Horses boast many advantages over cars: cheaper fuel, better off-roading capability, and much easier to breed. Choose the clear winner with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $40 for one private beginner or intermediate English-style saddling and horseback-riding lesson (an $80 value)
- $89 for three of the above lessons (a $180 value)
- $139 for five of the above lessons (a $337 value)<p>
The 45-minute single lesson covers handling instructions as well as riding fundamentals. For the three- and five-lesson options, the first lesson is a 30-minute saddling and handling tutorial, which prepares riders to saddle their own horse in the later 35-minute mounted sessions. Helmets are provided, but students must wear long, fitted pants or equestrian clothing with leather-soled, low-heeled boots. Lincourt Stables offers discounts on riding wear from a local shop.
The careers of a veterinary technician and a real-estate agent don't typically overlap—unless you're Patricia Lincourt, who holds both jobs. Having scoped out 10 acres of tree-shaded property, Patricia oversees a team of horses on the verdant grounds, now known as Lincourt Stables. She channels her third title—that of a licensed "L" dressage judge—to train students of all skill levels in hunter, jumper, and dressage disciplines. Though many of her lessons focus on competitive technique, others instruct students who saddle up solely for pleasure or to finally intimidate a much taller sibling. Regardless of the goal, all of the sessions strive to build confidence and poise in a calm, family-friendly environment. Students steer their mounts in one of six arenas with sand footing, two of which boast full jump courses. Accompanying turnouts and grassy expanses allow horses to roam freely as visitors recline in a picnic area.