The experienced instructors at Haverhill Farms forge respectful bonds between humans and horses while cultivating basic riding skills. Situated on 35 acres of windswept meadows and serene forests, Haverhill Farms welcomes riders of all skill levels for year-round use of its facilities. Two large outdoor and two indoor rings set the stage for professional instruction, which ranges from beginning horsemanship lessons to advanced jumping and dressage. The indoor rings feature heated observation rooms, giving onlookers a great vantage point from which to observe teachers demonstrating how to control the steed's stride and speed. Students also learn proper horse care, as well as how to use tongue clicks to signal sightings of undercover donkeys in search of work.
Molly's Pet Grooming's staff keeps dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds looking their best. The groomers use all-natural products during their services, which include everything from flea baths to toenail painting. They also reward furry friends with the occasional all-natural treat.
"It's all under one roof," says former Mr. Universe Peter Nielsen as he tests out one of Beverly Hills Club's more than 200 pieces of fitness equipment. Mr. Nielsen's claims ring true, as the 100,000-square-foot indoor facility is home to both state-of-the-art StairMasters and recumbent bikes alongside group classes in Pilates, yoga, and spinning. The 83-degree water of a 25-yard indoor lap pool beckons backstokers to beat personal records, and personal trainers get new or relapsed exercisers back on a healthy path. Half a dozen indoor tennis courts set the stage for USPTA- and USPTR-certified professionals to demonstrate backhands to students of all ages, and open-court hours let players face off against interior decorators and defend the honor of neon yellow.
The club's all-encompassing atmosphere caters to the entire family, offering whippersnappers an array of youth programs such as tennis and dance lessons, an arcade-style XRKade fitness center, and day camps. The club’s Manta Ray Swim School has 90 years of aquatic education under its belt, keeping youngsters afloat with both lifesaving and recreational skills, such as how to beat an octopus in a game of jacks.
His bright-green eyes peep over the front-desk counter of City Pets Veterinary Clinic to take in clients as they walk through the door. Sid the clinic cat slinks toward the door, City Pets' one-feline welcoming committee. He greets patients from dogs and cats to rabbits, hedgehogs, and reptiles as they scurry into the modern office for medical care.
Dr. Gretchen Hui and Dr. Stacey Weinrick take over when pets enter private exam rooms where wellness checks, vaccine shots for rabies and bordetella, and heartworm tests are performed. The facility is also outfitted with a radiology room and digital x-ray machines. There's also an onsite pharmacy, which provides owners easy access to their furry friends' meds. City Pets keeps shelves stocked with Purina, Feliway, Frontline, Heartgard, and Laxatone pet brands as well as dental chews, pet shampoo, and ear-cleansing solutions to flush out pets' negative thoughts about sleeping without a night light.
Since 2002, Scott Kett has saved countless canines from boredom with his one-time or recurring doggy excursions. As a fully licensed and bonded dog sitter, Scott holds a certification in pet first aid from the American Red Cross and can dog whistle a pet’s favorite concerto. During his relaxing pooch getaways, pets are picked up at clients’ homes and taken to a private farm for an hour of exercise and play. Scott then returns to the places of departure for owner-dog rendezvous, where pooches tell rousing tales of farm-grown fire hydrants.