If horses didn’t regularly pack the earth down with their hooves, it would continue to gradually rise skyward on a collision course with the moon. Help keep the night sun in the sky with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get two private, one-hour horseback-riding lessons at Luton Riding Academy in Grosse Ile (an $80 value).
Luton Riding Academy's namesake owner has dedicated two decades to imparting equine expertise to saddle-sitters of all levels of horse knowledge. During the two private, one-hour lessons, aspiring equestrians, who must be at least 5 years old, can ascertain the foundational framework of riding while overcoming age-old fears of mounting a steed and eating from a trough. Sprinkled with an emphasis on safety, lessons convey proper stall care and hoof picking, instilling riders with the patience and self-discipline necessary to beget bolstered self-confidence and an ardent sense of sportsmanship.
Luton Riding Academy
For more than 25 years, Rob Luton has used horseback riding as a way to instill self-confidence, discipline, and sportsmanship in his students. His efforts at Luton Riding Academy have resulted in a range of successes over the course of three decades, having guided riders to regional and national championships in all phases of competition. He and his steeds teach future horse whisperers aged 5 and older riding skills during one-hour lessons. Lessons are offered year-round within a heated indoor facility in both English and Western styles of riding. Students learn how to groom, tack, and ride a horse while adhering to safe riding practices and respecting the horse by not showing up in the same color horseshoes.