A horse goes through many stages in life, beginning as a foal or filly and gradually easing into adulthood after failed, yearlong attempts to construct a cocoon. Earn your horseback-riding wings with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for one 30-minute horseback-riding lesson (a $35 value)
- $49 for three 30-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $105 value)
During private lessons, trainers attune students to equine partners while teaching essential riding and grooming techniques. To ensure safety, students must wear a helmet, long pants, and boots with half-inch heels. Helmets are provided for the first two lessons; after that, students may rent them for $2 per lesson or purchase their own.
At Woodwind Farm, trainers Bonnie and Megan Kittredge guide both riders and horses through professional instruction in a large indoor arena. In addition to honing horses’ show skill, the duo acquaints human students to riding fundamentals during group and private lessons for adults of all ages, teens, and children as young as 4 years old. Instructors with more than 120 years of combined experience preach the need for safety and proper horsemanship, helping beginners get comfortable around horses and in the saddle and experienced riders improve their form. The farm, which has been in McHenry County for 35 years, also instills a love of riding in its youngest students with children's birthday parties and the Showstoppers youth group.