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1542 Manakin Road, Manakin-Sabot

Horseback Riding at Pine Crest Farm (Up to 48% Off).

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An experienced instructor guides clients in the fundamentals of horse care and riding

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5 ratings4 reviews
May 6, 2019
My kids enjoyed it! Wonderful trainers
1 ratings1 reviews
March 23, 2018
Great place! Quality people and horses.
1 ratings1 reviews
February 23, 2018
Super great place to have your first riding lesson. I'm a long time equestrian who purchased this groupon for a friend to use for his first lesson. He thought it was great too!
5 ratings4 reviews
July 21, 2020
My granddaughter loved it! Liz is a great teacher, she is knowledgeable, patient and kind.
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3 ratings3 reviews
October 21, 2017
Outstanding customer service. The staff are gentle and kind. My 5 year old just fell in love with Pine Crest. Cant wait to return for more riding lessons.
7 ratings1 reviews
September 21, 2017
My daughter had a great experience!
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10 ratings6 reviews
September 17, 2017
I had my first of 4 lessons last weekend. I had a great time. I was shown how to brush the horse before and afterwards, saddle the horse and rode for a good 45 minutes of the one hour lesson. The instructor was great, too, even if I did give her a heart attack by accidentally galloping on Charlie (I was supposed to be trotting). I almost gave myself one, too. But he was a great horse...but more like a Ferrari...VERY responsive to signals. I'd love to ride him again. And not squeeze him so much. ;-)
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7 ratings3 reviews
September 17, 2017
We had a great experience! The instructor, Erin, was great with my girls.
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What You'll Get

The Deal:

  • One 60-Minute Private/Group Horseback Riding Lesson

The Horse-Human Bond: Man’s (Other) Best Friend

You’re likely to leave the stable with a new skill and a new friend. Read on to learn more about the powerful bond between humans and horses.

Humans have been riding horses since the first bus broke down around 3,500 BC, but the full extent of the intraspecies connection is only beginning to come to light. Anecdotal stories of deep friendships between horses and humans abound, but studies suggest that horses really do form long-term bonds with humans with whom they’ve had positive encounters. In fact, horses can recognize their human friends months or even years after seeing them last.

Horses are naturally social animals, forming lifelong friendships with horses inside and outside their own families. This affable nature, combined with an impeccable sense of hearing, puts horses in a unique position to respond to human communication and even memorize human words. Trainers frequently talk in soothing tones to their horses, but much of the bonding occurs through nonverbal interaction: horses also get to know humans through daily grooming, feedings, and long, quiet rides into the sunset. Many longtime riders report feeling deeply attuned to their horses, both physically and emotionally.

Though not fully understood, the ineffable bond between humans and horses has spawned numerous equine-therapy programs. During these programs, people with mental illnesses or physical disabilities interact with horses through basic grooming and riding. Besides the unique physical benefits of riding—such as gaining core strength as they balance on a horse—these patients often experience an emotional release or a new sense of pride and accomplishment.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Subject to availability. Younger than 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Helmets are supplied, long pants required and boots with heel. (Rain boots are acceptable). Limit 1 per individual/family/date. Customers may be grouped with other couples for date night option. Customers must book online only. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. May be repurchased every 30 days. Must be 5 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pine Crest Farm LLC

Kids Activity, Kid Sport, Sport & Outdoor, Horse Riding