Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today's Groupon to Rosaire's Riding Academy in Sarasota. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a one-hour riding lesson for a child (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get a one-hour riding lesson for an adult (a $55 value).
- For $70, you get a one-hour riding lesson for a family of four (up to a $170 value).
Rosaire's Riding Academy owner and instructor Ellian Rosaire invokes half a century of equestrian experiences to guide riders of all skill levels through a variety of horseback-riding styles. A stable full of docile and cooperative lesson horses awaits riders, allowing students to trot around on several steeds before finding the one that fits them best or consents to telepathic spirit links. Students learn how to prepare a horse for a ride through grooming, tacking, and rousing pep talks before diving muzzle-first into a variety of riding methods such as English-style or trail-bound Western riding.
Riders younger than 18 are required to wear an equestrian helmet, and all riders must eschew tennis shoes for boots or shoes with a low heel to avoid spurring steeds with pointy stilettos. Lessons are tailored to riders ages six and older, but toddling trotters can visit the petting zoo or saddle up for a pony ride (available for an additional fee) while their elders ride the bigger beasts.
901 East Rd.
Sarasota, Florida 34240