WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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The Equestrians But Morgis has seen the passing of an era. "It used to be there were all sorts of horse people around here," she says. You'd go down to grab a cup of coffee in Dover Center and there were all ers parked outside. Now it's all gone and they're building big houses everywhere." We could all Four acres of heaven do worse than to heed her words. Dottie Morkis Cookie DeSimone The Sage Farm sign on Dedham Street in Dover marks the entry into a horse-centric wonderland of pet animals, sustainable environmental eye; a south-facing greenhouse (complete practices, and a wonderful summer riding camp. Any boy or girl (starting at age seven) will with rock-lined Koi pond) feeds solar heat to adore the place, as do more mature riders who board their horses there. an enormous stable complex and indoor rid- A large pen holds a mama turkey and a brood of poults plus an inquisitive goat with a baleful ing ring. Miles of trails in the adjacent Hale Reservation, only add to the idyllic scene. Wellesley and Weston families have been sending their children to camp at Sage Farm for over a decade. There Brian Russell has created an equestrian wonderland for young Cupcakes and old alike. "The outside of a horse is what's good for the inside of a woman," says Susu Aylward, paraphrasing a remark once made by Winston Churchill. Susu, the proprietor of the eponymously named Susu Bakery Boutique in Wellesley, works just down the block from We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 her friend Trisha Larson, manager of Dover Saddlery. That gives the two a chance to hang out during the workweek and go riding whenever time allows. Trisha is a self-described "recovering rider," while Susu is so deeply 78 PHOTOS BY PETER GOLDEN sorts of people in riding boots with horse trail-

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