The horse and buggy was a popular method of early transportation, far surpassing the bug and buggy, which could barely move and was often destroyed by squeamish gunslingers. Saddle up with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two private riding lessons at Oak View Stables in Olive Branch (a $100 value). Call ahead to reserve your lesson.
Oak View Stables is a family-owned operation set up to share the skills and experiences of the saddle with riders of all ages and experience levels. Head trainer and instructor Rose Marie Lawson founded the stables with husband Wes, and has dedicated herself to horse riding for more than 35 years. With two private lessons in these esteemed environs, riders can grasp the basics with newly strengthened flanks or brush up on preexisting skills. The Oak View Stables facilities surround equine and rider with more than 60 acres of broad greens and scenic copses of sugar-cube-sprouting trees. Gallopers can while away their resting time in a 40-stall barn or trot amid an indoor riding area.