Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the saying, "You can lead a horse to water but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears." Tap into equine insight with today's Groupon to Cavallo Farms on Subdivision Drive in Lloyd. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get three one-hour private horseback-riding lessons (a $135 value).
- For $125, you get a one-week beginner spring-break horseback-riding camp, which takes place March 21-25 from 9 a.m. to noon (a $200 value). These camps are designed for ages 6–14, but can be suitable for other ages as well.
Located on 47 verdant acres, Cavallo Farms offers family-oriented equestrian experiences for riders of all ages and experience levels. With three practiced instructors on hoof, students stand poised to learn the ins and outs of horsemanship, as well as responsibility for the majestic creatures in question. Private lessons ensure individualized attention that will bring out the best in each student and their trusty steed, unlike public lessons conducted in the middle of the Kentucky Derby.
For a more immersive experience, the one-week beginner spring-break camp focuses on teaching compassion and understanding of the steed, as well as the hunter-jumper discipline suitable for horses bred for sport. A typical day at camp begins with a horsemanship lesson covering leading, grooming, and tacking up the horse's overnight bags. Thereafter, students receive two hours of individual and group riding instruction. The day wraps up with a discussion of the principles of horsemanship, games, and arts and crafts.
Students who have snapped up individual lessons need not bring anything to their first day, though they are asked to wear long pants and sturdy-soled shoes, preferably with a short- or medium-height heel. Like boxing gloves on kangaroo safaris, horses, tack, and helmets are provided.