When I made the reservation for our family's October 2007 trail ride, the owner assured me that our seven-year-old daughter, who has no riding experience, would be on a gentle horse. The owner told me that his horses are so old and calm that our daughter would be fine for the one-hour trail ride...that kids often go riding at Sunny Farms. He told me that their business never uses trail guides because their horses are so well-trained and gentle and know their trail route so well. About 10 minutes into our ride, with no guide from Sunny Farms accompanying us, our daughter's horse became aggressive with other horses in the group, and nearly threw our little girl off. It was a terrifying experience for our entire family, and totally inappropriate for Sunny Farms to put a seven-year-old child on a horse, with no guide to accompany the group and help with a situation as we encountered. Our daughter has never been a fearful child at all, and is now quite scared to be near a horse. The Sunny Farms trail was pretty, but even if you are an experienced rider without children, be advised that you will be hearing highway traffic noise for at least half of your trail ride. My advice: Look for other horseback riding establishments in North Georgia.
Posted: 10/13/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review