Horses are like babies: it’s unwise to change them in the middle of a roaring river. Commit to a single steed with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a one-hour horseback ride Monday–Thursday plus 30 minutes of instruction (a $165 value)
- $49 for a one-hour horseback ride Friday–Sunday (a $98 value)
When riders arrive, they gather for a brief course in basic horsemanship; those who opt for the 30-minute lesson receive additional instruction in different mounting techniques and technical skills. Groups of six set out on trail rides down the ranch’s meandering miles of pathways and hard-packed dirt tracks, enjoying wind-blown grasses, ocean-bound streams, dense foliage, and the occasional fauna from the saddle of one of the stable's many reliable trail horses.
Riders should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled ride time, wearing closed-toed shoes, long pants, and sunscreen; helmets are provided. Water bottles are not allowed on the ride, but customers may store theirs in the ranch's fridge for post-ride thirst-quenching. Be sure to check out the stable’s recommended directions, as GPS systems have been known to lead visitors down ocean currents flowing the wrong way.
Park Place Stable
Nestled at the edge of the Santa Monica mountains, Park Place Stable's 1,000-acre ranch is crisscrossed with horseback trails that promise beautiful scenic views of the Pacific from the vantage point of rolling foothills. During the secluded trail rides, even-tempered horses transport riders across myriad canyons and valleys, with the ocean breeze wafting in from the distance, mountains rising majestically toward the stratosphere, and steeds softly humming the theme from the Lone Ranger.