Going on a trail ride lets you feel like an old-fashioned cowboy, just like wearing a ten-gallon hat or eating sand from a boot. Ride into the sunset with this Groupon.
$75 for Four 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons ($180 Value)
Lessons are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders and range from basic skills such as tacking and grooming to the techniques necessary for competition on the national level. Crossroads Farm is open Tuesday–Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rachel Jansen Jones, the owner and permanent resident at Crossroads Farm, has worn many hats over the course of her career. She served as president of the Arizona Hunter Jumper Association for two terms, and she currently coaches the ASU equestrian team. Since 1998, she’s headed up Crossroads Farm’s USHJA-certified trainers, composed entirely of instructors with at least 15 years of experience at her facility—and often with more years in the industry or as a horse’s pen pal. Students of all skill levels can benefit from the trainers' expertise in the farm’s lesson program, which starts beginners out with the basics of horsemanship and safety and sees them through more advanced skills such as cantering and jumping.