Two, Three, or Five 30-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Ocala Equestrian Academy (Up to 62% Off)

Ocala Equestrian Academy Ocala

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Up to 62% Off

Customer Reviews

27 Ratings

Ocala Equestrian Academy is a great place for riding lessons at any level. Elizabeth Pizzonia is a thoughtful and professional instructor. Totally enjoyed my experience here.
Elaine M. · October 15, 2017
This place is amazing. The family had a great time and the staff was awesome. We will definitely be going back.
Santo D. · October 2, 2017
Wonderful trainer; obvious horses are well cared for in a beautiful, well-groomed facility. /John Mooney
John M. · June 24, 2017

What You'll Get

Choose from Three Options

  • $27 for two 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons ($65 value)
  • $44 for three 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons ($98 value)
  • $62 for five 30-minute private horseback-riding lessons ($163 value)

The Horse-Human Bond: Man’s (Other) Best Friend

You’re likely to leave the stable with a new skill and a new friend. Read on to learn more about the powerful bond between humans and horses.

Humans have been riding horses since the first bus broke down around 3,500 BC, but the full extent of the intraspecies connection is only beginning to come to light. Anecdotal stories of deep friendships between horses and humans abound, but studies suggest that horses really do form long-term bonds with humans with whom they’ve had positive encounters. In fact, horses can recognize their human friends months or even years after seeing them last.

Horses are naturally social animals, forming lifelong friendships with horses inside and outside their own families. This affable nature, combined with an impeccable sense of hearing, puts horses in a unique position to respond to human communication and even memorize human words. Trainers frequently talk in soothing tones to their horses, but much of the bonding occurs through nonverbal interaction: horses also get to know humans through daily grooming, feedings, and long, quiet rides into the sunset. Many longtime riders report feeling deeply attuned to their horses, both physically and emotionally.

Though not fully understood, the ineffable bond between humans and horses has spawned numerous equine-therapy programs. During these programs, people with mental illnesses or physical disabilities interact with horses through basic grooming and riding. Besides the unique physical benefits of riding—such as gaining core strength as they balance on a horse—these patients often experience an emotional release or a new sense of pride and accomplishment.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for new clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Ocala Equestrian Academy

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