Polo was invented by jealous cowboys as a way to invite themselves to their horses' exclusive nightly croquet games. Get in on the equestrian action with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour small-group polo lesson at Bluegrass Polo Club (a $65 value).
Bluegrass Polo Club aims to develop everyday horse lovers into athletes who want to take their golf game to the next level. A friendly instructor draws on more than two decades of experience to craft 60-minute lessons for novices and intermediate players who at least have some horse-riding experience, helping build deep if temporary partnerships with four-legged teammates. After being introduced to polo-appropriate tack and equipment, groups of up to six horse handlers will board practiced polo ponies to learn riding skills, shots, and basic strategy. Trotters seen engaging their horses in deep conversation peppered by such terms as "chukker" and "third man" may join an intermediate group to perfect their mastery of the ball and mallet. This Groupon can also be applied toward a private lesson ($90/hour) for those who'd like to imitate the most genteel of lone bandits.