Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or the ability to discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today’s Groupon at Strides Riding Academy in Penngrove. Choose from the following options:
- For $27, you get one one-hour, private riding lesson (a $55 value).
- For $80, you get three one-hour, private riding lessons (a $165 value).
- For $159, you get six one-hour, private riding lessons (a $330 value).<p>
Strides Riding Academy’s experienced horse-minder Maggie Clancy saddles students age 7 and older upon noble steeds during comprehensive lessons on a 20-acre private facility. Adult and adolescent equestrians alike can abandon former transportation methods such as cars or tired family burros and partner up with one of the school’s professional riding horses. Lessons begin on firm ground with basic safety instruction and proceed to 30–40 minutes of mounted instruction. As students explore horse-handling techniques and gain an understanding of equine body language, they will gain the skills to travel safely on horses and most wooden rocking horses.