What You'll Get
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 $30, you get a one-hour horseback ride (a $60 value) at Eclipse Sporthorses in Archer.
Eclipse Sporthorses is a comprehensive equine facility on a quiet, expansive farm just outside Gainesville. Horseback lessons guide riders of all levels through the basics of horsemanship and allow ample horse-human interaction, making both bipedal and quadrupedal participants at ease before they set off on a relaxing gambol. An experienced instructor stays within hoof’s reach as riders learn tacking, grooming, and romping procedures. Owner Regina Esterman has cultivated a longstanding interest in animal care, earning her PhD in 2010, and she manages her horseshoed herd alongside trainer and instructor Jeff Broederdorf.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. 1 per customer, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Must sign waiver. Must be 8 or older. Under 18 requires parent consent. New customers only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.