ...................................................... 462-3700
T-N-T Stables, [email protected], 75 Pine Hill Rd, Barre ............ 476-3097
Tedesco Stables @ Angier Farm, www.tedescostablesangierfarm.com
Rt 4, West Rutland ........................................................................ 683-9209
Top Notch Horse facility, Cornwall ................................. 462-3215 or 462-3530
Towne-Ayr Farm, [email protected]
Three Mile Bridge Rd
stay relaxed. The rider should have steady hands and give the horse
enough rein length to allow it to stretch its neck. The horse must understand that driving aids mean forward and weight aids mean to slow or
stop.
When the rider can ride all three gaits and transitions on the longeing
circle with the horse remaining relaxed and not pulling, they are ready to
leave the longe line and move on.
Training takes patience. Training means developing a communication
system. Each stage may take several weeks depending on the horse and
how ingrained the habit of pulling has become. Be careful not to overwork the horse so that the retraining is a pleasurable experience. Longeing
can be strenuous—20 to 30 minutes are maximum, particularly at the
start of the retraining program. Remember to reward the horse with a pat
whenever it gives the right response.
When the rider has an independent seat and uses the aids effectively
to send the horse forward without hitting it in the mouth, pulling will be
a thing of the past. Whether trail riding for pleasure or training for competition, every rider’s goal should be a horse that is responsive to leg,
rein and weight aids. This takes time and dedication but the end result—
a harmonious relationship between horse and rider—is well worth it.
Montpelier ....................................................................................... 223-6418
Valley View Horses & Tack Shop Inc
Northwest Hill Rd, Pownal .............................................................. 823-4649
Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, Inc
3061 N. Fayston Rd, N. Fayston .................................................... 496-7141
Wadhams Luman Stables, 171 Applewood Rd, Warren ..................... 496-0505
Water Tower Farm, [email protected]
US Rt 2, Marshfield ........................................................................ 426-3781
West River Stables, Brookline ............................................................ 365-7668
White Wolf Ranch, 7755 VT Rt 9, Marlboro ........................................ 464-3800
Willoughby View Equestrian Ctr
1483 Bible Hill Rd, St Johnsbury .................................................... 748-3446
Windswept Farm, 581 Old Stage Rd, Williston ................................... 878-4856
Windy Willows Farm, 833 Grow Rd, Johnson ..................................... 635-7300
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TACK SHOPS
Betsy VT Horsy, betsyvthorsy.com
3294 Camel’s Hump Rd, Duxbury .................................................. 244-1642
Equus Equestrian Shop Ltd, equustackvermont.com
Village Square, Waitsfield ............................................................... 496-4285
Farm-Way Inc, Rt 25 East, Bradford ............................... toll free 800-222-9316
Freedom Farm, 11 Cilley Hill Rd, / VT Rt 15, Jericho ......................... 899-1878
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
Harvey Gear, [email protected], www.harveygear.com
Waterbury ....................................................................................... 244-0956
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TACK SHOPS continued
Hillcrest Tack Shop, Plainfield ............................................................. 454-8597
Horse Works, The, www.horse-works.com ......................................... 879-8935
Irwin’s Tack Shop, US Rt 7, Ferrisburgh ............................................. 877-3665
Langdell’s Stitch & Tack Shop, North Wolcott Rd, Wolcott ................. 888-2892
Pond Hill Ranch, new & used English & Western equipment
Castleton ........................................................................................ 468-2449
Sanborn, H N & Son, Main St, Chelsea .............................................. 685-4646
Tack Box, The, 3424 Roosevelt Hwy, Colchester ............................... 878-2813
Tack Exchange, The, 80 Commercial Dr, Waterbury .......................... 244-1556
Tad Coffin Performance Saddles, 95 River Watch Ln, Warren ........... 496-2470
Tony’s Tack Shop, www.tonystack.com, 34 Park St, Essex Jct .......... 876-4444
