Automobiles will soon be replaced by environmentally friendly horses, leaving mounted policemen to survey streets from the saddled backs of their mini coupes. Acquaint yourself with the cars of the future with today's Groupon to Golden Ridge Stables in Gilroy. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get an hour-long introductory riding lesson (up to a $45 value).
• For $90, you get a five-ride lesson package (up to a $180 value).
A third-generation horse-pilot, Golden Ridge Stables founder Teddi Renee Estes specializes in American saddlebreds, matching students ages 3 and older to horses carefully chosen to suit any level of experience. One-hour individual lessons introduce riders to the thrills of show and trail riding and impart basic horse-care advice, such as how to save money by fitting horses with your old athletic shoes. A 120'x220' covered arena with lights prevents a lack of daylight or a hail of frogs from disrupting equine high-stepping sessions, and a mile-long dirt path stretches across the grounds, affording trailblazers ample time to bond with their steeds. With the five-lesson package, equine enthusiasts explore more advanced riding techniques in each one-hour session.
1290 Masten Ave.
Gilroy, California 95020