Blue Hills Riding Ctr

★★★☆☆
  • 629 Willard St

    Quincy, MA 02169

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  • 617-472-0649

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hoofbeats1 For many reasons you are wrong about what you wrote go back and look at how the people that owned Stmoritz Stable ran the place and fixed it up. When they sold the barn was in good shape. Barn had been newly painted two yrs before marybeth bought place and all up stairs re done. Horses always had been very muched cared for and feed right . With several instructors that worked there that had a brain ... People should learn not to talk _ _ _ _ about people when they dont know what they are talking about . GROW UP ! and as you can see A great horse place was run into the ground by very last owner

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hoofbeats1 For many reasons you are wrong about what you wrote go back and look at how the people that owned Stmoritz Stable ran the place and fixed it up. When they sold the barn was in good shape. Barn had been newly painted two yrs before marybeth bought place and all up stairs re done. Horses always had been very muched cared for and feed right . With several instructors that worked there that had a brain ... People should learn not to talk _ _ _ _ about people when they dont know what they are talking about . GROW UP ! and as you can see A great horse place was run into the ground by very last owner

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When I was in my early teens...me and my friends would go there to be with the horses. Eventually taking people out on hourly rides (had to clean up after horses, for the priveledge). I was blind to how bad they were treated. Not having any prior skills. Boarded horses had their own stalls upstairs, but the "school" horses where put into stand up only slots along the wall downstairs and in the lower barn. However, they were fed a good quantity of hay and none of the horses were underweight. A truck would pull up probably every other day with stale bread and we would open a few loafs and give it to the horses. (that was their grain for the day). Some of the other workers/owners were not very nice to the horses...giving them a whack, or kick when misbehaving. I could go on about the hanky panky that happened there, but all in all the horses were fed and watered properly and basic needs were tended to. Then the people next door bought it, and it went downhill from there... :/

Well, today I own my own horse that is boarded in a nice backyard facility, at a private home, on the south shore. It amazes me how clueless I was, because my horse receives nothing but the best of care. (and real grain 2x day).

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When I was in my early teens...me and my friends would go there to be with the horses. Eventually taking people out on hourly rides (had to clean up after horses, for the priveledge). I was blind to how bad they were treated. Not having any prior skills. Boarded horses had their own stalls upstairs, but the "school" horses where put into stand up only slots along the wall downstairs and in the lower barn. However, they were fed a good quantity of hay and none of the horses were underweight. A truck would pull up probably every other day with stale bread and we would open a few loafs and give it to the horses. (that was their grain for the day). Some of the other workers/owners were not very nice to the horses...giving them a whack, or kick when misbehaving. I could go on about the hanky panky that happened there, but all in all the horses were fed and watered properly and basic needs were tended to. Then the people next door bought it, and it went downhill from there... :/

Well, today I own my own horse that is boarded in a nice backyard facility, at a private home, on the south shore. It amazes me how clueless I was, because my horse receives nothing but the best of care. (and real grain 2x day).

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environment for man, child, or beast. it's run on a shoestring budget, often running out of supplies such as hay and shavings for stalls. I bought a horse from them that I have to go to court to get. The owner will not let me remove him from the premises, though she was quick to take my payment for him. We have moved to a much better barn in Hanson, although our horse remains at Blue HIlls and I am dealing with lawyers trying to get him.
Very deceptive practices going on there. Lots of MSPCA complaints. No vet records for horses, except maybe navajo and huey. Owner can be extremely nasty or sweet as pie whichever face she needs to get what she wants at the time. She got me good. Check out other barns before you subject yourself to the problems Blue HIls Riding Center will eventually cause you.

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environment for man, child, or beast. it's run on a shoestring budget, often running out of supplies such as hay and shavings for stalls. I bought a horse from them that I have to go to court to get. The owner will not let me remove him from the premises, though she was quick to take my payment for him. We have moved to a much better barn in Hanson, although our horse remains at Blue HIlls and I am dealing with lawyers trying to get him.
Very deceptive practices going on there. Lots of MSPCA complaints. No vet records for horses, except maybe navajo and huey. Owner can be extremely nasty or sweet as pie whichever face she needs to get what she wants at the time. She got me good. Check out other barns before you subject yourself to the problems Blue HIls Riding Center will eventually cause you.

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Blue Hills Riding Center may be great equestrians, however, they are deplorable business people. They promised to send gift certificate and/or brochure as Christmas gift (they were paid for event in February). This did not happen...meantime, illness intervened in recipient's family, and although numerous phone calls and e-mails were sent requesting direction from Blue Hills, they did not respond. The day of event came and went -- they were then asked about next event in April ... they did not respond to that either, except to make one return call saying call US (like this hadn't happened 100 times). Finally, reached Assistant and given a choice of cancelling or rescheduling event to April 2009. Website shows "April 2008 Closed". Hence, more confusion, more phone calls. Concluded "enough trouble over this happy event" and cancelled. NOW, although confirming e-mail stating Blue Hills would refund fee, they have refused to do so. No choice but to go to Quincy District Court. No Christmas gift...instead, a small claims suit.My advice? Blue Hills may be great with horses and children, but their business practices are JUST AWFUL. Perhaps they need a handler?

