Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a two-hour horseback ride for two from Show Me Trail Ride Outfitter at Big River Ranch in Lexington. Rides can be scheduled between March 21–November 19. Show Me's experienced owner and guide Jeff Strahle leads groups of up to six equestrian enthusiasts down trails that weave through the lush greenery of Big River Ranch's 2,100 acres. Each two-hour outdoor escape begins with a short class covering riding basics and neigh-to-metric system conversions before riders toss their well-mannered, highly trained steed a chew toy and climb aboard. Big River Ranch is home to 50 miles of trails that are perfect for beginning and expert riders alike—depending on the route, pairs ride along scenic woodland hills, down river trails, around a 20-acre lake, or into the nearest sunset after a moving final monologue. Trips are open to junior jockeys 8 and older and are customizable to each rider's experience level.
$85 for a Two-Hour Horseback Ride for Two from Show Me Trail Ride Outfitter at Big River Ranch in Lexington ($170 Value)
In a Nutshell
Equine expert leads small groups of riders through scenic 2,100-acre ranch with 50 miles of trails boasting river, lake & bluff routes
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. 72hr cancellation notice required or fee up to $25 may apply per person. Must be 8 or older; under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. 250lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Not valid for double riding. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.