Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a two-hour intro group lesson on horse care and riding at Bay Meadow Farm in Bel Air (a $100 value).
Bay Meadow Farm's combined 110 acres of idyllic, verdant pasture and facilities give range to hale school horses equally suited to riding rookies and saddle specialists. Aspiring equestrians first receive a primer on horse anatomy, breeds, colors, and markings, learning to identify a three-stocking chestnut with a blaze or a silver dapple with vestigial shoulder nubs from ancient pegasi ancestors. After mastering proper grooming and saddling techniques, pupils will practice riding skills while learning to safely lead, mount, and dismount their four-legged companions. The farm’s environs span a riverbank pavilion and nearby deciduous forest, with plentiful long-stemmed grasses enabling famished riders to graze to their hearts’ content.
2408 Cullum Rd.
Bel Air, Maryland 21001Get Directions