Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with this Groupon.
$199 for a Four-Day Kids' Horseback-Riding Summer Camp ($400 Value)
Jeanette lends her riding expertise to kids aged 5–17 during four-day summer camps, which run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday–Thursday. Camps run every week from June 10 through August 12, setting the stage for group learning punctuated by a lunch break; students should bring their own lunch. Jeanette provides all of the equipment necessary to mount and steer gentle, friendly horses suitable for riders of all skill levels. At the camp's finale on Thursday, students paint and decorate steeds to show off their artistic prowess and equestrian know-how to parents.
Jeanette Arnaout Training
With more than 20 years of equine experience, Jeanette Arnaout instructs students of all skill levels on the fundamentals of horsemanship during lessons and riding camps. Each session carefully pairs riders with appropriate steeds for their skill level, allowing novices to learn basic techniques and experienced stallion tamers to trot to the beat of the hokey pokey. Small-group settings foster an educational atmosphere, and kind, well-trained horses guarantee hiccup-free learning. Lessons include instruction on horse cleaning and care—think grooming and hoof-picking—as well as riding time. Like a molting flamingo, students are encouraged to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, but Jeanette provides all of the equipment necessary for camps. Those overwhelmed by unruly horses can turn them over to Jeanette for training, during which she gently boosts steeds' confidence to improve their obedience.