Lockets Meadow Riding Stables

★★★★☆
  • 771 Litchfield Tpke

    Bethany, CT 06524

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  • 203-393-1853

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I heard about Locket's Meadow and stopped by, with my family, unannounced to take a look. We do not ride, but wanted to see large farm animals up close. The staff took their time in showing us around, introducing us to the animals and educating us about the animals and on the owner's rescue work. We brought carrots and apples and had a lot of fun feeding the animals, not having had much experience interacting with large animals before. It was educational and fun. The animals appeared well cared for, well tempered and clean, and staff seemed to genuinely care about each animal in their care. I'm glad I stopped by to show my children these beautiful animals and we look forward to returning soon.

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★★★★★

I heard about Locket's Meadow and stopped by, with my family, unannounced to take a look. We do not ride, but wanted to see large farm animals up close. The staff took their time in showing us around, introducing us to the animals and educating us about the animals and on the owner's rescue work. We brought carrots and apples and had a lot of fun feeding the animals, not having had much experience interacting with large animals before. It was educational and fun. The animals appeared well cared for, well tempered and clean, and staff seemed to genuinely care about each animal in their care. I'm glad I stopped by to show my children these beautiful animals and we look forward to returning soon.

Pros: friendly, knowledgeable, clean

Cons: none I could see

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I think the barns owner is wonderful she has a relationship with each animal at the farm.I feel the barns are clean the riding arena is also very clean and comfortable . The horses (animals)are well fed and taken care off. The farm gives back to the community . I am looking forward to spending volunteer time there in the future. I have been around big barns and small farms all my life and i feel this farm is nice and clean and do well by there animals.

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★★★★★

I think the barns owner is wonderful she has a relationship with each animal at the farm.I feel the barns are clean the riding arena is also very clean and comfortable . The horses (animals)are well fed and taken care off. The farm gives back to the community . I am looking forward to spending volunteer time there in the future. I have been around big barns and small farms all my life and i feel this farm is nice and clean and do well by there animals.

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The author of the first review is Rose Sandler, age 27, of New Haven. She has never been to Locket?s Meadow, nor does she substantiate her accusations with any details or facts. This is illegal, and is known as liable, which, if it causes any loss of income or reputation to the party which she has disparaged in print, is in fact grounds for legal action. Rose Sandler?s accusations are not only vague, they are patently false, and we now have substantial evidence that her printed allegations have affected our programs and our standing in the community. All of this information is in the hands of Locket?s Meadow attorneys who have been instructed to take legal action to seek retribution for all damages. Unlike most every other stable, Locket?s Meadow Farm is an open facility that welcomes visitors at any time and our website clearly states this fact. We are able to do this without concern or hesitation because our animals are cared for to the highest standards ? ours. Anyone who doubts this is welcome to visit our facility and see for themselves, including Ms. Sandler.

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★★★★★

The author of the first review is Rose Sandler, age 27, of New Haven. She has never been to Locket?s Meadow, nor does she substantiate her accusations with any details or facts. This is illegal, and is known as liable, which, if it causes any loss of income or reputation to the party which she has disparaged in print, is in fact grounds for legal action. Rose Sandler?s accusations are not only vague, they are patently false, and we now have substantial evidence that her printed allegations have affected our programs and our standing in the community. All of this information is in the hands of Locket?s Meadow attorneys who have been instructed to take legal action to seek retribution for all damages. Unlike most every other stable, Locket?s Meadow Farm is an open facility that welcomes visitors at any time and our website clearly states this fact. We are able to do this without concern or hesitation because our animals are cared for to the highest standards ? ours. Anyone who doubts this is welcome to visit our facility and see for themselves, including Ms. Sandler.

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Pamelaminion, I'm sorry if you had some sort of personality conflict with Kathleen. Horse owners are not an easy bunch of people for a barn owner to keep satisfied. But were you there when she bottle-fed the newborn foal every 2 hours around the clock? I'd guess not, or you wouldn't say the things you do. I can give you dozens of other examples to refute your claims, and as a veterinarian I can tell you that Kathleen knows more about horses than the average horse owner, cares more about animals than anyone
I know, and consults with her veterinarians about her animals' care on a regular basis because, unlike many horse people (especially on the internet), she knows when she DOESN'T know something.

