The “Maine Spirit” on Display at The Indiana Meadows Training Center — West Gardiner, Maine — The Stables of Kim & Wendy Ireland and Jamie Gerard

By February 8, 2017 lost trotting parks

The “Maine Spirit” Initiative presents stories and images that display Maine people demonstrating their commitment, dedication and sacrifice in order to do the work they love. The images below show the work being done at the Indiana Meadows Training Center in West Gardiner, Maine. I have spent part of two days interviewing the horsemen and women who dedicate their time throughout the year to care for and train the Standardbred athletes who complete each summer at the harness racing tracks at nine of Maine’s agricultural fairs and two private tracks. Many horsemen take their Standardbred to Massachusetts and other states to race. These are the authentic lives of Maine people whose work dates back to 19th Century Maine.

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