Horsemanship is the mastery of riding and grooming, unlike Manhorseship, which is just a good name for a centaur's yacht. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $49.99 for a half-day horseback education and riding camp for one (a $100 value)
- $89.99 for a half-day horseback education and riding camp for two (a $200 value)
Youngsters ages 6–16 learn to groom, lead, saddle, and ride horses from trained and enthusiastic instructors. The camp takes place from 8 a.m.—1 p.m. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the introductory class. Additional purchase is not required for the adult.
- $35.99 for an introduction to horsemanship class for one (a $75 value)
This 90-minute lesson for kids or adults begins with a barn tour that introduces students to the horses and the staff. After a lecture on horse psychology, students lead, brush, and saddle up their horses, then work on turning, steering, balancing, and stopping.
Giddyup Stables' head trainer Christina Carl has had a lot of success in her 15 years of teaching horseback riding. “I have taken students from never riding before to winning in the show ring in just a few months,” she explains on her website. She quickly shows that a gentle attitude towards horses is best. During her lessons, Christina focuses on balance, control, and treating horses with respect, including teaching students how to properly handle a spooked horse.