Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a private customized one-hour horseback-riding and horse-care lesson at Pegasus Riding School in Medina (a $50 value). Today’s deal also gets you 25% off additional lessons booked at the time of Groupon redemption. Pegasus Riding School has a limited number of horses and time for lessons, so Groupon users must call ahead for an appointment.
Trained horses and three expert instructors welcome adult and child riders aged 5 and older of all experience levels to Pegasus Riding School’s well-manicured 10-acre compound. With a one-hour lesson, each rider spends 45 minutes perched atop nature’s closest approximation of a car, learning and moving at his or her own pace. Wintertime jaunts are made possible by a 10,000-square-foot indoor training structure pumped full of heat and expertise. Kids can even sit on someone their own size by opting for a ride on one the school’s trained ponies. Equine apprentices supplement their riding by learning the basics of grooming, handling, and horse behavior, as well as how to saddle a horse without upsetting its chiropractor.
Pegasus Riding School
As proud holders of the gold, silver, and bronze medals from the United States Dressage Federation, instructors Anne McKay and Suzanne Wepplo bring a wealth of equestrian expertise to Pegasus Riding School. The duo helm all manner of courses, including dressage, jumping, and combined training lessons in classical European equestrian philosophies. They educate riders of every age and skill level at their large, onsite outdoor arena and racetrack, as well as from within the comforts of a heated indoor training arena.
4550 Pioneer Tr.
Medina, Minnesota 55340