What You'll Get
Today there exist more than 300 breeds of the ever-adaptable horse, although 90% consist of My Little Ponies. Mount an appropriately sized steed with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-hour trail ride at Wolfshohl Horse Training in Pearl River (a $45 value).
Wolfshohl Horse Training strengthens the human-equine bond with patient instruction and fun, relaxing rides. Upon arrival, equestrians are matched with a suitable ride chosen from a barn where champion show horses toss their laureled manes, then saddle up with the assistance of friendly staff. After spending a few moments at home base getting comfortable on horseback and figuring out where the glove box is, a group of about 14 riders will file out into a gently rolling wilderness for an easy one-hour ramble over scenic terrain. Rides head out between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays and by appointment on weekends; call ahead to make your reservation.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 9, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Not valid Aug. 4 - Aug. 7 and Nov. 3 - Nov. 6. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Wolfshohl Horse Training
The round sun teeters on the barn's gable roof, threatening to roll right down. In a quick burst of wind, leaves begin clapping, as if in response to the equestrians trotting regally past. A smaller group of 10 riders wait patiently as guides corral a posse of good-natured horses, who toss their manes and lift their hooves with the joy of motion on a woodland trail ride past Wolfshohl Horse Training's gardens. Downwind, an individual lesson has a skilled trainer versing a 5-year-old about tack, grooming, and the techniques involved in English and Western riding styles. After patrons dismount at trail's end, they can question guides about holding a special event, boarding a pony, or the uncertain ramifications of using a lucky horseshoe to break a mirror.