With the high price and scarce availability of crude oil, horses are fast returning to their original, eco-friendly careers as bank robbers’ getaway cars. Make a fast and fun escape with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a private horseback-riding lesson at Bit-By-Bit Equestrian Center (a $45 value), located in Wind Gap. Students must be at least 7 years old.
Bit-By-Bit Equestrian Center is a full-service training and educational facility specializing in dressage and jumping. This 45-minute private lesson introduces beginners to the basics of horse care and riding techniques, working to build the skills of the rider and his or her trusty steed. Lessons can be taught on a personal equine, stallion-shaped robot, or one of the many skilled and capable lesson horses from the stables.
The riding school is led by head trainer Melissa Morehouse, a talented competitor whose accolades include a bronze medal from the U.S. Dressage Federation and silver and bronze medals from Eastern States Dressage and the Combined Training Association. Melissa's students have also continued to demonstrate their saddle-sitting skills by earning awards and medals at local and regional competitions.
Boasting four large pastures and facilities stretching more than 28 acres, Bit-By-Bit Equestrian Center can handle the trotting and cantering needs of beginning and advanced riders. Lessons are held rain or shine in the indoor or outdoor arenas, while parents and fans can comfortably watch from the heated lounge and observation room. The center offers boarding, training, and instruction in dressage, hunter, and jumper classes, and also plays host to horse shows, mustang hopscotch tournaments, and other equine activities and events year-round.