Turkey Creek Stables

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  • 5534 Turkey Creek Rd

    Plant City, FL 33567

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  • 813-737-1312

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So many bad reviews can't be wrong. YES the horses are all overworked, There are been way to many accidents at this place, even experienced riders had been overthrown off horses that got insanely mad. People had ended at the emergency room with serious injuries, but since they are not liable for anything they have the green light to keep going. If you care for you and your kids safety, I advise you not to go there. If you look at most of the "good" reviews here, they are been written by the same teenagers and inexperienced volunteers they have working there. Same thing with the people at the desk. They are rude, insensitive... they could care less if you have a bad experience or you got injured. I understand the "Ride at your own risk" statement, but that does not mean that they shouldn't take at least some precautions, like just allow the trained horses to go on the trail and give some training to the guides in case of an emergency. There is some basics things they could do to avoid so many people getting hurt. Most of the times the problem with the horses is that they are way too tired to keep going so they won't follow directions, or won't walk, or worse yet, they would dangerously take off as far as they can, just to get over with. At the end of the trail, at the turning point, you will hear that the guide will tell you: "Now he/she may go a "litter" faster", because they know anything can happen at that point. This is a very dangerous place and in my opinion it should have been close down long time ago. What are they waiting for? For someone to die in one of those accidents? I can assure you it won't be me or my kid. We will NEVER EVER go back there. BTW for those saying that everyone giving a bad review is because they don't know a thing about horses, let me tell you, I grew up at a farm, training horses. And I'm giving this place one start because I can't go any lower.

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So many bad reviews can't be wrong. YES the horses are all overworked, There are been way to many accidents at this place, even experienced riders had been overthrown off horses that got insanely mad. People had ended at the emergency room with serious injuries, but since they are not liable for anything they have the green light to keep going. If you care for you and your kids safety, I advise you not to go there. If you look at most of the "good" reviews here, they are been written by the same teenagers and inexperienced volunteers they have working there. Same thing with the people at the desk. They are rude, insensitive... they could care less if you have a bad experience or you got injured. I understand the "Ride at your own risk" statement, but that does not mean that they shouldn't take at least some precautions, like just allow the trained horses to go on the trail and give some training to the guides in case of an emergency. There is some basics things they could do to avoid so many people getting hurt. Most of the times the problem with the horses is that they are way too tired to keep going so they won't follow directions, or won't walk, or worse yet, they would dangerously take off as far as they can, just to get over with. At the end of the trail, at the turning point, you will hear that the guide will tell you: "Now he/she may go a "litter" faster", because they know anything can happen at that point. This is a very dangerous place and in my opinion it should have been close down long time ago. What are they waiting for? For someone to die in one of those accidents? I can assure you it won't be me or my kid. We will NEVER EVER go back there. BTW for those saying that everyone giving a bad review is because they don't know a thing about horses, let me tell you, I grew up at a farm, training horses. And I'm giving this place one start because I can't go any lower.

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This place is a filthy nightmare! The people are horrible and the horses are overworked and out of control. Don't waste time making an appointment because you will have to wait 45 min to 3hours regardless because once you give them your money they treat you like garbage. Last time I went I had not one but 2 out of control horses and my10 years old niece was given a horse that has a history of throwing people off (she was no exception.) We told the pre teens and teenage volunteers that run the place and they said "oh she must have gotten the white horse?

WTH, why would you put a child on a crazy horse that throws people off? Dont bother asking for a refund after your horrific ordeal because they don't care. They give you credit for another nightmare ride that no one wants. The ASPCA needs to remove those poor horses because they look hungry, overworked and abused.

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This place is a filthy nightmare! The people are horrible and the horses are overworked and out of control. Don't waste time making an appointment because you will have to wait 45 min to 3hours regardless because once you give them your money they treat you like garbage. Last time I went I had not one but 2 out of control horses and my10 years old niece was given a horse that has a history of throwing people off (she was no exception.) We told the pre teens and teenage volunteers that run the place and they said "oh she must have gotten the white horse?

WTH, why would you put a child on a crazy horse that throws people off? Dont bother asking for a refund after your horrific ordeal because they don't care. They give you credit for another nightmare ride that no one wants. The ASPCA needs to remove those poor horses because they look hungry, overworked and abused.

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This place is a filthy nightmare! The people are horrible and the horses are overworked and out of control. Don't waste time making an appointment because you will have to wait 45 min to 3hours regardless because once you give them your

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This place is a filthy nightmare! The people are horrible and the horses are overworked and out of control. Don't waste time making an appointment because you will have to wait 45 min to 3hours regardless because once you give them your

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First, I would like to say, I rarely give "world class" (5 stars) to any business.....but I was tempted to give 5 stars to TCS. We had a very, very good experience and plan to go back for a longer ride in 2 weeks. The horses were eager to go out on the trail and our guide was personable and knowledgable. The horses were clean, sound and in good flesh. The young people were polite and helpful. We had a guided tour of the clean, well kept barns after our ride and some of the rescued horses will break your heart. But the rescued horses are just that...rescued from who knows what conditions. They are being cared for and, in some cases, rehabilitated. I applaud the effort. Our tack was clean and in good repair. We had a group of 4 with varying skill levels and everyone had a good time and is ready to go again. We went first thing in the morning when it's a little cooler in the hot FL summers...horses were fresh and so were we. Attitude is everything! Overall...excellent experience!

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First, I would like to say, I rarely give "world class" (5 stars) to any business.....but I was tempted to give 5 stars to TCS. We had a very, very good experience and plan to go back for a longer ride in 2 weeks. The horses were eager to go out on the trail and our guide was personable and knowledgable. The horses were clean, sound and in good flesh. The young people were polite and helpful. We had a guided tour of the clean, well kept barns after our ride and some of the rescued horses will break your heart. But the rescued horses are just that...rescued from who knows what conditions. They are being cared for and, in some cases, rehabilitated. I applaud the effort. Our tack was clean and in good repair. We had a group of 4 with varying skill levels and everyone had a good time and is ready to go again. We went first thing in the morning when it's a little cooler in the hot FL summers...horses were fresh and so were we. Attitude is everything! Overall...excellent experience!

