Horses symbolize a wild, uncontrollable spirit, which is why rebellious teenagers sport mane-like mohawks and eat even the cores of their apples. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for one day of horseback-riding camp for one child aged 7–12 (a $160 value)
- $19 for one 60-minute group horseback-riding lesson for one child aged 7 or older (a $40 value)
During camps, which run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginner riders learn horse safety and skills such as walking, trot-posting, sitting, halting, and controlling the direction of the horse. Campers with prior horseback-riding experience may move on to more advanced movements.
Riders at group lessons or camp must wear long pants and shoes or boots with a heel. Helmets are provided.
Westside Stables’ trainer and instructor, Katie, started riding at age 4. By the time she was 8, she was participating in jumping and showing events when most kids her age were just starting to neigh on command. Today, she passes on the knowledge she learned during more than 10 years of training to a new generation of horse pilots who take lessons atop friendly and patient horses. Westside Stables also plays host to two summer camps for children aged 5–15, which include riding lessons tailored to campers’ age and ability, lessons on horsemanship, and arts and crafts activities, which taunt horses via the campers’ wanton use of their opposable thumbs.