Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon to Majic Stables in Norman. Choose from two options:
- For $22, you get a 30-minute, private horseback-riding lesson (a $45 value).
- For $67, you get one-month of group lessons (a $135 value). This Groupon includes four group lessons.
Majic Stables' staff of equine-inclined instructors teaches students of all skill levels the basics of horseback riding during one-on-one and group lessons. Group lessons include a maximum of four participants, ensuring that each student receives ample instruction. One of these seasoned staffers will help students tack and groom their steeds—many of which are the classic American Morgan breed—20 minutes prior to lesson time, guaranteeing a well-oiled bridle and a clean horse devoid of dirt and bacterial jockeys. Then strap on a snugly fit helmet and settle into the saddle, adjusting the headstall, leash, and stirrups to ensure that riding your mount will be as comfortable as trotting atop a La-Z-Boy gelding. After a gallant bugle reveille, lessons begin and instructors gallop students through a range of riding methods, which can include dressage, western riding, and saddle seat. The outdoor arena buoys hooves with sandy loam soil and boasts assorted jumps and dressage letters speckled throughout. The indoor arena sports a well-lit track for nighttime rides and offers sanctuary from wild packs of rodeo clowns.
Sisters Mary Shappee and Gert Shuckhart have been taming horses for most of their lives, beginning as children in 4-H club. While Gert manages Majic Stables' office and rare bookmark collection, Mary's passion for riding keeps her in the saddle, where she teaches private and group lessons that rein in riders as young as 5 years old. A 70'x198' indoor arena allows for nighttime and fair-weather rides, and the 100'x200' outdoor area is dotted with jumps and dressage letters for tricky choreography.
7070 W Rock Creek Rd.
Norman, Oklahoma 73072