What You'll Get
Horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against fences, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for a 60-minute horseback trail ride for one (a $90 value)
- $84 for a 60-minute horseback trail ride for two (a $180 value)
- $179 for a two-day beginner horseback-riding camp (a $360 value)<p>
Available Wednesday–Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., trail rides pair riders with one of the ranch’s steeds for idyllic treks along the property. During the two-day camp, lasting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on select Saturdays and Sundays, groups receive a crash course in the fundamentals of horse care, from grooming, tacking, and basic riding skills to dressage and jumping techniques and breeding operation.<p>
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Operates in all weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Myakka River Ranch
At Myakka River Ranch, a herd of majestic horses lets visitors feel the liberating rush of flying through the grass atop a sturdy saddle. Among the stable's friendly inhabitants, an American Saddlebred performs tricks, an American Paint Horse frolics in the ranch's streams, and an Akhal-Teke mare—descended from the strong, golden horses bred in Persia more than 3,000 years ago—gallops in the outdoor arena. Along with lessons that impart the basics of English-style riding, Myakka's staff leads trail rides amid the scenic landscape, where majestic oak trees and open fields distract the horses from exploring the local sugar-cube quarry.