Tennesseans love their horses and now that warm sunshine days and balmy evenings are approaching, it’s once again time to get out-of-doors and enjoy our diverse trails, park lands and lakes. Seeing the sights on horseback offers a special, highly enjoyable experience. Either the accomplished rider or a novice can enjoy the Tennessee countryside on horseback. Grey Wolf Ranch and Southeast Pack Trips both offer unique equine adventures.
The Grey Wolf Ranch (http://www.greywolfranchtn.com/home.html) is located in Allons,Tennessee just minutes from Willow Grove Marina Resort (http://willowgrove.biz/) and Mitchell Creek Marina on Dale Hollow Lake. The ranch caters to all ability levels and riding styles. Known nationally and internationally for teaching horseback riding, guided trail rides, and equestrian workshop instruction; horse and rider are introduced individually and compatibly joined to promote mutual enjoyment. The horses are happy to be out on a trail with you in small and intimate groups.
Grey Wolf Ranch also offers a variety of equestrian management workshops geared toward the individual, groups, and corporate professionals. For many it is a rare chance to interact with a horse and explore the many parallels common to personal and professional life. Each workshop is tailored to fit a unique collective experience to help participants better understand themselves and the world we live in. Because nearby Dale Hollow Lake has many marinas, after a half day horseback ride you can also take a private pontoon ride on the lake, swim, fish, or just enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the fine lakeside restaurants. Pontoon pricing, cabin or houseboat rental rates, and reservations are available at nearby Mitchell Creek Marina (http://www.mitchellcreekmarina.com/).
Southeast Pack Trips (a Licensed Outfitter https://www.southeastpacktrips.com/home) has been in operation since 1991, providing guided horseback rides into the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Center (located in north-central Tennessee crossing into south-central Kentucky). Groups and individuals from all over the United States come to enjoy an unforgettable equine experience. Having access to over 320 miles of breathtaking sights in the second largest network of public horse trails east of the Mississippi River, owner Larry McMillan invites all ages and experience levels. Special care is taken to match horse with rider, and guided half-day, all-day, and overnight camping trip options are offered. Families, business trips, church groups, scout groups, reunions, and virtually anyone that likes the outdoors is welcomed.
Located in Jamestown Tennessee, Southeast Pack Trips horseback rides are not the typical nose-to-tail walking experience. All mounts are Tennessee Walking Horses, offing an incomparable smooth ride. Your guide will make you feel like a real horseman because your ride is based and paced on your ability. If you are comfortable with a faster pace, then hold on for a ride you will be telling your friends about all week. The trails traverse over varied terrain; you will ride in a creek, around large rock formations, and along a fern lined meadow.
Either of these destinations, The Grey Wolf Ranch or Southeast Pack Trips offer an unforgettable trip. Spend a day, spend a week end, spend your entire vacation in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. And while you are there get on a horse, see the sights, and enjoy the year-round seasonal beauty Tennessee has to offer.