The finest cowboys are those who truly understand their equine better half, which is why centaurs make great cowboys. Establish a kindred horse-human connection with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a one-hour semiprivate horseback-riding lesson at MRC Stables in Kirtland (a $35 value).
In addition to taking care of their humble horses, owners and experienced equestrians Michele and Randy Clark have been spreading the good word of horsemanship to riders of all abilities for the past 15 years. Semiprivate lessons allow the Clarks to give personalized attention and educate guests on grooming, tacking, and safe riding techniques in the Western or English discipline. With two barns, a 50'x80' indoor arena, and two pastures, students are welcome to hone their wrangling skills year-round.