Seven Acres Farm -
Horseback riding lessonsAbout Us
 
Seven Acres Farm is a boarding facility for horses in beautiful Hamilton Massachusetts.  Riding trails and Myopia make this a convenient location for any horse lover.
Reasonable prices make it possible for horse lovers to have that horse they always wanted.
All day turn out, grain and hay. Indoor ring, trails nearby, quality care for horses by horse lovers.
Owner lives on sight.
Click here to learn more about boarding with Seven Acres Farm.
 
 
 
Stalls availableSeven Acres Farm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indoor Ring- back barn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benefits of Horseback Riding
 
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
states some of the benefits of horseback riding are:
 
Physical Benefits
 
*Improved balance and muscle strength
*Improved coordination
*Faster reflexes and increased motor planning *Stretching of tight or spastic muscles
*Decreased spasticity
*Increased range of motion of joints
*Improved respiration and circulation
*Stimulates sensory integration
*Improved visual spatial perception
*Improved eye-hand coordination
 
Benefits of horseback ridingSocio-emotional Benefits
 
*Improved self-confidence
*Improved risk-taking abilities
*Development of patience
*Emotional control and self-discipline
*Expansion of focus of control
*Development of respect and care for animals
 
They further state:
 
"Horseback riding is a recreational and therapeutic activity enjoyed by individuals of all ages and abilities.  As a sport, it provides the rider with the opportunity to master the skills necessary to confidently control and steer the horse through various patterns and obstacles. Horseback riding is also a means to access and explore the great outdoors. For many people, trail riding is becoming a popular recreational activity. For most individuals with disabilities, horseback riding is generally categorized into two types - therapeutic riding and hippotherapy. Both types of riding benefit the rider."
 
The Trails
 
Cranes beach- trail riding
Cranes Beach
Tori and Levi at Cranes
 
horseback riding at Cranes Beach
 
appleton farm-trail riding
appleton farm-trail rides
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trails.... 
 
 Please be sure to visit the site there are important trail alerts and updates you would need to know about. I would suggest adding the site to your favorites list if you intend to visit often.
Get your tags, Join the ECTA now to be ready for spring.
You can log on here to learn more about the Essex County Trail Association. http://www.ectaonline.org/join.htm
 
Down load form Directly from our site
 
GET  YOUR TRAIL TAGS!!!!!!!
 
ECTA Membership
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ECTA members enjoy a net work of trails through Essex, Hamilton, Ipswich, Topsfield, Wenham and West Newbury for hiking, biking, horseback riding, carriage driving and cross country skiing to name a few.
Our membership extends beyond Essex County to residents of communities west and south of Boston, and residents of New Hampshire and other nearby states.
Joining is Easy!
1. Download the Membership Application and complete it in its entirety; indicating your choice for an Individual or Family category membership.
2. Complete and sign the “Waiver of Liability” included with the Membership Application.
3. If you plan to ride on any of the Myopia Hunt Club properties, complete and sign the Myopia Hunt Club “equestrian permit” included with the Membership Application.
4.Make your check payable to ECTA.
 
5. Mail your application, waivers and check to:
 
Judy Gregg
                              210  Sagamore Street
                         South Hamilton, MA 01982
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local Trails                      
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Appleton farms-trail rides
(link in the Bay Circuit Trail system)
Open To Equestrians; walkers; joggers and skiers.
Equestrians must be current members of both ECTA and TTOR
in order to use the property.
Rules Follow posted signs and stay on designated trails.
Tags ECTA & TTOR tags must be displayed at all times. ECTA decal
displayed on horse trailer window.
Dates Open all year, but CLOSED TO HORSES from DEC 1st to MAY 1st. Fees Equestrians must enroll in the free “Green HorsesProgram” and
dog walkers must enroll in the free“Green dogs program”
Owner The Trustees of ReservationsContactappletonfarms@ttor.org        Phone: 978-356-5728
MapTrail Map  
 
Groton House-trailsArbella/Groton House/Winthrop Farm, Ipswich/ Hamilton
Open To Equestrians. Must be current ECTA members
Rules NO dogs.   Follow posted signs
Tags ECTA tag must be displayed at all times
Dates Closed December to May.
FeesNone
Owner Winthrop Family
Contact map none of the property   
 
new england biolabs-trailsNew England Biolabs, Ipswich/Hamilton
Open to equestrians; walkers; joggers; skiers
Must be current ECTA membersRulesStay off Soccer fields
TagsECTA tag must be displayed at all times
dates open all year. Riders, please discretion in mud season with regard to footing.FeesNoneOwner New England Biolabs Contact map none of the property   Mill Road Farm, Ipswich Open ToEquestriansRulesECTA rules of etiquette
TagsECTA tag must be displayed at all times
DatesCLOSED to HORSES from DECEMBER 1st to MAY 1st.FeesNoneOwner private contact map none of the property   
 
