Horseback riding replaced horsefront riding during the War of 1812, when American soldiers realized they couldn't be taken seriously while carried in adult-sized baby slings. Giddy-up like a grownup with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-hour guided trail ride (a $55 value) at Horse Play Rentals in Huntington Beach. On this scenic, peaceful ride, highly trained instructors pair lead nonquestrian riders and former centaurs alike with a friendly steed to gallop on a trail through Huntington Beach’s rural hills, with a view of verdant Huntington Central Park. After the trail ride, newly minted equestrians are welcome to watch the horsy acrobatics at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, from jumps and dressage to Western-style riding and hunting horses.
18381 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, California 92468Get Directions