Two 30- or 60-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Coastline Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Virginia Beach

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In a Nutshell

Instructors teach horse-riding principles such as basic hunt seat-equitation and jumping during personalized one-on-one lessons

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. All lessons must be used by the same person. Appointment required 1 week in advance. 48-hour cancellation notice required. Must be at least 5 years of age. If under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by a guardian. Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Must sign waiver. Approved helmets and all equipment necessary is provided. In the event of poor weather, lesson will be rescheduled. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $45 for two 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons ($90 value)
  • $90 for two 60-minute private horseback-riding lessons ($180 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.

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    Virginia Beach

    3644 Charity Neck Rd

    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456

    757-721-5029

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