Contrary to conventional wisdom, one can in fact look a gift horse in the mouth, now that the mouth no longer houses the retina-scorching nuclear reactor that powers the horse. Get an eyeful of equine incisors with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a one-hour private horseback-riding lesson at MG Sport Horses in Apopka (a $55 value).
The experienced instructors at MG Sport Horses, which was featured on Newhorse.com as a top Apopka riding-instruction locale, lead riders of all skill levels, ages 3 and older, in private lessons. Trainers guide novices through the basics of the English riding style and impart knowledge on general horse care and equipment function, and on training steeds to stomp out novels in Morse code. Riders who have logged more saddle time can handle the reins in a session focused on the discipline of their choice—hunter, jumper, or equitation. MG's instructors welcome new and intermediate riders to trot along with them at local GOHJA–rated and nonrated shows, and advanced horsemen can hoof it to the "A" circuit shows, in which human-and-steed pairs entertain audiences with standup comedy bits.
Horses canter atop an arena surface of sand and clay footing, which allows for safe cruising in most weather conditions. MG's barn accommodates each horse with its own 12'x12' stall, equipped with a fan and an attentive goat butler, and the cavalry can cool off in the air-conditioned tack room.
3173 Southfork Dr.
Apopka, Florida 32712