Horseback riding replaced horsefront riding during the War of 1812, when American soldiers realized they couldn't be taken seriously while being carried in adult-sized baby slings. Giddy-up like a grownup with today's Groupon: for $15, you get an introductory horseback-riding lesson at Ramey Riding Stables in Rockport (a $35 value).
Ramey Riding Stables trots out true horsemanship with its comprehensive horseback-riding classes. Greenhorn gallopers can learn the ins and outs of hooved conveyance with a one-hour introductory lesson, led by the wisdom-laden reins of a CHA-certified instructor. During each session, aspiring equestrians will learn horseback-riding basics to develop a trusting relationship between rider and horse that will keep both, along with any incriminating secrets, safe. Lessons also focus on building confidence in the saddle, as well as on grooming and correct techniques.
Nestled amid the rolling hills and valleys of southern Indiana, Ramey Riding Stables touts a scenic 48-acre horseback-riding facility that is flanked by miles of wooded trails and sports a 24-stall stable full of well-maintained steeds. Riders can strut their stuff in a safe, welcoming environment free of freak wormholes or other fluctuations in the space-time continuum.
Though a helmet will be provided for those who don’t have their own, riders must remember to don long pants and shoes with a heel.
Ramey Riding Stables
Outside Owensboro, Kentucky sits 48 acres of pasture. This is where Ramey Riding Stables gives guests the incomparable experience of horseback riding. The experts offer riding lessons and guided trail rides, as well as birthday parties for young horse lovers and centaurs seeking to return to their roots. There's also an equestrian school where horse owners can learn proper riding techniques during an overnight camp.