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Not so good.. Horses are sadly horses bought at a auction to be ridden and sold back to the auction when used up. Some of the renters are big fat idiots who would be better off on a mechanical horse that they could yank by the mouth and dig their heels in. I guess being ridden at some slum is better than dying in a slaughter plant. the park is pretty enough, i did enjoy my ride and my horse. One occasion i went back my horse was apparently sick, but no one seemed to care. Its just another day another dollar. I wont go back. Just my opinion.

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Not so good.. Horses are sadly horses bought at a auction to be ridden and sold back to the auction when used up. Some of the renters are big fat idiots who would be better off on a mechanical horse that they could yank by the mouth and dig their heels in. I guess being ridden at some slum is better than dying in a slaughter plant. the park is pretty enough, i did enjoy my ride and my horse. One occasion i went back my horse was apparently sick, but no one seemed to care. Its just another day another dollar. I wont go back. Just my opinion.

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Turkey Creek Stables
06/21/12: 'A good time...but...(Part I)'

About me:

I am a 40-something city slicker now, but was raised for most of my life on my family's 44 acre ranch.We had everything from Arabians to miniatures and competed in horse shows at times. My brothers started a business for a while renting out ponies, so I am not new at riding or horse care.
I took my teen daughter and her friend for a 4 hour horse ride at Turkey Creek Stables and was very pleased for the most part. We had a wonderful time!

The Horse I Rode:

I rode 'Done-It', and he gave me a hard time at first. He's a lead horse, so I was to be ahead of the girls, but once out the gate, he spied a large tree branch that looked like a snake and would go no further. I nudged, kicked, turned his head, gave him the usual sounds, but nothing. Yes, I am experienced, but he was stubborn and not my own horse so I did not know whether or not I was allowed to give him a quick pat. I let a guide grab his reins to lead him past the stick. Once I found out it was o.k. to give him a little neck rein/pat he (the horse) knew that I was not a fearful beginner who would let him lead so he went on and mostly obeyed from that point on. (No,we are NOT talking about whipping repeatedly or 'beating', not by any stretch of the imagination.) Anyway, since I got to know 'Done-It's' personality after 4 hours together, I may ask for him again. That being said, I do NOT recommend him for inexperienced riders because several times he acted up and reared a little when I wanted him to go in a certain direction. Nothing I couldn't handle, and he did end up going, but he is not for everyone.

Our Ride:

As I mentioned, we went for a 4 hour ride, but found that even though we dismounted 3 times or so to let them graze and to stretch our legs, we still had about 1 hour left and were way ahead of schedule, so we took our time going back and we took a few shoots off the main path...never too far, however, so that we would not get completely lost, which is easy to do. Most people would do well with only a 2 hour ride. When we paid, the girl was nice enough to tell us that many people don't actually find enough to do while riding 4 hours, and that we could just go ahead and pay for only 2 hours and if we stayed longer, just pay for it when we get back from our ride. She was very thoughtful and polite.

Appearance of Stables:

A number of complaints mentioned a 'dumpy trailer', mud trails, sandy dirt, etc. Well, as I mentioned above, I grew up on a farm/ranch and many of our neighbors had horse stables, and my mother was a breeder so we visited numerous other ranches and I cannot think of a single barn or corral that shined like diamonds. Some ranches are more well kept than others, but I wouldn't describe Turkey Creek as a complete dump. I would say it was decent, but could use some painting, repairs, and general clean-up.

Trails:

We had a few days of rain lately so there were muddy spots here or there, but from some reviews I read you would have thought that the whole trail was one big mud-pile. This is not the truth at all! Most of the trail is in the open and even in those places where the trail is narrower or through a wooded area, the mud spots were just that - spots. There were beautiful, open fields of grass and impacted dirt to ride. The trail goes past 2 beautiful lakes, under some gorgeous shade trees, and through some woods a little. We were very happy with the trail!

Youth Volunteers:

Again, reading through the many reviews on Turkey Creek Stables, I repeatedly came across less-than positive remarks about the teen guides. While it was true that the majority (if not all) of those representing Turkey Creek Stables were teens, I personally found them helpful and polite. They would ask us if we were all right every time we would ride past any of them. (We went unguided for the most part. 'Blaze' was the young man who led us up to the 1st bridge, because we did not know exactly where to pick up on the trail, and he was very pleasant and helpful.) Yes, there are young kids hanging out here or there, but again, if you are polite and grateful to them, they are certainly more so in return. To have an adult(s) on hand would be a wise decision, though. The teens did a decent job for their age, but there are too often serious, last minute decisions and problems that arise that are best handled by adults.

Look for Part II....
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Turkey Creek Stables
06/21/12: 'A good time...but...(Part I)'

About me:

I am a 40-something city slicker now, but was raised for most of my life on my family's 44 acre ranch.We had everything from Arabians to miniatures and competed in horse shows at times. My brothers started a business for a while renting out ponies, so I am not new at riding or horse care.
I took my teen daughter and her friend for a 4 hour horse ride at Turkey Creek Stables and was very pleased for the most part. We had a wonderful time!

The Horse I Rode:

I rode 'Done-It', and he gave me a hard time at first. He's a lead horse, so I was to be ahead of the girls, but once out the gate, he spied a large tree branch that looked like a snake and would go no further. I nudged, kicked, turned his head, gave him the usual sounds, but nothing. Yes, I am experienced, but he was stubborn and not my own horse so I did not know whether or not I was allowed to give him a quick pat. I let a guide grab his reins to lead him past the stick. Once I found out it was o.k. to give him a little neck rein/pat he (the horse) knew that I was not a fearful beginner who would let him lead so he went on and mostly obeyed from that point on. (No,we are NOT talking about whipping repeatedly or 'beating', not by any stretch of the imagination.) Anyway, since I got to know 'Done-It's' personality after 4 hours together, I may ask for him again. That being said, I do NOT recommend him for inexperienced riders because several times he acted up and reared a little when I wanted him to go in a certain direction. Nothing I couldn't handle, and he did end up going, but he is not for everyone.

Our Ride:

As I mentioned, we went for a 4 hour ride, but found that even though we dismounted 3 times or so to let them graze and to stretch our legs, we still had about 1 hour left and were way ahead of schedule, so we took our time going back and we took a few shoots off the main path...never too far, however, so that we would not get completely lost, which is easy to do. Most people would do well with only a 2 hour ride. When we paid, the girl was nice enough to tell us that many people don't actually find enough to do while riding 4 hours, and that we could just go ahead and pay for only 2 hours and if we stayed longer, just pay for it when we get back from our ride. She was very thoughtful and polite.

