One-Hour Trail Ride for Two or Four from Gus Trent Horseback Riding (Up to 38% Off)

East County Civic Group

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Up to 38% Off

Customer Reviews

110 Ratings

Very personable and respectful with a desire to help you enjoy his love of horses. It was quite a pleasurable experience. Would like to ride with Gus again for a longer period of time.
Karen M. · May 3, 2016
Great ride! I like that he has students there to help out. He seems very knowledgable about horses.
Stephanie H. · April 30, 2016
Great guides. Very personable! Trails were enjoyable though the woods. The horses were all sweet and easy to ride!
Rich L. · April 18, 2016

What You'll Get

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for one-hour trail ride for two ($80 value)
  • $99 for one-hour trail ride for four ($160 value)

Children must be 12 or older to ride, and those under 18 must have guardian supervision.

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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather conditions and availability. 250lb. weight limit. Must be 12 or older; those under 18 must have guardian supervision. Wrangler tip not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Gus Trent Horseback Riding

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