The finest cowboys are those who truly understand their equine better half, which is why centaurs make great cowboys. Establish a kindred horse-human connection with today's deal: for $55, you get a two-hour riding lesson and helmet with Saddler's Row and Country Ridge Stables (a $130 value). Saddler's Row, where you must go to be fitted for your helmet, is in Palatine, while the riding lesson takes place at Country Ridge Stables in Mundelein.
Country Ridge Stables provides a beautiful, modern environment and is fully equipped for horse-riding lessons suited for both equine amateurs and veterans of the stirrup and saddle. A two-hour lesson from the experienced instructors will cover an hour of groundwork and an hour of riding for a full-spectrum sampling of the basics. Swing and cavort across the 75x200-foot outdoor arena while imagining that you're on your way to rescue the maiden or male baseball player of your personal preference. After two hours, you won't transform into a master equestrian, but you will feel confident and grounded around horses and understand the basics of mounting and riding. Before your lesson, you'll receive a personally fitted certified riding helmet from the accessory experts at Saddler's Row, protecting noggin and nogginnards alike from unnecessary dents and damage.
Rider must sign a waiver before his or her lesson.