Free riding March 6

Ironstone Farm is offering free riding lessons on Sunday, March 6

Have you or your kids ever wanted to learn to ride a horse? Now, you can try for free!

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Annie B, Feb. vacationIronstone Farm, 450 Lowell St. (Route 133), Andover is offering a limited number of free horseback-riding lessons for new riders on Sunday, March 6, one week before Daylight Savings time takes effect. People must sign up in advance for the lessons, which will be available from 12:30 to 3 p.m. What better way to look forward to the longer, brighter days of spring?

Ironstone Farm is open 12 months a year, six days a week.

While spring, summer and fall are the most popular times to ride, approximately 300 people ride recreationally or have their therapeutic riding each week at Ironstone during the winter. Like skiing, horseback-riding is a wonderful and popular way to get outdoor exercise during the winter. Unlike skiing, it can be done when the weather warms, too.

Ironstone has two indoor arenas for riders, but many people prefer to be outside regardless of the weather. Many say the heat of the horse helps keep them warm. Of course, Daylight Savings Time is a sign that spring — and its warmer weather — is around the corner.

A similar free-riding opportunity offered by Ironstone Farm after last year’s brutal blizzards filled quickly.

recreational riding, 3 in ringINTERESTED? BELOW ARE LINKS TO THE FORMS YOU NEED TO PRINT OUT AND RETURN.

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Emergency release form
NOTE: If the rider has a diagnosis or is on medication, a physician’s approval form is also needed. Click below for this form.

Physician’s approval form

People must preregister for the free riding opportunity, available from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6. Riders must be 6 or older. There are a limited number of lessons available, and they will be awarded on first-registered, first served basis. Riders with a diagnosis or who are on medication will need a physician’s approval. People are asked to return their forms by Wednesday, March 2. Call Ironstone Farm at 978-475-4056, or email programs@challengeunlimited.org for more information.

 

 

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