Horseback riding replaced horsefront riding during the War of 1812, when American soldiers realized they couldn't be taken seriously while carried in adult-sized baby slings. Giddy-up like a grownup with today's Groupon: for $32, riders ages 18 and above get a 30-minute private horseback-riding lesson at Liz Sanchez Stables in Los Ranchos (a $65 value). Set in a tranquil ranch escape, Liz Sanchez and her staff of certified trainers have been training and coaching prospective horsebackers of all ages and levels for more than 40 years. In the adult lesson, an experienced trainer leads gallopers through a picturesque half-hour private ride to take in the basics of horsemanship, riding, and neighing the alphabet. Each saddler is paired with a gentle steed, and trainers aim to create a comfortable equestrian experience.
Eight Yahoo! Locals give Liz Sanchez Stables an average of four stars:
- They will provide a safe and endearing experience for you and your child on well maintained and skill appropriate horses. – Jessejac
- I have now been riding at Liz Sanchez Stables for under a year and have learned more in that short time than I did with any other instructor! – Maddie M.
- Through working with Liz and her assistants over the years, I have become not only an accomplished horsewoman in the show ring and out, but a far more confidant and responsible individual. – pleasedrider