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One or Three 45-Minute Riding Lessons at Gladstone Performance Horses (Up to 59% Off)

San Juan Capistrano

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Students can learn horsemanship, jumping skills, and Western-style riding in 45-minute lessons

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Gladstone Performance Horses - San Juan Capistrano: One or Three 45-Minute Riding Lessons at Gladstone Performance Horses (Up to 59% Off)

Choose Between Two Options

  • $32 for one 45-minute riding lesson ($65 value)
  • $79 for three 45-minute riding lessons ($195 value)

The Horse-Human Bond: Man’s (Other) Best Friend

You’re likely to leave the stable with a new skill and a new friend. Read on to learn more about the powerful bond between humans and horses.

Humans have been riding horses since the first bus broke down around 3,500 BC, but the full extent of the intraspecies connection is only beginning to come to light. Anecdotal stories of deep friendships between horses and humans abound, but studies suggest that horses really do form long-term bonds with humans with whom they’ve had positive encounters. In fact, horses can recognize their human friends months or even years after seeing them last.

Horses are naturally social animals, forming lifelong friendships with horses inside and outside their own families. This affable nature, combined with an impeccable sense of hearing, puts horses in a unique position to respond to human communication and even memorize human words. Trainers frequently talk in soothing tones to their horses, but much of the bonding occurs through nonverbal interaction: horses also get to know humans through daily grooming, feedings, and long, quiet rides into the sunset. Many longtime riders report feeling deeply attuned to their horses, both physically and emotionally.

Though not fully understood, the ineffable bond between humans and horses has spawned numerous equine-therapy programs. During these programs, people with mental illnesses or physical disabilities interact with horses through basic grooming and riding. Besides the unique physical benefits of riding—such as gaining core strength as they balance on a horse—these patients often experience an emotional release or a new sense of pride and accomplishment.


100% of 24 customers recommend

Amazing staff and a great time. These folks are knowledgeable and definitely a good time to be around.
Craig B. · July 5, 2016
I got one for my son also, who is 11 years old. He was really scared at first but as the lesson went on, he got over his fears and really enjoyed it and glad I had him try something new. Joanne is excellent with training kids too! I recommend this deal for first time riders who aren't sure 100%! You'll love it!
Felicia C. · June 21, 2016
I'm very new to riding but have always wanted to get into the equestrian sport. Joanne is such a great instructor and she cares for her horses very well. You can see and hear that she loves what she does and she does it with heart. She teaches you very important things on how to handle the horse and how to overcome your fears. I plan to continue my lessons with her ongoing very soon! If you've never riden before and want to get a feel for it because you're on the fence, I highly recommend that you take the chance with thia great deal and try it out. You might actually love it because learning to be a true rider is very different from regular trail riding! You and your horse have to work together as a team, so the bonding you learn from Joanne is very rewarding!
Felicia C. · June 21, 2016
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    26282 Oso Rd.

    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


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