Four Private Lessons or a Family Package at Herd Dynamics (50% Off)

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C$99 for four 45-minute private riding lessons (C$200 value)

C$99 for a family riding package for up to four (C$200 value)

  • 90-minute session
  • Grooming, tacking, and foundational riding basics included
  • Includes a short trail ride and playing with miniature horses
  • Lessons and riding suitable for all skill levels
  • Valid for children aged six and up

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. May be repurchased every 180 days. Must be 6 or older. Appointment required, 24-hour advance notice required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Family riding package: valid for up to 4, additional group members can be added for $25 each payable at Herd Dynamics. Helmets are supplied; long pants and boots with heel (rain boots are acceptable) are required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Herd Dynamics


Herd Dynamics

Kids Activity, Kids Class, Sport & Outdoor, Horse Riding
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