What You'll Get
Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a one-hour horseback trail ride at Wagonwheel Ranch (a $35 value) in Val Therese.
Wagonwheel Ranch has been leading stallion-perched tenderfeet on scenic routes since 1972. Knowledgeable trail guides escort up to 10 trail trekkers ages 5 and up through the picturesque trees and lakes of the Boreal Forest, which offers rustic vistas worth scouting year-round. All riders get the benefit of a preparatory horseback demonstration, which is a more informative approach to mounting one's first horse than willful teleportation. Equestrian riding helmets and covered stirrups accompany each saddle for added safety. Larger groups are split up so everyone can ride in their own comfort zone, from walking, to trotting, to performing a succession of complex bareback pirouettes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 5 or older to ride alone. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.