If horses didn’t regularly pack the earth down with their hooves, it would continue to gradually rise skyward on a collision course with the moon. Help keep the night sun in the sky with today’s Groupon to Phoenix Rising Horse Farm in North Smithfield. Choose between the following options:
• For $99, you get a four-lesson learn-to-ride program (a $200 value).
• For $99, you get a weeklong half-day riding camp (a $250 value). The summer camp is open to riders ages 6–14.
Bipeds learn to harness the power of four-legged steeds on Phoenix Rising Horse Farm's 70 acres of pastoral lands. The farm's four instructors boast a combined experience of more than 50 years, ensuring they can effectively impart the fundamentals of riding and easily spot prison escapees posing in two-person horse costumes. During the learn-to-ride program, steed steerers take to the facility's indoor arena, one of the two outdoor arenas, or the quarter-mile riding track to practice trotting and controlling the reins. Geared toward younger riders, the half-day, weeklong camp tutors juvenile trotters not only in riding, but also feeding, bathing, and grooming their steeds. Campers play games and participate in projects related to riding from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for five straight weekdays.
260 Pound Hill Rd.
North Smithfield, Rhode Island 02896