Appearance of Stables:

A number of complaints mentioned a 'dumpy trailer', mud trails, sandy dirt, etc. Well, as I mentioned above, I grew up on a farm/ranch and many of our neighbors had horse stables, and my mother was a breeder so we visited numerous other ranches and I cannot think of a single barn or corral that shined like diamonds. Some ranches are more well kept than others, but I wouldn't describe Turkey Creek as a complete dump. I would say it was decent, but could use some painting, repairs, and general clean-up.

Trails:

We had a few days of rain lately so there were muddy spots here or there, but from some reviews I read you would have thought that the whole trail was one big mud-pile. This is not the truth at all! Most of the trail is in the open and even in those places where the trail is narrower or through a wooded area, the mud spots were just that - spots. There were beautiful, open fields of grass and impacted dirt to ride. The trail goes past 2 beautiful lakes, under some gorgeous shade trees, and through some woods a little. We were very happy with the trail!

Youth Volunteers:

Again, reading through the many reviews on Turkey Creek Stables, I repeatedly came across less-than positive remarks about the teen guides. While it was true that the majority (if not all) of those representing Turkey Creek Stables were teens, I personally found them helpful and polite. They would ask us if we were all right every time we would ride past any of them. (We went unguided for the most part. 'Blaze' was the young man who led us up to the 1st bridge, because we did not know exactly where to pick up on the trail, and he was very pleasant and helpful.) Yes, there are young kids hanging out here or there, but again, if you are polite and grateful to them, they are certainly more so in return. To have an adult(s) on hand would be a wise decision, though. The teens did a decent job for their age, but there are too often serious, last minute decisions and problems that arise that are best handled by adults.

Look for Part II....
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The Horses Welfare/Care:

This is a tough one to comment on. Each person has his own idea of proper horse care. I did have concern about the horses being put back in the corral after being ridden for several hours when in obvious need of water, food, and rest. For example: I was not made aware of any watering hole or place to water our horses during our 4 hour ride. My horse was abnormally weary upon return, so much so that he was slowing to almost a stop within 15 minutes of the return gate. He was seriously dragging his feet so much so that I thought he would trip and fall. Horses usually try to run when they see the home stretch, but he barely made it. I was very concerned as I did *not* canter, stopped several times for him to rest and graze during our ride, and it was not hot outside, but overcast and windy. Warm, yes, but not hot. When I told someone about it as I dismounted, it was shrugged off and he was put back in the corral with the other saddled horses! This was the one negative thing I would have to say about my experience, and why I could not give it more than 3 stars. I hope the stable owners really perk up and take this recommendation to heart. Sad to say, this is par for the course when it comes to many horse rental places.

On the flip side, sometimes a little cut on a horse brings about wild accusations of abuse. At our stables growing up, our horses were pastured in plentiful green fields, and stabled in harsh winter months, but I still saw them get cuts, gashes, bruises, gain weight, lose weight...etc...and this was all par for the course when you have a number of horses, a field of hidden rocks or potholes, and places where there may be barbed wire. Horses nip each other, kick each other, rub their skin raw on the nearest branch, and generally get roughed up at times. You can't always tell that they are abused just because they have a cut or two. During our ride, I noticed that my daughter's horse had what appeared to be a bony rump, but her belly and the rest of her body were well and strong and he actually had more energy by the time we got done with our 4 mile ride then my horse who had plenty of meat on his rump.
All in all, I gave them 3 stars because we did have a wonderful ride, the youth guides were friendly and wanted to help us personally, the riding trails/area were very nice, the price was right, and we had a generally good time! I would love to actually give 5 stars for our experience, but I did not give them more, because I believe an adult(s) should be present and overseeing along with the youth, and there should be greater caution in over-renting and over-using horses for long periods of time.

I hope my review is helpful!

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The Horses Welfare/Care:

This is a tough one to comment on. Each person has his own idea of proper horse care. I did have concern about the horses being put back in the corral after being ridden for several hours when in obvious need of water, food, and rest. For example: I was not made aware of any watering hole or place to water our horses during our 4 hour ride. My horse was abnormally weary upon return, so much so that he was slowing to almost a stop within 15 minutes of the return gate. He was seriously dragging his feet so much so that I thought he would trip and fall. Horses usually try to run when they see the home stretch, but he barely made it. I was very concerned as I did *not* canter, stopped several times for him to rest and graze during our ride, and it was not hot outside, but overcast and windy. Warm, yes, but not hot. When I told someone about it as I dismounted, it was shrugged off and he was put back in the corral with the other saddled horses! This was the one negative thing I would have to say about my experience, and why I could not give it more than 3 stars. I hope the stable owners really perk up and take this recommendation to heart. Sad to say, this is par for the course when it comes to many horse rental places.

On the flip side, sometimes a little cut on a horse brings about wild accusations of abuse. At our stables growing up, our horses were pastured in plentiful green fields, and stabled in harsh winter months, but I still saw them get cuts, gashes, bruises, gain weight, lose weight...etc...and this was all par for the course when you have a number of horses, a field of hidden rocks or potholes, and places where there may be barbed wire. Horses nip each other, kick each other, rub their skin raw on the nearest branch, and generally get roughed up at times. You can't always tell that they are abused just because they have a cut or two. During our ride, I noticed that my daughter's horse had what appeared to be a bony rump, but her belly and the rest of her body were well and strong and he actually had more energy by the time we got done with our 4 mile ride then my horse who had plenty of meat on his rump.
All in all, I gave them 3 stars because we did have a wonderful ride, the youth guides were friendly and wanted to help us personally, the riding trails/area were very nice, the price was right, and we had a generally good time! I would love to actually give 5 stars for our experience, but I did not give them more, because I believe an adult(s) should be present and overseeing along with the youth, and there should be greater caution in over-renting and over-using horses for long periods of time.

I hope my review is helpful!

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The horses each have a personality, plus, if you tell the lady on the phone, you would like to select your horse, just remind her when you get there. Leave wallet or any thing that might fall out in the car, my mom had all her cash stolen from a volunteer, he was thrown out because that was NOT the first time. Its an over all good environment, just check it out first to see if its for you! The horses are NOT mistreated, I went there once during feeding and cleaning time, they get more than enough food, plenty of water, space, treats, clean stalls, but they are horses... they poop, eat, slobber, occasionaly don't want to eat the food provided, sometimes aren't thirsty, the ones not being ridden or exercised at the moment get bored, they are just like us! Besides, if they have a cut or nick, we get em too, so don't say the staff does that to them... they were even kind enough to let me go and hang out with the horses for hours while waiting for my mom to pick me up from a party. So before you judge, maybe you should actually see the care takers feed and muck the horses and stalls. Sorry if this seems like a rant, I'm just tired of people saying things that they dont know crap about!

