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Happy Memories of Gary

As teenagers, my next-younger brother and I decided we had to move up to a horse after a few years living with a donkey on my parentsā€™ property in Ohio.Ā  This, of course, required the approval of our Dad, his driving us about the area, looking for a horse, and reading yard signs advertising ā€œHouse…

Test Your Knowledge About Horses

Take the Cornerstone Ranch Horse Quiz to test your knowledge and learn new fun facts about horses!

Benefits of Riding Horses at Cornerstone Ranch

Benefits of Riding Horses at Cornerstone Ranch For Adults and Children From almost as far back as I can remember, animals have always been a part of my life. Starting with my first hamster, Gertie, when I was five years old and E.T. had just come out in theaters, I have always found joy in…

Licensed Riding Instructor Overcomes Challenges to Take the Reins With Like-Minded Instructors From Across the USA

Julia Connell travels to Arizona to further horsemanship skills while benefiting the horses and students with whom she works.  

Harness Facts

UpĀ until the early 1900s people used oxen and draft horses for farm work, logging, transportation, and hauling things from place to place. Oxen were used by early settlers to clear land and farm. Draft horses became more popular in the 1800s. Draft horses are much larger than standard riding horses. They are smart, strong, and…

At the Camp Fire

TheĀ fireĀ crackles. The marshmallows cry out from theirĀ package, begging to be roasted to aĀ toasty, golden brown. Well, maybe notā€¦but we know that’s what you’re thinking! No campout is complete without roasting marshmallows over an openĀ fireĀ to make thatĀ tastyĀ treatĀ familiarĀ to all campers: s’mores! Are you ready to dig in to someĀ chocolate-y,Ā marshmallow-y goodness? A s’more is aĀ traditionalĀ camping snack that has…

Cornerstone Magic

by Carol Dancause, as told by Pedro ā€˜Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Ranch. Nothing was stirring, not even a branch. The Connellā€™s were nestled, all snug in their beds. With visions of trail rides, dancing in their heads. The horses in paddocks, settled down for the night. Even Pedro and Miller,…

Day in the Life of a Wrangler

As the newest Wrangler at Cornerstone, life as a Wrangler involves a lot of learning, hard work, and fun! Our key responsibilities are caring for the horses and making sure our customers are safe and have a good time on their trail rides. Our typical day starts with bringing the horses from their paddocks after…

Two Towns Joined via Hoof Beats with the Addition of New Trails

Opportunity created for many to see the forest for the trees from beautiful new trails PRINCETON, MA, UNITED STATES, October 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to Massachusetts Audubon, “over 40 acres of open space (forests and field) are lost to development every day” (MassWoods.org). With beautiful woodland property spanning into the towns of Rutland and…

A Story for You…

Calling All Horse Riders and Horse Lovers! Boy, Do I Have A Story for You… It is not every day that a horse can save you from the slammer and getting your vehicle towed, right? Let me explain. Once upon a time, I was driving in Rutland, minding my own business, when I saw those…

Riding Reminder – Horse Drawn Rides

Dear Riding Friends, Here are some helpful tips to make your ride extra enjoyable: When to arrive: Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your ride to be certain you make it on time. Sometimes, people show up late for their rides and we have to leave without them. This is very unfortunate after…

Sentinel & Enterprise Story

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