Have you ever heard of the Vermont Alps? Yes, it sounds strange. But, think of the scenery from that movie The Sounds of Music - open pastures with views, green hills with well-worn paths up where dairy cows come to meet you at the fence and places where you want to spin around in a ridiculously dizzying manner. Maybe you just want to jump on your horse and gallop down dirt roads through an arbor of Maple trees. No billboards, no skyscrapers, just the fresh air, land and sky. The place for all this is Reading, Vermont. For horse lovers, Reading (pronounced Red-ding) also happens to border two equestrian capitals of the region, South Woodstock and West Windsor.