Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a private introductory horseback-riding lesson at Pond-A-Luce-A Stables in Auburn (a $50 value).
The certified instructors at Pond-A-Luce-A Stables instruct fledgling equestrians in the art of proper horsemanship at their clean, picturesque facility. To ensure a successful lesson, staff members pair riders with a friendly prancing pony that fits each rider’s abilities and aspirations. Throughout the private one-hour lesson, saddle-sturdy students learn basic skills, care, and how to prepare their steeds to jump through flaming hula hoops. All pupils must wear riding boots with a minimum of half-inch heels, and the stable provides helmets and tacking equipment. Lessons are available for riders 5 and older. Riders 18 and older must sign a waiver, and riders 17 and younger must have a waiver signed by a parent, a legal guardian, or a former U.S. president.
Certified instructor and horse trainer Amber Luce approaches all her lessons with one main thing in mind: everyone learns differently. Whether she's training a horse out of its bad habits or training new riders in horsemanship, she first gets to know her students so she can teach them based on their needs. As she helps her students gain confidence in their abilities, she uses her experience as a Riding Master III to teach them the finer points of riding Western Pleasure, saddle seat, dressage, and other styles.
37803 Military Rd. S
Auburn, Washington 98001