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396 Bozrah Street, Bozrah

One Month of Beginners Horsemanship Lessons at Carters Family Ranch (Up to 38% Off)

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Beginners learn basics of horsemanship during 45-minute one-on-one lessons riding around a 128 acre property

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2 ratings1 reviews
September 24, 2020
Just amazing! My niece just love the classes! Thanks! 100 % recommend!❤️
1 ratings2 reviews
September 7, 2020
This is a beautiful family farm, trainer is great, patient and knowledgeable. Very flexible and accomodating. I like that I am supporting a small local business. horses are sweet and well cared for and I like that they were responsibly obtained as rescues or from auction. Lessons are very well priced. We drive an hour each way for lessons, that's how much the kids love it!
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8 ratings8 reviews
May 1, 2020
my daughter loved the lessons and we have now booked for 2 more months....nice small family ranch. Amanda is very nice and really takes her time with the lessons.
1 ratings1 reviews
March 25, 2020
Amanda was a very knowledgeable instructor and has such a sweet, wonderful personality. My daughter loved her lessons!
10 ratings3 reviews
November 16, 2019
Love Amanda and love her farm! She’s so good with the children and my daughter loves her. Such a wonderful experience.
6 ratings2 reviews
October 28, 2018
Amanda is great! My daughter fell in love with horseback riding!
2 ratings1 reviews
August 17, 2018
Amanda is such a gentle and encouraging instructor, it is a pleasure to work with her and the horses! The farm is beautiful with several riding rings, large fields, and trails to ride. Very calm and friendly environment. The lessons are tailored to the type of riding the student is interested in and Amanda is great at pacing new material to the aptitude of the student.

About This Deal

Horseshoes: A Necessary Accessory

To learn just what’s going on with your horse’s feet, check out Groupon’s exploration of horseshoes.

The idea of nailing a metal shoe onto a horse’s hoof might sound cruel, but don’t worry—the process is as painless as humans clipping their nails. Horses’ hooves, like our nails and hair, are made of keratin, so the animals don’t feel a thing. In fact, without horseshoes, horses have a much higher chance of foot injury. In their naked state, hooves are simply not tough enough for a domesticated lifestyle that includes farm work, racing, or navigating rough terrain, besides being turned away from most barns with a dress code. 

Some of the earliest horseshoes resembled booties and were woven from hides and plants by Asian horsemen. In ancient Rome, horses wore metal-soled “hipposandals” that fastened over their hooves with leather straps. Even the C-shaped horseshoes that we know today have evolved over the centuries, changing from bronze to iron, scalloped to smooth-edged, and handmade to mass-produced. They’re different depending on the job. Racehorses sport lightweight aluminum shoes, whereas polo ponies wear hardier versions made of steel. And some horses don’t wear shoes at all, especially those that spend their lives grazing in pastures and watching Westerns on TV. 

Shoeing a horse requires the skilled hand of a farrier, an expert in hoof care. The farrier first trims each hoof, as if giving the horse a pedicure. Then, he or she shapes the shoe in one of two ways. Hot shoes are heated in a forge and then molded to the shape of the hoof, while cold shoes are bent and hammered to fit. The shoes are then nailed into the outer hoof and any sharp edges are filed down. Over the course of their lives, horses spend quite a lot of time in the farrier’s care: the shoes typically need to be refitted every four–six weeks as the hooves keep growing.

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