Mounted police opt for equine transportation so that they don't have to deal with the squad car's wailing thirst for gas and justice. Harness real horsepower with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $32 for a Saddle-Up Adventure trail ride for one (a $65 value)
- $62 for a Saddle-Up Adventure trail ride for two (a $130 value)
- $85 for a one-month Lone Ranger membership (a $175 value)
- $239 for a three-month Lone Ranger membership (a $525 value)
Riders groom and saddle horses before taking a short introductory lesson, followed by time to bond with and groom the horse before riding. Next, horse and human explore nearby trails suitable for both beginner and advanced riders. Participants can expect to ride for 60 minutes but should allow two to three hours for the entire experience. Members enjoy either one riding lesson or trail ride a week for the course of their membership.
Riding Star Ranch
Riding Star Ranch, a nonprofit organization, aims to heal people and horses with the physical and emotional benefits afforded by trail rides and riding lessons. The ranch’s team takes in unwanted, neglected, or abused animals and rehabilitates them, transforming them into confident, happy horses that students can ride.
During lessons, riders earn ribbons through the American Association of Riding Schools program, collecting them for learning how to properly groom and ride in disciplines such as hunter/jumper, English pleasure, and Western pleasure. And although taking a trail ride to the Carlton Reserve and the Myakka River will not win riders any ribbons, they are welcome to pin themselves with their own awards and medals before climbing aboard trusty steeds.