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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

Horse & Harness parts artwork Ā© Keely Davies 2021 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…

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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Message from Susan Connell, Founder and Owner

Hello! My name is Susan Connell, and I am a highly passionate and dedicated individual who has a sole mission to leave the world a little better than I found it. As the Founder and Owner of Cornerstone Ranch, I take great pride in being able to drive the connective bond between people and horses…

Frick and Frack

Frick & Frack arrived to the Ranch on 9/5/20 all the way from Ohio. They were raised by an Amish family of Percheron breeders. F&F came with the names Mac and Jack. The limited understanding of vocabulary horses have would make it difficult for them distinguish between the rhyming names. This may cause confusion and…

Pioneer Days of Covered Wagons

Prairie Schooners not ā€œGlampingā€ The image of early pioneers settling to sleep each night, safely tucked into beds inside their respective covered wagon is not accurate! The wagons measured in at only about four feet wide and eight or nine feet long. The entire wagon was narrower than a full-size bed and only slightly longer….