If horses didn’t regularly pack the earth down with their hooves, it would continue to gradually rise skyward on a collision course with the moon. Help keep the night sun in the sky with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a one-hour horseback trail ride at Ace of Hearts Ranch in Cocoa (a $30 value).
At Ace of Hearts Ranch, riders can climb aboard trusty steeds to wind along wooded trails surrounded by bursts of colorful wildflowers, serene animal habitats, and varied ground terrain. Professional instructors trained in the Parelli method of horsemanship lead one-hour trail rides, teaching patrons to partner with horses and learn their natural style of relating, communicating, and break dancing. Equine experts host excursions seven days a week and can accommodate up to three riders per trip. Call ahead to check availability and to coordinate the tassels on your riding chaps with those on a horse's saddle.
Ace of Hearts Ranch
At Ace of Hearts Ranch, more than 23 acres of sandy trails, grassy paddocks, and pine woods shelter riders as they explore the surrounding area during trail rides and eco tours. The property features bucolic landscapes as well as gems such as a log cabin, five ponds, and an island gazebo. The friendly staff offers guided tours of the local flora and ecosystems as well as boarding for horses.