Horsemanship is the mastery of riding and grooming, unlike Manhorseship, which is just a good name for a centaur’s yacht. Take the reins with this Groupon.
$49 for a Pony Princess Horseback-Riding Lesson and Grooming Package ($120 Value)
- Two horseback-riding lessons (a $45 value each)
- One 30-minute grooming-and-horsemanship lesson (a $30 value)
Under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor, students learn the secrets to English-style riding atop a sturdy steed during two riding lessons. A subsequent horsemanship lesson supplements riding knowledge with skills in grooming, safety, and care.
Shenanigans Farm’s owner, Mary McKiernan, has more than 30 years of experience working with horses. But she has also tamed an even wilder beast: eighth-grade students. As a middle-school teacher, she learned to work with each student at his or her own pace, a philosophy she transfers to horseback-riding lessons. Joined by assistant head trainer, Ricci Tarockoff, she teaches English-style riding to students of all skill levels.
Set on 62 rolling acres, Shenanigans Farm connects to the Metamora Hunt trail, offering myriad opportunities for scenic trail rides. Its horses graze in expansive pastures and paddocks, waiting for students to saddle them to trot around the large indoor or outdoor arenas. The farm maintains a family-oriented vibe, often hosting summer camps for boys and girls, Halloween parties, and costume contests to see who can dress as the most convincing bale of hay.