Lone Star Horsemanship


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Trainer helps students bond with horses & gain riding confidence through 60-minute English or Western lessons with four or fewer pupils

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Promotional value expires May 15, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before man learned to ride horses, Western films ended with cowboys jogging into the sunset. Saddle up with this Groupon.

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  • $45 for two 60-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $90 value)
  • $85 for four 60-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $180 value)<p>

Lone Star Horsemanship, Inc.

When horses are born they often wobble on new legs, building enough strength to trot and canter within a matter of hours. "Their mother doesn't whisper in their ear, 'You're an English horse'," says Dave Konefal, owner of Lone Star Horsemanship, Inc. He trains horses for Western- and English-style riding with a process that he says requires time, patience, and a sense of humor.

Dave often spends weeks with his horses, using conditioned-response training methods to keep them calm and ready for unexpected situations. He excites them gradually and calms them down so that they don't throw riders when scared by something like a backfiring engine or a fluctuating 401(k). He likens the process to pumping a car's brakes on an icy surface, adding, "You have to practice in hazardous situations so you don't wreck." Safety is definitely a priority for the trainer, and it is something that he carries through into riding lessons with his students.

Dave takes on pupils of all ages, and many of them, like the newborn horses, gain confidence rapidly. One rider brought in her great-grandfather, who grew up on a farm but hadn't ridden in decades. The man rode as though he'd never stopped,his wife following close behind andfretting happily at him. The trainer works to keep each lesson within the rider's abilities. "The hardest part about riding is the ground," he says, but he focuses on minimizing the risk of injury by knowing his steeds. Proof of his bond with the equines can be seen on occasions when he is found on his 20-acre ranch, dozing under the stars with a half-ton horse offering its shoulder as a pillow.

Customer Reviews

Dave is a wonderful instructor, very patient and encouraging. He really loves what he does and it shows.
Candace S. · May 24, 2013
Nice place to ride horses. Staff is friendly and very knowledgable about horses and riding. Would recommend it to others.
Diana A. · April 13, 2013
I cannot say enough about how impressed I was with this place. Dave was incredible and so patient and knowledgable. My daughter tends to be overly cautious, and he was wonderful with her. He explained everything and made sure she was comfortable before she did anything. She had a great time, and I am so glad I found this groupon. I would never have known about this place otherwise, and I am very happy to have found it!!!
Christine T. · March 25, 2013
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