If you ever wanted to go horseback riding but didn't have the money for an expensive excursion, check this out. Chaparral Ranch in S.F. Golden Gate Park is currently booking trail rides, pony rides and lessons. It will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with plans to expand availability in the future.
Cost: Trail rides and lessons range from $40 to a 30 minute ride to $80 for an hour; Pony rides are $15 for 15 minutes, or $1 per minute; Thanksgiving and winter camps are also available.
Where: Bercut Equitation Field is located on Chain of Lakes Drive East, near John F. Kennedy Drive (approximately 41st Ave.)