Two or Four Private Horseback Riding Lessons for One or Two at Stardust Stables (Up to $80 Off)

Nelson-Tate-Marble Hill, Ball Ground

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  • $40 for two private horseback riding lessons for one ($80 value)
  • $69 for four private horseback riding lessons for one ($160 value)
  • $80 for two private horseback riding lessons for two ($160 value)
  • $149 for four private horseback riding lessons for two ($320 value)

Students get a solid riding foundation with lessons from experienced instructors in the indoor or outdoor ring, perhaps venturing out onto the surrounding trails.

Western Horseback Riding: Of Hats and Herding

Many equestrians specialize in Western riding. Learn what that means with Groupon's introduction.

Determining whether a rider is practicing the Western style of horsemanship requires no particular expertise. Rather, it requires a look at his or her hat. That’s because the attire of Western riders is typically inspired by the cowboys of the Old West, who developed a specialized riding style that riders continue to practice in competition today, performing for judges who assess their mastery based on a number of parameters. Taking the reins in one hand and maintaining light tension on the horse’s mouth, riders sit tall and straight and give direction to the horse by shifting their weight in the seat. Horses earn high marks by responding willingly to these subtle cues and by demonstrating a smooth, easy athleticism through the gaits of walking, jogging, and loping. Unlike English riding, for which riders “post,” or rise and sit in rhythm with each stride, the Western style and its large, comfortable saddles allow riders to sit through the entire jog.

Modern competitions in Western riding test more specialized skills as well. During barrel racing, riders compete to negotiate a series of turns around barrels in the shortest time possible. To measure roping abilities, riders attempt to lasso a steer at high speeds. All these nuanced events are designed with the same idea in mind: to replicate the tasks cowboys once needed to succeed at their herding responsibilities.

In a Nutshell

In private lessons, students ride gentle horses in the ring to build a solid foundation

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Nelson-Tate-Marble Hill (494.4 miles)

    401 Dove Street

    Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

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