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Sunday: Arrive at your inn anytime after 3:00 PM. Dinner on this night is not included, but the innkeepers will be very happy to help you make a restaurant selection. The inn has a hot tub, so don't forget your bathing suit.
Monday: Enjoy a hearty New England breakfast before meeting at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm at 9:30 AM, dressed ready to ride. A short introduction to the Icelandic horses will be followed by the assignment of horses and a hands on education at the riding arena. Lunch is at the farm, then off to practice what you have learned. Time to relax before dinner.
Tuesday: Today there are magnificent views of the ski areas with long stretches of tolting along the route. Lunch is at the farm followed by more riding through forests and neighboring farm lands. Back to the inn where you may explore the wonderful walking trails along the river or take a swim before dinner.
Wednesday: The journey continues via the "Enchanted Way"; wonderful terrain used by cross country skiers in winter. This is a short riding day. The afternoon is at your leisure, with time for site seeing or shopping. A canoe trip can be arranged or maybe a massage.Tonight you are on your own for dinner. We suggest a short trip to Stowe, a quaint resort town, with many fine shops and restaurants.
Thursday: Start the morning from the farm. You may choose to ride a different horse today. Set off to explore Camel's Hump State Forest in the area the locals call "Baird In the Bush". The afternoon ride follows dirt roads and wooded trails, returning to the inn around 4:00PM. You will be joined by your innkeepers and hosts for another fine New England country dinner.
Friday: Today ride up through the mountains along scenic stone walls and farmland. Lunch is back at the farm, and for those who wish to ride in the afternoon there is more tolting along dirt roads. The afternoon trek brings riders back to the farm by 4:00 PM to allow for evening departure.
THIS ITINERARY IS FLEXIBLE. CHANGES MAY OCCUR DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.