My visits to the Circle B have always been worth the 40-mile drive from Saratoga Springs. On my first trail ride the leader asked the group if we wanted to trot. Everyone did, so we trotted a bit, and I was hooked. Since then I have been on solo and group rides in all kinds of weather, including a beautiful snowy ride with a friend last winter. Trail leaders are cowboys (and at least one "cowgirl") and may or may not be chatty, but they are there to keep riders and horses safe, and they do that very well. Chris Boggia, the owner, has a lot on his plate running this ranch, so I really appreciate how well he and his staff care for the horses and the trails. The pre-ride video he asks everyone to watch has some very good tips designed to keep riders safe out on the trail, and he does a great job of matching riders with horses, depending on size and skill level. Horseback riding comes with some risk, so I always wear a helmet, and Chris has some available if you don't have your own. I was with a small group one day when a woman fell off her horse. Andy, the trail leader, made sure everyone else stayed on their horses (for safety reasons) so that he could attend to the woman who fell. She wasn't hurt, just embarrassed, and Andy helped her get back on, then called Chris who met us back at the barn. Wear study shoes (Chris also has some extra boots available), pay attention to the video, trust that the horses and trails are in good shape, and enjoy the ride. Hope to see you there! P.S. If you don't make it up to the Circle B this summer, plan on a sleigh ride next winter.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.