“Oh, Groupon. How do I love thee?”!
Thanks to Groupon, my girls and I took an hour long horseback riding lesson (normally priced at $65, we scored ours for $32) this past weekend at RNR Stables (located in Corinth). Just like I’ve always wanted to ride in a horse drawn carriage, I also wanted to ride a horse. The pressure increased once we moved to Texas. Though we have the requisite pink girl cowgirl hats, we really needed to learn to ride a horse.
As we were getting ready for our lesson, our three year old got into character (cowgirl hat and southern drawl). The stable was about a 20 minute drive from our house which made it very convenient (yee-haw!). Also worth noting is that, though we’d had a cold front, we were blessed with warmer and sunny weather.
I had the opportunity to get on a horse first. Our instructor showed us how to get our horse to go (lightly kicking the horse with my heels), how to make her (my horse’s name was Daisy) go right and left (use the rope to steer them in the direction you want to go) and how to stop (pulling the rope and pushing my feet out as I was braking on my heels). I opted to stay within the arena vs. going on the trail. I wanted to watch and remain with the girls (who were assisted by my hubby and the instructor on different horses).
We were happy to see the girls at ease with their horse. We were confident they were in good hands; especially since they had helmets on their heads.
When our time was up our youngest daughter was reluctant to get off. A good sign she was having a great time.
For all interested readers, we were required to wear boots (gym shoes are okay) and jeans. Release forms must be subbmitted prior to riding. Also, RNR Stables offers birthday parties at the reasonable price of $179.99 ($50 deposit) for 10 guests . This provides two hours of unlimited riding, two horses and two staff members. This is definitely worth checking out!