Nestled in the rolling countryside of southeast New Hampshire, The Carriage Barn provides a full spectrum of equine therapeutic programs and activities. In the context of a quiet, natural outdoor setting, our gentle horses and supportive team help participants form unique relationships that nurture and empower them in ways that bring new insights, self-confidence, improved communication, and relaxation.  For more information, please call 603-378-0140 or Contact us here.

Everyone needs a nurturing environment. We grow best when truly professional staff engage us in challenging and productive experiences.

The Carriage Barn programs are custom designed for youth groups, such as 4-H, Girl Scouts, volunteer groups, as well as internships for graduate students.

Our horses and humans all want youth and adult learners to learn and enjoy our peaceful surroundings. Art therapy classes paint and color everything. How many handprints can you find on a Haflinger? Come and count.

All children take turns driving ponies and horses put to both antique and new vehicles. We drive through cones and obstacles, around the fields and indoor arena. Everyone designs and times their efforts.

The Senior drivers Sunday morning groups started five years ago as a one month adult education program. The course continues each week, sleighing, snow tubing, visiting collections of antique carriages, and collection maintenance. Adaptive carriages are retrofitted for profoundly challenged students. We encourage towns and cities to let us “grease their wheels”. New this Summer, children with sensory issues will develop virtual birthday parties using carriage driving horses and special horse drawn carts.

Imagination thrives on diversity. Students write stories interpreting horse/ human insights, including evolution, history, and transportation,

For the last twenty years, The Carriage Barn unconditionally accepted you and your family. Our reputation grows with each smile.

Today we are nationally acknowledged as a premier equine/human learning center. You will love carriage horses and they will love you back.

This summer we begin a major commitment toward adolescent mental health.

Please check our Calendar page for more information on our Youth Suicide Prevention Program. 


Here is a peak at our upcoming 2017 events:

March – Adult Horsemanship Classes.  Through Exeter Adult Education

May 18 – 20 – Adaptive Carriage Driving Workshop

 Summer Kids Horsemanship Clinics

Week #1: June 26 – 30

Week #2:   July 3 – 7

Week #3:   July 10 – 14

Week #4:   July 17 – 21

Week #5:  July 24 – 28

Week #6:  July 31 – August 4

Week #7:   August 7 – 11

Week #8:   August 14 – 18


Play DaysEarly Release or No School? 

Come to The Carriage Barn for play days with our horses

For ages 5+

Small group sizes

No parental supervision required

Kind & supportive atmosphere

Professional facility with experienced instructors & safe horses

Indoor & Outdoor arenas

Play Days available:

Morning:  10am to 12pm
Afternoon:  1 to 3pm 

April 17-21

April 24-28

Groups welcome!
Contact us to set up a play day for your play group, parent club, family, youth group, etc.

For more information please click here  or contact The Carriage Barn.  To register, click here.