Horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against barbed wire, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with today's Groupon: for $39, you get two one-hour private horseback-riding lessons at Luton Riding Academy in Grosse Ile (a $90 value).
Seasoned saddle guru Rob Luton brings more than 20 years of teaching experience to each one-hour private riding lesson. Emphasizing safety, Luton teaches individuals aged 5 and older basic riding technique as well as aspects of grooming, saddling, and manual transmission. Custom lessons equip first-time riders with a foundational set of skills and help experienced horsemen hone their competition technique or ability to neigh the alphabet backward.
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.