From Our Editors
Star HB Farms’ prime perch atop Drake Mountain affords it not only sweeping panoramas of greater Huntsville, but also positions it for dramatic horseback trail rides down the rolling, leafy slopes. Managed by the Baker family since the 1970s, the farm employs 22 gentle horses ranging from ponies to barrel racers. The steeds excel as modes of transport for rides through the rolling wilderness or enthusiastic audiences for a recently purchased pair of rhinestone chaps. After hanging out with their equine partners, visitors can pair their trail rides with humans-only activities such as cookouts, birthday parties, or bonfires.