Domnarski Farm Blog Log

The Domnarski Farm is located on 55 acres of beautiful Massachusetts pasture land and woods, abutting thousands of additional acres of undeveloped and conservation land. We offer horse boarding opportunities and will host monthly trail rides welcoming others to trailer in their horses for a day of pleasant riding. Below is a chronological account of the latest noteworthy developments and events!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Hi, Just wanted to say "Satch" and myself had a great time... Matthew and "Cocoa" were a great host. Both horses very anxious to get up the beginning And who cares if it rained towards the end.. I will be back, would enjoy the tour offered of the barn, land, and the sights... But from what I saw, and the folks who were so friendly... It was a great day... Thanks again, Alan & "Satch"

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Marking trails...

I find this is the quickest way to mark the trails...and get an accurate count of the mileage. Puppy likes it too.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Granby Regional Horse Council 2nd Annual Domnarski Farm Summer Pleasure Trail ride. The rain in the forecast kept most away but 11 riders and horses hit the trails. Two ladies from Groton, Leah from Belchertown, Glenn & Kirsten from Belchertown and Alan from Winchendon. From the Domnarski Farm was Matthew Domnarski on Cocoa, neighbor Bambi McQuaid on Roger, Danni from Chicopee on Nikki, Ronda from Ware on Sonny. The two ladies from Groton looked very experienced with trail riding and were out before everyone to complete the 10.5 mile loop. Leah likes to ride fast and that made Danni very happy. Lucky for Leah, Danni went the wrong way but knows the trails since she boards here. Glenn and Kirsten did some experimenting with a horse that hasn't been off the property...they missed one of the last turns but made it back after a few cars tore past them on the road. Ronda and Bambi made a good team alternating the lead when each horse decided the other should go first. I think everyone got wet except Danni and Leah...especially Matt and Alan who were last to return in the downpour. Wet...but still a good time! Posted by Picasa

These horses were professional...right out and in the trailer. Posted by Picasa

Puppy waits patiently for a ride... Posted by Picasa

Ronda gets Sonny ready. Posted by Picasa

Matt holds Nikki while Danni hoses down her rump. Posted by Picasa

Both crossties in the barn are full so Cocoa gets tacked up in the wash area. Posted by Picasa

Mark Girard smiles while Diane does all the work! Posted by Picasa

Domnarski Farm lemonade and brownie vendors. Posted by Picasa

Bambi McQuaid from Ware rides Roger with Ronda on the 5.0 mile loop while Matt gets ready for the 10.5 mile loop. Posted by Picasa

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Ronda and Bambi ride around the East Pasture/parking area just to get used to the comotion. Posted by Picasa

Glenn says they have another horse at home, much bigger than this one. Glenn & Kirsten decide to take this one out and its never been off the property before. Posted by Picasa

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Ronda leads Bambi up the trail... Posted by Picasa

Satch getting tacked up... Posted by Picasa

Alan Rochette sorts out the bit...not raining...YET! Posted by Picasa

That's everyone...plenty of room for more trailers. The two ladies from Groton, Leah from Belchertown, Glenn & Kirsten from Belchertown and Allen from Winchendon. Posted by Picasa

Just about ready to go.  Posted by Picasa

Alan starts the climb that leads out to the trails. It looks worse than it really is. Posted by Picasa

Cocoa gets to dancing sideways on the hillside while Alan takes Satch up the trail.  Posted by Picasa

...ok...back in the right direction. Posted by Picasa

Glenn mounts, checks to see if everything is in place. Posted by Picasa

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