Horses are like babies: it’s unwise to change them in the middle of a roaring river. Commit to a single steed with today’s Groupon to Park Place Stable in Malibu. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get a horseback-ride package, valid Monday–Thursday (a $165 total value). The package includes the following:
- 30 minutes of horsemanship instruction (an $80 value).
- A 60-minute scenic horseback ride (an $85 value).
- For $49, you get a one-hour scenic horseback ride, valid Friday–Sunday (a $98 value).
- For $100, you get a one-hour scenic moonlight horseback ride (a $200 value).<p>
Nestled at the edge of the Santa Monica Mountains, Park Place Stable’s large ranch is home to horseback trails that promise views of the Pacific from the vantage point of rolling foothills. When riders arrive, they gather for a brief course in basic horsemanship; those who opt for the 30-minute lesson get more in-depth instruction, covering topics such as different mounting techniques, technical skills, and how to stay safe and calm around the horses’ afternoon tea parties. Groups set out on trail rides through the meandering miles of pathways and hard-packed dirt tracks that traverse the ranch. Enjoy 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. Nightriders can take in the glowing beauty of trails illuminated by the moon. With the ocean breeze wafting in from the distance, mountains rising majestically toward the stratosphere, and steeds softly humming the Lone Ranger theme, the trail rides are relaxing and picturesque.
Riders should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled ride time. 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.