Fairfield Acres

Rehoboth

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In a Nutshell

Students learn the essential skills to care for and groom a horse in addition to riding lessons from a teacher with over 20 years experience

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Promotional value expires Jun 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Must redeem last session by 2015-06-01. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $29 for one horsemanship skills and riding lesson ($60 value)
  • $89 for three horsemanship skills and riding lessons ($180 value)
  • Lessons involve how to work with, lead, groom, tack-up, ride, re-tack, re-groom, and put away a horse

Horse Tack: Geared Up for a Ride

Most basic riding lessons include a how-to on tacking up the horse. Get a head start with Groupon’s overview of horse tack.

Tack refers to everything a horse wears for a ride, from saddles to bridles to reins. Just as people dress differently for different jobs, horses wear different tack depending on whether they’re employed riding on trails, working on a cattle ranch, strutting down a runway, or competing inside a show ring.

One of the most important pieces of tack is the saddle, buckled onto a band around the horse’s middle called a girth. Western saddles, designed for long days of riding, distribute the rider’s weight evenly and comfortably across the horse’s back. At the front is a horn around which cowboys can wrap rope used to lead cattle. English saddles, on the other hand, are hornless, and are light to give horses more freedom to run and jump.

Then there are the parts of the tack designed to help the rider communicate with the horse. The bridle—leather headgear that slips around the horse’s ears and nose—is attached to a bit and reins. The bit is a metal or synthetic bar attached to the bridle that rests in the back of the horse’s mouth, on its gums. The reins connect to the bit, letting the rider tug gently to indicate the need to slow down or make a turn. Although the reins used in English and Western riding may be the same, they’re used differently. English riders hold on with both hands, whereas Western riders hold both in just one hand, leaving the other free to high-five passing sheriffs.

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    Rehoboth

    42 Fairfield Street

    Rehoboth, MA 02769

    +15084316757

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