Horseback riding replaced horsefront riding during the War of 1812, when American soldiers realized they couldn’t be taken seriously while being carried in adult-size baby slings. Giddyup like a grownup with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for a choice of a one-hour trail ride or a 30-minute riding lesson with a 30-minute trail ride (a $50 value)
- $90 for a two-hour romantic trail ride for two (a $180 value)<p>
Horse Rides of Pensacola’s owner, Cheryl Glass, and her cadre of instructors teach aspiring equestrians the ins and outs of horsemanship while they socialize with friends and revel in the great outdoors. An equine ambassador guides each timberland jaunt, navigating groups along one-hour fresh-air-fueled journeys scheduled Monday through Saturday. Those without experience can opt for a combination 30-minute lesson and 30-minute ride, allowing rookie riders to learn basic skills, such as how to properly mount the horse, how to ask it for the day’s stock prices, and how to get it to gently gallop. Up to three Groupon holders are welcome to schedule their rides together.
The private romantic trail rides, available on Sundays only, invite couples to bring their own picnic meals on a two-hour saunter through the lush, wooded landscape. At a clearing overlooking the water, lovebirds will find a set table at which to enjoy their meal, complete with fresh flowers.
Horse Rides of Pensacola
Experienced instructor, trainer, and cowgirl Cheryl Glass brings her vast knowledge of all things equine to Horse Rides of Pensacola. Originally a trail-ride outfit, Horse Rides of Pensacola has grown over the past decade to include camps, lessons taught by trained instructors, and charitable events. During camps, kids learn riding techniques and also participate in fishing, wild blueberry picking, access to water slide, and arts and crafts activities. Introductory classes teach pupils equestrian techniques, grooming riders with the fundamentals of equine safety, anatomy, and proper form before they move on to more intense classes such as Equine 101 or Advanced Equine 101. Camps available for children of age three or older.
6631 Suwanee Rd.
Pensacola, Florida 32526