Without the proper skills, it is nearly impossible to lead a horse to water, let alone teach him how to synchronize swim. Improve your horse cajoling with today’s Groupon to Hill Country Riding Academy in Bulverde. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a half-day horseback-riding camp (a $100 value).
- For $25, you get a one-hour horseback-riding lesson (a $50 value).
Experienced equestrian Stephanie Cook instructs riders of all levels on proper steed steering and care across 5 acres of tree-spotted land. Held on Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon, half-day camps instruct rein holders ages 5 and older on feeding, tacking, and grooming their horses before mounting animals for a full formal lesson. Campers round out the day’s sojourn around the academy’s expansive riding area, round pen, and cross-country jumps by untacking and grooming their furry carriages. For more abridged instruction, one-hour lessons take advantage of a low student-to-teacher ratio to quickly help riders of all experience levels hone saddle-piloting skills. Before equine excursions, guests should fill out the waiver form and review the list of suggested items to bring to ensure they don't wear the same outfit as their horse.