Trumbull Mountain Tack Shop, Trumbull Hill Rd, Shaftsbury .............. 442-9672
Valley View Horses & Tack Shop Inc
Northwest Hill Rd, Pownal .............................................................. 823-4649
Vermont Custom Woodworks, Brian Allain, tack boxes
[email protected] ............................................................. 249-1646
Walker’s Farm Home & Tack, www.walkerstore.cc
555 Fairfax Rd, St. Albans .............................................................. 524-9255
Zoe’s Tack Room Ltd, 3825 Ethan Allen Highway, Charlotte .............. 425-5867
TRAIL RIDING
Auclair’s Riding Ranch, 4668 Rt 116, Shelburne ................................ 238-6964
Barnes Black & Whiteface Ranch, 738 Lake St, Shoreham ............... 897-5050
Brewster Ridge Horse Center, Jeffersonville ...................................... 644-8051
Cavendish Trail Horse Rides Inc
4259 Twenty Mile Stream Rd, Proctorsville .................................... 226-7821
Champ Trail Ride, Bob Essman, www.vtchamp.org
S. Hero ...................................................................... 878-1290 or 922-4694
Edson Hill Manor
1500 Edson Hill Rd, Stowe ................................. 800-621-0284 or 253-7371
Highgate Farm, Lake Elmore .............................................................. 888-2122
Lajoie Stables, 992 Pollander Rd, Cambridge .................................... 644-5347
Perry Farm, Perry [email protected]
509 Dutton Brook Ln, Brownington ................................................. 754-2396
Pond Hill Ranch, www.pondhillranch.com
1683 Pond Hill Ranch Rd, Castleton .............................................. 468-2449
Rose Wright’s Tara North Stable
Rose [email protected] ......................................... 372-6640 or 598-6613
Denise [email protected] ........................................................ 893-4019
T-N-T Stables, 75 Pine Hill Rd, Barre ................................................. 476-3097
Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, Waitsfield .......................................... 496-7141
White Wolf Ranch, www.whitewolfranch.com
1463Cyrus Rd, Whitingham ........................................................... 368-7867
Wortheim’s Hidden Valley Ranch
170 Wortheim Ln, Richmond .......................................................... 434-2362
TRAILERS, HORSE
Green Mountain Trailers Inc, Cornwall ................................................ 462-3956
Harvest Moon Valley Ranch, VT Rt 116, Starksboro .......................... 453-4419
Lucky’s Trailer Sales, Rt 107, Royalton .................. 800-877-5854 or 763-2585
Mountain View Dairy Supplies, Cornwall ............................................ 462-3956
Riverside Tractor & Equipment, US Rt 2E, Montpelier ....................... 223-0021
Upper Ten Trailer Sales, Inc
33 Gardner Circle, Hinesburg ............................. 800-533-0504 or 482-2250
Versatile Trailer Sales, www.versatiletrailersales.com .......................................
................................................................................... toll free 866-570-8191
TRAILERS, REPAIR / PARTS
Ayer’s Auto, intersection US Rt 2, & VT Rt 314, S. Hero .................... 372-6139
G Stone Commercial & Bombardier Sales & Service
489 Foote St, Middlebury ............................................................... 388-9599
Hall’s Hitches & Welding
365 Riverside Ave, Burlington ................................................. 800-232-4482
Petry’s Trailer Sales, Rt 7A, E Dorset ................................................. 362-4818
Underhill Automotive, 401 VT Rt 15, Underhill ............................... 899-2314
Upper Ten Trailer Sales Inc
33 Gardner Circle, Hinesburg ............................. 482-2250 or 800-533-0504
VACATIONS, EQUESTRIAN
Hidden Trails, www.hiddentrails.com/index.htm ....................... 1-888-987-2457
Rough Terrain Farm, [email protected]
Randolph Ctr ............................................................. 728-5945 or 279-5945
Taraden Bed & Breakfast, [email protected]
N Bennington .................................................................................. 447-3434
VT Equine Tours, [email protected], Orwell ........................ 948-2713
VETERINARIAN INFORMATION & REFERRAL SERVICES
Vermont Rabies Hotline, VT Dept. of Health ................................ 800-472-2437
Vermont State Veterinarian, Dr. Kerry A. Rood
Asst. State Veterinarian, Dr. Michael J. Wood
VT Dept. of Agriculture, 116 State St, Drawer 20
