Where to go horse riding?

horse in stable head closeupTracy asks via Twitter:

Albany, I just want to ride the horses. ... I found one place online, not sure how updated the info is, for Renegade Farms. They offer instructions, but also have a "work to ride" program where you can volunteer time to learn about & help care for the horses in exchange for extra ride time. I like the idea behind that because it's a more immersive learning experience (plus it benefits the stable).

It sounds like Tracy is interested in more than, say, just riding horses one afternoon -- she maybe also wants to get some riding lessons and learn about caring for the animals, too.

So, got suggestion for her? Please share!


I used to ride at 4Ms Farm in Castleton as a kid, and I loved it! I'm not really sure how they do adult lessons/riding (its been ~15 years since I've been there) but you could probably check it out. Looks like they are still going strong!

We go to Krumkill Stables on the Albany/Bethlehem line. Great horses, great trails, and a great owner!

Little Brook Farm does lessons and all kinds of wonderful things AND is a rescue. They have an active volunteer community and a lot going on. Absolutely check them out at thelittlebrookfarm.org

I also recommend Marsha Chavin at Chavin Equestrian in Nassau. She has wonderful lesson horses (and ponies) in a nice quiet location on Loweree Rd.. Great Lady! She doesn't have a website but her phone number is 766-3411

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