What You'll Get
Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon to Equine Life Solutions, in Bothell. Choose between the following options:
- For $72, you get a one-day horseback-riding and arts camp for kids aged 8–12 (a $145 value). Camps are held Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- For $32, you get a one-hour initial horseback-riding orientation and evaluation for adults and children as young as 3 (a $65 value).
At Equine Life Solutions, would-be equestrians of all skill levels hone their horsemanship under the patient, gentle care of seasoned trainers. In the daylong horseback-riding and arts camp for kids, youngsters spend a summer’s day riding, learning about, and twirling fire batons with horses. Friendly trainers guide campers through a riding lesson as well as teach them the finer points of grooming and caring for their steed. Kids also receive an art lesson from a local artist and get a chance to create equine arts and crafts such as rocking horses made from popsicle sticks and a macramé Trojan horse built to scale. Those who don’t own their own helmets can rent one for the day ($5), and additional riding lessons can be purchased ($40 each).
Meanwhile, in the initial orientation and evaluation, riders interested in harnessing horsepower meet with a staff member to survey the ranch’s facilities and discuss equestrian goals and concerns, such as which riding program best suits their needs or the latest trends in jodhpurs. The hour-long assessment also includes an evaluation of clients' current riding skills. The initial orientation and evaluation is a prerequisite for any rider interested in pursuing further lessons or a degree in quantum physics.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 8-12 years old for camp option, 3+ for orientation. 200lbs max weight. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Equine Life Solutions
At Equine Life Solutions, the knowledgeable, centaurian instructors focus their teaching efforts on more than simply learning to command a horse. During their customized lessons and camp sessions, they instill in their students the importance of safety, as well as building trust and emotional connections with their steeds to overcome riding anxieties and enjoy their rides more fully. Trail riding basics and horse care techniques are practiced alongside the setting and building of riders’ expectations of themselves and the horses to foster positive relationships with the kind, gentle creatures. Instructors also teach young riders a number of additional skills during standard and knight-themed camps, including leadership skills and how to conquer stable chores.