Bear Spot Farm

Bear Spot Farm
Bear Spot Farm is listed in the Stables category in Acton, Massachusetts. Displayed below is the only current social network for Bear Spot Farm which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Bear Spot Farm on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 74.

Contact information for Bear Spot Farm is:
276 Pope Rd
Acton, MA 01720
(978) 287-1409

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Bear Spot Farm has an overall ZapScore of 74. This means that Bear Spot Farm has a higher ZapScore than 74% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Acton, Massachusetts is 42 and in the Stables category is 44. Learn more about ZapScore.

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Bear Spot Farm and Foundation shared Dressage Today Magazine's post.
What allows one rider to progress more quickly than another? Jane Karol believes that it comes down to the ability of the rider to be "trained by her horse." What does this mean and how can you achieve it? Check out Jane's 5 steps here -->
Learn how to feel what your horse is trying to tell you.

Bear Spot Farm and Foundation shared DressagePro's video.
In support of Rien van der Schaft, Jane Karol explains why video is such a powerful learning tool in dressage. Watch this video to learn more...
Ik was in Amerika op bezoek bij Jane Karol, Grand Prix-amazone en daarnaast psycholoog. Jane is groot voorstander van Rien van der Schaft's trainingsmethode en ook in combinatie met het online programma. In het gesprek dat ik met haar had, had ze het over 'spiegelneuronen.' Spiegelneuronen zijn in de jaren '90 ontdekt en zijn neuronen die actief worden als je iemand anders iets ziet doen. Door te kijken naar anderen, leer je. Je hersenen registreren wat er gebeurt en onbewust leer je de vaardigheden ook al zelf. Je leert dus niet alleen door te doen, maar ook door te kijken naar het goede voorbeeld. En aangezien we maar beperkt kunnen oefeningen op ons eigen paard, is het kijken naar anderen, bijvoorbeeld tijdens een clinic of online een hele goede manier om jezelf als ruiter te verbeteren.

