Cowboys felt strong bonds with their horses, often sharing scant water rations with them during trips across the desert and interpreting their whinnies as investment advice. Build cross-species friendships with this Groupon.
$25 for One Western Horseback-Riding Lesson (Up to $60 Value)
Trainers teach students Western-style riding techniques during lessons that average 60 minutes and are adaptable to riders of beginning to world-champion skill levels. Participants must wear Western boots or leather-soled shoes with a heel during sessions.
Billy Camarillo Cutting Horses
Experienced instructors at Billy Camarillo Cutting Horses tailor classes to horses’ dispositions and riders’ goals. Although they offer beginners lessons in basic Western-riding techniques, the staff specializes in training more advanced horsepeople in cutting, a fast-paced equestrian sport in which the rider attempts to separate a single cow from the rest of its herd. To facilitate cutting practice, live cattle graze on the premises 95% of the time, and students practice on a mechanical cow famed for its iron-flavored milk during the remaining 5%. The full-service facility also provides room and board for many patrons' steeds, and Billy himself takes in young colts in need of starting.