Sadly, riding in the city is better done in the back of a taxi than atop a horse. You may see riders in Central Park but given the onslaught of potential hazards, from dogs and joggers in your path, to busy streets en route to the Bridle Path, we recommend city horseback-riding solely for stalwart equestrians. There are a fair number of academies nearby and we list them here if time allows you to investigate these options. We do wholeheartedly recommend the few remaining wonderful shops for the never ending demands of tack and garb.
Soho ("SOuth of HOuston"), formerly home to New York City’s great art scene, has been abandoned by many galleries for more trendy neighborhoods: Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. What remain are reliable restaurants and shops, a great new health club for members, Citibabes, and the Soho Grand Hotel. Whether you want to dress yourself or your home, shopping in Soho can suit you head to toe, or door knob to dining room.