One-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for Two or Four at Rising K Trail Rides (Up to 46% Off)

Rising K Trail Rides

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Dannen · 2 reviews
· August 10, 2017
It was an awesome time. Went out around the mountains. Would definitely consider going again. My daughter and I did an hour ride.

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Tina R. · 4 reviews
· May 29, 2017
As first time riders my kids and I had a wonderful time. The horses had a great temperaments and it was a beautiful ride.

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  • One-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for Two
  • One-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for Four

Western Horseback Riding: Of Hats and Herding

Many equestrians specialize in Western riding. Learn what that means with Groupon’s introduction.

Determining whether a rider is practicing the Western style of horsemanship requires no particular expertise. Rather, it requires a look at his or her hat. That’s because the attire of Western riders is typically inspired by the cowboys of the Old West, who developed a specialized riding style that riders continue to practice in competition today, performing for judges who assess their mastery based on a number of parameters. Taking the reins in one hand and maintaining light tension on the horse’s mouth, riders sit tall and straight and give direction to the horse by shifting their weight in the seat. Horses earn high marks by responding willingly to these subtle cues and by demonstrating a smooth, easy athleticism through the gaits of walking, jogging, and loping. Unlike English riding, for which riders “post,” or rise and sit in rhythm with each stride, the Western style and its large, comfortable saddles allow riders to sit through the entire jog.

Modern competitions in Western riding test more specialized skills as well. During barrel racing, riders compete to negotiate a series of turns around barrels in the shortest time possible. To measure roping abilities, riders attempt to lasso a steer at high speeds. All these nuanced events are designed with the same idea in mind: to replicate the tasks cowboys once needed to succeed at their herding responsibilities.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Reservation required. Subject to weather. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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