Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears." Tap into equine insight with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for two one-hour individual horseback-riding lessons (a $90 value)
- $109 for five one-hour individual horseback-riding lessons (a $225 value)
- $125 for a three-hour horseback-riding party for up to 10 (a $250 value)
Focusing on horsemanship and husbandry as much as on riding techniques, lessons are available by appointment Monday–Friday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Horseback-riding parties include one hour of riding, two hours of games and activities, and soda and paper products.
Iron Gate Farm
Iron Gate Farm owner Lisa Eisele harnesses a life's worth of horseback-riding dedication—including a youth career with the American Paint Horse Association—to enrich the skills and horsemanship of novice riders. Along with instructor Sarah Hutchinson, who draws upon her own extensive experiences breaking and showing horses in various disciplines, Lisa emphasizes safe riding techniques as well as important skills such as barn husbandry, equine first aid, and reminding steeds to double-knot their horseshoes. When not accommodating students at private sessions, group lessons, or summer camps, the farm also shelters owners' horses in 12'x12' matted stalls replete with blanketing and twice-daily feedings.