North East, Maryland - March 01, 2016: A horse grazes in a prototype for a Portable round pen on wheels & hydraulics. "This is about prototype number 10," says "Mad Genius" horse trainer Michael W Dickinson during a press tour of his new horse training facilities at Tapeta Farms in North East, Md., Tuesday March 1st, 2016. Knowing that some horses misbehave in paddocks he is in the process of building a movable round pen, which hitches to a tractor and utilizes the unfenced grass on the 250 acres for the horses to safely graze.
His sprawling 250 acre facility, which accommodates up to 40 horses, is competing with the free stalls at race tracks, but he hopes his clients see the care and quality of his training as an investment. Dickinson says his training facility is "not a holiday camp. This is a serious training camp."
"Mad Genius" horse trainer Michael W Dickinson came out of retirement to open a new performance center at Tapeta Farms in North East, Md.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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