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 this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for one 60-minute children’s pony- or horseback-riding lesson (a $30 value)
- $39 for three 60-minute children’s pony- or horseback-riding lessons (a $90 value)<p>
Founder Sarah Rose McGuire dedicates her stable to rescuing and rehabilitating horses that may have been neglected or abused by a former owner. During lessons for children 3–12, both horse and child benefit from gentle interspecies interaction: the rescued horses learn to trust their pint-sized human partners and the children enjoy themselves or overcome their fears of riding or being recruited as a jockey. The 60-minute sessions illuminate the subtleties of equine grooming, tack, and proper riding form, with new riders leashed on a lead line until they demonstrate mounted mastery. An experienced trainer with a class A show pedigree conducts each lesson in a private one-on-one format, though two siblings may take their lessons together.
In addition to interactions with the on-site horses, Gallop Again offers children an opportunity to be surrounded by an array of other animals, such as donkeys, ducks, chickens, and rabbits. Other activities available through the farm-and-horse camp include obstacle courses and painting a live pony. While many of its lessons and camps are geared toward children, Gallop Again also offers lessons for teens and adults.
“If your child is very young or needs special help, if would be best to attend with your child. My daughter was older and seems to be more involved with...”
“If your child is very young or needs special help, if would be best to attend with your child. My daughter was older and seems to be more involved with watching/helping the other children than I would I have liked.”
“Loved it! We drove one hour to get there so I had to stay in the area for the day. Northgate shopping mall is about 15-20 min. and it's a good place to spend the wait...”
“Loved it! We drove one hour to get there so I had to stay in the area for the day. Northgate shopping mall is about 15-20 min. and it's a good place to spend the wait time. ”
“My son loved the experience!”