Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with this Groupon.
$39 for Two Private Horseback-Riding Lessons ($80 Value)
Led by a professional trainer, 60-minute lessons that take place Sunday-Friday incorporate equestrian groundwork, arena practice, and trail riding for both English and Western riders of all levels. All riders must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.
Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club
While plump hens scratch the dirt for morning worms on Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club's 500 acres of woodlands and dewy pastures, a team of experienced trainers saddles up and prepares for trail rides and horseback lessons. Guided rides include evening saunters through the woods, and lessons teach beginners the basics of both English and Western riding styles, focusing on leadership-based interaction and addressing oft-overlooked skills such as polite horse handling and how to neigh in seven languages. Nestled in the shadows of Grindstone Mountain, the facility does its best to blend in with the natural wilderness that surrounds it; when it isn't hosting daily visitors, the staff tends to its land with sensible, sustainable farming techniques.