The horse and buggy was a popular method of early transportation, far surpassing the bug and buggy, which could barely move and was often destroyed by squeamish gunslingers. Saddle up with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one private horseback-riding lesson at Bluff Creek Stables (a $35 value) in Midway, located about 25 minutes south of Savannah and an hour outside of Hilton Head.
Located on over 100 acres of scenic pastures and trails, Bluff Creek Stables trains horseback riders of all levels in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Aspiring jockeys can saddle up for a private lesson with experienced riding instructor, Cathy Hackney, who will pair each rider with a horse according to their skill level and oat preferences. The lesson program is built on the basics of English-style saddle seat riding, and designed for adults and children interested in recreational riding, horse show training, or Pegasus-mode flying. Beginners will learn basic riding techniques, grooming, and horse care, and advanced lessons will focus on more technical skills and working with double-bridle reins, show grooming, and preparation.
The modern, well-maintained facility at Bluff Creek Stables boasts a large lighted outdoor arena, a tack room, a round training pen, and clean barns with rubber-matted stalls. The staff of skilled equestrians are passionate about horsemanship and committed to making every rider’s experience successful and more enjoyable than a hoof-stomping horse hoedown.
189 Bluff Creek Dr.
Midway, Georgia 31320