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 Four Options
- $199 for a half-day trail ride for up to four people (up to a $400 value)
- $389 for a half-day trail ride for up to eight people (up to an $800 value)
- $299 for a full-day trail ride for up to four people (up to a $600 value)
- $569 for a full-day trail ride for up to eight people (up to a $1,200 value)
Riders hop in the saddle of sturdy broncos for invigorating rambles through a stretch of the Sonoran Desert. Horses trot past desert plant life, such as native saguaro clusters and hedgehog cacti, and riders can consult their authentic cowboy guides for information about the rugged landscape.
Other locations may be available, contact Silver Rein Horsemanship/MD Ranch for more information.
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.