What You'll Get
Although automobiles rule the highways, horses are still the preferred mode of transportation for leisurely trail riding and catching runaway trains. Research more refined transport with today's Groupon: for $82, you get one month of horseback-riding lessons at S&H Stables (a $165 value), located on East Seventy-Ninth Street.
Nominated for 2010 Best Equestrian by CityVoter, the teachers at S&H Stables instruct first-time riders and more experienced trotters alike in English- or Western-style riding or jumping. With this deal, equestrian apprentices attend one lesson per week for a month, filling their temporal cortex with essential knowledge on horse safety, grooming, and riding. Aspiring equestrians can choose from beginner or intermediate lessons based on experience and skill. During the one-hour lessons, riders will brush and groom the stable's steeds before donning them with saddles, bridles, Denver Broncos football helmets, and other colt accouterments. Intermediate riders may also take lessons on jumping and more advanced cartwheeling. Helmets and boots are required, and the stable provides a limited number of helmets to borrow.
Six CityVoters give S&H Stables a 4.5-star average:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must begin lessons by 9/15/11, lessons expire 1 month from activation. Reservation required; subject to availability. New clients only. Must be 5 or older. 250lbs weight max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.