For centuries, horses and humans have worked together, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with this Groupon.
$35 for a Two-Hour Guided Horseback Trail Ride ($70 Value)
Ranch owner Sue Connell leads visitors down scenic pathways while doling out riding pointers. Rides can be booked online, and riders should arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled ride time.
Situated on 24 acres of woods and meadows in central Massachusetts, Cornerstone Ranch allows riders to savor New England's breathtaking foliage year-round with lessons, camps, and rides through scenic terrain. Owner Sue Connell and her family prep their fleet of horses with exhaustive training and pesticide-free fly-control practices, making the steeds even safer to ride than Smokey the Bear. Sue steers horse-drawn sleighs during winter months and gangs astride steeds during warmer weather, leading fellow riders through a labyrinth of woodsy trails. She and an equally experienced instructor helm riding lessons for all levels year-round and fold the same principles into weeklong summer camps. The camps cater to beginner and advanced equestrians alike, teaching kids how to catch, lead, tie up, groom, and outfit horses with bridles and saddles before mounting and riding them into kid-sized sunsets. Daily schedules consist of two rides, including group excursions and trail jaunts. At week's end, equestrians flaunt their new skills at a horse show for friends and parents.