While riding through the desert on a horse with no name hampers formation the human-equine friendships, it’s a lot more gratifying than riding through the desert on a horse with no legs. Ride like the wind with today’s Groupon to Southern Breeze Equestrian Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a 45-minute private horse-riding lesson with an assistant trainer and waived registration fee (a $65 value total).
- For $20, you get a two-hour introduction to horses course (a $40 value).
Southern Breeze Equestrian Center is a utopia for horse lovers, where expert instruction turns whinnying tenderfeet into sure-footed saddle-masters. With lessons devised for all ages and experience levels, this full-service facility fills its four riding arenas with enthusiastic forays into horsemanship. Southern Breeze’s 45-minute private lesson ($65), offered Mondays through Saturdays with one of the center's experienced assistant trainers, is tailored to individual levels of equine expertise. First-time riders spend some ground time looking under the hood, using humanpower to harness horsepower before embarking on their first longe-line ride. Experienced straphangers will work on enhancing their skills, mastering the maneuvers of dressage horses or leaping over 20 burning busses.
In the introduction to horses course, offered during the week as well as Saturday afternoons, burgeoning bronco-tamers are shown the ropes as they learn to lead a horse without resorting to hay bribes. Before mounting their stallions, rookies must learn how to groom, halter, tack, and attach a bike rack to their neigh. Along with a tour of the facility, this introductory course showcases different riding styles and equipment, along with tips on how to read a horse’s body language to tell when it’s feeling hungry, tired, or flirtatious.
Southern Breeze is a registered North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Center, supplying therapeutic riding for people with a wide variety of disabilities. In addition, these altruistic jockeys provide boarding for condo-less mustangs and assistance in finding a horse for purchase, steering filly fans away from shady used-horse dealerships.