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★★★★★

Pamelaminion, I'm sorry if you had some sort of personality conflict with Kathleen. Horse owners are not an easy bunch of people for a barn owner to keep satisfied. But were you there when she bottle-fed the newborn foal every 2 hours around the clock? I'd guess not, or you wouldn't say the things you do. I can give you dozens of other examples to refute your claims, and as a veterinarian I can tell you that Kathleen knows more about horses than the average horse owner, cares more about animals than anyone
I know, and consults with her veterinarians about her animals' care on a regular basis because, unlike many horse people (especially on the internet), she knows when she DOESN'T know something.

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While the owner of Locket's Meadow has her heart in the right place, she does not know what she does not know. She is not experienced with regard to equestrian matters; she knows very little about horses and the kind of care they need year round. It is disturbing as an experienced horse person to see someone with so little knowledge and experience assuming responsibility for such a large number of animals. Kathleen seems to be clueless about how horses need to be cared for in a responsible manner, and seems to believe that bluster and posing as a horse woman can substitute for really knowing what the horses need. Unfortunately it seems to be more about her image of herself as a "rescuer" than it is about addressing the needs of PMU horses. .....Sad :(

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While the owner of Locket's Meadow has her heart in the right place, she does not know what she does not know. She is not experienced with regard to equestrian matters; she knows very little about horses and the kind of care they need year round. It is disturbing as an experienced horse person to see someone with so little knowledge and experience assuming responsibility for such a large number of animals. Kathleen seems to be clueless about how horses need to be cared for in a responsible manner, and seems to believe that bluster and posing as a horse woman can substitute for really knowing what the horses need. Unfortunately it seems to be more about her image of herself as a "rescuer" than it is about addressing the needs of PMU horses. .....Sad :(

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I spent years at Locket's Meadow with my daughters. We loved it there. The horses had beautiful pasture and were exercised. The owners have an amazing amount of compassion for these animals that would have otherwise ended up in the slaughter house. My best advise is to go and visit the farm. Check it out for yourself. Sometimes people may have ulterior motives for writing reviews.

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★★★★☆

I spent years at Locket's Meadow with my daughters. We loved it there. The horses had beautiful pasture and were exercised. The owners have an amazing amount of compassion for these animals that would have otherwise ended up in the slaughter house. My best advise is to go and visit the farm. Check it out for yourself. Sometimes people may have ulterior motives for writing reviews.

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Locket??s Meadow is the kind of place that kids dream about. A unique blend of rescue and riding provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about humane rescue of animals (horses and others) destined to be destroyed and animals that have been abused. These animals are lovingly rehabilitated and many become part of the riding and therapeutic riding programs. Each animal has a personalized care program. If you are looking for a barn with sterile perfectionistic standards, Locket??s Meadow is not the barn for you. But when making the choice wouldn??t you rather ride a horse that was cared for with love and tenderness than a horse that grew up and was trained in a sterile factory like setting. For that reason, Locket??s meadow is the only place I would let my son ride.

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★★★★★

Locket??s Meadow is the kind of place that kids dream about. A unique blend of rescue and riding provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about humane rescue of animals (horses and others) destined to be destroyed and animals that have been abused. These animals are lovingly rehabilitated and many become part of the riding and therapeutic riding programs. Each animal has a personalized care program. If you are looking for a barn with sterile perfectionistic standards, Locket??s Meadow is not the barn for you. But when making the choice wouldn??t you rather ride a horse that was cared for with love and tenderness than a horse that grew up and was trained in a sterile factory like setting. For that reason, Locket??s meadow is the only place I would let my son ride.

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It is important when rescuing animals to improve their quality of life. It is also important to not take on more than you can handle. This is not a reputable or quality equine facility. I just ask that before you become involved with anything here, to visit the actual place and also visit a number of other equine facilites, then judge for yourself.

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★☆☆☆☆

It is important when rescuing animals to improve their quality of life. It is also important to not take on more than you can handle. This is not a reputable or quality equine facility. I just ask that before you become involved with anything here, to visit the actual place and also visit a number of other equine facilites, then judge for yourself.

Pros: good intentions

Cons: poor facility, poor care, poor management, boarders on cruelty

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It is important when rescuing animals to improve their quality of life. It is also important to not take on more than you can handle. This is not a reputable or quality equine facility. I just ask that before you become involved with anything here, to visit the actual place and also visit a number of other equine facilites, then judge for yourself.

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It is important when rescuing animals to improve their quality of life. It is also important to not take on more than you can handle. This is not a reputable or quality equine facility. I just ask that before you become involved with anything here, to visit the actual place and also visit a number of other equine facilites, then judge for yourself.

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