If horses didn’t regularly pack the earth down with their hooves, it would continue to gradually rise skyward on a collision course with the moon. Help keep the night sun in the sky with today’s Groupon to Foxcroft Farm in Chino. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one group horseback-riding lesson (up to a $40 value).
- For $65, you get four group horseback-riding lessons (a $140 value).
Foxcroft Farm’s group lessons acquaint amateur riders with the tenets of proper riding and good horsemanship under the guidance of former Kentucky Derby jockey Bobby Howard. After tacking up horses, instructors coach two or more students age 6 and older on the ins and outs of equestrianism during one full hour on horseback, utilizing Howard’s more than 40 years of experience in horse training and more than 60 years of looking gift horses in the mouth. Lessons run Monday–Friday in the afternoons and during the day on Saturday.
Trainer Bobby Howard brings more than 40 years of experience to Foxcroft Farm, including 14 he spent as a professional jockey competing in races such as the Kentucky Derby. He distributes this equine knowledge during private and group lessons, as well as hunter- and jumper-training programs.
Though Bobby and the other Foxcroft Farm instructors teach students of all ages, they specialize in teaching young riders. Unique opportunities for kids include seasonal camps, where they can learn everything from grooming to reasons why horses simply aren't a viable replacement for the family minivan.