$61 for Two 45-Minute Riding Lessons at Gladstone Equestrian ($130 Value)

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Customer Reviews

39 Ratings


Shelly B. ·
· Redeemed April 10, 2017
The stables were very clean, horses treated with love and good care, personable trainers.


Barbara K. ·
· Redeemed January 18, 2017
My granddaughter had a very good experience at Gladstone and loved her horse


Jami G. ·
Redeemed August 17, 2016
Great experience with my granddaughter - great stable and trainer.

What You'll Get

The Deal

  • $61 for two 45-minute riding lessons ($130 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 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.

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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 9 months. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Appointment required 2 weeks in advance.; subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Must be 7 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. 2nd lesson must be used within 4 weeks of activation. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Gladstone Equestrian

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