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 $30, you get a sixty-minute private horse-riding lesson from Rising Star Ranch in Roanoke (a $60 value).
Rising Star Ranch equips saddlers of all experience levels and their steed with boarding, training, shows, and summer programs. The one-hour private lesson is designed to introduce the fundamentals of riding to beginners aged four and older. Whether the goal is to gallop Western-style along dusty trails or perform English-style jumps over other horses, an experienced Rising Star instructor will first orient stallion students to the basic foundations of horsemanship, such as proper riding procedures and the purpose of each piece of equipment. Since Rising Star understands that regardless of weather, the horse show must go on, they conduct lessons in both indoor and outdoor arenas and provide free tickets to stage plays written by horses. An effort is made ensure each rider accrues as much saddle time as possible; call ahead to schedule.
14500 Old Denton County Rd.
Roanoke, Texas 76262