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Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm

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Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm

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ELF wrote a review Oct 19
Gloucester, Massachusetts3 contributions
Our group had a good time -- 7 of us, all experienced riders. We were planning to ride 1 1/2 days, but it was raining the first morning, so we rode in the afternoon. Lots of riding along the sides of dirt roads, with just one short dip into the woods. Big hills, up and down along those roads. My horse was the only one in the group that apparently didn't have a natural tolt, so the guide gave me pointers on lifting his front end and using my seat to help him go into the tolt. It was difficult, as I have lower back issues, but I did manage to get a little tolting in here and there. Frustrating seeing the other horses go right into it— everyone else was gliding along as I tried to get my guy to stop trotting and start tolting. As I said, I did get a few short bits of tolting, enough to get a sense of what it's like. I couldn't ride the next day because my back was a bit strained from the tolt situation and leaning back on the big hills. The group that did ride the 2nd day got to go on trails, which look beautiful in their photographs, so I missed the best ride, which is a huge bummer. If I had ridden the 2nd day, I would have asked for a different horse, but I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to drive home if we did hilly roads again the 2nd day. Oh well. It was still fun, and the horses are cute as the dickens. Everyone else in the group had a wonderful time, lots of smiles. The guide we had (Kaileigh) and Karen, the owner, were great, very nice, and helpful. The horses were well-behaved and clearly are very well taken care of. And the scenery is gorgeous. Highly recommended. We stayed at the Mad River Inn, which Karen's husband Luc runs, and it was excellent in every way.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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mcgregpub wrote a review Oct 7
Tampa41 contributions4 helpful votes
I cant say enough about what a wonderful experience my husband and I had this morning. While the weather did not cooperate, the ride was still magnificent. These are truly wonderful animals cared for by a great team of people and the ride could not have been more enjoyable, rain and all. I only wish we had the opportunity for a longer ride. A don't miss stop on your travels through Vermont.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Freya H wrote a review Aug 2020
Newton, Massachusetts288 contributions105 helpful votes
Yes the ride was slow, but Karen and her daughter were awesome guides, and very patient with the riders who had less experience. The horses are so calm and gentle, and the scenery is beautiful.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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bgrant722 wrote a review Aug 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka72 contributions24 helpful votes
The horse are well cared for and probably the most sure footed breed I have ridden. the scenery and the staff was excellent and the social distancing and mask rules adhered to. These horses have an extra gait which is the tilt and very comfortable. you have to try this. I have ridden in Ireland, Scotland , Egypt and Costa Rica and this was special.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Roam470385 wrote a review Jun 2020
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The views are breath taking the staff is kind and super understanding. The horses are gentle, all in all top notch farm!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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