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    Friday, May 24, 2024

    Horses take a field trip

    Mary Fischer helps Kim Bienkowski, of Waterford, riding Victorious, into the water as students from Bit by Bit Stable, based out of Uncasville, take a beach ride at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Fischer, stable owner and instructor, said they try to take a “field trip” to the beach once or twice a year when horses are allowed in the off season. “Some of these guys have never been to the beach,” Fischer said, “we’ll see how they do with the sand beneath their hooves.” Six horses along with riders and stable staff spent a few hours at the beach working on walking, trotting and getting used to the water. “It’s like nature’s obstacle course,” Fischer said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Mary Fischer helps Angelica Sonnemoa, riding Whippoorwill, into the water as students from Bit by Bit Stable, based out of Uncasville, take a beach ride at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Mary Fischer, stable owner and instructor, said they try to take a “field trip” to the beach once or twice a year when horses are allowed in the off season. “Some of these guys have never been to the beach,” Fischer said, “we’ll see how they do with the sand beneath their hooves.” Six horses along with riders and stable staff spent a few hours at the beach working on walking, trotting and getting used to the water. “It’s like nature’s obstacle course,” Fischer said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Angelica Sonnemoa, riding Whippoorwill, joins other students from Bit by Bit Stable, based out of Uncasville, on a beach ride at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Mary Fischer, stable owner and instructor, said they try to take a “field trip” to the beach once or twice a year when horses are allowed in the off season. “Some of these guys have never been to the beach,” Fischer said, “we’ll see how they do with the sand beneath their hooves.” Six horses along with riders and stable staff spent a few hours at the beach working on walking, trotting and getting used to the water. “It’s like nature’s obstacle course,” Fischer said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Jaelyn Leanna, 15, of Baltic, left, and her horse Jules react to a wave as students from Bit by Bit Stable, based out of Uncasville, take a beach ride at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Mary Fischer, stable owner and instructor, said they try to take a “field trip” to the beach once or twice a year when horses are allowed in the off season. “Some of these guys have never been to the beach,” Fischer said, “we’ll see how they do with the sand beneath their hooves.” Six horses along with riders and stable staff spent a few hours at the beach working on walking, trotting and getting used to the water. “It’s like nature’s obstacle course,” Fischer said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Jaelyn Leanna, 15, of Baltic, gives her horse Jules a kiss as students from Bit by Bit Stable, based out of Uncasville, get ready to take horses on a beach ride at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Mary Fischer, stable owner and instructor, said they try to take a “field trip” to the beach once or twice a year when horses are allowed in the off season. “Some of these guys have never been to the beach,” Fischer said, “we’ll see how they do with the sand beneath their hooves.” Six horses along with riders and stable staff spent a few hours at the beach working on walking, trotting and getting used to the water. “It’s like nature’s obstacle course,” Fischer said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Kassidi Murzyn, 14, of Bozrah, swings a leg over to get on Pumpkin as students from Bit by Bit Stable, based out of Uncasville, get ready to take horses on a beach ride at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Mary Fischer, stable owner and instructor, said they try to take a “field trip” to the beach once or twice a year when horses are allowed in the off season. “Some of these guys have never been to the beach,” Fischer said, “we’ll see how they do with the sand beneath their hooves.” Six horses along with riders and stable staff spent a few hours at the beach working on walking, trotting and getting used to the water. “It’s like nature’s obstacle course,” Fischer said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Jaelyn Leanna, left, 15, of Baltic, on her horse Jules, and Kassidi Murzyn, 14, of Bozrah, on Pumpkin, guide their horses through the water as students from Bit by Bit Stable, based out of Uncasville, take a beach ride at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Mary Fischer, stable owner and instructor, said they try to take a “field trip” to the beach once or twice a year when horses are allowed in the off season. “Some of these guys have never been to the beach,” Fischer said, “we’ll see how they do with the sand beneath their hooves.” Six horses along with riders and stable staff spent a few hours at the beach working on walking, trotting and getting used to the water. “It’s like nature’s obstacle course,” Fischer said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    East Lyme ― Students from Bit by Bit Stable of Uncasville, take a beach ride at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

    Mary Fischer, stable owner and instructor, said they try to take a “field trip” to the beach once or twice a year when horses are allowed in the off season. “Some of these guys have never been to the beach,” Fischer said, “we’ll see how they do with the sand beneath their hooves.”

    Six horses along with riders and stable staff spent a few hours at the beach working on walking, trotting and getting used to the water. “It’s like nature’s obstacle course,” Fischer said.

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