Two or Four 90-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons for One at White Birch Farm–Central Connecticut (Up to 50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

90-minute lessons on scenic farm grounds teach riders of all levels essential horseback-riding skills in hunt seat or western seat styles

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 12 month(s). Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required and subject to availability. Valid for ages 8 and up. Valid only for group riding lessons. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $45 for two 90-minute horseback-riding lessons for one ($80 value)
  • $80 for four 90-minute horseback-riding lessons for one ($160 value)

Lessons are available in hunt seat or western seat styles.

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.

Though not fully understood, the ineffable bond between humans and horses has spawned numerous equine-therapy programs. During these programs, people with mental illnesses or physical disabilities interact with horses through basic grooming and riding. Besides the unique physical benefits of riding—such as gaining core strength as they balance on a horse—these patients often experience an emotional release or a new sense of pride and accomplishment.

Customer Reviews

The staff at White Birch Farm are extremely helpful. They show great concern for their riders and horses and foster a warm and welcoming environment. I am extremely pleased with my Groupon purchase and plan to continue riding at White Birch Farm as often as possible. Definitely a wonderful way to start 2017!
Justine V. · January 2, 2017
Great staff. Very understanding and patient. Great horses for every level. Excellent bargin
David J. · December 17, 2016
Well-trained horses, great instructors, and nice stable! Lessons are 30 minutes grooming and tacking, then 60 minutes riding, with 3-5 riders per group. Can ride English or Western style.
Alanna M. · December 7, 2016
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    239 Sand Hill Road

    Portland, CT 06480

    +18605810307

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