Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today’s Groupon to Green Acres Ranch in Temecula. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get a guided horseback trail ride for two (a $150 value).
- For $130, you get a guided horseback trail ride for four (a $300 value).
Rides are offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. through September, and 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. from October to April. Riders must be at least 7 years old and weigh no more than 240 pounds.
The experienced staff and gentle horses at Green Acres Ranch transport guests through Temecula’s scenic wine country during guided trail rides. Riders are paired with an appropriate steed before attending an approximately 15-minute safety lesson where they learn equine-taming essentials, such as what to do when a horse’s tires go flat. Riders then head to the trails for the 60-minute excursion, gazing at the rolling foothills, sun-drenched valleys, and wine-stained clouds. Upon return, visitors can explore Green Acres Ranch’s 50-acre grounds, where more animals dwell and skilled trainers prepare horses for shows and saddle-modeling contests.
Green Acres Ranch
Green Acres Ranch opened as a private ranch in 1957 where one family bred, trained, and showed arabians. Now, the 50-acre ranch is open to all and can house up to 200 steeds. Experienced instructors train riders during lessons in english, western, and dressage styles and take competitors to regional and national horse shows. They also lead groups through the surrounding wine country's rolling foothills, sun-drenched valleys, and wine-stained clouds during guided trail rides and introduce youngsters to riding through seasonal horse camps, scouting programs, and birthday parties.
Opening the world of riding and animal care to individuals of all abilities, Green Acres' interactive animal therapy program gives kids and individuals with special needs the chance to interact with small animals and ride horses. The fully functioning ranch also trains and boards clients' horses.