Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-hour horseback-riding lesson at Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center in Coconut Creek (a $50 value).
Acts 2 Acres’ qualified equestrian instructors share their passion for riding and caring for horses with students of all ages and experience levels at their new facility on Vinkemulder Road. During one-hour riding lessons, budding horse whisperers will either be grouped with fellow riders or receive a one-on-one private session, depending on instructor availability and the rider’s experience. Riders will bond with their galloping pals by learning how to properly tack the horse and receive lessons in such important equestrian subjects as grooming, horsemanship, and how to scowl like Clint Eastwood. The experienced instructors dispense knowledge in both English and Western styles through ring work in the picturesque paddock, trots along the sandy trails that crisscross the surrounding countryside, and direct mind-melds with their equine mounts.
Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center
Opening the Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center was an ideal decision for Michelle Alvarez, who was eager to make use of both her teaching experience and her lifelong passion for owning and showing horses. Today, her center specializes in training young riders in beginner lessons, which journey through nearby Tradewinds Park's scenic trails and focus on fundamentals such as safety, care, horsemanship, and grooming.
Youth may enjoy mornings at Pony Club or entire days at equestrian camp playing games, filling their noggins with educational material, and riding horses. Acts 2 Acres Equestrian Center is approved by the Girl Scouts of Broward County, meaning that the facility's experienced instructors are accustomed to teaching girl scouts and receiving payment in the form of thin-mint cookies.