My mission is to keep your horses safe, healthy, and comfortable (and hopefully entertained) while you're away!
I began working with horses in 1985 when I took a job at Kimstead Farm in Pepperell, Ma. Kimstead was the largest thoroughbred breeding farm in Massachusetts. We had seven stallions, and during breeding and foaling season we bred visiting and resident mares, as well as foaled them out, often keeping mare and foal through weening and beyond.
I gained years of invaluable experience here. I was trained by generations of good people who had been in the horse business for years and years, and were commited to serving horses. I learned to identify and treat many different ailments, as well as learned good barn practices and horse handling. Most of the horses were thoroughbreds right off the track.
I worked at Kimstead through 1989 when it closed.
In 1990 I took a job at Pippin Tree Farm, a boarding barn (and also Arabian breeding barn) in Concord, Ma. I worked there for the next 20 years. A local vet (Sally McCreery) kept her horses there, and I continued to learn from daily exposure to her and through the everyday running of a barn full of horses.
In 2010 I began caring for horses in more of a horse-sitting capacity in and around the Stow area.
I love them, as you can see, and strive to care for them in the best way possible!
Popsicle Toes' and Formal Joy's foals
Missy and her foal "Can't You Tell" (aka "Telly").