Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a one-hour private horseback-riding lesson at Happy Tails Equine Activities in Port Allen (up to a $45 value).
Spanning the sun-dappled pastures of an 1848 plantation, Happy Tails Equine boasts idyllic confines in which people commune with affable steeds. Skilled trainers school budding riders ages 10 and up in the Hunter Jumper discipline, a practice that emphasizes proper body position and groundwork. As students clip and clop across the grounds, trainers explain techniques for interpreting both their horse's body language and dreams of being chased by a centaur.