The back of a horse is an ideal place for people to go if they want to watch the sun set, develop a new massage technique, or paint a portrait of Einstein's hairdo. Gallop your way into starlight and stardom with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a two-hour sunset ride (a $70 value) with Horses on the Beach, based on North Padre Island.
Founded by fifth-generation stable manager Brennan Wells, Horses on the Beach perpetuates equestrian appreciation by sending eager riders on coastal journeys with hardy, locally bred horses. Sunset rides depart at 4 p.m., sending noble steeds and their human top hats out into the fresh air just as the sun begins to melt into the horizon like a scoop of strawberry gelato on an Olympian's bicep. Riders man the reigns as they travel down a stretch of pristine coastline, tromping along sandy shoals and grassy dunes as crisp, salty waves lash against the beach. Purchase multiple rides as gifts to guide your stepsister, water polo team, or unrequited love through the surf. This Groupon is good from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, and reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
- The new owners were nothing but professional and gracious. The ride was beautiful and the horses are well taken care of. I am so glad I went with my gut on this one. If you want to experience something not many can say they have done, go. –TripAdvisor