Local Opportunities to Make Friends with a Horse
Liberty County is brimming with activities to engage people of all interests including plenty of options for horse related activities. Whether you are new to the horse world or experienced, below you will find horse stables and rescues from each corner of the county to fit any cowboy!
(Photo provided by Second Chances Equine Rescue)
Second Chances Equine Rescue, located on Highway 196 near Gumbranch, is a large equine rescue and a great place to not only spend time with horses but to gain some volunteer hours. Andrea Doolittle started the rescue in 2013 with Spirit, who is still at the rescue, and has since rescued over 180 horses! Second Chances is always looking for volunteers, even if you don’t know a lot about horses that’s a-okay, they definitely have needs outside of just horse care to keep the rescue up and running. This is a great opportunity for some volun-tourism!
Photo provided by Bluff Creek Stables
Bluff Creek Stables has a gorgeous facility set out on the marsh in Midway that offers a training facility as well as a riding academy. They can show you the ropes of training show horses, beginner and advanced riding, recreational riding, grooming, safety and care for horses. You don’t have to own a horse to enjoy the facilities and everything they have to offer.
Photo provided by Southern Legacy Stables
Southern Legacy Stables can be found in Allenhurst and is the longest operating riding facility in Liberty County! Offering riding lessons for anyone 6 years and older – you can receive basic riding instruction but also learn to dazzle in a show ring with your horse. Southern Legacy also offers leasing options for horses already at the facility, as well as boarding if you own a horse.
Photo provided by Leap of Faith Equine Rescue
Leap of Faith Equine Rescue is the other major equine rescue in Liberty County and is located in Fleming. The rescue dedicates time and effort to save abandoned, unwanted and slaughter-bound equines. They rescue, rehabilitate and rehome as many equines as they can to give them another chance at life and a loving home.
Photo provided by Gravel Hill Farms
Gravel Hill Farms is owned and operated by Alicia Floyd who focuses on American Saddlebred horses and riding lessons geared towards preparing students for the show ring. Her family began adopting horses from soldiers who were deploying from Fort Stewart, which fulfilled a deep love and respect for all breeds but after the purchase of a Saddlebred, they were hooked! Alicia also works with volunteers and the 4-H Horse Program from local to regional levels.
No matter what side of the county you find yourself on, you can find somewhere to enjoy the company of horses. So, whether by car, truck or saddle – we hope you get up, get out and #exploreliberty
Catie Fanucci, Creative & Content Coordinator for the Liberty County CVB
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