The term horsepower comes from the chant that horses used to shout at engineers working on the newfangled railway system. Befriend trailblazing stallions and mares with today's Groupon to Koko Crater Stables. Choose between the following options:
• For $30, you get a one-hour horseback ride (a $60 value).
• For $75, you get two one-hour group horseback-riding lessons (a $150 value).
Nestled in the lush crater of a dormant volcano, Koko Crater Stables offers a picturesque backdrop for horseback escapades. Visitors can take a one-hour jaunt along the flora-lined trails traversing the crater's verdant interior. Led by one of the stable's experienced horse trainers, the excursion will provide views of the crater rim, chances to spot native wildlife, and sweeping oceanic panoramas undisturbed by the presence of unspeakably tentacled behemoths. The two riding lessons offer aspiring pupils a chance to learn and conquer the fundamentals of horsemanship, including control and riding form. Strengthen the bonds of love between yourself and your own horse, or enjoy a noncommittal relationship by taking in each lesson from the back of one of the stable's friendly already-trained steeds.
Koko Crater Stables
Cool, onshore breezes swirl through the banyan trees and botanical gardens that frame Koko Crater Stables, a spacious facility nestled in the crater of a dormant volcano. Head trainer Piet Mathews, who has more than 30 years of experience tucked under his saddle, leads the center's staff, which draws on more than 20 years of equestrian know-how to conduct trail rides, lessons, and camps. In addition to helping riders to earn their spurs, Koko Crater Stables provides boarding services that include bedding, watering, and daily stall cleanings, ensuring four-legged lodgers remain comfortable and aren't tempted to tunnel out and begin new lives as bankers.
408 Kealahou St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825