Before horseback riding, cavalry-people had to rely on other means to transport their mares, such as push-cart, wheelbarrow, or the turtle-drawn buggie. Move mares easily with today’s Groupon: for $37, you get a one-hour horse-riding lesson from Steven Stratton Dressage and Eventing located at Canyon Creek Ranch in Castro Valley (up to a $75 value).
Steven Stratton Dressage and Eventing enlightens equestrians of all skill levels, imparting knowledge based on the balanced seat method. One-on-one lessons teach aspiring cowpeople to communicate effectively with their steeds without having to ask an equine daytime talk-show host to mediate. Lessons take place in a private outdoor area, where pupils learn to mount, steer, and pace their stallions effectively. Stratton’s staffers emphasize safety, tailoring all the content of their lessons to individual needs. Riders with their own horses can bring their broncos along instead of leaving them alone to play solitaire with engraved carrots.
8018 Crow Canyon Rd.
Castro Valley, California 94546