The Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association unites stables across the state, showcasing the diversity of the american saddlebred, as well as training future equestrians with individually tailored riding lessons. After arriving in long pants and sturdy, low-heel shoes, riders don helmets as instructors commence half-hour equine adventures to acquaint students with an agreeable saddlebred, whose manner and relaxed gait are perfect for human accompaniment and a marked advantage in "act casual" situations. The average lesson covers mounting and dismounting, walking and trotting, rein control, and how to properly engage with the horse. In addition, riders will spend time learning how horses think and react in common situations. The MSHA's participating stables open on evenings and weekends for man-to-beast interactions after school or work; customers should note that Lear Stables in Hastings is not heated.
Whenever the leaves begin to yellow and a chill returns to the air, a young person's fancy turns to thoughts of snowy sports. Don't tell that to the skaters at Blue Line Family Ice Center, though; whether in the depths of winter or the heights of summer, they practice their on-ice craft at the facility's year-round rink. Hockey players and figure skaters alike find a home here, with leagues and lessons awaiting those looking to hone their craft.
Sublime Saddlebreds trains horse and rider to perform as a team. It starts with young colts and builds them into show horses. Once they're ready, horses can work with their human companions, learning how to strut and jump for competition. Introductory classes cater to students hoping to learn the basics of horsemanship.
Fondy Sports Park entertains miniature sports enthusiasts of all ages with a mini-golf course and other kiddie-friendly games. The 18-hole mini-golf course challenges even the most studious putter with dynamic holes guarded by hills and obstacles including animal statues, buildings, and sentient bogeys and birdies. Just like the Masters Tournament, mini-golfers with max determination can play out the entire course and seek to win a free game on the 18th-hole challenge. Though not included in this Groupon, Fondy Sports Park also satiates adventure seekers with go-karts, batting cages, bumper boats, and other thrilling activities to get the family out of the house and help them forget last night's contentious six-hour Monopoly game.
Opened to the public in 1850, the Wade House Stagecoach Inn serves as the centerpiece of a faithfully restored 19th-century enclave maintained by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Period-dressed tour guides show visitors through the inn's three floors and 27 rooms, complete with authentic décor and an unsettling lack of power outlets. The skilled smiths at the Dockstader Blacksmith Shop diligently demonstrate how settlers forged tools, horseshoes, and checks. Powered by the Mullet River, the rebuilt Herrling Sawmill cuts lumber down to size and specification with its era-accurate muley saw.