Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Learn one of the ancient art of survival with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a private half-hour indoor or outdoor horse-riding lesson at The Equestrian Center at Andrews Osborne Academy in Willoughby (a $50 value).
The Equestrian Center at Andrews Osborne Academy’s staff of accomplished equestrians imbue participants of all skill sets with a foundation of riding techniques and overall horsemanship. Before beginning the half-hour lesson, which ingrains riders with English Hunter/Jumper discipline, each pupil selects a mare from a string of trustworthy and trained horses based on its size and ACT scores. Two 100’x200’ indoor arenas, a 300’x300’ outdoor arena, and a plethora of scenic campus trails host sessions depending on each apprentice’s preference. After dismounting from saddles, students can recline in Andrew Osborne Academy’s two-story heated and air-conditioned viewing lounge, which permits glimpses of stallions galloping in the indoor arena or a view short-lived horse Jenga tournaments in the main barn.