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The horses each have a personality, plus, if you tell the lady on the phone, you would like to select your horse, just remind her when you get there. Leave wallet or any thing that might fall out in the car, my mom had all her cash stolen from a volunteer, he was thrown out because that was NOT the first time. Its an over all good environment, just check it out first to see if its for you! The horses are NOT mistreated, I went there once during feeding and cleaning time, they get more than enough food, plenty of water, space, treats, clean stalls, but they are horses... they poop, eat, slobber, occasionaly don't want to eat the food provided, sometimes aren't thirsty, the ones not being ridden or exercised at the moment get bored, they are just like us! Besides, if they have a cut or nick, we get em too, so don't say the staff does that to them... they were even kind enough to let me go and hang out with the horses for hours while waiting for my mom to pick me up from a party. So before you judge, maybe you should actually see the care takers feed and muck the horses and stalls. Sorry if this seems like a rant, I'm just tired of people saying things that they dont know crap about!

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I have been going to Turkey creek stables since I moved to FL in 1996. I love it.\r
I have been riding horses all my life. This is only the 2nd place I have ever ridden that lets you go out without a guide. (oh, I`m 50) Most places put you

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I have been going to Turkey creek stables since I moved to FL in 1996. I love it.\r
I have been riding horses all my life. This is only the 2nd place I have ever ridden that lets you go out without a guide. (oh, I`m 50) Most places put you

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I went on the 8th of Feb.. I loved it and i would go again with no doubt.. people were really nice and the hour ride was perfect... I have my 2 year old with my husband and my 4 year old was on a pony.. It was a great time... The price is

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I went on the 8th of Feb.. I loved it and i would go again with no doubt.. people were really nice and the hour ride was perfect... I have my 2 year old with my husband and my 4 year old was on a pony.. It was a great time... The price is

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THE HORSES ARE "RESCUED HORSES"...BUT, THEY ARE MUCH LIKE YOU "SPOILED PEOPLE".....THEY HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONALITY, ATTITUDE, LIKES, DISLIKES, FEARS, AND BY GOLLY THEY WANT WHAT THEY WANT--WHEN THEY WANT IT!!!! (SOUNDS LIKE A FEW IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO GOT LESS THAN 100% TOTAL CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FROM.....GET THIS....""RENTING"....OKAY LET ME SAY IT AGAIN...."RENTING = PAYING MONEY TO SIT YOUR SPOILED BEHIND ON A HORSE YOU HAVE NEVER MET BEFORE, AND YOU EXPECT IT TO BE A SMOOTH, SPOILED RIDE!!!! ON HORSES THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW A THING ABOUT!!!!!".......PLUS, YOU HAVE THE NERVE,......THE NERVE TO CALL CHILDREN AGES 14 TO 16 YEAR OLD VOLUNTEERS' CUSTOMER SERVICE, "UNPROFESSIONAL!!??" ****UM, HELLLLLOOOOO, HELP THEM, HELP THEM, HELP THEM.......THEY ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS EXCEPT FOR YOU, YOU, YOU THE "PAYING-RENTING TO RIDE HORSES THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT, PISSED OFF BECAUSE A TEENAGER IS USING YOU TO "AQUIRE, AQUIRE, AQUIRE, EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE, AND PISSED BECAUSE THEY ARE YOUNGER THAN YOU, ......PISSED BECAUSE YOU SIGNED A WAIVER, AND WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR "3YR OLD" CHILD ON A 2HR TRAIL RIDE AND THE HORSE BUCKED AND YOUR CHILD FLEW OFF.....THE HORSES ARE NOT TO BLAME....... THOSE TEENAGER "VOLUNTEER GUIDES" THAT YOU MISJUDGED, STEREOTYPED, AND WERE RUDE TO BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW MORE THAN THEY DID, THEY ARE NOT TO BLAME.....ONLY YOU..... **HOW BOUT JUST DONATING THAT $15 PER TRAIL RIDE OR WHATEVER THE COST IS, FOR FOOD, SHELTER, AND MEDICAL CARE FOR THE HORSES...HOW ABOUT DONATING SOME OF YOUR SPOILED, PRECIOUS, VALUABLE, TIME, SWEAT AND TEARS OUT THERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE SOMEHOW......IF DONATED MONEY JUST FLOWED ON IN THAT EASILY, WITHOUT ANYTHING EXPECTED IN RETURN FROM THE HORSES, SOME OF THE MOST DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE THERE WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE OUT THERE TRYING TO GET THE HORSES "TO WORK FOR YOU" OR "FOOD"......THIS IS WHAT I THINK OF IT.......I KNOW 3 VERY DEDICATED TEENAGE GIRL VOLUNTEERS THAT COULD OUTRIDE YOU IN SECOND!! THEY COULD ALSO TELL YOU ALOT ABOUT THOSE HORSES AND THEIR PERSONALITIES, AND THEY WILL ALSO TELL YOU NOT TO EXPECT A SMOOTH RIDE ON A HORSE THAT YOU JUST MET!!! COME ON OVER TO OUR SIDE OF THE FENCE AND WALK IN OUR SHOES.......***BY THE WAY, WHAT KIND OF PROFESSIONALS ARE YOU "PEOPLE WHO ((PAY)) RENT HORSES TO RIDE" anyway,?

