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 today’s Groupon to Stone Field Stables in Coopersburg. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get one 60-minute private horseback-riding lesson (a $50 value).
- For $49, you get three 60-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $150 value).
- For $69, you get five 60-minute private horseback-riding lessons (a $250 value).<p>
A trio of veteran, certified coaches safely cultivates English-style equestrians and fosters inter-species friendships on Stone Field Stables’ picturesque 60-acre farm. Students begin their lesson in the barn, learning how to prepare for their ride by coaxing the bit into their steed’s mouth and securing the saddle by promising the pony a 24-carrot ring. With pupils snugly seated atop their mount, instructors adjust their grip on the reins and help them to develop a firm seat necessary for communicating with the highly trained lesson horses, some of which lend their gentle manners and sure footing to the barn’s therapeutic riding program. Riders dismount after strutting around the ring and reenacting Napoleon’s famous prance across the Alps, grabbing brushes and hoof-picks on the way back to the stall for a final grooming lesson.
Stone Field Stables’ stadium-size indoor arena shelters horse and rider when weather makes the outdoor ring inhospitable, and the tidy, spacious tack room is equipped with heating and cooling systems fine-tuned for human comfort. Riders may rinse off in the facility’s full bath or toss dirty breeches into the washer and dryer while painstakingly dry-cleaning their four-legged companion’s silky coat and chrome trim in an indoor wash stall.