Mounted police opt for equine transportation so that they don’t have to deal with squad cars’ wailing thirst for gas and justice. Harness real horsepower with this Groupon to Legacy Stables in Mendon. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get two 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $90 value).
- For $64, you get four 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $160 value).
- For $89, you get a two-hour horseback-riding party with ice cream for up to 15 (a $200 value).<p>
Having mounted their first steeds at the tender age of 3, owners Michael Murphy and Elizabeth Vaughan Murphy bring a lifelong passion for all things equine to Legacy Stables. Atop morgan horses, instructors lead students of all skill sets—from beginning equestrians to skilled train robbers—through personalized lessons that can encompass saddle-seat, hunter-seat, and Western techniques. Guests may also opt for two-hour riding shindigs that include relaxing trots, complimentary cups of frosty ice cream, and neighed renditions of “Wild Horses.” An oscillating weathervane crowned with a steel steed lazily swivels over Legacy’s idyllic ranch, overlooking a covered, all-weather practice arena, as well as an old country gift barn and plethora of high-end dining options just down the road.
While still learning how to walk on their own, Legacy Stables owners Michael Murphy and Elizabeth Vaughan Murphy began learning how to ride horses. The two both grew up around horses, and they apply their lifelong knowledge of horseback riding with students during training and lessons in saddle-seat, hunter-seat, Western, and driving styles. During lessons, students are introduced to the stable's fleet of morgan horses, which are known to be one of the oldest and most versatile breeds in North America. The compassionate instructors lead lessons for both beginner and advanced riders, as well as small children who learn basic steering and methods of riding a horse without training wheels.