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THE HORSES ARE "RESCUED HORSES"...BUT, THEY ARE MUCH LIKE YOU "SPOILED PEOPLE".....THEY HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONALITY, ATTITUDE, LIKES, DISLIKES, FEARS, AND BY GOLLY THEY WANT WHAT THEY WANT--WHEN THEY WANT IT!!!! (SOUNDS LIKE A FEW IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO GOT LESS THAN 100% TOTAL CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FROM.....GET THIS....""RENTING"....OKAY LET ME SAY IT AGAIN...."RENTING = PAYING MONEY TO SIT YOUR SPOILED BEHIND ON A HORSE YOU HAVE NEVER MET BEFORE, AND YOU EXPECT IT TO BE A SMOOTH, SPOILED RIDE!!!! ON HORSES THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW A THING ABOUT!!!!!".......PLUS, YOU HAVE THE NERVE,......THE NERVE TO CALL CHILDREN AGES 14 TO 16 YEAR OLD VOLUNTEERS' CUSTOMER SERVICE, "UNPROFESSIONAL!!??" ****UM, HELLLLLOOOOO, HELP THEM, HELP THEM, HELP THEM.......THEY ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS EXCEPT FOR YOU, YOU, YOU THE "PAYING-RENTING TO RIDE HORSES THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT, PISSED OFF BECAUSE A TEENAGER IS USING YOU TO "AQUIRE, AQUIRE, AQUIRE, EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE, AND PISSED BECAUSE THEY ARE YOUNGER THAN YOU, ......PISSED BECAUSE YOU SIGNED A WAIVER, AND WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR "3YR OLD" CHILD ON A 2HR TRAIL RIDE AND THE HORSE BUCKED AND YOUR CHILD FLEW OFF.....THE HORSES ARE NOT TO BLAME....... THOSE TEENAGER "VOLUNTEER GUIDES" THAT YOU MISJUDGED, STEREOTYPED, AND WERE RUDE TO BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW MORE THAN THEY DID, THEY ARE NOT TO BLAME.....ONLY YOU..... **HOW BOUT JUST DONATING THAT $15 PER TRAIL RIDE OR WHATEVER THE COST IS, FOR FOOD, SHELTER, AND MEDICAL CARE FOR THE HORSES...HOW ABOUT DONATING SOME OF YOUR SPOILED, PRECIOUS, VALUABLE, TIME, SWEAT AND TEARS OUT THERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE SOMEHOW......IF DONATED MONEY JUST FLOWED ON IN THAT EASILY, WITHOUT ANYTHING EXPECTED IN RETURN FROM THE HORSES, SOME OF THE MOST DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE THERE WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE OUT THERE TRYING TO GET THE HORSES "TO WORK FOR YOU" OR "FOOD"......THIS IS WHAT I THINK OF IT.......I KNOW 3 VERY DEDICATED TEENAGE GIRL VOLUNTEERS THAT COULD OUTRIDE YOU IN SECOND!! THEY COULD ALSO TELL YOU ALOT ABOUT THOSE HORSES AND THEIR PERSONALITIES, AND THEY WILL ALSO TELL YOU NOT TO EXPECT A SMOOTH RIDE ON A HORSE THAT YOU JUST MET!!! COME ON OVER TO OUR SIDE OF THE FENCE AND WALK IN OUR SHOES.......***BY THE WAY, WHAT KIND OF PROFESSIONALS ARE YOU "PEOPLE WHO ((PAY)) RENT HORSES TO RIDE" anyway,?

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These reviews are HORRIBLE., and to all those who have been in this horrible condition, HAVE YOU REPORTED IT TO THE "AG UNIT" FOR HILLSBORO county??? If you have not done so, THEN DO IT, as I sure as hell will be. I am ONLY concerned for

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These reviews are HORRIBLE., and to all those who have been in this horrible condition, HAVE YOU REPORTED IT TO THE "AG UNIT" FOR HILLSBORO county??? If you have not done so, THEN DO IT, as I sure as hell will be. I am ONLY concerned for

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I've never been to Turkey Creek although I was hoping of taking my church youth group. After reading all the reviews from multiple sites it seems that a lot of people are saying the same thing about the place, with the exception of a few reviews that seem to come from volunteers (I can only assume this by the language used in the reviews i.e. our horses are not mistreated, we have great staff, etc). My main concern is safety as I would be responsible for 20+ kids/teenagers. Because of my background in LE I know that a blatant disregard for safety issues will trump a liability wavier in court if anything happened to someone (because the waivers imply that all measures of precaution are taken) but I'm wondering why even take the risk. SO, any suggestions on other stables that I can take them to?? Price is not a concern and I'm from Lakeland.

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I've never been to Turkey Creek although I was hoping of taking my church youth group. After reading all the reviews from multiple sites it seems that a lot of people are saying the same thing about the place, with the exception of a few reviews that seem to come from volunteers (I can only assume this by the language used in the reviews i.e. our horses are not mistreated, we have great staff, etc). My main concern is safety as I would be responsible for 20+ kids/teenagers. Because of my background in LE I know that a blatant disregard for safety issues will trump a liability wavier in court if anything happened to someone (because the waivers imply that all measures of precaution are taken) but I'm wondering why even take the risk. SO, any suggestions on other stables that I can take them to?? Price is not a concern and I'm from Lakeland.

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This place is not purfect.............but why should it be? Nobody is going there for a fashion show. When u ride, u get dirty,the horses get sweaty(ecspecially in the heat)and just like in a regular herd horses may kick and or bite eachother. Thats just the way it is. They are HORSES! Next, i do agree that the horses should get better care when they have cuts. They shouldnt saddle the horses if they have huge cuts or cuts on their saddle and girth area. But i guess its the way it goes when u only have a limited amount of horses. All the people who say that the horses dont get enough time for breaks.......well they dont have time for tht. They cant take the saddle off of every horse.........do u want to ride? Well there would be a very long wait if they took the saddles off of every horse that went out on trail. They do have plenty of water! when they get back from trail there is a water trough they can drink out of that refills automatically. As for the skinny horses.....well there arent alot of those. when i first got my horse off hackline he was FAT. i actually had to make him lose some weight!!!!!!! anyway. the reason some horses are skinny is because either they are newly rescued or just like in a wild herd they are at the bottom of the herd and are not allowed as much food by THE HIGHER more POWERFUL HORSES. So how aboput u just lay off of turkey creek and enjoy riding there!!!!!! p.s. i LOVE my horsey

