Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the saying, You can lead a horse to water, but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears. Tap into equine insight with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for a one-hour sunset trail ride on horseback for four (a $220 value)
- $99 for a two-hour sunset trail ride on horseback for two (a $220 value)
- $499 for a two-night horse camping trip for up to 20 (a $1,000 value)
Riders hop in the saddle of sturdy broncos for invigorating rambles through a stretch of the Sonoran Desert located inside San Tan Mountain Regional Park. Get out of the sun and trot past desert plant life, such as native saguaro clusters and hedgehog cacti, riders can consult their authentic cowboy guides for knowledgeable information about the rugged landscape.
MD Ranch's wranglers can also spice up camping trips by bringing four horses, with more available for an extra fee, to the client's choice of campsite. Groups and families can enjoy trail rides or simply learn more about grooming and care from the wranglers who stick around for the duration of the trip. Camping trips can be arranged at Sprucedale Guest Ranch, other locations are available at an additional fee. Extra camping days are available at an additional cost.
Though the calendar maintains that it's still the 21st century, the experienced cowfolk at MD Ranch take visitors back to the Wild West with horsemanship and equestrian knowledge that's been perfected across the centuries. Joining them is a herd of well-trained horses, who itch to take riders on vigorous romps across the Sonoran Desert landscapes of San Tan Mountain Regional Park. The only outfitters in the mountains, the ranch's seasoned guides lead experienced or first-time riders along desert trails, trotting past stately cacti on all-day and sunset excursions or galloping in search of far-off coyote choruses during intense ranch rides. The herd contains a wide range of horse personalities–from horses that are safe for even the most inexperienced riders to those with enough go for seasoned cowboys. On-site trainers work with steeds and riders alike, teaching students of all ages the techniques of English and Western riding as well as basic horsemanship and equine care skills.