Like bonds between atoms, the bond between human and horse is a delicate balance and should not be tested in crowded high school cafeterias. Conduct daring science experiments with today's Groupon to Mead Farm in Stamford. Choose between two options:
- For $40, you get a private 30-minute introductory horseback-riding lesson (an $85 value).
- For $210, you get a private 30-minute introductory horseback-riding lesson and four one-hour small-group riding lessons (a $425 value).
Dating back to 1928, Mead Farm is a family-focused horse farm with more than 170 miles of trails through the Stamford area, including the owners' private acres. Each half-hour introductory lesson is evaluated by a professional horse handler and imbues riders' courage with a focus on strengthening foundations, airing out attics, and advancing each student's riding level. Lessons include a hands-on handling experience, as new caretakers have the opportunity to learn grooming and tacking to complete horse homage. No prior experience is necessary, and with a helmet provided, riders will be ready for showdowns with dive-bombing owls.
Mead Farm is the property of the Mead family, one of the original founding families of Greenwich. The farm's wide undulating acres of evergreen trees and weathered wooden fences recall a bygone time when fire was frightening magic.