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, GA, located about 2 hours north of Jacksonville.
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