Follow The Horsey Hostess
By appointment only, 7 days per week, 10:00am - 7:00pm. Extended hours upon request. Online booking available, see below.
Our private farm is located at 7 Anthony Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
We offer Equine Assisted Learning for general wellness and stress relief, riding fundamentals, and beginning riding lessons for individuals aged 8 years and older. We hope to see you soon!
Be my guest as I introduce you to my horses at our small, private farm located 7 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs. We call our newly constructed space “Fox Ridge Farm” and we work hard to make sure it is clean, safe, and quiet. Spend an hour (or more) learning a little “horsey language” and slowing down your day for a bit. We offer both riding and non-riding horse experiences. We call our Horsey Hostess sessions “Social Hours” because working with horses is truly all about developing relationships and clear communication!
Horses constantly communicate through body language and breath. Current research indicates that they even have social rules or etiquette around greetings, moving as a herd, and levels of friendship. As The Horsey Hostess, I will help to “translate” what my horses may have to say and give you the tools to clearly convey your own thoughts. My greatest hope as Hostess is that during your Social Hour you will relax, make meaningful connections, and enjoy yourself! Your social hour does not have to include riding. No prior experience with horses is necessary.
The social lives of horses are remarkably similar to our own; when horses and humans are allowed time to properly mingle, memorable moments transpire. Horses’ non-judgmental, naturally mindful, and often loving presence can lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself and others.
When I moved to Saratoga Springs 3 years ago, I returned to horseback riding after a 20 year hiatus. I found myself lingering with the horses long after my lesson had ended and noticed the sense of well-being the horses helped me to find. I also noticed that when I spoke about riding with people, they would often say, “Oh! I love being around horses!” or, “I used to ride, I wish I could do it again but I’m too nervous”. I began to study equine assisted therapy programs and traditional riding programs but I wondered how I could share with people the beauty of and value in spending time with horses without the need to either be “in therapy” or at a “riding stable”. So, I created The Horsey Hostess!