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This place is not purfect.............but why should it be? Nobody is going there for a fashion show. When u ride, u get dirty,the horses get sweaty(ecspecially in the heat)and just like in a regular herd horses may kick and or bite eachother. Thats just the way it is. They are HORSES! Next, i do agree that the horses should get better care when they have cuts. They shouldnt saddle the horses if they have huge cuts or cuts on their saddle and girth area. But i guess its the way it goes when u only have a limited amount of horses. All the people who say that the horses dont get enough time for breaks.......well they dont have time for tht. They cant take the saddle off of every horse.........do u want to ride? Well there would be a very long wait if they took the saddles off of every horse that went out on trail. They do have plenty of water! when they get back from trail there is a water trough they can drink out of that refills automatically. As for the skinny horses.....well there arent alot of those. when i first got my horse off hackline he was FAT. i actually had to make him lose some weight!!!!!!! anyway. the reason some horses are skinny is because either they are newly rescued or just like in a wild herd they are at the bottom of the herd and are not allowed as much food by THE HIGHER more POWERFUL HORSES. So how aboput u just lay off of turkey creek and enjoy riding there!!!!!! p.s. i LOVE my horsey

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Best for experienced riders, the real cowboy types will like this country retreat on the edge of Medard park in hillsborough county.
It's a rescue farm, they train and trail ride the horses. Many guides are just kids, but they get lots of

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Best for experienced riders, the real cowboy types will like this country retreat on the edge of Medard park in hillsborough county.
It's a rescue farm, they train and trail ride the horses. Many guides are just kids, but they get lots of

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*ATTENTION* all of of you people talking about tcs liike its a piece of crap need to listen.tcs i a wonderful business they care for all the animals,and everybody talking about how terrible the dogs are be quiet most of your revewis were in jan and feb i have been volunteering there for a 6 mounths so i know the dogs are all rescued and very loving there was a dog there she was very scruffed up and limped LOTS OF DOGS HAVE HIP PROBLEMS GET OVER IT.they were never abused there and were very well cared for. As for the horses they are just the same. Broken down by their old abusive owners but are taken here and nurished back to health. The living style isnt the best i addmit but they are still wonderful animals to ride. Some may have little twirks that they do but once you learn more about them they will make your ride very pleasnt. Some horses are for more experienced riders but we also have some thats are for beginners too. My favorite horse fury is a wonderful little guy he loves the attention and being out on trail but because of his past hes shy of people i personally worked with him for two months without any one else riding him now he is the most awesome horse ever still has little things that need to be worked on but if you know how to control a horse and love to run he is the perfect horse for you. And about the guides we stay with you the whole way unless you dont want one we only work for tips and YES WE ALSO HAVE TO PAY BOARD LIKE EVERY BODY ELSE. Now if you wanna se beautiful trails and have a good horse ride 1 take a guide 2 tell them what kind of horse you want (easy going or runner) and 3 dont listen to all the bad reviews they are just from people who had a bad time! Hope this has been helpful.

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*ATTENTION* all of of you people talking about tcs liike its a piece of crap need to listen.tcs i a wonderful business they care for all the animals,and everybody talking about how terrible the dogs are be quiet most of your revewis were in jan and feb i have been volunteering there for a 6 mounths so i know the dogs are all rescued and very loving there was a dog there she was very scruffed up and limped LOTS OF DOGS HAVE HIP PROBLEMS GET OVER IT.they were never abused there and were very well cared for. As for the horses they are just the same. Broken down by their old abusive owners but are taken here and nurished back to health. The living style isnt the best i addmit but they are still wonderful animals to ride. Some may have little twirks that they do but once you learn more about them they will make your ride very pleasnt. Some horses are for more experienced riders but we also have some thats are for beginners too. My favorite horse fury is a wonderful little guy he loves the attention and being out on trail but because of his past hes shy of people i personally worked with him for two months without any one else riding him now he is the most awesome horse ever still has little things that need to be worked on but if you know how to control a horse and love to run he is the perfect horse for you. And about the guides we stay with you the whole way unless you dont want one we only work for tips and YES WE ALSO HAVE TO PAY BOARD LIKE EVERY BODY ELSE. Now if you wanna se beautiful trails and have a good horse ride 1 take a guide 2 tell them what kind of horse you want (easy going or runner) and 3 dont listen to all the bad reviews they are just from people who had a bad time! Hope this has been helpful.

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I worked with Turkey creek stables, I liked It for a little bit. Then the stables true colors came out.
Most of the horses are very dangerous, They say these dangerous horses are "experienced" horses. But that's just a way of saying crazy. I have never seen any of these horses cleaned. They only get days off if the have deep sores from saddles (and the tack is also in horrible condition) and when its was a busy day which is almost every day, the horses are taken straight from the trails (after being ridden) taken to get a quick drink of water (most the time they don't drink) and sent right back out to work. all these animals are over worked.
NOW THE HEART BREAKING PART if your not already appalled. these horses are abuse terribly. once working there (my first day) The horse i was riding reared, and the other worker told me to get off, so i did. He took the horse and with the end of its reins begin to whip the animal, not like just to tell it no HE WAS BEATING THE ANIMAL SENSELESS whip it with all his might for a good 3 minutes! after this he told me to get on, I was in shock. I remounted and this horse begin trotting fast doing everything i told it too with FEAR! they then told me "If any of those horses try something like this just beat the **** of of it." I never hit a horse from that day. only turning and kicks.

this stables need to be shut down and is NOT SAFE please do not go to Turkey creek stables plant city fl, you will regret it!

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I worked with Turkey creek stables, I liked It for a little bit. Then the stables true colors came out.
Most of the horses are very dangerous, They say these dangerous horses are "experienced" horses. But that's just a way of saying crazy. I have never seen any of these horses cleaned. They only get days off if the have deep sores from saddles (and the tack is also in horrible condition) and when its was a busy day which is almost every day, the horses are taken straight from the trails (after being ridden) taken to get a quick drink of water (most the time they don't drink) and sent right back out to work. all these animals are over worked.
NOW THE HEART BREAKING PART if your not already appalled. these horses are abuse terribly. once working there (my first day) The horse i was riding reared, and the other worker told me to get off, so i did. He took the horse and with the end of its reins begin to whip the animal, not like just to tell it no HE WAS BEATING THE ANIMAL SENSELESS whip it with all his might for a good 3 minutes! after this he told me to get on, I was in shock. I remounted and this horse begin trotting fast doing everything i told it too with FEAR! they then told me "If any of those horses try something like this just beat the **** of of it." I never hit a horse from that day. only turning and kicks.

this stables need to be shut down and is NOT SAFE please do not go to Turkey creek stables plant city fl, you will regret it!

