Courtney Corbetta visits Spruce Meadow Farm.
Spruce Meadow Farm is owned and operated by Al and Karla Deacon, who lovingly tend to the 40 horses that reside inside a complex of three riding rings, including an indoor ring, and two barns.
For the past 20 years, the couple has been assisting and administering year-round lessons for riders of all ages, and guiding trainees toward stronger bonds with their equine counterparts.
Their lessons detail proper mounting, grooming and tacking techniques and culminate with safe cool-down exercises rather than unsafe attempts at horseback surfing.
Al and Karly also assist equine enthusiasts through walker-led pony rides and ferry services geared toward off-site rides.