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Fulfill horse-related childhood dreams, such as conquering Bronze Age agrarian civilizations with today’s Groupon. For $59, you’ll get two semi-private English horseback riding lessons at Stony Glen Stables in Aubrey (a $120 value), including all equipment. Located just north of Frisco, the expansive stables can be found three miles off the tollway here.
Your equine education at Stony Glen involves more than just dismounts and fancy trots—you'll also learn about safety, grooming, and tack care. Level I Riders start with a briefing in the three S's: stop, start, and steer at the trot - plus the fourth S: Stanislavksi, the acting method that instructs you to be "in the moment" with the horse while understanding the underlying motivations of your character. If you're shaky or shy in the saddle, semi-private lessons with just one other student and one instructor will keep the lesson intimate, hands-on, and free of paparazzi.
Animal-based transportation gives many people a sense of companionship and connection with nature. Mounted on the back of a mare, you’ll not only learn to telepathically interpret a horses's brain thoughts, but you'll also meet an animal friend who nuzzles his way into your heart. Being skilled in the saddle could bring you ribbons, stronger thigh muscles, and potential for a new filly-focused career (jockey, rodeo star, actor). If you want the other person in your class to be someone you know, buy an extra Groupon for a friend.