The term horsepower comes from the chant that horses used to shout at engineers working on the newfangled railway system. Befriend trailblazing stallions and mares with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a one-hour horseback trail ride at Koko Crater Stables (a $75 value).
Nestled in the lush crater of a dormant volcano, Koko Crater Stables' picturesque backdrop is ideal for horseback escapades. Equine adventurers pass an hour jaunting down the flora-lined trails of the verdant crater, taking in views of the rim and focusing peepers for a chance to spot natural wildlife. During the excursion, experienced riders can break off for independent journeys, and newer riders stick close to their guide as he or she describes how to properly treat, ride, and put sunglasses on a horse.
Koko Crater Stables
Cool, onshore breezes swirl through the banyan trees and botanical gardens that frame Koko Crater Stables, a spacious facility nestled in the crater of a dormant volcano. Head trainer Piet Mathews, who has more than 30 years of experience tucked under his saddle, leads the center's staff, which draws on more than 20 years of equestrian know-how to conduct trail rides, lessons, and camps. In addition to helping riders to earn their spurs, Koko Crater Stables provides boarding services that include bedding, watering, and daily stall cleanings, ensuring four-legged lodgers remain comfortable and aren't tempted to tunnel out and begin new lives as bankers.