Bear Spot Farm and Foundation added 10 new photos — with Kristen Nowak and 3 others.
BEAR SPOT INSPIRATION – Meet Kristen Kristen’s riding journey began at seven years old, taking her first riding lesson at Faith Hill Farm (Pam Maloof’s barn) -- and she has been in love with horses ever since. She has always loved animals, especially dogs and horses because of how gentle and kind they are. “Animals don’t owe people anything but yet they give people everything,” said Kristen. As a senior at Boston College Kristen is majoring in Economics and Communications. She grew up in East Greenwich, Rhode Island with two brothers and two sisters - Michael, Stephanie, Nicole, and Stephen. Her older sister and twin sister also ride horses so riding has always been something that has made them close. A dream of theirs is to have a barn together one day! The best part about horseback riding for Kristen and what makes it worth it, is the bond formed with your horse. Her first pony’s name was Jose and he is now 19 years old and lives at Clouds Hill Farm, a barn near her house. He taught Kristen so much about riding and about never giving up. When she has time, one of her favorite things to do is take him on a bareback trail ride. Kristen’s new partner, Ronnie is a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding. She has been Ronnie’s person for two years and she couldn’t love him more. “He is such a kind and loving horse and no matter what kind of mood I am in, he always makes my day better. Ronnie, and horses in general have taught me so much about myself and have made me the person I am today.” On the ground Ronnie is like a big dog. However, sometimes under saddle his emotions take over and he runs really fast trying to figure out where Kristen is – forgetting that she’s right there guiding him from overhead. Once he realizes she’s right there, he settles back down quickly and they return to their playful dance. Kristen has been consistent with training and continues to excel, most recently earning a slot at the Dressage Nationals at Lamplight, Chicago placing 8th in the country. “When I first got him and went to see him at my barn for the first time, the first thing he did was lick my face. He is very affectionate and likes a lot of attention. Sometimes when I tack him up he doesn’t stand still and he will just try to look at me with hopes he will get a treat and I usually give in. He never tries any of these things with Kariel because he knows better! Also, another interesting thing about Ronnie is that he won’t let males get him from his paddock. He will run away and will only let girls bring him in. He is quite the ladies man." Kristen hopes to pursue a career in the sports industry. One thing for sure is she wants horses to always be apart of her life no matter what! A MESSAGE FROM JANE: It’s hard to find words that show my appreciation for who Kristen is. Kristen seems most defined by her beautiful humble nature. Her feel and extraordinary talent as a rider is unquestioned. But who she is allows her to funnel that talent into a stunning relationship with her horse Ronny. She genuinely loves Ronny and makes sure he is healthy, comfortable and happy in his work and his life in general. If she’s struggling with something in her work with him her first question is, “Do you think he’s okay?” She never blames him, never thinks he’s doing something with negative intent, and never pushes him beyond his ability to understand. This humbleness allows her to create a profound connection with Ronny, because she doesn’t impose her ego on him in a negatively demanding way. Instead, she questions her own techniques and decisions, gives him the benefit of the doubt and consequently she almost always sets him up for success. Even when Ronny is scared and takes a few panicked strides trying to get away from something, Kristen remains calm and steadfast in her belief in him. The one thing we are working on it is that sometimes her attention to him causes her to close in towards him physically while she’s riding. My goal, along with Lendon’s, is to get her to look up and away from him so that the balance and power she’s taught him to express proudly is also expressed with immoderation through her own body. Kristen is the kind of person we should all have in our lives - genuinely loving, warm and kind soul. If there were only more people like her in the world. FUN WITH KRISTEN: Favorite ice cream? Cookie Dough or Strawberry What mobile app is missing from your life? An app that is able to translate what animals are saying. It would help me figure out if Mikey likes me or not! How would your twin sister describe you in one word? Easygoing Favorite place on the planet? Wherever my horse is and the beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island What is your go-to song to drive to? Bohemian Rapsody! You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be? I would be a blue, orange, and light purple crayon because those are my favorite colors and I’m a little scatter brained and all over the place so I think I would be a mix of all three. What inspires you? My friends and family inspire me. I also am inspired by the belief that if you’re willing to work hard and to fight for something, you can achieve whatever it is you want. Favorite quote in life? “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” --Theodore Roosevelt What do you love about Bear Spot? What isn’t there to love about Bear Spot? Everyday that I go to the barn, I feel lucky to be there and to be surrounded by such wonderful humans and animals. From the moment I came to Bear Spot last year, everyone right from the beginning acted as if I had been there for years. It meant so much to me how kind, friendly, and supportive everyone was and continues to be. In addition, I love Jane and her thoughtful, patient, and kind approach to training. She has helped me so much in my riding by making me believe in myself. Both my horse and I consider ourselves very lucky to be apart of such a wonderful place and we couldn’t love Bear Spot more. Kristen Nowak- thanks for being you!

Bear Spot Farm and Foundation shared NEDA's post.
Congratulations Jane & Sunshine!
Pairs have been selected to participate in the 2017 NEDA Fall Symposium featuring Carl Hester. We thank everyone for applying; we received a large volume of superb applications, making it difficult for our judge panel and Carl to make the final selections. More details about the schedule will follow, but here's the preliminary lineup: --------------------------------------- 2017 NEDA Fall Symposium with Carl Hester Preliminary List of Scheduled Horses and Riders --------------------------------------- Session A- 4 yr old Brittany Murphy / Flirt Cara Klothe / Dhanube Session B- 5 yr old Eiren Crawford / Bacary Jessica O'Donnell / Don Dreamer Session C- 6 yr old Karin Persson / Giuliano B Session D- Third Level Katherine Poulin / Fairmount Jannike Gray / Ravanti C Session E- Fourth Level / Developing Prix St. Georges Shannon Dueck/ Bourgogne Molly Maloney / Fellissimo Session F- Small Tour: Prix St. Georges / Int 1 Emily Smith / Dublin Adam Steffens / Zikomo De Grand Session G- Int II / Developing Grand Prix Ashley Madison / Lugano Session H- Developing Grand Prix Jane Karol / Sunshine Tour Session I- Grand Prix Laura Noyes Putnam / Galveston

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