Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today’s Groupon to Sunwest Equine Services in Onoway. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get one horseback-riding lesson (a $35 value).
- For $30, you get two horseback-riding lessons (a $70 value).<p>
Lavern Schmidt, an Equine Canada–certified coach with more than 40 years of experience, and his team of instructors pass on saddle-sitting tutelage during horseback-riding lessons at Sunwest Equine Services. Guests can gallop into a class suitable to their level as Schmidt teaches riders aged 5 and older of any experience level, whether or not their goals include personal or professional aspirations. Students commandeer their trained steed in the open environment within small class sizes—absolute beginner classes have a maximum of four riders—that allow for more personal interaction with the instructors and breakout sessions of hay-based macramé.