The term “horsepower” comes from the chant that horses used to shout at engineers working on the newfangled railway system. Befriend trailblazing stallions and mares with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a 45-minute guided horseback trail ride and lesson at Horseplay Stables in Milton (a $50 value).
Horseplay Stables' instructors lead gaggles of buckaroos aged 4 and older on 45-minute trail adventures through the scenic Blue Hills Reservation. Riders can revel in rustic beauty while receiving pointers on how to better handle and communicate with their mane-whipping modes of transportation. During trail rides, novices will keep their mounts at a steady walking pace, while more experienced riders are free to trot. While Horseplay will provide trailblazers with the proper cranial accessories, students should remember to sport closed-toed shoes and long pants. Lessons may also be taught in Spanish, as each Horseplay horse is fluent in more than one dozen languages.
Working alongside her husband Joe, Horseplay Stables co-owner Terry Hoy draws upon her more than 25 years of equestrian riding and training to help students realize their full riding potential. The pair also relies on help from an extensive team of licensed instructors and volunteers. At Horseplay Stables, students can master the basics of several horseback-riding styles, including huntseat, jumping, classical dressage, or western pleasure.
704 Randolph Ave.
Milton, Massachusetts 02186