Horseback-Riding Lesson or a Kid's Birthday Party at Trademark Equestrian Center of Apopka (Up to 57% Off)

Apopka

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  • $25 for a 60-minute horseback-riding and grooming lesson ($50 value)
  • $65 for a 90-minute birthday party for up to six kids ($150 value)

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 BCE, but the full extent of the intra-species 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 interaction and even memorize human words. Trainers frequently talk in soothing tones to their horses, but much of the communication is nonverbal: horses also get to know humans through daily grooming, feedings, and long, quiet rides through the sunset. Many longtime riders report feeling deeply attuned to their horses, both physically and emotionally.

Though not fully understood, the ineffable bond between humans and horses has spawned numerous equine-therapy programs. During these programs, people with mental illnesses or physical disabilities interact with horses through basic grooming and riding. Besides the unique physical benefits of riding—such as gaining core strength as they balance on a horse—these patients often experience an emotional release or a new sense of pride and accomplishment.

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    Apopka

    5223 Holstein Road

    Apopka, Florida 32712

    407-222-2930

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In a Nutshell

Equestrian center run by a veteran competitor with nearly three decades of experience; pleasant countryside setting

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required, subject to availability. 24 hour cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price may apply. Riding/ Grooming party is valid for 6 children, each additional child is $20. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Apopka (745.2 miles)

    5223 Holstein Road

    Apopka, Florida 32712

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