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OK- I have been to TCS twice. The first time we had a rider fall off horse after about 10 minutes into the 2 hour ride that we had 11 people pay up front. She had barely hit the ground when the teenage boy guiding us stayed mounted on his horse and grunted "No Refunds" without even asking if the girl was OK. All of the horses were extremely hard to handle and tried to kick all the other horses, even the guides when we were trying to mount them. After the girl was hurt, the guide told her to walk back to the barn by herself, even though her ankle was obviously sprained and she had no idea where the barn was. Half of our group was so furious they up and left with her. I stayed, but what a mistake. My horse as well as all the other horses were determined not to finish the trail. On the way back to the barn another rider was thrown while the horse was running at an uncontrollable top speed. He will never go near horses again due to having to get X-rays on his severely bruised hip.
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The next trip I went there months later with a group of International students from Thailand. There were 7 of us, and everyone was excited to see if the horses had been taken care of because the guides told us they were coming under "new management" at the time of our second visit. The students were excited to see the horses, but after waiting in the paddock for almost half an hour, they finally rounded up the only horses they could catch. I noticed one of the horses was very young, she could not have been more than 2 years old, and therefore not properly trained. They put a rider on anyway. The students were having a great time, never having experienced horses before, so they never knew what peril they were in. The young horse began crow-hopping and kicking. She injured another horse so badly it fell on its side and did not get back up for at least 15 minutes. I called the stable and had them ride out to us and they told us to leave the horse there and head back. So we headed to the barn and the young filly took off in a run and hit the rider against a tree so hard she lost consciousness the whole trip back on the horse. When she arrived at the barn the workers there were all pointing at her laying seemingly lifeless on the horse. I ran up to the workers and asked for the nearest hospital and all they would say was that "that's real expensive". NOBODY WOULD EVEN HELP ME GET THE KNOCKED OUT GIRL OFF THE HORSE! The other students had gotten back and we all piled into the car and headed towards the major roads in search of a hospital. She lost a lot of blood and shattered her occipital bone and we were in the ER with her for 6 hours! Do not go there! They need to be reported!

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OK- I have been to TCS twice. The first time we had a rider fall off horse after about 10 minutes into the 2 hour ride that we had 11 people pay up front. She had barely hit the ground when the teenage boy guiding us stayed mounted on his horse and grunted "No Refunds" without even asking if the girl was OK. All of the horses were extremely hard to handle and tried to kick all the other horses, even the guides when we were trying to mount them. After the girl was hurt, the guide told her to walk back to the barn by herself, even though her ankle was obviously sprained and she had no idea where the barn was. Half of our group was so furious they up and left with her. I stayed, but what a mistake. My horse as well as all the other horses were determined not to finish the trail. On the way back to the barn another rider was thrown while the horse was running at an uncontrollable top speed. He will never go near horses again due to having to get X-rays on his severely bruised hip.
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The next trip I went there months later with a group of International students from Thailand. There were 7 of us, and everyone was excited to see if the horses had been taken care of because the guides told us they were coming under "new management" at the time of our second visit. The students were excited to see the horses, but after waiting in the paddock for almost half an hour, they finally rounded up the only horses they could catch. I noticed one of the horses was very young, she could not have been more than 2 years old, and therefore not properly trained. They put a rider on anyway. The students were having a great time, never having experienced horses before, so they never knew what peril they were in. The young horse began crow-hopping and kicking. She injured another horse so badly it fell on its side and did not get back up for at least 15 minutes. I called the stable and had them ride out to us and they told us to leave the horse there and head back. So we headed to the barn and the young filly took off in a run and hit the rider against a tree so hard she lost consciousness the whole trip back on the horse. When she arrived at the barn the workers there were all pointing at her laying seemingly lifeless on the horse. I ran up to the workers and asked for the nearest hospital and all they would say was that "that's real expensive". NOBODY WOULD EVEN HELP ME GET THE KNOCKED OUT GIRL OFF THE HORSE! The other students had gotten back and we all piled into the car and headed towards the major roads in search of a hospital. She lost a lot of blood and shattered her occipital bone and we were in the ER with her for 6 hours! Do not go there! They need to be reported!

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I am not even sure where to begin with this establishment. The way these animals were treated brought me to tears as well as the thought of how dangerous this establishment is. I am an experienced rider and know what to expect when renting horses, however, there were a few things that immediately alarmed me when filling out our paperwork. 1) We were never asked our level of experience (either on paper or prior to mounting) and 2) we were never asked to see our identification. From there the experience only continued to rapidly decline?..

First off and God??s honest truth, the place is run by kids on the average from 14-16 year olds who are paid nothing other than the ability to be able to ride for free. In the entire time I was there I only spotted one adult worker (who of course took the money) and about 10 kids who would also serve as ??guides.? Next, I noticed that the horses were drenched in sweat and very poorly cared for. As soon as the horses were brought in from a ride they were given only a brief second to grab a drink of water before being mounted again. Only to learn later that they were saddled at 7 am and would be unsaddled at 8pm with absolutely no breaks! One horse came in and was rearing up, it took two people and by this I mean teenagers, to get the rider off, only seconds later to be mounted by a three year old child riding solo without a helmet, even though the waiver states that all children 16 years of age and younger must wear a helmet. There were clearly many people there that had never been on a horse yet were never given one single instruction as to how to control their horse, only to learn later that all their horses are uncontrollable!

Two ladies with children in our group specifically asked for a guided tour yet were sent out on the trail without a guide and then ones that did have a guide were lucky if their guide was 16 which doesn??t make one feel very safe. I can??t even tell you how many horses I saw bite, kick, or buck, nor how many screaming or crying children I saw. I thought it was only my horse that was giving me difficulty until I looked around and realized it was the vast majority of riders. My horse took off at a full run on our way back and would not stop! The harder I pulled back the harder he lunged forward (mind you have had years of lessons!) I was truly afraid for my life. The best part was when I dismounted my horse to sit back and watch in horror as mentally challenged adults visiting from a special needs home were put on these same horses that were bucking or running on previous riders!

They rescue these horses who were abused and not properly trained and put inexperienced riders on them and abuse them even more by working them into the ground. When one goes for a trail ride they expect that the horses are docile, very well trained, and most importantly; listen!!! If that is what you seek then TCS can be compared to going for a ride at the rodeo! This establishment is an absolute 3-ring circus, I am shocked that they have been in business as long as they have and they haven??t been on the news for any fatalities. The owners of this facility obviously only care about the all mighty dollar and have NO heart! They could careless about the cruelty they are inflicting upon the animals or the danger they are putting unassuming customers in. If you value your own life or your loved ones, find and establishment that is well run and legit, not this one! Also, go through the reviews and take note that there are only 1 and 5 star ratings?.. hmmm?.. isn??t that odd! One with half a brain can tell which reviews are from actual customers versus those that work there.

