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18901 S State Route 291, Pleasant Hill

Two, Four, or Six Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Timbermist Farm (Up to 50% Off)

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Veteran instructors school all levels of riders during private lessons in heated indoors or outdoors on 50 acres

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13 ratings6 reviews
July 24, 2020
Libby was amazingly kind and patient with my two boys ages 10 and 12. They are begging for a third lesson!
11 ratings5 reviews
October 6, 2018
Awesome people, great experience!
2 ratings2 reviews
June 23, 2018
I took 6 classes with Libby- she is a excellent teacher. I ride boomer- he is patient and obedient to master. No issues with accepting Groupon. Good to schedule at least week before. I like to continue my riding lessons.
10 ratings8 reviews
November 10, 2017
Excellent teacher in Libby. Very clean facility. Friendly people. Beautiful horses! I learned a lot and am going back for more lessons.
6 ratings2 reviews
November 6, 2017
We got this as a gift for my daughter and she had the BEST time!
3 ratings3 reviews
July 14, 2017
Libby is a wonderful trainer and it is evident that these folks take great care of their horses.
4 ratings3 reviews
March 19, 2017
My daughter loves these lessons...Libby is great!
4 ratings2 reviews
February 14, 2018
Very nice, a good experience.
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What You'll Get

Choice of:

  • Two Private Horseback-Riding Lessons
  • Four Private Horseback-Riding Lessons
  • Six Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

The Horse-Human Bond: Man’s (Other) Best Friend

You’re likely to leave the stable with a new skill and a new friend. Read on to learn more about the powerful bond between humans and horses.

Humans have been riding horses since the first bus broke down around 3,500 BC, but the full extent of the intraspecies connection is only beginning to come to light. Anecdotal stories of deep friendships between horses and humans abound, but studies suggest that horses really do form long-term bonds with humans with whom they’ve had positive encounters. In fact, horses can recognize their human friends months or even years after seeing them last.

Horses are naturally social animals, forming lifelong friendships with horses inside and outside their own families. This affable nature, combined with an impeccable sense of hearing, puts horses in a unique position to respond to human communication and even memorize human words. Trainers frequently talk in soothing tones to their horses, but much of the bonding occurs through nonverbal interaction: horses also get to know humans through daily grooming, feedings, and long, quiet rides into the sunset. Many longtime riders report feeling deeply attuned to their horses, both physically and emotionally.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for customers active within the past 12 month(s). Must be 4 or older. Must sign waiver. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Reservation required, one week notice required. Closed-toed shoes required. 200 lbs. max weight. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Timbermist Farm

Timbermist Farm's stately 50-acre facility sports white plank fences, verdant grounds, and an ivory stable fronted by columns. At this indoor facility, veteran instructors offer lessons to riders of all abilities, imparting knowledge gathered during nearly three decades of training, competing, and counting wooly horses just before bedtime.

The instructors show students how to steer horses in the Farm's indoor training facility, which is open year-round and heated during the winter.