- $40 for a western horseback-riding lesson for one ($70 value)
Lessons are available daily at 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For ages 5–10, the lesson is 45 minutes long; for ages 11 and up, the lesson is 60 minutes long. Besides 15 minutes of saddling and grooming, the rest of the class is devoted to ride time.
Laughing Pony Rescue
Each of the horses under care at the nonprofit Laughing Pony Rescue has been saved from abandonment, sickness, or an abusive situation. Responsible for the rehabilitation of more than 300 horses, Laughing Pony Rescue educates the public, trains horses and humans, and gives these noble creatures a happy home. Visitors can share in the communal spirit through group horse hugs or the ranch’s assortment of activities, which include lessons and trail rides as well as therapeutic riding.
Via Del Charro & Alysio Canyon Rd.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067