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 drove carriages in the city for many carriage owners for 3 years, before moving to Rhode Island and continuing her carriage work for a hired carriage business. She returned to work in NYC for another 3 years as a carriage driver, before finally branching out on her own to conduct her own carriage operation. 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 with her on a private farm in Cortland, NY. He is the love of her life, and nothing brings her greater joy than to work with him as a partner.