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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

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 Averill Park Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

Averill Park, Rensselaer, NY | Rensselaer Three Winds Farm

518-275-8461 
  Three Winds Farm, offering horseback riding, is located at 59 Rabie Road, Averill Park, NY 12018 in Rensselaer County. Three Winds Farm | Rensselaer  more . . .
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 Castleton-on-Hudson Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12033, offering horseback riding lessons, boarding, leasing, Castleton, NY, Kid's Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, boarding and leasing horses, western pleasure class, Things To Do at 4M's Farm, Care and grooming, Kids birthday party | Rensselaer 4M's Farm

518-477-5470 
  4M's Farm, offering horseback riding lessons, boarding, leasing, is located at 2537 Phillips Road, Castleton, NY 12033 in Rensselaer County.

From 4M's Farm: "From Kid's Summer Camp, and Birthday Parties to boarding and leasing horses, we strive to offer our clients a great year-round experience. Come tour our barn, enroll in a western pleasure class, and have some fun. 4M's Farm | Rensselaer  website and more . . .

12033, riding instruction, training for horses, Castleton, NY , summer day camps, horse enthusiast, Things To Do at Aering Green Equestrian Center, Boarding, Care for horses, handle, groom, feed, Dressage, Riding lessons  adults and children | Rensselaer Aering Green Equestrian Center

518-429-6825 
  Aering Green Equestrian Center, LLC, offering riding instruction, training for horses, and day camps for young riders, is located at 2475 Kraft Road, Castleton, NY 12033 in Columbia County.

From Aering Green Equestrian: "Laura Fay, owner of Aering Green Equestrian Center, is pleased to offer top quality riding instruction and training for horses, plus summer day camps for younger equestrians. Located in Schodack in upstate New York, Aering Green is 10 minutes from Albany, NY and a convenient trip from almost anywhere in the Capital Region. A horse enthusiast for almost 30 years, Lauraís teaching philosophy emphasizes safety first, then confidence building and finding harmony between rider and horse." Aering Green Equestrian Center | Rensselaer  website and more . . .
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 Grafton Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

12082, State Park, Grafton, NY, activities, attractions, Things to Do, Beach, Biking, Boat Launches, Boat Rentals, Bridle Path, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Nature Trails, Playgrounds, Winter Activities, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating | Rensselaer Grafton Lakes State Park

518-279-1155 
  Grafton Lakes State Park, 2,500-acres in size, is located at 100 Grafton Lakes State Park Way, Grafton, NY 12082, Rensselaer County in upper-Hudson Valley.

From NYSParks: "Grafton Lakes State Park, on the forested plateau between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys, includes six ponds and nearly 2500 acres. Long Pond has a large, sandy beach, which is a popular summer attraction. Anglers can go after rainbow and brown trout in Long, Second and Shaver Pond. Pickerel, perch, and bass are abundant in all ponds including Mill Pond and walleye are found at the Martin-Durham Reservoir. All ponds have launch facilities for canoes, sailboats and rowboats, electric boat are allowed. Visitors also picnic, walk the nature trails, and hike, bike or ride horses along the 25 miles of park trails." Grafton Lakes State Park | Rensselaer  website and more . . .
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 Petersburg Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

State Park, sandy beach, boat launch, bridle paths, hiking, biking, nature trails, cross-country skiing, fish for bass, bullheads, overnight camping, Things to Do, Boat Rentals, Campsites, Fishing, Hunting, Nature Trails, Playgrounds | Rensselaer Cherry Plain State Park

518-733-5400 
  Cherry Plain State Park, a 175-acre park, is located at 10 State Park Road, Petersburg, NY 12138 in Rensselaer County. The park features a sandy beach on Black River Pond, with bathhouse and comfort station nearby. Picnic grounds and a boat launch are adjacent to the beach.

"Cherry Plain State Park has 175 acres and features a sandy beach on Black River Pond, with bathhouse and comfort station nearby. Picnic grounds and a boat launch are adjacent to the beach. The park also has bridle paths and hiking, biking and nature trails that serve for cross-country skiing in winter. Anglers fish for bass, bullheads and pickerel and may also ice fish in winter. The park has 10 trailer sites, 10 lakeside tent sites as well as 10 "hike-in" tent sites available for overnight camping." Cherry Plain State Park | Rensselaer  website and more . . .

