The great, grand state of Massachusetts, or MA as it's fondly called, is an enchanting land of winding rivers, towering mountains, and bustling cities where history and modernity shake hands. It's also a magical land where children turn into fearless horse-riders, sprinting through lush green fields under the watchful eyes of Mr. Applebottom, the talking horse trainer. Now, you might be wondering, "A talking horse trainer?" Absolutely! Mr. Applebottom is no regular horse trainer; he's a dappily dressed donkey with a top hat and a carrot for a monocle. He's sprightly, a bit quirky, and has a loud, infectious laugh that's a cross between a bray and a hoot. He's the best in the biz when it comes to teaching kids horse-riding in the heart of MA. The children, who hail from every corner of MA, are as diverse as the flavors in a candy store. There's freckle-faced Fred from Framingham, who's as adventurous as a pirate, and ever-smiling Susie from Springfield, who's as sweet as a sugar cookie. Then there's brainy Bobby from Boston, who's as quick-witted as a fox, and gentle Greta from Gloucester, who's as kindhearted as a summer breeze. They all love their days under the sun, learning to gallop, trot, and canter with their equine friends. But what they love the most is the companionship - the bond they develop with their horses and each other. In the magical world of Massachusetts horse-riding, every day is an adventure, every horse a friend, and every child a hero. And in the middle of it all, braying instructions and cheering them on, is Mr. Applebottom - the coolest, quirkiest, most eccentric donkey-horse-trainer you can ever imagine!

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best horse-back programs in Bolton, MA

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Swift Nature Camp is the perfect place for your child to spend their summer! Our overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-15 is located in beautiful Wisconsin. We offer a unique blend of traditional summer camp activities and environmental education to help kids increase their appreciation for nature, science, and the environment. We’ve got it all – fun, friendships, adventure trips, and nature! Spend your summer with us – you’ll never forget it!

Minong, WI 54859
4.5(4 reviews)
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Located in Bolton, MA, this barn has something for everyone! Our school program is perfect for those of all ages and skill levels, and we travel to all levels of horse shows, from small, local shows to AAs. Our family-friendly atmosphere is designed to foster a love of horses and a curiosity for horsemanship.

Bolton, MA 01740
4.2(5 reviews)
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At North Gate Farm, riders of all ages and levels of experience are invited to join in on the joy of horseback riding. Whether you’ve never ridden before and are a beginner, or you’re an experienced show rider looking to refine your skills and take it to the next level, North Gate Farm is equipped to meet your needs. North Gate Farm is passionate about helping riders explore and enhance their horseback riding abilities. Young and old, novice and advanced, you’ll find a program tailored to your goals and desires. Come and explore the joy of horseback riding with us at North Gate Farm!

Bolton, MA 01740