Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s unconventional, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon at Winding Creek Stables. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get one group horseback-riding lesson for one person (a $30 value).
- For $50, you get four group horseback-riding sessions (one person can use all four lessons, or four people can ride together in one class) (a $115 value).
Winding Creek Stables' experienced instructors corral horses and their human counterparts for one-hour group lessons that focus on either the hunt-seat or Western styles of riding. Small groups of two to six riders learn the fundamentals of horse piloting and showing, as well as basic care and handling skills to strengthen the centaur-like bond between equine and human. Group lessons are currently scheduled Monday–Friday and occasionally on Saturdays. Each student must don a helmet; Winding Creek Stables will provide a helmet for those who don't already own one or have been conned out of one by a talking horse. Beginners may also wear sneakers for their first lesson, but Winding Creek Stables requires smooth-soled boots with a heel after that for safety reasons.
Winding Creek Stables
The clopping of hooves echoes across Winding Creek Stables’ wide-open pastures and jumping arena, where a staff of ex-competitive equestrians takes a comprehensive approach to riding instruction. In private and group lessons, instructors share their wisdom about handling and technique while impressing upon students the importance of respecting their steeds. Adults and children alike can pick between the hunt-seat riding style popular at horse shows and the western style, which includes instructions for chasing down robber barons and lassoing feral cacti. Students learn to groom and care for their horses before and after the lesson—a gesture of respect to the animals and a key takeaway should novices desire to advance to competitive riding. Before riding off into the sunset, check out the stable’s other horse-related services, which include pony parties and pony rides.
224 Bent Creek Ranch Rd.
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