Horseback-Riding Lessons at Harmony Hills Equestrian Center (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available

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Instructors teach horse- handing and riding basics in all-weather facility with 200-foot indoor arena and outdoor ring

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24 hour cancellation required. Will charge cancellation fee for no shows or for those more than 15-minutes late. Valid for new customers or those who have not been in 3 or more months. ASTM/SEI helmets provided. Long pants and boots are required to ride. Children under 9 must have private lesson if they have no previous riding experience. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before man learned to ride horses, Western films ended with cowboys jogging into the sunset. Saddle up with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $25 for one 30-minute private horseback-riding lesson ($50 value)
  • $50 for two 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons ($100 value)
  • $45 for one 60-minute semi-private horseback-riding lesson for two ($90 value)
  • $85 for two 60-minute semi-private horseback-riding lessons for two ($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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    Eastern

    825 Apache Road

    Pembroke, Virginia 24136

    540-357-0800

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