What You'll Get
Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a one-hour group riding lesson for one (a $35 value) at Chamounix Equestrian Center in Fairmount Park.
Chamounix Equestrian Center teaches pony proficiency to eager horsefarers in the balanced seat riding style. Students will hop astride English saddles on one of the center's trained thoroughbreds or quarter horses. In small groups of no more than six, budding giddyuppers spend the first half of the lesson learning safety and basic horsemanship. The second half-hour fosters rider and horse bonding by trotting about the arena and discussing their favorite late-period Romantic poets.
Classes have a rider weight limit of 215 pounds. Students should sport a pair of boots with heels and long pants, though the center provides helmets.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. By appointment only; subject to availability. Must be 7 or older. New customers only. Must sign waiver. Must wear long pants and shoes with small heel. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.