Welcome to Back Acres Farm, an established and well-maintained horse boarding facility in beautiful unspoiled Western Massachusetts, conveniently located just 30 minutes from Northampton, Greenfield, and Pittsfield.
Back Acres has been a farm since it was first settled in 1783. There are colonial coaching roads on the property, which extend through abutting lands over to Route 116 and down the hill to Route 9. Parts of these roads have been cleared and made accessible for short and longer loops - available for lessons and recreation to boarders and lessons. There are also much more extensive trails in Plainfield, and in the adjoining Hawley and Savoy State forests - enormous tracts of land which are a short hack away.
The special focus of Back Acres is that of a holistic horse center offering individualized-care boarding, and training for horse and rider in Natural Horsemanship. There are also periodic clinics and classes featuring faculty educated in various methods, including Carolyn Resnick, Klaus Hempfling, Feldenkrais, Qi Gong, Tai Chi for riders, Yoga for horse and rider, Connected Riding, etc. Amenities include an oversized outdoor arena, new indoor arena, grass turnout, various boarding options (equifoam-floored oversized stalls, run-in boarding, etc.), and the owner on premises. There are holistic practitioners available for alternative horse care, including barefoot trimming, natural dentistry, acupuncture, chiropractic, chinese medicine, and body work. The barn atmosphere is one of cooperation and inclusion for all levels of horse and human.
Penn S. Moulton
27 Broom Street
Plainfield, MA 01070