Mounted police opt for equine transportation so they don’t have to deal with the squad car's wailing thirst for gas and justice. Avoid similar automotive appetites with today's Groupon to Equistarre Horsemanship in Monticello. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get one private horseback-riding lesson (a $45 value).
- For $60, you get three private horseback-riding lessons (a $135 value).
Instructor Analese draws from a lifetime of equine involvement to lead lessons on riding techniques and horse behavior. Pupils learn to commune with their steeds through resistance-free training, a method that eschews forceful reprimands and emphasizes exercises based on communication and comfort level, such as cross-species games of Truth or Dare. Against a verdant, 15-acre backdrop of grass pastures, students steer their broncos and absorb equitation basics in focused private sessions. For an additional travel fee, Analese can pay house visits to patrons who house their own equines or sentient pommel horses.
Equistarre Horsemanship’s head instructor, Analese, doles out lessons on the fundamentals of horseback riding from atop a galloping lectern as she leads students across 15 acres of rustic green pastures. After a childhood spent among steeds at her family's boarding facility, Analese continued to indulge her lifelong passion for horses as a trainer, rider, and competition judge before earning a degree in equine science from the University of Florida. She brings her wealth of knowledge to Equistarre Horsemanship, where she introduces students to her stable of personable horses before accompanying them on rides across the ranch’s scenic landscape. During lessons and trail rides, students practice basic techniques and learn to read subtle horse signals, such as "May I have a carrot?" and "That's not a radio dial." When not leading rides out into the meadows, Analese cares for horses in a boarding area that features nine stalls, two storage areas, and a large bay for grooming.