Mounted police opt for equine transportation so they don’t have to deal with the squad car’s wailing thirst for gas and justice. Avoid similar automotive appetites with today’s Groupon to High Hopes Farm in Madison. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get two 60-minute introductory horseback-riding lessons (a $90 value).
- For $45, you get two private 60-minute intermediate or advanced horseback-riding lessons (up to a $90 value).
At High Hopes Farm, experienced trainers and PATH-certified equine expert Callie Cooper Hopping steer both amateur and advanced students in the saddle during 60-minute horseback-riding lessons. Before perching atop one of 10 congenial school horses, beginners bone up on the basics of steed care, such as grooming, tacking, and concealing bushels of apples behind one’s ears. The latter half of class allows pupils to pilot their hooved cohorts in English or Western styles. Patrons who have walked, trotted, and cantered without assistance on previous cavalry runs can attend private intermediate or advanced lessons, which begin with approximately 15 minutes of consultation to better tailor riding pointers. Once mounted, riders navigate one of three riding zones on High Hopes Farm’s 14-acre facility, bounding over bars on the jumping field, honing gaits in the dressage area, or weaving through meteor showers in the all-weather outdoor arena. While not included with today’s Groupon, High Hopes Farm also offers birthday parties for up to 12 children, as well as therapeutic riding for special-needs riders.
151 Old Rice Rd.
Madison, Mississippi 39110