Rachel & Cisco
My name is Rachel, and this is my trail buddy Cisco, a 10 year old Missouri River Fox Trotter who was rescued from a kill pen just two years ago. He loves to go on new adventures, and it makes us the perfect match! We are based out of Davie, FL, and I'm blessed with many other trail riding friends who have served as an inspiration for this guide. My husband is in the Coast Guard, meaning this Seattle girl has moved over 8,000 miles in the past 7 years. My goal is to document some of these excursions before we move on to the next adventure.
I'm often accompanied by my daughter Rylie (6) and Emma (4) on their ponies Melissa and Gypsea. They love riding, spotting wildlife, and camping. Rylie has been riding her pony Melissa for about two years now, and Emma has moved from sitting in front of me bareback on the ever steady and honest 25 year old Quarter Horse gelding Jasper (belonging to my dear friend Jamie) into riding her pony Gypsea later in 2018. I work as a full time tack maker, you can find my Etsy store via my website www.rftack.com
Rylie & Melissa
Riding to the trails from our barn, Double Flush Stables in Davie, FL
Melissa & Gypsea
Much of the information about trails becomes outdated quickly, especially after hurricanes come through and wreck havoc. There is no way a guide like this can provide EVERYTHING you need to know before heading out on the trail. I intend this to be a good reference and inspiration, providing knowledge where it's hard to find, but it's only an evaluation of the trails and conditions in my personal experience on visits. Make sure to check with park management for current maps and conditions, weather, and always make sure to have an up to date coggins on hand.
UNDER FLORIDA LAW, AN EQUINE ACTIVITY SPONSOR, OR EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO, OR THE DEATH OF, A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES. This warning complies with the notification requirement found in Section 773.04, Florida