Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or the ability to discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today’s Groupon to Calliope Stable in Leander. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a 90-minute introductory horse-riding lesson (a $60 value).
- For $99, you get a one-week winter or summer kid’s riding camp (a $250 value).<p>
Calliope Stable’s laudable horses and experienced trainers afford new riders of all ages a chance to learn the equine arts through personalized lessons and summer camps. During introductory lessons, friendly staff members help students become acquainted with their hoofed companions as they pursue riding for enjoyment, competition, or as a way to conserve gas. Green fields, lush trails, and soft dirt arenas lined with white fences imbue each lesson with bucolic beauty.
Alternatively, children can gain their equestrian skills during one-week camps held each summer and winter. While in the care of Calliope Stable’s seasoned instructors, kids learn how to feed, groom, bathe, and bribe horses. Teachers elucidate the finer points of horse anatomy and tack before pupils progress into the world of english riding. When not caring for their steeds, campers participate in arts and crafts, watch movies, and cool off in the pool. This camp provides an excellent way for children to learn patience, perseverance, and attention to detail as they master games of telephone through horse whispering. Camps are held Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Counselors ask parents to get their camp forms to the farm at least three days before the start date by dropping them off, mailing them in, or wrapping them around a unicorn’s horn. The summer camp brochure is also available online for perusal.