Horses are some of the most perceptive animals, as evidenced by the popular saying, "You can lead a horse to water but you can't explain his intimate knowledge of your childhood fears." Tap into equine insight with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a one-hour trail ride at Black Creek Hill Farms in Benson (up to a $25 value).
Nestled on a beautiful, secluded piece of land, Black Creek Hill Farms specializes in all things horse. The stable's hour-long trail rides through the local wilderness are led by an experienced guide, who provides basic training at the start of each horsey hike for those who have never ridden a horse or those who want to brush up on their Mr. Ed impersonations. Ideal for both rookies and veterans of the saddle, Black Creek's trail rides are limited to four people to guarantee individualized attention and safety. The full-service stable is owned and operated by experienced horsewoman Brenda Jernigan, whose love of and dedication to horses has been evident since she was born with one in her hand.
Black Creek Hill Farms
Nestled on sprawling, tree-lined terrain, Black Creek Hill Farms cultivates horse-human friendships with lessons for students of all experience levels and guided trail rides through local landscapes. The full-service stable is owned and operated by experienced horsewoman Brenda Jernigan, whose love of and dedication to horses has been evident since she was born with one in her hand.
Her experienced guides, both equestrians since childhood, spearhead expeditions into the pond-spotted wilderness, starting with basic equine etiquette for those who have never ridden a horse. They also conduct lessons at the homestead, tailoring each session to individual skill and comfort level and teaching fundamentals such as grooming and affixing saddles onto steeds or little brothers. Therapeutic rides can accommodate special needs, varying in length based on riders' attention spans, and summer camps enthrall kids with crafts, companions, and the nurturing presence of horses.