Montpelier ....................................................................................... 828-2421
Vermont Veterinary Medical Association, Charlotte ............................ 425-3495
Vermont Veterinary Surgical Center, 35 Clay Point Rd
Colchester ...................................................................................... 893-8333
VETERINARIANS
Aeolus Animal Hospital & Equine Ctr, www.aahec.com
US Rt 7A, East Dorset .................................................................... 362-2241
145 Harmony Ln, Manchester Center ............................................. 362-2241
Aesculapian Veterinary Service
2089 Laporte Rd, Morristown ......................................................... 888-4201
All Creatures Veterinary Clinic, 96 S Main, Waterbury ........................ 244-7266
Animal Doctor The
Water Tower Rd, Enosburg Falls .................................................... 933-4533
56 Eastern Ave, Newport ................................................................ 334-1503
Animal Hospital of Hinesburg, 205 Commerce St, Hinesburg ............ 482-2955
Animal Housecalls, Essex ................................................................... 872-0730
Animal Medical Hospital of Northern Vermont
Rt 15, Hyde Park ................................... toll free 800-644-7756 or 888-7755
Arlington Equine Diagnostics, www.arlingtonequine.net
9 Church St, Arlington .................................................................... 375-9322
Arrowhead Veterinary Services, Rt 7, Georgia ................................... 524-6063
Barningham, Stephen C, 6 S Main St, Jericho ................................... 899-4013
Barry William, Brookfield ..................................................................... 276-3111
Barton Veterinary Hospital, office hours by appt
Elm St, Barton ................................................................................ 525-3644
Bloomfield Eric, Orwell ........................................................................ 948-2322
Burlington Equine Veterinary Services LLC, www.bevet.com
248 Plouffe Farm Ln, Charlotte ...................................................... 425-5454
Catlin, Mark, large animals, 12 Minister Rd, East Montpelier ............. 223-1150
Castleton Corners Rutland Veterinary Clinic, Castleton ..................... 468-5576
Center Rutland Veterinary Services, 409 West St, Rutland ................ 773-7966
Champlain Veterinary Clinic, off. hours by appt
296 S Main, St Albans City ............................................................. 524-2051
Churchill Stanwood, Brownington Rd, Orleans ................................... 754-8434
Clarendon Animal Clinic, 548 Rt 7B, N Clarendon .............................. 775-4333
Clearwater Veterinary Hospital, 49 Main St, Richford ......................... 848-7389
Cold Hollow Veterinary Service, 682 Duffy Hill Rd, Enosburg ............ 933-2770
Cold River Veterinary Center, natural medicine
www.crvetcenter.com, Rt 103, N Clarendon ................................... 747-4076
Country Animal Hospital, 1533 Rt 107, Royalton ................................ 234-5999
Cross Border Large Animal Veterinarians
1916 VT Rt 103, Chester ............................................................... 875-2883
Reading .......................................................................................... 484-5050
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VETERINARIANS continued
Danville Animal Hospital. The
St Johnsbury Rd, Danville .............................................................. 684-2284
Derby Pond Animal Hospital, 2757 US Rt 5
Derby .................................................................. 766-2222 or 800-276-3755
Delaney Lee DVM, 189 Tunic Rd, Shaftsbury .................................... 442-8070
DiBernardo Vincent, Rockingham Veterinary Clinic
Lower Bartonsville Rd, Bartonsville ................................................ 875-3985
Dunton R M, vet medicine, acupunture, house calls
Chittenden ...................................................................................... 483-2550
East Haven Veterinary Service, 465 School St, E Haven ................... 467-8700
Equine Veterinary Services, LLC, 248 Plouffe Ln, Charlotte .............. 425-5454
Glanzberg, George, www.glanzbergvet.com
64 White Creek Rd, N Bennington ................................................. 442-8714
Grass, Albert E, practice of equine medicine
Marlboro Rd, Brattleboro ................................................................ 257-0790
