Posts Tagged ‘Stables’

Jul 22 2019

TrackRock Stable (Blairsville, GA)

We specifically picked Trackrock Campground as one of the places to stay so we could go to their stables.  Our girls love horses.  When we booked our campsite we also booked a 2 hour trail ride. They have about 65 horses on the ranch, 45 are owned by Trackrock and the other 20 are ones that people are boarding at their location.

The horses each had their own individual personalities. The trail was a little tight and steep in some places (bushes would brush up against you) and my horse, Tango, enjoyed bouncing from tree to tree.  They had a lot of different trails you could ride on depending on the weather and wildlife in the area. There were bear tracks on one section of the trail and our horses were a little skittish in that area so we took another path.

We had 9 guests and 2 guides on our trail ride. We walked, trotted, and cantered with our horses. The trail went through the woods, meadows, streams and more. It was a hot day, but the majority of the ride was in the shade. At one point it started raining, however, it didn’t last very long so we didn’t get too wet.  The horses were well trained yet had a lot of spunk.  Thankful for the opportunity to go for our ride at Trackrock Stables.  The kids LOVED it!

Karlie riding Chef

Jake on Carlos and Brina on Felipe

Enjoying the trail ride!

Our crew in one of the meadows.

Are we having fun yet!?

Trackrock Stables

Jan 05 2011

Movie – “Secretariat”

My husband and I had a relaxing evening together last night after a busy week of family visiting.  Having some quiet time snuggling with my man and watching a wonderful movie together was a perfect way to unwind.  If you enjoy animals, horses in particular, this is a great movie for you.  The neat part is that it is based on a true story of a family and an amazing horse.  The main character is a Housewife and Mom, Penny Chenery Tweedy, who after her mothers death takes over her parents Virginia-based Meadow Stables.   She goes against all odds with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin, a loyal secretary, a gutsy rider, and a talented horse “Red” who has a personality of his own.  Together they manage to navigate the male-dominated business and ultimately the first Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years.  The triple crown hasn’t been won since “Red”.  The only thing that made me twinge a couple times is her married name is “Tweedy” and when they said her name it sounded like “Mrs. Tweety” from “Chicken Run”!  Really enjoy sharing this movie with my man and recommend that you check it out if you are looking for a great movie to see in the near future.  Go here for more information about “Secretariat” .