The finest cowboys are those who truly understand their equine better half, which is why centaurs make great cowboys. Establish a kindred horse-human connection with today's deal: for $25, you get a 45-minute horseback-riding lesson (up to a $70 value) at Jeffrey Wilms Training & Management, located in Scottsdale.
For 28 years, passionate hoofsters Jeffrey and Amy Wilms and their stable of steady fillies have helped spread equine affection to countless people of all ages. Aspiring saddlers can head to the full-service, scenic riding and training facility for the 45-minute lesson. Lessons are tailored to the abilities, learning desires, and horse-whispering potential of each rider, with potential topics including basic horsemanship, dressage, reining, showmanship, western riding, hunter pleasure riding, trail riding, cutting, or raising the next Mr. Ed.
After hopping atop a steed—you can choose to use the facility's or bring your own—riders will be encouraged to take a hands-on approach to learning, slowly sensing the excitement of saddling up while building skills with one of the experienced trainers. There are three on-staff supportive trainers, each specializing in a different level of training, from basic (a $50 value) to more-advanced training (a $60 value with Amy, $70 with Jeffrey). Call ahead to reserve your lesson.
New clients only; must sign a consent form to participate. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required or the Groupon is forfeited.