Mounted police opt for equine transportation so they don’t have to deal with the squad car's wailing thirst for gas and justice. Avoid similar automotive appetites with today's Groupon to PDQ Farm in Franklinton. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get one 60-minute horseback-riding lesson (a $40 value).
- For $65, you get four 60-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $160 value).
Set on sprawling outdoor tracks, PDQ Farm’s horseback-riding lessons pair riders of any skill level with an experienced instructor and a gentle steed. After students are assigned their patient four-legged beast, they learn the fundamentals of grooming, pampering their pony's lustrous coat with a dust-eschewing brush before outfitting it in proper tacking garb, such as bridles, stirrups, and a neon-pink wig. Once trusty steeds are suited up in a color-coordinated saddle-and-shoe ensemble, students mount them and gently strut about the grounds as an instructor corrects students’ posture and command of the horse. Riders of any experience level and riding style carouse under the instructor’s watchful eye, learning simple steps, advanced fence jumps, or methods to encourage horses to open up about their emotions.