Mounted police opt for equine transportation so they don’t have to deal with the squad car’s wailing thirst for gas and justice. Avoid similar automotive appetites with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$39 for a 2.5-hour horseback-riding outing (an $80 total value)
- 90-minute group horseback-riding lesson (a $45 value)
- 60-minute trail ride (a $35 value)
- Available Saturdays at 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., and 9:30 a.m.<p>
$79 for a 6-hour horseback-riding clinic (a $199 value) * Separate classes for children and adults * Beginner and intermediate levels * Lunch, drinks, and water provided * Available Sundays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.<p>
Suited to riders of all experience levels and ages, lessons and clinics impart the fundamentals of horsemanship and Western-style riding. Novices learn everything from saddling, grooming, and mounting to keeping horses healthy and understanding cues. More-experienced students learn skills such as how to harness and drive a team of horses and how to translate their wordless grunts into more coherent neighs.
All guests should wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and comfortable clothing suitable for the hot weather. Transportation to and from any hotel on the Strip can be arranged for an additional fee of $50.<p>
At Sagebrush Ranch, experienced equestrians and instructors pair guests with patient, well-trained horses for lessons or scenic rides through the rustic expanse just west of Las Vegas. In group lessons or day-long clinics, students practice horsemanship and proper riding techniques on one of the stables’ 45 red-ribbon-clad steeds. Before visitors embark on trail rides, the Sagebrush Ranch staff pairs them with specific horses based on riding experience and personality, after which the star-crossed duos set out for the desert paths surrounded by mountains and lizards riding bareback atop armadillos.