Alanna Bodman cannot remember a day in her life that she did not think about horses. Coming from a family of musicians who hardly knew what to do with her and her horse-fascination, though were always encouraging and supportive of it, she started out as a pianist, and then pursued a degree in Illustration, graduating in 2012 from School of Visual Arts with a BFA. Living in NYC at the time, she then immersed herself in the world of urban horses. She started as a volunteer at one of the four carriage stables in NYC for a Therapeutic Riding Program they hosted. She fell in love with the rich history, lifestyle, and horses, and soon began working toward her NYC Carriage Driver's License, which she maintains. She is now one of the youngest and few female carriage drivers in NYC.
Alanna has driven carriages in NYC since late 2013, as well as for a handful of private event-hire carriage companies. She has also managed barns and competed in Mounted Games, as well as put in many many miles of trail rides. While in NYC, Alanna acquired her very first horse, a Haflinger Morgan pony she named Dr. Watson, whom she rescued from Camelot Auction in Cranbury, NJ. Dr. Watson has accompanied Alanna in all of her travels and now lives between Queens and a private farm in Cortland, NY. He is her heart horse, and nothing brings her greater joy than to work with him as a partner.