Four Group Horseback-Riding Lessons with Private Lesson or Eight Lessons at Freedom Equestrian (Up to 58% Off)

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Mounted police opt for equine transportation so that they don't have to deal with the squad car's wailing thirst for gas and justice. Harness real horsepower with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$120 for four group lessons and an introductory private lesson ($250 value)

  • One introductory private lesson ($70.00 value)
  • Four group lessons ($180.00 value)

$150 for eight group lessons ($360 value)

Experienced trainers impart horseback-riding wisdom in English and Western styles.

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 BC, but the full extent of the intraspecies 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 communication and even memorize human words. Trainers frequently talk in soothing tones to their horses, but much of the bonding occurs through nonverbal interaction: horses also get to know humans through daily grooming, feedings, and long, quiet rides into 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.

In a Nutshell

Group lessons teach English and Western–style riding; private lessons introduce newcomers to horseback fundamentals

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must arrive 1/2 hr before scheduled lesson time to prepare. Must arrive in a small heeled boot. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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