Rustic Man Farm officially began in 1982 with lessons to local children and adults. Libby Bricker, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Twilight School of Horsemanship began horse leasing quite by accident in 1984 when a camp who had sent campers to the farm wanted to move their horseback riding on site. Years as a camp riding program director, instructor and assistant stable manager have given her the ability to troubleshoot with camps to provide just the program they want. Her life time involvement with horses developed a desire to share her fascination and enjoyment of them. Many years of experience in the field observing horses and horsemen has provided valuable insights. It seems that you never stop learning. There is always something new with horses and horse people.
In 1999 the farm moved to our new and current location on Route 113. Situated on 147 acres of abandoned hillside fields and tree lined fence rows, Rustic Man Farm has several brooks and a small pond. Abundant wildlife includes deer, turkey, bear and moose. Once called "Little Hill" visitors often call it a mountain. There is an operating sugar bush run by Libby's son William Bricker. The Main barn is several hundred feet behind the drive surrounded by paddocks and round pens. A large riding ring is conveniently near the barn. The long drive winds from the road barn across the brook to a generous parking area and picnic grounds. At the top of the drive is our log cabin surrounded by pasture and of course the horses.
Half way up the main drive, Will has now build his own log home for wife Ashley, and 2 daughters. He is now starting his natural beef business there to supplement the maple syrup.
Stop by and visit: Test the driveway in winter, if you dare!
2500' straight up.
Dos Equis says
be sure you call before you visit -
be sure we are home!