The horse and buggy was a popular method of early transportation, far surpassing the bug and buggy, which could barely move and was often destroyed by squeamish gunslingers. Saddle up with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a one-hour horseback trail ride at Wild Rose Equine Center in Dearborn (a $30 value).
The experienced equestrians at Wild Rose Equine Center lead small groups of saddle fillers on one-hour rides that traverse scenic forests and serene open meadows. Before departure, riders meet their well-trained steeds, where they develop an immediate bond by gently steering the reins and painting one another’s hoofs. Horseback travelers then hit the trail, where they traverse dirt paths winding gently through tranquil wooded terrain, in and out of picturesque pastures, and over babbling brooks. The ride welcomes riders of all experience levels, ranging from children and first-timers to seasoned gauchos and other curious horses.
Wild Rose Equine Center
Wild Rose Equine Center hosts horseback-riding lessons and trail rides on the bucolic expanse upon which it resides. Riders of all skill levels can learn from the expert staff during regular lessons. These sessions are tailored to each student’s goals, whether they would like to compete in shows or take a horse to the prom.