One or Four 60-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Hoofbeats Riding School (Up to 55% Off)

Petaluma

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Folk wisdom about looking a gift horse in the mouth is obsolete, now that horses are no longer bred to belch blinding ammonia. Enjoy improved equine exhalations with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $27 for one 60-minute private horseback-riding lesson (a $55 value)
  • $99 for four 60-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $220 value)

In one-on-one sessions, the instructor imparts basic grooming and horse-handling skills, as well as the subtleties of equine communication through body language. Lessons are conducted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday–Friday and between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Hoofbeats Riding School

From the age of 10, Jenny Alphin has spent her life around horses. After gathering grand-champion trophies as a junior competitor, she went on to earn a degree in therapeutic recreation, combining her expert horsemanship with her talent for working with children. As head instructor at Hoofbeats Riding School, she imbues each of her one-on-one lessons with this lifetime of expertise, tailoring her directives to the student’s particular needs and interests.

To build confident, well-rounded riders, she starts out with the basics, rather than jumping right to galloping through mountain creeks in full John Wayne costume. Riders must first learn how to handle, lead, and care for their horse before getting into the saddle, which helps facilitate a healthy relationship between horse and rider. They also start off riding bareback so they can use their body language to communicate with the horse directly, without the aid of saddles, reins, or bridle-mounted walkie-talkies.

Hoofbeats Riding School

From the age of 10, Jenny Alphin has spent her life around horses. After gathering grand-champion trophies as a junior competitor, she went on to earn a degree in therapeutic recreation, combining her expert horsemanship with her talent for working with children. As head instructor at Hoofbeats Riding School, she imbues each of her one-on-one lessons with this lifetime of expertise, tailoring her directives to the student’s particular needs and interests.

To build confident, well-rounded riders, she starts youngsters out with the basics, rather than jumping right to galloping through mountain creeks in full John Wayne costume. Riders must first learn how to handle, lead, and care for their horse before getting into the saddle, which helps facilitate a healthy relationship between horse and rider. They also start off riding bareback so they can use their body language to communicate with the horse directly, without the aid of saddles, reins, or bridle-mounted walkie-talkies.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Jenny is lovely and wonderful with kids. The love she has for her rescued horses is evident. I would recommend Jenny and her school to anyone looking for lessons,...”

    “Jenny is lovely and wonderful with kids. The love she has for her rescued horses is evident. I would recommend Jenny and her school to anyone looking for lessons, looking to learn about horses, and especially someone looking for a down-to-earth approach to loving and caring for animals. ”

  • “Great experience.”

  • “great experience. ”

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    Petaluma

    468 Corona Rd.

    Petaluma, California 94954

    707-292-7289

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In a Nutshell

Instructor and lifelong rider emphasizes human-horse communication to build confident, well-rounded riders

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 20th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as a gift. Reservation required. Classes must be used by same person. New clients only. Must sign waiver. Helmets and hard soled shoes with at least 1/2in heal are required to ride. Must be 6 or older to ride. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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