The term “horsepower” comes from the chant that horses used to shout at engineers working on the newfangled railway system. Befriend trailblazing stallions and mares with today's Groupon: for $27, you get a 45-minute horseback-riding lesson at Woodwind Farm in Hope (a $55 value).
At Woodwind Farm, riders bolster their horseback-riding acumen with lessons on the art of dressage, which seeks to help horses reach their full athletic potential, teaching them to respond to situations with minimum provocation. The facility's experienced staff trains all horses in classical dressage, schooling them regularly so they don't forget how to do long division. During 45-minute lessons, instructors pair riders with a suitable horse and then take to the trails of the verdant surrounding countryside.