Like helium balloons, horses are bound to Earth by humans clinging to their ropes. Keep a filly from floating away with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get two 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons at Ingleside Farm in Franklinton (an $80 value).
A venerable authority on american saddlebreds and hackney ponies, Ingleside Farm fuels enthusiasts' passion for horses with a plethora of riding courses for novice and experienced equestrians aged 4 and up. Learn to trot and gallop with purpose, rather than cartwheel aimlessly, around a 200’ x 60’ indoor arena and a 90’ x 180’ outdoor ring during a pair of half-hour private riding lessons led by an experienced instructor. For each session, a trained steed is handpicked depending on a rider’s abilities and the pair's compatible tastes in oats, then saddled up for a soon-to-be jockey to develop all manner of horsemanship skills, such as proper grooming habits, controlled riding movements, and high-volume “the British are coming” calls.
A 60'x200' indoor arena, 90'x180' outdoor arena, outdoor turnouts, and 26 indoor stalls comprise Ingleside Farm's horse-training facilities, along with a temperature-controlled lounge and patio for spectators. Here, internationally competitive trainers inform both horse and human, training American Saddlebred horses and Hackney ponies as well as their riders. Thus, each pupil is matched to a steed who corresponds with his or her level of experience.
606 Hicks Rd.
Franklinton, North Carolina 27525