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 this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for a one-hour horseback-riding lesson (a $50 value)
- $69 for three one-hour horseback-riding lessons (a $150 value)
- $89 for a five-day summer horsemanship program (a $198.11 value)
Appropriate for ages six and up, the summer horsemanship program canters through a week of riding lessons—including barn management and horse care—as well as games on horseback, arts and crafts, and a day of cooling off with sprinklers and water balloons. The program runs Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for any of the following themed sessions:
- Indian Days: June 11–15
- Circus Days: June 25–29
- Patriot Days: July 9–13
- Medieval Days: July 23–27
- Rodeo Days: August 6–10
North County Training Facility
Drawing on 17 years of experience, North County Training Facility's seasoned horsewoman, Robin, oversees student-and-steed pairs as they prance beneath the shade of majestic oaks and pines on the 3-acre facility. The enthusiastic instructor concocts curricula to encourage responsibility in young riders while distracting them from less-gainful extracurricular activities, such as giving their guinea pigs mohawks. Lessons extend beyond riding instruction alone to include proper grooming, saddling, and bathing techniques. The school accommodates both recreational and competition-hungry riders as well as those preparing for careers as mounted insurance salesmen.