Folk wisdom about looking a gift horse in the mouth is obsolete, now that horses are no longer bred to belch blinding ammonia. Enjoy improved equine exhalations with today’s Groupon to Juro Stables in Mt. Juliet. Choose between the following options:
- For $44, you get a private guided trail ride for two (an $88 value).
- For $88, you get a private guided trail ride for four (a $176 value).<p>
Juro Stables’ husband-and-wife owners, Sara and Roger West, have been instilling equestrian ardor for 22 years with guided trail rides and horseback-riding lessons. During each private guided ride, small groups climb aboard their mounts to explore verdant trails that wind through the forest and countryside surrounding the stables. The seasoned guide sets the pace of each excursion to suit each group’s level of riding experience. As riders sway with the hoof steps of their new equine cohorts, they may pass by active 6-foot-high creeks, ruins of old 19th-century homesteads, or wagon wheels carelessly left behind by litterbug pioneers. Each horse is saddled up Western style, though riders accustomed to the English, Australian, or ancient Mongol styles of riding can request them upon registration.
For more than 25 years, JuRo Stables’ husband-and-wife owners—Sara and Roger West, riding enthusiasts with backgrounds in the entertainment industry—have been instilling equestrian ardor in their students with guided trail rides and horseback-riding lessons. Dedicated to granting visitors of all ages and experience levels a chance to saddle up, the dynamic duo maintains a fleet of friendly horses that vary in size and temperament to ensure that each rider is paired with a suitably matched steed. Sage guides lead trail rides around the scenic landscapes surrounding the stables, winding trails across creeks, ruins of old 19th-century homesteads, and wagon wheels carelessly left behind by litterbug pioneers. A cadre of expert instructors imparts their horse sense upon students during group and private lessons, and outdoor enthusiasts can continue to commune with nature during post-lesson revelries amid onsite primitive camping and cooking facilities.