Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or the ability to discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Master an ancient art of survival with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a 45-minute private lesson at Punchestown Stables (a $45 value).
At Punchestown Stable, skilled instructors equip equestrians of all ability levels with show-quality horses, saddles, and new skills. Sarah Reilly, the owner of the stable, calls upon prestigious riding and training experience as she bestows riders as young as 5 with the knowledge, techniques, and carrot-flavored sugar cubes necessary to curry a stallion's favor. Budding cowboys and cowgirls must wear pants and closed-toe shoes, but the stable stocks all other key riding equipment. By tailoring instruction to each rider’s experience and interests, Sarah ensures that no one bored by mythology ends up riding a centaur.