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Jay Alexander (jayma)
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Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 08:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi All,

Looking to get a small group of regulars together to ride Ashland state park this spring/ summer.

Starting the search early as Iím not sure if thereís an interest.

I may be able to work something out with a horseless rider.
Just comment below and I will start a group on fb or via email
Jeff Livingstone (hippotekhni)
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Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 09:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would be interested bringing the aforementioned AWB youngster to either Ashland or Rocky Narrows or Noon Hill on a semi regular basis for additional exposure if there are people joining your group from the Franklin/Millis area and have an open slot.
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pezk (pezk)
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2018 - 09:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is nothing in Ashland except lots of people and lots of loose dogs that cant be controlled by their owners. Its ok for humans but I wouldnt take a horse there. Hopkinton State Park is more suitable or Callahan in Framingham. Or the trails in Sherborn, Dover, etc.
countrygirl74 (countrygirl74)
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2018 - 05:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pezk is right. I have written that same thing on here before. My dog was even attacked once there. It is a haven for professional dog walkers with no supervision from the State. Lots of loose, out of control dogs. Avoid!!!!!!! Go to Upton State Forest instead.....
pezk (pezk)
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Posted on Friday, January 05, 2018 - 06:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Its not always professional dog walkers but plain old dog owners who dont know what training is and could care less who let there dogs run loose and cant control them
Jess (jess)
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Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 01:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does anyone have any feedback on Douglas State Forest and/or the Trunkline Trail that runs through Douglas? Tons of loose dogs with ignorant owners?
flyhawk (flyhawk)
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Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 02:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not dogs as much as ATV's and dirt bikes that are not supposed to be there.(Douglas)
memom (memom)
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Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 04:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We ride at Douglas often and so far no dog problems. There are also way less atv activity than several years ago. We did have a couple on a dirt bike but could hear them coming from a good distance away. Miles of trails but use hoof boots if your horse is barefoot. Go on a few BSRTA rides and youíll find quite a few nice places to ride in the area.
"Don't wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain."(author?)MA
Jess (jess)
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 01:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If anyone is coming to Douglas to ride, please let me know so I can come play too!! My trailer needs new tires, which it will get in about a month, but I'm absolutely dying to get my new rescue boy out onto the trunkline trails. It's just about rideable from my house, but I'd feel better about having a ride to and from the first time.

I've heard amazing things about the trunkline trail.

Does BSRTA have a website (duh I'm just going to Google as soon as I post this). My problem is I just need a ride, he is the model trailer passenger, until I put new sneakers on the trailer. And once it has new tires, I'm happy to come pick anyone else in the area up to go for a ride!
memom (memom)
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 09:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is a web site for BSTRA. 2 events this weekend in Upton.
"Don't wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain."(author?)MA

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