Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the saying, "You can lead a horse to water but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears." Tap into equine insight with today's Groupon: for $59, you get three horseback-riding lessons from Fairbanks Riding (a $195 value), redeemable at Del Mar Horsepark in Del Mar.
Fairbanks Riding schools would-be wranglers with classes that are geared toward recreation and care, and catered to each rider's abilities and aspirations. Prancing ponies follow the commands of Fairbanks Riding’s experienced instructors, who include owner Andrea Hill, a seasoned trainer and mother who keeps her friendly, fury fleet in line, whether they're practicing a slow, circular gait or working the kinks out of their Irish step-dancing routine.
Rough riders will be up in the saddle during the first lesson, enabling them to set goals and chart personal progress over the course of their tutelage. Along with basic riding skills, equestrian fledglings will also get a comprehensive course in grooming and tacking while learning to identify parts of the equine anatomy and learning helpful tips for extending its engine life.
California Riding Magazine magazine featured Fairbanks Riding:
- Best of all, the Fairbanks Riding Club continues to be a perfect place for horse crazy kids and adults to spend long wonderful days. The mother of two daughters, Andrea describes Fairbanks as a place where parents can feel comfortable leaving their children all day. – California Riding Magazine