Contrary to conventional wisdom, one can in fact look a gift horse in the mouth, now that the mouth no longer houses the retina-scorching nuclear reactor that powers the horse. Get an eyeful of equine incisors with today’s Groupon to Libera Equus Showjumpers in Boerne. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get two 60-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $100 value)
- For $79, you get four 60-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $180 value).<p>
Classes can be scheduled seven days a week, based on availability.
Instructor and longtime equestrian Lana Buysse taps into her extensive training, which includes time spent under the tutelage of renowned dressage riders and an Olympic show jumper, to teach students ages six to adult the art of English horseback riding. During lessons, pupils learn the rudimentary techniques of good horsemanship, including grooming, saddling, bridling, and learning how to neigh basic conversational phrases in horse. Once Buysee successfully acquaints participants with their expertly trained four-legged companions, she’ll grant them time in the saddle to sample the grace and showmanship of the English riding style. Each hour-long lesson brings students a step closer to effectively communicating with powerful and majestic steeds, as well as understanding their psychological and biomechanical leanings.
In addition to taking in Libera Equus’s peaceful outdoor facilities speckled with trees and sandy expanses, riders receive a cardiovascular workout that they can put to use running future marathons or winning balloon-blowing contests.