Horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against barbed wire, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $39 for a one-hour trail ride for two on a Sunday or weekday (a $90.40 value)
- $149 for a 10-week Introduction to Riding program for beginners (a $330 value)
- $129 for a 12-class online horse training program (a $350 value)
During trail rides, duos walk and trot along the ranch's well-kept trails, donning provided helmets while taking in sweeping views and gleaning basic horseback-riding skills. The 10-week course teaches beginners the basics of riding during weekly lessons. Students choose from two weekly time slots: Tuesdays from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The online program focuses on how to care for young and green horses with six weeks of video training and six weeks of discussion through group calls. Helmets are provided for trails, but customers taking lessons much bring their own.
Five Star Ranch
The indoor arena, outdoor arena, and winding trails on Five Star Ranch's grounds resound with pounding hooves as instructor Gail Haynes and her experienced staff guide visitors during lessons, clinics, and trail rides. In a well-lit 80'x130' indoor arena, teachers imbue horseback-riding students with safety tips for horse leading and expound on tacking techniques and grooming principles, such as which horse breeds look best with a pompadour.
The Ranch's clinics cover the gamut of equine wherewithal, from basic horsemanship skills to learning how to properly conduct a horse using reins instead of a magic wand. Visitors to the ranch can also amble into the tack store for all of their equestrian needs, such as hand-picked grooming supplies from renowned brands Professionals' Choice and John Lyons.