Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the popular saying, "You can lead a horse to water but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears." Tap into equine insight with today's Groupon: $30 for a one-hour private horseback riding lesson at Equi Sport in Pittstown (a $65 value).
Sprawling over 25 acres, Equi Sport is an all-inclusive training center with a medley of facilities that aims to foster horse-rider bonding and enhance the skills of all levels of saddler. Over the course of the one-hour lesson, the professional staff dedicates half the time to hands-on instruction on grooming and handling the mount, half the time to mounted saddling, and the other half to fending off hitchhiking jousters. The class is customized and private to ensure comprehensive familiarity with both the stable and the steed. Equi Sport houses both indoor and outdoor arenas, and clients are free to observe indoor happenings in a cozy climate-controlled spectator area.