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12203, Krumkill Stables, Albany, NY, Capital District, beautiful trails, wild life, kind, gentle horses and a caring and experienced staff, 
Things To Do at Krumkill Stables, Birthday Parties, Boarding horses, Girl Scouts, Horseback riding lessons | Albany Krumkill Stables

518-482-8704 
  Krumkill Stables is located at 460 Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12203 in the Capital District. Krumkill offers 60-acres of beautiful trails, wild life, and scenery. Krumkill provides kind, gentle horses and a caring and experienced staff. Krumkill Stables | Albany  website and more . . .
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12054, Occupational Therapy, pediatric occupational therapy clinic specializing in hippotherapy, Delmar, NY, What Is Hippotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, Facilities at Positively Playful, 
Therapeutic riding sessions | Albany Positively Playful Occupational Therapy

518-424-2991 
  Positively Playful Occupational Therapy, a pediatric occupational therapy clinic specializing in hippotherapy as a treatment strategy, is located at 118 Hurst Road, Delmar, NY 12054 in Albany County.

From Positively Playful: "Positively Playful Occupational Therapy, PLLC was established in 2010. In January 2011, we purchased a 15 acre farm, conveniently located in the beautiful town of New Scotland. Our facility includes a barn with 4 stalls, 3 large pastures and several "trails" winding around our hay fields. There is also an indoor clinic space (for use during inclement weather) with bathroom. Positively Playful Occupational Therapy | Albany  website and more . . .
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12143, Stables, Ravena, NY, Things To Do at Lukens Stables, Boarding, Horse training, Riding lessons, Showing | Albany Lukens Stables

518-756-9777 
  Lukens Stables is located at 259 Tracey Road, Ravena, New York 12143 in Albany County.

Equestrian Center at Lukens Stables
Boarding
Horse training
Horseback riding
Lessons
Showing
Lukens Stables | Albany  more . . .
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12180, horsemanship facility, Brunswick, NY, horsemanship experience, riding arenas, event hosting, clinics, education, and trailer-in riding, Equestrian Services, Boarding, Clinic, Education, Lessons, Hosting, Retirement TLC Services | Albany Placid Hills Farm

518-279-9717 
  Placid Hills Farm, a horsemanship facility, is located at 196 Town Office Road, Brunswick, NY 12180 in Rensselaer County.

From Placid Hills Farm: "Placid Hills Farm, located in Brunswick, NY, is offering the Capital District an unmatched horsemanship experience. Located on 110 acres of breathtaking rolling hills ten minutes from downtown Troy. The property offers miles of trails, ample turnout and numerous riding arenas. Placid Hills offers a unique approach to horsemanship: boarding, retirement tlc services, event hosting, clinics, education, and trailer-in riding opportunities for complete usage of the facility." Placid Hills Farm | Albany  website and more . . .
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12186, Therapeutic Riding Center, providing therapeutic riding, Voorheesville, NY, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), muscular and cognitive development, speech improvement, benefits through therapeutic riding | Albany Albany Therapeutic Riding Center

518-765-2764 
  Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, providing therapeutic riding for over 34 years, is located at 182 Martin Road Extension, Voorheesville, NY 12186 in Albany County.

From Albany Therapeutic Riding: "Located at the base of the Helderberg Escarpment in the Town of New Scotland, Albany Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. (ATRC) has provided equine therapy services since 1981, as the first equine therapy center in our area. We are certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). Albany Therapeutic Riding Center | Albany  website and more . . .

12186, Indian Ladder Trail, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and snowmobiling, Things to Do, Biking, Hunting, Nature Trails, Picnic Tables,  Playground, Playing Fields, Winter Activities, Cross-County Skiing | Albany John Boyd Thacher State Park

518-872-1237 
  Thacher State Park aka John Boyd Thacher State Park, is located at 1 Hailes Cave Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186 in Albany County and the Capital District of New York.

"Thacher State Park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Even as it safeguards six miles of limestone cliff-face, rock-strewn slopes, woodland and open fields, the park provides a marvelous panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The park has volleyball courts, playgrounds, ball fields and numerous picnic areas with nine shelters that can be reserved. Interpretive programs are offered year-round, including guided tours of the famous Indian Ladder Trail. There are over 25 additional miles of trails for summer hiking and mountain biking, and winter cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and snowmobiling. John Boyd Thacher State Park | Albany  website and more . . .

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

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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 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 its 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. Its 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 such as grooming and washing 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 its 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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