Like all domesticated animals, horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against barbed wire, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-hour private horseback-riding lesson at Del Lago Sporthorses in Waller (a $55 value).
With professional skill and ardent zeal for their craft, Del Lago Sporthorses' horse-handlers eagerly impart equine expertise as students ride one of the school’s majestic steeds, each with its own personality and background. Lessons are specially tailored to the skill set of each equestrian pupil, so students can sign up whether they’re horseback veterans or if they’ve only ridden horses on carousels. Del Lago Sporthorses teaches safety and communication until horse and rider are in complete harmony, working the two into a bond of trust, mutual comfort with the saddle, and a habit of finishing each other’s sentences.
Developing a strong working connection between horse and human can be an exercise in building character and self-esteem for kids, as well as an empowering confidence booster for adults. The seasoned staff is capable of instruction in Spanish and English, and passionate about the principles of horsemanship, ensuring riders of any age a fruitful, skill-building experience.