One Horseback-Riding Lesson for One, or Two or Four Lessons for Two at Stonecrop Stables (Up to 60% Off)

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Choose from Three Options

  • $25 for one horseback-riding lesson for one ($50 value)
  • $45 for one horseback-riding lesson for two ($100 value)
  • $160 for four horseback-riding lessons for two, valid over four weeks ($400 value)

Riders should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (preferably with a one-inch heal) to their one-hour lessons. See the class page for available days and times.

The Horse-Human Bond: Man’s (Other) Best Friend

You’re likely to leave the stable with a new skill and a new friend. Read on to learn more about the powerful bond between humans and horses.

Humans have been riding horses since the first bus broke down around 3,500 BC, but the full extent of the intraspecies connection is only beginning to come to light. Anecdotal stories of deep friendships between horses and humans abound, but studies suggest that horses really do form long-term bonds with humans with whom they’ve had positive encounters. In fact, horses can recognize their human friends months or even years after seeing them last.

Horses are naturally social animals, forming lifelong friendships with horses inside and outside their own families. This affable nature, combined with an impeccable sense of hearing, puts horses in a unique position to respond to human communication and even memorize human words. Trainers frequently talk in soothing tones to their horses, but much of the bonding occurs through nonverbal interaction: horses also get to know humans through daily grooming, feedings, and long, quiet rides into the sunset. Many longtime riders report feeling deeply attuned to their horses, both physically and emotionally.

In a Nutshell

Beginners and intermediate riders spend one hour learning the basics of tacking and riding or more advanced gymnastics, such as jumping

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Helmet and shoes with 1-inch heels required. 220lb weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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