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Blue Hills Riding Center may be great equestrians, however, they are deplorable business people. They promised to send gift certificate and/or brochure as Christmas gift (they were paid for event in February). This did not happen...meantime, illness intervened in recipient's family, and although numerous phone calls and e-mails were sent requesting direction from Blue Hills, they did not respond. The day of event came and went -- they were then asked about next event in April ... they did not respond to that either, except to make one return call saying call US (like this hadn't happened 100 times). Finally, reached Assistant and given a choice of cancelling or rescheduling event to April 2009. Website shows "April 2008 Closed". Hence, more confusion, more phone calls. Concluded "enough trouble over this happy event" and cancelled. NOW, although confirming e-mail stating Blue Hills would refund fee, they have refused to do so. No choice but to go to Quincy District Court. No Christmas gift...instead, a small claims suit.My advice? Blue Hills may be great with horses and children, but their business practices are JUST AWFUL. Perhaps they need a handler?

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This barn has not had the best reputation in the past when it was St. Moritz. Rumors of horses doubled up in stalls, left outside in the winters, muddy paddocks and ring, etc. The barn has changed hands and is now bought out by a new owner. The owner, Mary Beth Mcgee is a wonderful woman, whose puts everything into her program, the horses, staff, and volunteers. Due to the past the barn has become run down and does need many repairs. The barn has been up for 100+ years and due to the morons who previously owned it.. Repairs were never kept up and are why the barn is in the shape it is. Because she is an "affordable" riding center (which there aren?t many out there).. She?s not exactly reeling in the dough. She has a wonderful program that reaches out to inner city kids, 4H, community children and adults, education programs, and many volunteer possibilities. There have been many improvements in the past couple years.. but she is in hopes to continue to upgrade the program to help fund a future indoor, new paddocks, new stalls, and refurbish the barn. All the horses are in peak condition, not one is under weight. The staff is all helpful and friendly. Over all your riding experience will be a pleasant one. Don?t judge a book by its cover... read the fine lines! The program is wonderful, the horses are great, the rates are affordable, and the location is perfect! Im just clearing the air since the barn has had a bad rap from previous years. Stop by, check it out, and become involved.. there arent to many people friendly walk in farms that build a supportive community so easily! Take advantage!

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★★★★★

This barn has not had the best reputation in the past when it was St. Moritz. Rumors of horses doubled up in stalls, left outside in the winters, muddy paddocks and ring, etc. The barn has changed hands and is now bought out by a new owner. The owner, Mary Beth Mcgee is a wonderful woman, whose puts everything into her program, the horses, staff, and volunteers. Due to the past the barn has become run down and does need many repairs. The barn has been up for 100+ years and due to the morons who previously owned it.. Repairs were never kept up and are why the barn is in the shape it is. Because she is an "affordable" riding center (which there aren?t many out there).. She?s not exactly reeling in the dough. She has a wonderful program that reaches out to inner city kids, 4H, community children and adults, education programs, and many volunteer possibilities. There have been many improvements in the past couple years.. but she is in hopes to continue to upgrade the program to help fund a future indoor, new paddocks, new stalls, and refurbish the barn. All the horses are in peak condition, not one is under weight. The staff is all helpful and friendly. Over all your riding experience will be a pleasant one. Don?t judge a book by its cover... read the fine lines! The program is wonderful, the horses are great, the rates are affordable, and the location is perfect! Im just clearing the air since the barn has had a bad rap from previous years. Stop by, check it out, and become involved.. there arent to many people friendly walk in farms that build a supportive community so easily! Take advantage!

Pros: Great program, location, friendly staff, affordable!

Cons: Older facility that needs repairs

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I'm no expert on horses. I've never riden one. But I went to this barn with a friend of mine and was upset with what I saw. There are broken stall doors, rusty nails and screws sticking out everywhere. The barn smells like amonia and horses are put in stalls where they canot turn around and can barely lie down.
The horses are placed in padocks with broken planks, no shade, and in one padock there is even pieces of glass. My friend told me that in the winter the horses were put out with frozen water to drink. I told her she might want to find somewere else to ride. This place gives me a bad feeling.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm no expert on horses. I've never riden one. But I went to this barn with a friend of mine and was upset with what I saw. There are broken stall doors, rusty nails and screws sticking out everywhere. The barn smells like amonia and horses are put in stalls where they canot turn around and can barely lie down.
The horses are placed in padocks with broken planks, no shade, and in one padock there is even pieces of glass. My friend told me that in the winter the horses were put out with frozen water to drink. I told her she might want to find somewere else to ride. This place gives me a bad feeling.

Pros: Very close to Boston.

Cons: Smells bad, dirty, badly maintained,

 

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