What's New at Masconette Farm?
Paddock ResurfacingPaddocks leveled, graded and resurfaced to keep the broodmares up on a dry pad. It eliminates the mud that comes every spring. Happy broodmares make happy foals.
loving memory of our best friend and most loyal and loving companion
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of
Co-Co on 10 Oct. 2015.Dogs like her are rare!
She was John Ferrero's
loyal companion and Masconette Farm's devoted watch dog and security
guard for 11+ years. Everyone who knew her will remember how she made
Masconette Farm a happier place. We are very sorry for this loss. May
she rest in peace.
Horsemanship GoalsEvery boarder is unique and each one has his/her own goals. Some simply enjoy watching the horses graze in the sun, others have specific riding and driving ambitions they can practice at the farm.
Kadie wants to learn to ride.
Sara wants to drive.
Danni wants to pony.
Debbie wants to trail ride.
Track MaintenanceJohn is always busy making daily rounds on his beloved farm. His day starts early around 5:30 AM. There is always work to do and new ideas and improvements to be implemented to benefit the boarders and their horses. Feeding, tuning horses out, checking pasture fences, cleaning the stalls, ordering supplies, clearing brush, dragging the track, securing the property are always number one priority around here, and the cart and carriage driving track is harrowed (dragged) daily for rider's safety and comfort.
John uses a harrow to drag the equestrian track daily.
Through the Four Seasons
Winter: The horses don't mind spending time outside of their stalls on a nice winter day. They enjoy each other's company while munching on several feedings of hay throughout the day.
One of the biggest challenges of winter is keeping the track clear of snow and open.
We ride year round! The horses love it and we don't mind.
spring arrives there is a list of things that need to get done to get
everything up to par at Masconette Farm. The track needs to be leveled and fixed, fallen branches picked up, fence posts set, paddocks cleaned out, pastures dragged and foals foaled.
is here and we are enjoying the gorgeous fall leaves.
This also is the time where horses need to add some pounds, so here they are, enjoying unlimited hay via large hay bales.
At Masconette Farm nothing worth doing is ever done by accident and inventions happen by necessity. If this one isn't the most genius idea to keep the round bales dry using a kiddie pool, then I don't know what is.
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