Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today's Groupon: for $59, you get two 30-minute individual horseback-riding lessons at Fairbanks Riding (a $130 value). Lessons are held at the Del Mar Horsepark in Del Mar.
Fairbanks Riding teaches the steed-curious and never-horsed the basics of equestrian acumen. After selecting a horse or pony, students learn how to gently attach the reins, situate the saddle, and check to make sure hydraulic hooves are bouncing smoothly. Over two 30-minute lessons, experienced instructors ease riders into the basics, ensuring that they hop along with comfort, authority, and grace. Comfortable class sizes foster a sense of community, making the experience ideal for families, groups of friends, or single centaurs looking to branch out.
14550 El Camino Real
Del Mar, California 92014