If humans had never learned to domesticate and ride horses, most dogs would have acquired crippling chiropractic debt. Spare man's fragile best friend with today's Groupon: for $10, you get an introductory horseback-riding lesson at Cross Creek Stables in Edmond (a $19.95 value). Reservations are required, and riders must wear jeans and closed-toe shoes, and helmets, which are available at the stable.
Cross Creek Stables has been training beautifully brawn american saddlebred and hackney horses since 1963. The pony pantry’s three experienced instructors initiate rookie riders in the walks, trots, and canters of horseback using the language of saddle seat, a form of communication that enlists a series of hand, leg, and voice commands to motivate and maneuver jaunty mares.
The lesson begins with a judicious pairing process, during which trainers couple compatible horses and riders based on personality, skill level, and shoe size. All lesson lassies are retired show horses with gentle and reliable demeanors, ensuring a safe saddle tour for riders of all ages and abilities. The riding ranch includes a private indoor facility, so equestrians can comfortably harness the power of the pony year-round.
Cross Creek Stables
Cross Creek Stables have been fostering deeper horse-rider relationships since 1963. The keyword here is relationship. Before students mount up for the first time, experienced trainers Randy and Hannah strive to create a simpatico pairing from the get-go by matching students with a steed of compatible temperament. Then, they walk students through the fundamentals of saddle-seat style in their spacious indoor arena, which hosts riding lessons year-round.
Northwest Oklahoma City
2200 NW 192nd St.
Edmond, Oklahoma 73102Get Directions