Horseback Riding in Vermont! See the Foliage from a Different Perspective? Head Over to Vermont's Riding Stables!

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Horseback Riding in Vermont! See the Foliage from a Different Perspective? Head Over to Vermont's Riding Stables!

Post: # 22195Post ctyanky
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:09 pm

I've been riding each foliage season in Vermont at various stables and can't wait for my next two riding adventures this autumn. There's nothing like the blissful feeling of galloping down a country road with the wind in your face surrounded by sparkling foliage or taking a trail ride through fields and pastures and dirt roads canopied by autumn colors. You can find rides for all different skill levels and capture autumn's blaze from a different view than that of hiking, mountain lift rides or from meandering the back roads in your car. For me, being on horseback is the ultimate way to enjoy my Vermont foliage vacation because I am immersed in nature at the same time. I love the smells, sounds and visuals from the forest and being part of the natural world in the middle of the Green Mountains is the best!

Last fall I rode at Kimberly Farms in North Bennington, and it was a lovely ride into the mountains. I was fortunate enough to have a solo ride and the day was glorious. I took a lesson at Rhythm Hollow Stables in North Bennington to learn to transition from Western to English. My teacher Tara was exceptional! She was so patient with me, I was having a difficult time and we had quite a few laughs! My horse was HUGE! I think I am going to stick with Western for a bit longer........... :mrgreen:

https://www.facebook.com/rhythmhollowstables/

Address: 183 Park St., North Bennington, VT 05257

https://kimberlyfarms.org/

Address: 1214 Cross Hill Rd., North Bennington, VT 05257


I've ridden the Icelandic horses several times in Fayston and it was the ultimate ride. Be sure to check your riding skill levels with the owners. They really fit you perfectly with your horse and the half day trek was enough for me. Icelandics have a five gait and it took me awhile to get used to it! Icelandics are an amazing breed!

http://icelandichorses.com/

Address: 3061 North Fayston Road, Waitsfield VT 05673

This fall I am going to ride at LaJoie Stables in Jeffersonville (when I am in Stowe) and DnD Stables in East Burke (when I am in the NEK). I'm very excited to try these two stables!

http://www.lajoiestables.com/index.html

Address: 984 Pollander Road, Jeffersonville, VT 05464

http://www.horserentals.com/dndstables.html

Address: 1952 VT Route 114, East Burke, VT 05832

These two stables are on my list for next season 2020. They come highly recommended!

http://mountainviewranch.biz/

Address: 502 Easy St., Danby, VT 05739

https://www.chipmanstables.com/

Address: 33 Danby-Pawlet Road, Danby, VT 05739


I know you will enjoy your trail rides! Make reservations well ahead of time, they fill up so fast!
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Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot


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Re: Horseback Riding in Vermont! See the Foliage from a Different Perspective? Head Over to Vermont's Riding Stables!

Post: # 22318Post ctyanky
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:40 am

Hello horse lovers: I just booked my rides at the two stables for my days in Stowe and the NEK. Once place had limited openings for my timeframe so if you are interested in riding, I would call now and reserve. We are just six weeks until the start of fall tourism season in VT and some of the times I requested were already booked! Please note that most places take only cash and some start out at $100.00, so have some extra on hand. I lucked out to hold one place with a CC and they will take the card for the ride. I always bring my own helmet and a good pair of riding pants and boots but that is not necessary. Always check with your stables to see what they provide and have your skill level, height and weight to match to your horse if asked.

Hopefully, the weather Gods will cooperate because one year I rode hours in driving rain and never warmed up the rest of the day, too late to turn around once the storm rolled in......…….:roll:

Happy Trails! CT

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