One-Hour Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four at Ashley Woods Equestrian Center (50% Off)

Minooka

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In a Nutshell

Students learn horsemanship skills during classes available at both a heated indoor arena and a lighted outdoor arena

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Limit of 1 per visit. Reservation Required. 24-hr cancellation notice is required. Must sign waiver. Helmets provided. Merchant is solely responsible for the goods and services provided. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Horses are our superiors in every way, which is why we're so lucky that they allow us the courtesy of riding all about on their supple yet strong horse backs. Deepen the human-horse bond with this Groupon.

Horses are our superiors in every way, which is why we're so lucky that they allow us the courtesy of riding all about on their supple yet strong horse backs. Deepen the human-horse bond with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $40 for a one-hour horseback-riding lesson for two ($80 value)
  • $80 for a one-hour horseback-riding lesson for four ($160 value)

The Horse-Human Bond: Man’s (Other) Best Friend

You’re likely to leave the stable with a new skill and a new friend. Read on to learn more about the powerful bond between humans and horses.

Humans have been riding horses since the first bus broke down around 3,500 BCE, but the full extent of the intra-species connection is only beginning to come to light. Anecdotal stories of deep friendships between horses and humans abound, but studies suggest that horses really do form long-term bonds with humans with whom they’ve had positive encounters. In fact, horses can recognize their human friends months or even years after seeing them last.

Horses are naturally social animals, forming lifelong friendships with horses inside and outside their own families. This affable nature, combined with an impeccable sense of hearing, puts horses in a unique position to respond to human interaction and even memorize human words. Trainers frequently talk in soothing tones to their horses, but much of the communication is nonverbal: horses also get to know humans through daily grooming, feedings, and long, quiet rides through the sunset. Many longtime riders report feeling deeply attuned to their horses, both physically and emotionally.

Though not fully understood, the ineffable bond between humans and horses has spawned numerous equine-therapy programs. During these programs, people with mental illnesses or physical disabilities interact with horses through basic grooming and riding. Besides the unique physical benefits of riding—such as gaining core strength as they balance on a horse—these patients often experience an emotional release or a new sense of pride and accomplishment.


Tips

  • “Great instructors beautiful horses My wife and i had a blast Its was her first time riding and felt happy Well definitely be back (^o^)”

  • “It was a great experience, the instructor was wonderful. ”

  • “If this is your first time riding a horse be brave, confident and open minded. Then enjoy yourself because the whole experience is amazing!”

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    Minooka

    2511 Wildy Road

    Minooka, Illinois 60447

    815-474-1145

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