Riding Right Farm

A Welcoming Place to Ride

Dressage, Jumping, & Cross-Country

Boarding & Training

All Ages & Abilities

Head Instructor Hollie McNeil

Contact us: 1-518-677-5148 or via the email links on the contact page.

Why Riding Right? Highly-qualified, professional instructors and a warm, welcoming place for lessons, boarding, and training.

When? Lessons available six days a week, including evenings and early mornings.

Who? Our youngest riders are age six. Our olders are senior citizens.

Where? South Cambridge, NY. Convenient to Greenwich NY, Saratoga Springs NY, Bennington VT, Williamstown MA, Albany NY, etc.

Farm News:

Mother’s Day Show
April 14, 2014 by Hollie McNeil

nicoleLooks like we survived the winter!   Now we turn our attention to the spring show season.  We are gearing up for our annual Mother’s Day Dressage Show.  It’s on the schedule for May 11th.

Here’s the link for the prize list and entry form.  http://ridingfarm.com/shows

Valentine’s Day
February 15, 2014 by Hollie McNeil

photoMy Valentine’s Day blog is coming a day late.  Any guesses why?  Yeah, I’m sure getting sick of talking, writing, complaining, and dealing with the weather.  The snow and moving tons of it around the farm just swallowed my day yesterday.  I never even got to my second cup of coffee.  On the tractor from 5:30 am until 5:00 last night with various interuptions to fix broken things.  Enough.

My intended Valentine’s Day blog is about love, not surprisingly.   But not romantic love rather love as passion, love as life.

I didn’t pick horses or the farm life.  I really didn’t.  Horses and doing what I do picked me.  I firmly believe that.
I love horses and I mean LOVE horses.   The smell, the feel, their eyes, their personality, the everything.
My first horse come into my life at age 4. Oh, how I fell in love.  It’s almost like that’s when life began for me.  This is a love that will not let up. It drives me, feeds me, inspires me.   With that love I’ve found other loves.  Like
teaching- sharing my love with others.

The pure joy that comes onto a person’s face when they are on a horse is like sharing the best love in the world.  This week, a rider came in and told me that they’d just experienced one of the worst days of their life.  Just a very trying and difficult time for this person. They looked emotionally shattered and in so much pain. However, one hour later, this same person was not only smiling but actually laughing.  Imagine what it could feel like for me to watch this transformation, this therapy so to speak, brought about by time with a horse.  And then there’s the student who routinely says after a lesson that they’ve got happiness now to last the whole day. Ah, the power of horses, the power of love.

My love and passion gives back in so many ways.  See the photo on my desk in the barn office?  Flowers and candy for Valentine’s Day from my students.  Thank you everyone for sharing with me the love of the horse.

 

Go Youtube!
January 21, 2014 by Hollie McNeil

As many of you know, we’ve spent a lot of time here at the farm developing videos for both educating the rider, as well as documenting the various happenings going on around here.  Looks like our videos haven’t gone unnoticed either.  Just a day or so ago we crossed the 100,000 viewer mark on YouTube.  Now that’s a lot of viewing!

If you haven’t checked out our videos here’s a link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ridingrightvideo

A Look Back
January 6, 2014 by Hollie McNeil

2013 is now in the rear view mirror.  But what a year it was!  Here’s a fun look back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCYEbmH76pk

Merry Christmas
December 25, 2013 by michael

Christmas at the farm is still a working day.  Thanks to all who keep the farm going, day after day.

Christmas Morning Christmas Morning

Merry Christmas

More blog entries are on the blog page