Mounted police opt for equine transportation so that they don’t have to deal with the squad car's wailing thirst for gas and justice. Harness real horsepower with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $69 for a three-hour horseback-riding adventure day camp for one (a $145 value)
- $139 for the above for two (a $290 value)
- $249 for the above for four (a $580 value)
To begin the three-hour adventure camp, riders of all skill levels and ages run through a quick 30- to 45-minute lesson on equestrian essentials, such as leading, grooming, and hoof care. The lesson also delves into a bit of horse psychology to bolster riders’ understanding of how the animals see, ways in which they communicate, and whether they think My Little Pony has had a damaging effect on the self-image of equestrian youths. Next, horses and riders saunter over to the arena for a one-on-one 60-minute riding lesson to practice giving commands, navigating obstacles, and controlling the horse at different gaits. A 30- to 45-minute ride over and through the surrounding meadows and woods allows riders to demonstrate their newfound knowledge, before they trot back to the barn to indulge their new four-legged friends with a soothing grooming and bathing.
Equestrian Ridge Farm
The staff at Equestrian Ridge Farm has been tending to steeds and riders on its 200-acre estate for more than 10 years. During riding lessons in a medley of styles—including dressage, single driving, and trail riding—trainers educate equestrians of all levels at the facility’s two large, indoor arenas. The barn houses between 15–20 horses at any given time, a handful of which are reserved for lessons or reenactments of chase scenes from The Lone Ranger. Equestrian Ridge also offers under-saddle training for horses by an experienced instructor who tailors each session to the steed’s temperament and riding style.