Who We Are
Anita Toscano and her husband Bruce Brown, owner of Advanced Barn Construction , built Dory Meadow Farm in 1995.
Combining her knowledge of horses and his passion and talents in barn construction, they created their farm and home on a beautiful property in Haverhill, MA.
Along with competing and training horses, Anita enjoys boarding and teaching like-minded, equine enthusiasts in a friendly enviroment at Dory Meadow Farm.
On site Human/Equine Massage Therapist
We have a resident Licensed Massage Therapist, Karyn Hynd, LMT, EqTPM, trained in equine and human massage. She owns Stable Hands Therapeutic Massage and offers a great discount for fellow boarders!
Karyn has been practicing equine massage since her certification from Equi-Myo in 1997.
Anita began riding at an early age in 4H, and show hunters. Her love of Thoroughbreds sparked her interest in flat racing, where she acquired licenses as an assistant trainer and exercise rider.
She gained experience with TBs on and off the racetrack, learning not only the handling of horses, but also the intricacies of injuries, rehabilitation, and conditioning. This work provided a strong foundation for her when her interest turned toward eventing.
After graduating from college with a degree in Animal Science and Medical Technology, she continued her riding education under the instruction of Mike Plumb, and others, over the ensuing 25 years. She has since been able to train young horses through the intermediate level.