I'm a soon to be retired neonatal nurse. Kids are all on their own and now have time for horses. I rode every day for years and competed in western events until I started having children. My favorite activity on horseback was trail riding. I now have horses again but no place to ride. Can't wait to move and get back on the trail.
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Hi Marilyn. I moved up here from Florida about 3 years ago from W.P.B. I too have quarter horses that I brought up here with me. I have ridden in Ocala on many occasions. We are actually near Murfreesboro due to the "big" city for jobs. We wanted some hills, but not too steep and not too flat. It took some adjusting to the clay and living hillside, but I love it up here. I can't imagine going back. I find that I end up trailering up to the NE end of TN to ride. The places previous people have posted are all great places. There is a lot of riding all over. It is usually a matter of meeting people in the area. It is different from Florida! Good luck on your search.
Hi, Marilyn. I looked in the BSF area before I moved here 4 years ago. Jill Houston is the realtor I worked with. She lists horse properties exclusively and is a trail rider herself. I found her very helpful and knowledgeable about the trail heads and the area. She has properties in your price range listed on her website. I decided to buy property about and hour and a half south in Sparta TN for a number of reasons. There is a small hospital in Jamestown with a not so good reputation so no good local medical care, climate was colder there in the winter near the Kentucky border, not much in the area besides horse activities. I made the right decision for me since there is plenty of riding locally and I can trailer to BSF easily. I have a top 100 hospital within 25 minutes and lots of activities in the area as well. I am not trying to confuse you but make sure you are willing to make the trade offs for the extensive trails in BSF. It may be a perfect choice for you and I wish you the best on your relocation adventure. The move to TN has been a blessing to me. I am very happy here. Happy Trails!
Hi Marilyn---I've been following your blog and am so pleased at the open arms welcomes I've read. I recall that you said you were near Daytona Beach. I'm interested in beaches on the east coast of FL that are open to horseback riding. I was hoping you could help me with some suggestions. I'd like to come down that way sometime maybe in Jan-Feb. Welcome to TN and happy trails..........
Hi, There are several places here in Lawrence County for sale that is set up for horses and probally more that I don't know about. The weather here is or has been mild to temperate. We do tend to get a few weeks of COLD weather the last of Jan. to middle of Feb. tho. Also, there are several places to ride close by. We also have several people from Florida that has moved here also. Lawrence County is only about 20 miles from the Alabama line in southern middle Tennessee. We also have several Really good Vets here also. Which was a big concern when I moved here myself almost 12 years ago. If I can be of more help, let me know... "Happy Trails"... Greg