Horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against fences, eating yellow snow, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $55 for a 60-minute horseback trail ride for two (a $180 value)
- $99 for a 60-minute horseback trail ride for four (a $360 value)
Trail ride guides pair you with one of the ranch's noble steeds as you learn to maneuver the reins before taking a mounted trek along the idyllic trails.
Myakka River Ranch
At Myakka River Ranch, a herd of majestic horses lets visitors feel the liberating rush of flying through the grass atop a sturdy saddle. Among the stable's friendly inhabitants, an American Saddlebred performs tricks, an American Paint Horse frolics in the ranch's streams, and an Akhal-Teke mare—descended from the strong, golden horses bred in Persia more than 3,000 years ago—gallops in the outdoor arena. Along with lessons that impart the basics of English-style riding, Myakka's staff leads trail rides amid the scenic landscape, where majestic oak trees and open fields distract the horses from exploring the local sugar-cube quarry.