 More Hudson Valley  Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding

Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Albany Albany County
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Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Columbia Columbia County
      [3 listings over 3 locations]
Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Dutchess Dutchess County
      [11 listings over 10 locations]
Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Greene Greene County
      [4 listings over 4 locations]
Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Orange Orange County
      [15 listings over 11 locations]
Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Putnam Putnam County
      [10 listings over 7 locations]
Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Rockland Rockland County
      [8 listings over 6 locations]
Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Ulster Ulster County
      [9 listings over 8 locations]
Equestrian Facilities | Horseback Riding | Westchester Westchester County
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Places to go Horseback Riding | Equestrian Centers
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Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester



"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man" Sir Winston Churchill.

Verified (2015) up-to-date list of the best places for horseback riding and equestrian centers in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Benefits of Horseback Riding / Owning a Horse
Horse ownership can be rewarding, exciting, and lot of fun. The many health benefits of horseback riding include being outdoors year-round and the physical activity spent in cleaning stalls, grooming, feeding, and all the other barn chores required in taking care of your horse. Riding a horse also helps in building a strong core and legs; but there are also emotional benefits of horseback riding such as developing a sense of inner peace and confidence.

Therapeutic Riding, aka Equine Assisted Therapy is used successfully in the field of special Needs to build confidence, and a sense of belonging to both children and adults. As Winston Churchill said: "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."

The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding
  • Keeps you physically active: Riding and other activities that require you to be outdoors in all kinds of weather will certainly keep you moving. Cleaning stalls, grooming, feeding, raking hay, pushing wheelbarrows Ė all of these barn chores actively burn calories and build muscle.

  • Owning a horse builds self-confidence: When it comes to building confidence, horse ownership is invaluable. You are in a partnership, where you are expected to be the leader.
    Owning a horse builds self-awareness. On a daily basis, you will be faced with training challenges. It will force you to think creatively about how to train the horse and how to solve a particular problem. If something worked in the last lesson, but itís not working now, what else can you try? How else can you solve this issue? All of this active participation in learning how to ride, how to train and what to do when a challenge emerges will help in a professional setting. Itís all about self-awareness.

  • Riding reduces stress: Studies have shown that the bonding that occurs between owners and their pets can reduce high blood pressure. Since horses also require grooming and daily maintenance, spending time with the horse can lead to a reduction in stress levels. The meditative qualities of daily, but low stress, upkeep of horses Ė such as grooming and washing Ė provide therapeutic benefits that aid in the decrease of stress levels.

  • Keeps you socially active: Taking riding lessons helps you meet many friends with similar interests. Most horse people will attest to meeting their best, life-long friends at the barn. These peers will have the same passion and devotion to horses.

  • Engages the creative side of your brain: Training a horse brings up daily challenges that will force you to think creatively about how to train it and how to solve a particular problem. If something worked in the last lesson, but itís not working now, how else can you solve this issue? Being faced with such situations helps you engage your creativity to solve problems and find what works best.

  • Care for a horse builds character: Character building is a natural part of horse ownership, teaching responsibility, punctuality, sportsmanship, frugality, patience, commitment, confidence and self-esteem.

  • Riding promotes a union with nature: Being outside and enjoying the fresh air can do wonders for your mental and physical health.

  • Riding maintains bone mass: All of the weight-bearing exercise that you do, including hauling barn equipment and carrying saddles, helps maintain bone mass, which important as you age.

  • Improves digestion: Riding a horse at a walking pace stimulates the internal organs just as walking on foot does. This aids in liver function and digestion.

  • Riding and caring for horses help disabled individuals: When supervised by certified instructors, riders with disabilities may have the chance to safely perform physical activities with the horse as a tool. Early research is showing that riding a horse may provide physical benefits for people with disabilities. At the same time, interacting with horses may provide mental benefits, as well.
Source: The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding by Health Fitness Revolution



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