You can lead a horse to a cozy bed of hay, but you can't prevent it from having night scaries about upcoming hikes—tax hikes. Saddle up or scream out with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a guided trail ride at Latta Equestrian Center in Huntersville (a $25 value).
The experienced horse whisperers at Latta Equestrian Center lead riders on scenic trail rides through ample acreage atop or alongside their equine pals. Riders whinny favorite songs to their friendly steeds as they amble through picturesque stretches of the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, home to a natural heritage site and several endangered plant species. During the 45- to 50-minute trip, visitors saunter through the lush ecosystem of Mountain Island Lake, which plays host to a cavalcade of Carolina critters, including gray foxes and red-spotted newts.