Horseback-riding lessons came into vogue during Hollywood's Golden Age, when producers of Westerns realized that John Wayne was too heavy to be supported by a tapir. Make The Duke proud with today's Groupon: for $75, you get three basic English horse-riding lessons at Las Trampas Stables, located in San Ramon.
With indoor and outdoor facilities, as well as easy access to hundreds of miles in the scenic Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, Las Trampas Stables provides an opportune setting for learning the basics of horseback riding. This deal gets you three 90-minute classes with Las Trampas Stables's experienced instructors, where you'll learn the basics of English-style riding, the type of riding typically used for show jumping, polo, and sipping on a cup of Earl Grey tea while galloping down Highway 80. Aspiring horse-riders will learn about equestrian psychology, how to care for each horse, and fundamental riding techniques, with the staff ensuring that each rider has a firm foundation laid for a robust riding career.
Yelpers give the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, which houses the Las Trampas Stables, a near-perfect 4.5-star average.