Green Mt Veterinary Hospital, www.greenmountainvet.com
48 Treat Hill Rd, Manchester .......................................................... 362-2620
Greensboro Animal Hospital, Garvin Hill Rd
Greensboro ......................................................... 533-7070 or 800-276-3755
Hayden Susan, Otterside Animal Hospital, 28 Conant Sq
Brandon .......................................................................................... 247-3335
Henderson, Keeley DVM, equine acupuncture & chiropractic ............ 453-5795
Kelly, Susan M DVM, West Halifax ..................................................... 368-2244
Kenney Kurt J, 57 Pearl, Brandon ...................................................... 247-4455
Home Veterinary Service, Jericho ....................................................... 899-3375
Hoyns Heather K, 5000 Rt 44, West Windsor ..................................... 484-9100
Hunt Donald C, Middlebury ................................................................. 388-6321
Hutchinson Charles E, 15 Rt 118, Canaan ......................................... 523-4900
Johnston Craig T VMD Inc, Cambridge .............................................. 644-8800
Keaton Wm, Barre-Montpelier Rd, Barre ............................................ 476-3273
Koch, Raymond G, E Manchester Rd, Manchester Ctr ...................... 362-3570
Lamb David T, Justin Morrill Hwy, South Strafford .............................. 765-4400
Large Animal Medical Associates, [email protected] .... 879-4288
Maple Leaf Large Animal Clinic, 101 Minister Rd
E. Montpelier ....................................................... 800-320-1150 or 223-1150
Matt Gertraud H, Higley Hill Rd, Marlboro .......................................... 464-2759
McIntire Mike, N Main, Windsor .......................................................... 674-2070
Meadow Brook Equine, 3187 Rt 22A, Bridport ................................... 758-2464
Metz Steven B, Shelburne Rd, Shelburne .......................................... 985-2525
Mid Vermont Large Animal Veterinary Services, mobile serv
38 Belding Rd, Barre ...................................................................... 476-4414
Middlebury Large Animal Clinic
1396 US Rt 7 S, Middlebury ........................................................... 388-6321
Milton Veterinary Hospital, 2 Chrisemily Ln, Milton ............................. 893-4000
Moore Linda M, 292 Pearl St, Burlington ............................................ 863-2470
Mount Anthony Veterinary Hospital
832 West Rd, Bennington ............................................................... 442-4324
Moraska, Albert, DVM-Large Animals
Spear St, Charlotte .................................................... 863-6919 or 425-2457
Murrell Lynn, Rt 106, South Woodstock .............................................. 457-3135
Northern Equine Veterinary Service, www.northernequine.com
254 US Rt 2 W, Danville ................................................................. 684-9977
Northwest Veterinary Assoc. Inc, 6 Farifield Hill Rd
St Albans ........................................................................................ 524-3222
Open Air Pet Repair, veterinary house call service
Patty Pruitt, DVM ............................................................................ 388-8303
Orleans Veterinary Hospital, Newport Ctr Rd, Newport ...................... 334-2655
Orleans Veterinary Service, Brownington Rd, Orleans ....................... 754-6625
Oxbow Veterinary Clinic, by appt or emergency, large & small animals
Bradford .......................................................................................... 222-4635
Paeplow John, Rt 7 , Georgia ............................................................. 524-6063
Page Gary L, 105 Lakeshore Dr, Colchester ...................................... 862-2472
Penro Specialty Compounding, www.penro.net
Colchester .............................................. 879-1100 or toll free 888-936-4948
Pinello Christine, Norwich ................................................................... 649-3877
Richmond Animal Hospital, 233 E Main, Richmond ............................ 434-4935
River Road Veterinary Clinic, www.RRVETClinic.com
Rt 5 North, Norwich ........................................................................ 649-3877
River Valley Veterinary Hospital, Rt 5, Newbury ................................. 866-5922
River Cove Animal Hospital, Rt 2A, Williston ...................................... 879-7984
Riverbend Veterinary Clinic, 7 River Rd, Plainfield ............................. 298-8381
