What You'll Get
Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the popular saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears.” Today’s Groupon gets you eerily close to our intuitive equine counterparts: for $30, you get a 90-minute horseback ride (a $65 value) at Morris’s Shadow Mountain Stables in Auburn.
Morris’s Shadow Mountain owner-operated stables are cozily nestled on a beautiful, quiet patch of landscape. The stables’ horse-powered trail rides will prop each prospective equestrian atop a magnificent mammal for a leisurely stroll through the local wilderness. During the 90-minute ride, you and your fearless equine companion will be led through nearby woods, where you’ll meander around a glittering pond before returning to the stables through a pasture with views of Mt. Rainier. The rides are non-vigorous and ideal for beginners and centaurs-in-training. In addition, the approaching change of seasons holds the promise of fiery red-and-orange foliage along the path for an extra-scenic eyeball treat. During especially cold winter weather, the stables are outfitted for indoor rides, allowing riders to learn arena patterns and non-reindeer horse games.
The full-service stables are owned by experienced horsemistress Bonnie Morris, whose lifelong study of the equine arts has equipped her with exceptional skills as an instructor and guide. So take this opportunity to ride off into the wilderness, or gift this Groupon to a horse fanatic or horse nonbeliever for an eye-opening 90-minute ride through the forest.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Not valid with other offers. Subject to weather cancellations. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Morris's Shadow Mountain Stables
Bonnie Morris's love of horses began when she was just 9 years old. By age 10, she was the proud guardian of her own colt. And at 22, she set the wheels in motion to open her own training center. Today, at Morris's Shadow Mountain Stables, she and her staff continue to bond riders and steeds within the five-acre haven, far beyond the reaches of the cluttered outside world.
How Best to Bond
- Lessons and summer camps teach showmanship and horse care
- Trail rides mosey through nearby woods, meadows, and grasslands overlooking Mount Rainier
- Birthday parties include horseback rides or visits to the...
- Petting farm, which facilitates up-close encounters with fuzzy ferrets, giant bunnies, mini horses, and baby goats