What You'll Get
To successfully travel by horse, a rider must have good balance, a strong grip on the reins, and long legs to reach the clutch. Grind into a gallop with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a horseback trail ride (a $30 value) at Gaston Farm Road Equestrian Center, a family-oriented establishment spanning 50 scenic acres of pasture and wooded trails in Chester (about a one-hour drive from Columbia). Guided trail rides at Gaston last one or two hours and can be scheduled any day Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They begin with a pre-outing orientation and training session, during which riders and their steeds have a chance to break the ice, ensuring that serene moments of quiet never morph into awkward silences during the tour. Once you feel comfy with your four-hoofed chariot, saddle up your most adventurous spirit for a woods-blazing excursion that'll make you feel like the Lone Ranger, except without so much loneness. Horseback tours are limited to six riders to guarantee individualized attention and instruction.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. By appointment only. Must be at least 5 years old. Weight limit of 250lbs. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.