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 $75, you get three 60-minute private horseback-riding lessons at OC Horse Play (a $165 value). OC Horse Play's new location in Orange will open February 3.
OC Horse Play's experienced horsewoman, Tiffany Young, saddles novice riders upon the backs of teaching beasts for one-on-one instruction. Students pair with horses or ponies during one-hour lessons, exploring the basics of grooming, tacking up, riding, and parallel parking. Young teaches horse anatomy by allowing students to paint on their beast, and elevates other aspects of the curriculum with worksheets that whinny each time a student pencils in a correct answer. Three lessons provide students with the foundational skills needed to advance into hunter- and jumper-style lessons.