Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the popular saying, "You can lead a horse to water but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears." Tap into equine insight with today's Groupon: for $48, you get two private horseback riding lessons (a $130 value) from Bel Canto Farms, located on Mount Gainor Road in Dripping Springs.
Bel Canto Farms doles out equestrian etiquette to equine experts and novice riders alike. Customers can mount up for two individual horseback-riding lessons or have a friend, loved one, or horse-allergic nemesis saddle up next to them for one simultaneous lesson. Employing a staff with more than 60 years of horse-whispering experience beneath their collective saddle, Bel Canto Farms offers a slew of services aimed at assisting customers in the achievement of their riding goals. Located just over 30 miles from downtown Austin, Bel Canto's spacious facility offers a lighted arena, a dressage arena, open riding fields, and hill-country trails for gazing at with flat-country longing or setting to inspiring incidental music.
Bel Canto Farms
Bel Canto Farms owner Suzanne Warmack has been enamored of equestrian sports since she took her first horseback ride at 18 months of age, more than 40 years ago. Now, in a facility where two dressage arenas, a derby field, and a 90-foot round pen segment the grounds, she leads a team of three regular instructors whose combined experience in teaching and showing surpasses 60 years. Since the facility is also outfitted for full boarding and pasture boarding, horse owners who lack stables or whose stables have been overrun by iguana flash mobs can house their steeds there, selecting one of three stall sizes equipped with a constant supply of hay and water and fans in summer.