Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today's Groupon to The Lazy Horse Equine Center & Hannanna Stables in Ballston Spa. Choose from the following options:
- For $17, you get a half-hour private riding lesson for one (a $35 value).
- For $24, you get a half-hour riding lesson for two (a $50 value).
- For $110, you get a birthday party for up to six people (a $230 value).
The knowledgeable equestrian staff at The Lazy Horse Equine Center matches beginning and experienced riders with four-legged fillies during half-hour private lessons and birthday parties. Noble steeds gallop around the two 60-foot riding pens, within indoor and outdoor arenas, or across the well-maintained riding trails of Hannanna Stables. In a half-hour private riding lesson, a lone rider or a pair of buckaroos learn the fundamentals of English or Western riding styles from an experienced trainer. Advanced riders can delve into jumping and barrel racing, and less experienced students can learn cowboy basics such as rein commands and riding off into the sunset on cloudy days. Students must be 5 years of age or older and should be accompanied by a guardian if younger than 18. Students should attend their half-hour lessons wearing appropriate footwear with heels, though the center will provide helmets, riding gear, and thank-you notes to braid into your horse's tail.
Kids as young as 2.5 years old have a chance to wrap their sticky fingers around the reins at a Lazy Horse birthday party. Whippersnappers perch upon the gentle beasts as a trained staff member leads them around a controlled area. Guests may pet the horses or try to sneak them carrots from the party's neglected vegetable platter. The center provides picnic tables, as well as a framed photograph of each child for them to bring home. Additional party guests are welcome at a charge of $30 per child. This option can also be used for a corporate event or any other non-birthday shindig.
The Lazy Horse Equine Center & Hannanna Stables
At The Lazy Horse Equine Center & Hannanna Stables, steeds trot around the sandy footing of an indoor arena, two 60-foot round pens, and a sprawling outdoor space. During private and group lessons, instructors tailor the curriculum to individuals' experience levels, zeroing in on the basics of Western or English riding styles or expounding on advanced skills such as barrel racing or jumping. The center's staff also pioneers expeditions on nearby trails and boards horses in stalls spacious enough to accommodate their antique armoires filled with oats.:m]]
775 Middleline Rd.
Ballston Spa, New York 12020