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What You'll Get
Contrary to conventional wisdom, one can in fact look a gift horse in the mouth, now that it no longer houses the retina-scorching nuclear reactor that powers the horse. Get an eyeful of equine incisors with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get two private horse riding or driving lessons at Ramblewood Farm (an $80 value) in Spring Valley.
Ramblewood Farm is a sprawling facility that specializes in American Saddlebred riding and driving lessons for equine enthusiasts of all skill levels. After decamping from their motorized carriages, would-be wranglers experience literal horsepower as they bump hoofs with one of Ramblewood Farm’s sociable steeds and begin their one-hour lesson. Instructor Holly Fisher, a 20-year veteran of the equine industry, first schools students on the finer points of grooming and tacking the horse, a task made much easier since horses evolved to include a seat. Once properly coiffed and outfitted, the horse is ready to be mounted and ridden. Classes are tailored to the individual rider’s level, and can focus on a range of skills from basics, such as leading a horse to water, to more advanced riding techniques, including making the horse drink and then making the horse laugh until water comes out its nose.
Riders must be at least 6 years old; those younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult or an especially responsible imaginary friend. Ramblewood Farm conducts its classes every day of the week in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 addl as gifts. Limit 1/visit. 24hr cancel or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must redeem 1st lesson by 12/14/11, 2nd lesson by 6/14/12. Must be 6 or older. If under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Must wear helmet if under 18. 200lb weight max for riding lessons; 225lb max for driving lessons. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Must wear close-toed shoes. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.