Denise Moraski is the owner and trainer of Hidden Hollow Farm. She has over 32 years experience with horses and ponies. She has trained with top level hunt seat and dressage professionals, and has taken clinics with Olympic and world-renowned trainers. Formerly an Engineer who worked at MIT as well as Braintree Electric Light Department Denise switched gears when she became a Mom and stayed on the farm to raise her two children.
Through the years, Denise has noticed a growing sense of dissatisfaction that individuals have with their lifestyle. Their connection to Nature is lost, and there is just not enough “soul time”. The constant striving to do and go has somehow replaced the notion that is okay to just be.
Time at the farm can enhance what truly matters. Her Wellness & Stress Management Program includes, meditation, breath work, gentle stretching and addressing short and long-term goals. The release of negative thoughts and talk, as well as emotional healing is explored through interaction with the horses.
Hidden Hollow has been a farm since 1790. It’s original rock wall still surrounds the 18 acres. In the past it has been a post revolutionary war homestead, a sheep farm and an organic herb and wildflower farm. There has never been a pesticide, herbicide or any chemical used on the farm. In addition there are many numerous and unusual specimens of trees and plants, along with a pond and miles of woodland.
Denise has taught hundreds of children and adults the joyful art of riding. She continues to train, learn and attends many professional symposiums. She enjoys spending time with her two growing children on the farm, riding on the beach, and foxhunting. Massachusetts Instructors License, Certified Yoga Instructor
Mary O’Brien Merrigan, PhD works as a teacher coach and professional development expert in adult development. Her doctoral study explored personal and professional development of teachers in small learning communities. A key insight in her research was the loss of voice and self for women in education across their career trajectory. A primary focus for Mary’s coaching practice is to help teachers to reconnect with their passion for teaching by committing to self-care and balance.
Mary rode a bit as a youngster, but returned to riding 4 years ago at Hidden Hollow Farm. It was there, in the quiet, focused work of learning to ride and reading the nuanced signals of a horse that Mary saw the power of that experience for the adults she works with.
When Mary is not working she is usually found catching a Bruins game with her 4 sons, playing with her labs, or at the barn.
Hidden Hollow Farm and Stables: Riding Lessons, Trail Riding, Horse Boarding. We are just 40 minutes south of Boston, north of Cape Cod on the South Shore of Boston. Convenient to the towns of Duxbury, Pembroke, Kingston, Cohassett, Norwell, Hanover, Plymouth, Scituate, Hull, Braintree, Quincy, Boston.