You can lead a horse to a cozy bed of hay, but you can't prevent it from having night-scaries about upcoming hikes—tax hikes. Saddle up or scream out for today's Groupon to Latta Equestrian Center located in Huntersville. Choose from the following options:
*$12 for a guided trail ride on horseback, available daily ($25 value)
*$5 for a haunted hayride, available after sunset October 22–23 and October 29–30 ($10 value)
Guests who opt for the 45- to 50-minute horseback ride will have the option to first partake in a brief tutorial on the finer points of gallops and gees. Post-prep, equine-pilots then saunter Western style down the puttyroot orchid-dotted trails of the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Riders explore stretches of the more than 16 miles of horseback trails—trails that contain a cavalcade of Carolina critters, including gray foxes and red-spotted newts,
For the last two weekends of October, the Latta Equestrian Center's haunted hayrides roll off just after sunset to explore the deep, spooktacular reaches of the nearby woods. One part sightseeing, one part frightseeing, and all parts pleasant for kids of all ages, the well-padded ride is a seasonal celebration of the crisp autumn air and the creative holiday décor.