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It's a sad truth that few children realize their dreams of owning a pony. Hacienda 3 M Horse Riding Club makes up for lost wishes by allowing guests to bond with their sociable horses on a sprawling farm. A club membership covers up to six 90-minute visits to the stables per month, where riders can brush and interact with the equines before leading them outdoors to a pen, arena, or open pasture. The staff stands at the ready to provide guidance on grooming and tack techniques, such as saddling your steed without having to drop onto it from the ceiling. They also host small group lessons, where they impart horseback-riding fundamentals to groups of up to six students.
The club's covered porch provides a serene space for parents and friends to watch their loved ones trot by. During birthday parties, though, they might want to join in the fun and compete in games of horseshoes or pin the tail on the donkey. Most parties include food and beverages for the guests, as well as time in the saddle and visits to a small goat petting area.