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Neil Melton, who grew up showing quarter horses and holds an associate degree in equine reproduction, is now offering his expertise at NorthWoods Arabians, located just off Highway 71 South. He offers training services for $600 a month, which incudes boarding.

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Neil Melton rode into town last fall and decided to dismount at NorthWoods Arabians, where he has set up a training business, Ashton Performance Horses.


The set of circumstance leading up to the decision isn't quite as simple as a classic Western, and his tutelage goes far beyond "cowboy" riding.

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