Ryan Garner always felt a connection with horses, but he felt an equally strong disconnect with many of the equestrian world’s traditional, intimidation-filled training methods. Instead of ignoring his concerns, the lifelong horse enthusiast began studying natural horsemanship, a method that encourages equine obedience through gentle rider-horse communication both in the barn and on a ride. Now, at RG Horsemanship, Garner shares his mission of trust, leadership, and communication during horseback-riding lessons for up to four participants. Through patient instruction, he helps students connect with their equine counterparts via body language and facial expressions, which ultimately instills confidence in the rider.
Cherokee Valley Ranch lays out an adrenaline-filled buffet of outdoor adventures propelled by gravity. Guests soar above the ranch on the gossamer wings of harness and cable across one of two legs of the zipline course. Cherokee Valley Ranch also sends riders careening down its tobogganing and tubing course. Gravity tugs thrill seekers down two frost-free chutes for snowless year-round sledding to make up for winters of sledless snowing. Other outdoor adventures include guided horseback rides, hayrides to a wooded campsite, and a cowboy-style lunch or dinner cooked over an open campfire. Children up to 17 years old can learn basic horseback-riding skills during Summer Horse Camp, including proper riding technique, grooming, and hoof-based sign language.
Town and Country Veterinary Clinic understands that pet owners are passionate about the health and wellbeing of their furry, feathery, or scaly family members, so they provide compassionate care and employ the latest technologies. Originally founded by Dr. Michael Good—who was eventually joined by his son, Dr. Phil Good, as well as a roster of fellow veterinarians—the practice has grown over the last several decades, and it now boasts locations throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. The team members help preserve animals' health by performing everything from routine checkups to necessary surgeries, such as applying a leg cast to a Labrador or offering wrinkle cream to a Shar-Pei. They utilize x-rays, ultrasounds, and other cutting edge diagnostic technologies as they attentively treat each pet as if it were one of their own. Beyond clinical appointments, the practice offers grooming and boarding services, placing animals under the watchful supervision of passionate caregivers while owners are away.