Horses symbolize a wild, uncontrollable spirit, which is why rebellious teenagers sport mane-like mohawks and eat even the cores of their apples. Take the reins with this Groupon.
$30 for Three-Hour Introductory Equestrian-Vaulting Workshop ($60 Value)
Up to eight riders per session learn to interact with the horse, perform balance and strength exercises, and watch a video about equestrian vaulting. Riders will also learn about caring for the horse and may get to watch experienced riders perform. Sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., noon to 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Equestrian Visions Xtreme
Andrea Brown began equestrian vaulting at the age of 9 in her native Stuttgart, Germany, and instantly became hooked on its blend of gymnastics and horseback riding. Her love of horses continues, and today, she’s a certified Ride Right coach. Under her tutelage at Equestrian Visions Xtreme, new generations of riders gain balance and confidence through both traditional horseback-riding lessons and equestrian-vaulting lessons, which combine horseback riding and gymnastics in a more aesthetically pleasing way than horse leotards. Having formerly worked in therapeutic riding, Andrea emphasizes interspecies communication in her lessons, and she is also well-versed in sports psychology for equestrians.