(Link in Bay Circuit Trail system)
Open To All passive recreation users.
Rules Observe all posted State Park rules & regulations. Stay on designated trails and roads. Do not take jumps when roped off/footing is soft. Clean up and pick up horse manure in parking area. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. Be aware of hunting seasons. Wear blaze orange when appropriate.
Tags ECTA tag must be displayed at all times
Dates Open all year  –  Riders, please discretion in mud season with regard to footing.
Fees None
Owner  Commonwealth of MassachusettsContactPhone: 978-887-5931
Map Trail maps available from Park Headquarters located on Asbury Street, Topsfield. Trail Map  
 
Crane Beach-trails Crane Beach, Ipswich (Link in the Bay Circuit Trail system)
Open To Equestrians, walkers and skiers ( also summer recreational users)
rules stay on board walks and designated trails. Do not enter
fenced areas. Equestrians must follow posted regulations
and rules of etiquette. Yield to hikers and ride at a slow walk.
Clean up & pick up horse manure in parking area
Dogs prohibited April 1st to September 30th.
Tags ECTA and TTOR tags must be displayed at all times.
ECTA decal displayed on horse trailers.
dates open to Equestrians – September 30th to March 31st.
Other recreational users – Open all year
fees yes – charge varies by mode of transportation, season, and day of week.                                                           
 Owner Trustees of Reservations.
Contactwww.craneestate.org    Phone: 978-356-4354MapTrail Map   
 
Pingree Reservation, Hamilton
 Open To All passive recreation users RulesECTA rules of etiquette
Tags ECTA tag must be displayed at all times.
Dates Open all year –Riders, please discretion in mud season with regard to footing.
Fees None
Phone: 978-768-7241
map shown on the ECTA Hamiton/Wenham Trail Map   
 
Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton 
Open To Equestrians, Equestrians must be a current member of ECTA              
Rules Stay on designated bridle paths along the golf course and other marked trails. Only walking and trotting is permitted.
Tags ECTA tag must be displayed at all times.
Dates CLOSED to HORSES - December to May. Riders must use discretion with regard to footing.
Fees None
Owner Private
Contact Map None 
 
Myopia Schooling Field, Hamilton
 Open To Equestrians; walkers; joggers and skiers
Equestrians must be a current member of ECTA           
 Rules Observe all roped off/marked areas.
Tags ECTA tag must be displayed at all times.
Dates Open all year, but CLOSED to HORSES December to
May. Riders, please use discretion in mud with regard to footing.
Fees None
OwnerPrivate
Contact map shown on the ECTA Hamiton/Wenham Trail Map   
 
Harvard Woods, Hamilton 
Open To To all passive recreational users          
Dates Open all year – Riders, please discretion in mud season with regard to footing.
Fees None
Owner Harvard University
Contact Map Shown on the ECTA Hamiton/Wenham Trail Map  
 
 Sagamore Hill, Hamilton 
Open To Equestrians. Equestrians must be a current member of ECTA.           
Rules Stay on established trail tags ECTA tag must be displayed at all times.
Dates Seasonal  - Riders, please discretion in mud season with regard to footing.
FeesNone
OwnerPrivate
Contact map none of the property   
 
Open To Equestrians. Equestrians must be a current member of ECTA.           
Rules ECTA rules of etiquetteTags ECTA tag must be displayed at all times.
Dates Seasonal  - Riders, please discretion in mud season with regard to footing.
Fees None
Owner  Private
Contact Randy Ayer
Map Shown on the ECTA Hamiton/Wenham Trail Map
NOTE:           
            a) Please be aware that the Myopia Hunt uses all of the above trails (except Appleton Farms) in late April through May and again in mid August through December 1st.
            b) Trails on private land are subject to the local landowners’ requests and conditions. ECTA members are encouraged to contact their Area Representative for specific updates.
The names of the Area Representatives can be found on the Board of Directors page
 
 
 
Apollo- Palomino Quarter horse
 
Seven Acres Farm
260 Moulton Street
Hamilton, Ma. 01982
 
978-468-3300
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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