What You'll Get
Like all domesticated animals, horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against barbed wire, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Take the reins with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a 90-minute sunset horseback ride from All Around Trail Horses at Pantano Riding Stables (a $50 value).
Situated near Saguaro National Park, All Around Trail Horses offers a unique way to explore the Southwest, facilitating equine activities for all ages and animal affinities. The sunset ride takes riders ages 7 and older on a scenic journey to a lookout point, easing into dusk and the increasingly familiar sway of the horses. The itinerary leaves about 15 minutes to watch the sunset from a romantic, captivating vantage point, and cameras and beauty-trapping jars are strongly recommended.
Visitors who saunter to the stables October 22–23 or 29–31 will alight from the saddle to find a medley of Halloween-inspired entertainment, beginning with a spooky horse-drawn hayride ($5/person). A hay maze challenges trotters' to wind their way through a leafy labyrinth by following their gut instincts and one roving steel marble, and rugged riders can refuel at an on-site snack bar stocked with seasonal treats (Halloween activities subject to extra fee not covered by this Groupon).
Though Pantano Riding Stables sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 8, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required 48hr in advance. Must sign waiver. Must be 7 or older to ride alone. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.