Riverside Veterinary Care, 159 River St, Rutland ............................... 773-4771
Rupert Veterinary Clinic, Rupert ......................................................... 394-7759
Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center, www.rutlandvet.com
90 E. Pittsford Rd, Rutland ............................................................. 773-2779
Sequist Large Animal Veterinary Service
147 Stancliff Rd, Morristown .......................................................... 888-2466
Shannon Craig, 226 Sadie Roberts Rd, St Johnsbury ........................ 748-5634
Shelburne Veterinary Hospital, Shelburne Rd, Shelburne .................. 985-2525
Southern Vermont Equine Veterinary, 24 hr ambulatory practice
3478 W Sandgate Rd, Sandgate .................................................... 375-0091
Springfield Animal Hospital, VT Rt 106, Springfield ............................ 885-2505
Stonecliff Animal Clinic, 176 Wells River Rd, Bradford ....................... 222-4903
Stowe Veterinary Clinic, house calls by appt
300 Stagecoach Rd, Stowe ............................................................ 253-6800
Sturgis Gary H, Essex ......................................................................... 872-0730
Stuwe, Thos J DVM, large animals, 38 Belding Rd, Barre .................. 476-4414
Tanneberger Veterinary Hospital
997 Fairfax Rd, St Albans ............................................................... 524-2001
128 Grand Av, Swanton ................................................................. 868-5394
Tulis Michele, Jericho ......................................................................... 899-3375
Valley Equine Clinic, www.valley-equine.com
1986 South St, Bristol ..................................................................... 453-5855
1904 South St, New Haven ............................................................ 453-5855
5086 Main St, Waitsfield ................................................................. 583-4295
Veremedy Pet Hospital, www.veremedy.com
829 Hartford Ave, White River Jct ................................................. 295-6900
444 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock ..................................................... 457-2229
Vergennes Large Animal Associates, 20 Main St, Vergennes ............ 877-9901
Vermont Large Animal Clinic, www.vlac.net
1054 Lake Rd, Milton ..................................................................... 893-6800
Vermont-New Hampshire Veterinary Clinic, E. Dummerston .............. 254-5422
Vermont Rabies Hotline, VT Dept. of Health ................................ 800-472-2437
Vermont State Veterinarian, Dr. Kerry A. Rood
Asst. State Veterinarian, Dr. Michael J. Wood
VT Dept. of Agriculture, 116 State St, Drawer 20
Montpelier ....................................................................................... 828-2421
Vermont Veterinary Surgical Center, www.vtvetsurgery.com
35 Clay Point Rd, Colchester ......................................................... 893-8333
Vet To Pet Mobile, we make house calls, Susan McMillan ................. 658-2202
Veterinary Acupuncture, 1174 Sinclair Dr, Stowe ................................ 253-2267
Veterinary Behavior Consultation Service
36 Three Mile Bridge Rd, Montpelier .............................................. 223-2015
Waugh S L, N Main, Windsor .............................................................. 674-2070
Weed, Jane, 594 W Enosburg Rd, Enosburg Falls ............................ 933-2024
West Mountain Animal Hospital
1726 Harwood Hill Rd, Bennington ................................................ 447-7723
Windsor Veterinary & Dental Services
2326 US Rt 5 North, Windsor ......................................................... 674-2070
Wolf Debbie, 105 W Lakeshore Dr, Colchester ................................... 862-2472
Yankauskas, Paula J, Hyde Park ........................................................ 888-7911
WESTERN APPAREL
Equus, Village Square, 5031 Main St, Unit 4, Waitsfield .................... 496-4285
Leather Express, 160 College St, Burlington ...................................... 862-6911
Tony’s Tack Shop, 64 Park St, Essex Jct ............................................ 876-4444
Walkers Farm Home & Tack, www.walkerstore.cc
555 Fairfax Rd, St Albans ............................................................... 524-9255
Wandering Cowboys, 828 US Rt 7, Rutland Town .............................. 786-2021
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