Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears.” Tap into equine insight with today’s Groupon to Romero’s Thunder Inc. in Bernalillo. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get admission for one to the Cowpoke cookout (a $60 value), which occurs at various times and dates depending on demand. Offered food items may vary.
- For $25, you get $50 toward any trail rides or lessons.
Romero’s Thunder’s horse handlers host family-friendly outdoor events and lead equine expeditions through the heart of scenic New Mexico. During the three-hour Cowpoke cookout, flame mavens sizzle up a down-home spread for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, preparing edibles that range from hot dogs, hamburgers, and s’mores to corn on the cob and barbecue chicken. Sated bellies and their owners then partake in a variety of ranch-themed activities, such as tossing horseshoes and learning to lasso feral weather balloons. Riders of all ages are welcome to saddle up for low-key jaunts, as on-hand horses are available for casual gallivants at any point during the event.
The two-hour standard trail ride ($50/person) begins with a brief riding lesson, which acquaints horse-top hitchhikers with their steed and how to neigh the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Knowledgeable guides then usher pony parades through the vistas of the Piedra Lisa Trail and to the base of the picturesque Sandia Mountains.
Romero's Thunder Inc.
With a dramatic backdrop of the Sandia Mountains, Romero's Thunder Inc. treats its customers to sweeping views as they saunter along winding trails or gallop around the well-kept ring during lessons. Whether educating students on the history of horseback riding or teaching visitors how to connect with equine partners, the staff cultivates a laid-back, familial atmosphere, holding seasonal events such as Easter-egg hunts complete with art projects for participants and horses with opposable thumbs.:
311 San Clemente St.
Bernallio, New Mexico 87004