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I am not even sure where to begin with this establishment. The way these animals were treated brought me to tears as well as the thought of how dangerous this establishment is. I am an experienced rider and know what to expect when renting horses, however, there were a few things that immediately alarmed me when filling out our paperwork. 1) We were never asked our level of experience (either on paper or prior to mounting) and 2) we were never asked to see our identification. From there the experience only continued to rapidly decline?..

First off and God??s honest truth, the place is run by kids on the average from 14-16 year olds who are paid nothing other than the ability to be able to ride for free. In the entire time I was there I only spotted one adult worker (who of course took the money) and about 10 kids who would also serve as ??guides.? Next, I noticed that the horses were drenched in sweat and very poorly cared for. As soon as the horses were brought in from a ride they were given only a brief second to grab a drink of water before being mounted again. Only to learn later that they were saddled at 7 am and would be unsaddled at 8pm with absolutely no breaks! One horse came in and was rearing up, it took two people and by this I mean teenagers, to get the rider off, only seconds later to be mounted by a three year old child riding solo without a helmet, even though the waiver states that all children 16 years of age and younger must wear a helmet. There were clearly many people there that had never been on a horse yet were never given one single instruction as to how to control their horse, only to learn later that all their horses are uncontrollable!

Two ladies with children in our group specifically asked for a guided tour yet were sent out on the trail without a guide and then ones that did have a guide were lucky if their guide was 16 which doesn??t make one feel very safe. I can??t even tell you how many horses I saw bite, kick, or buck, nor how many screaming or crying children I saw. I thought it was only my horse that was giving me difficulty until I looked around and realized it was the vast majority of riders. My horse took off at a full run on our way back and would not stop! The harder I pulled back the harder he lunged forward (mind you have had years of lessons!) I was truly afraid for my life. The best part was when I dismounted my horse to sit back and watch in horror as mentally challenged adults visiting from a special needs home were put on these same horses that were bucking or running on previous riders!

They rescue these horses who were abused and not properly trained and put inexperienced riders on them and abuse them even more by working them into the ground. When one goes for a trail ride they expect that the horses are docile, very well trained, and most importantly; listen!!! If that is what you seek then TCS can be compared to going for a ride at the rodeo! This establishment is an absolute 3-ring circus, I am shocked that they have been in business as long as they have and they haven??t been on the news for any fatalities. The owners of this facility obviously only care about the all mighty dollar and have NO heart! They could careless about the cruelty they are inflicting upon the animals or the danger they are putting unassuming customers in. If you value your own life or your loved ones, find and establishment that is well run and legit, not this one! Also, go through the reviews and take note that there are only 1 and 5 star ratings?.. hmmm?.. isn??t that odd! One with half a brain can tell which reviews are from actual customers versus those that work there.

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This place should be SHUT DOWN! When we first arrived at this hell hole the first thing I noticed we're the dogs. 2 of the 3 I saw we're obviously in need of veterinary attention due to the apparent infestation of heart worms in one and the other who would whine from scratching from either fleas or some kind of skin disorder. We proceeded to the "check in" where 3 different young teenage girls were smoking cigarettes and chatting it up about the "Hot Party" they attended the night before. Unprofessional? To say the least. While filling out paperwork we proceeded to watch 3 young boys corner some of the farms geese and harass and yell at them. I thought hmmm an adult is bound to say SOMETHING!? Nope, nothing. We proceeded to pay our $15 and was told NOTHING. We wandered over to the area holding the horses and after 15 minutes of standing around with no assistance we asked another one of the ever so helpful and professional teenagers "running the show" what we needed to do. He took our names and nothing more and basically brushed us off. After sitting for over an hour we were able to see exactly how disgusting and trashy this place really is. First off, the horses are ridden CONSTANTLY. They are never unsaddled and they are dirty and run down. We watched as horses reared and acted out. Definitely not safe for children although numerous ignorant parents allowed their children to proceed riding these horses with no helmet or safety gear that was supposed to be provided to those under the age of 16. I saw 3 year old's riding solo, WHAT!!??? After over an hour we we're finally offered 2 horses that we're soaked in sweat. We just watched these same horses come in from the trail ride prior. They we're allotted maybe 2 minutes to roam in the pin that had a water trough (Supposedly) before being DRUG OUT and remounted with children and inexperienced adults. The hour long trail ride consisted of more than 3 incidents that made my stomach churn. The first 2 horses decided after walking 20 yards that they were done and refused to move. Of course the inexperienced riders wearing flip flops did not know what to do and we're instructed by the "guide" to kick the horse like they hated them. I actually laughed out loud in disgust. OH...MY...GOSH! The horses we we're riding with continued to lash out to other horses and their riders. On the way back I was able to talk to the guide and asked detailed questions which he was more than happy to answer regarding the care of the horses. He happily admitted that these horses are pretty much ridden all day long from 8am til 6pm and that they are never unsaddled if the demand is high. He than told me that all these teens working here are volunteers and are repaid by being able to "Ride the hell" out of the horses after hours as payment for there hard days work. I continued to observe as another "guide" whipped a horse in the butt the whole way back to the barn with a hand picked switch. My horse was so exhausted from the day (It was after 4 pm by the time we were able to begin our ride) he was dragging his hoofs and tripped every 30 seconds. I am appalled at the ABUSE that is going on at this place. How can they continue to be in business? If anyone can sleep at night after contributing to this animal abuse you're just as bad as the trash that runs this place. After reading ALL these complaints I consider to wonder how this crap hole survives and stays open. I also LOVE all the 5 stars obviously written by the teeny bopper volunteers and/or owners. Any non ignorant human aware of how to properly care for a horse would be able to see instantly that this place does not fit the bill. DO NOT GO HERE AND DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN ON THESE UNHEALTHY, ABUSED HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ASPCA and every other place I can call to complain too will know about this and I will continue to call until changes or made or this place is shut down.

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This place should be SHUT DOWN! When we first arrived at this hell hole the first thing I noticed we're the dogs. 2 of the 3 I saw we're obviously in need of veterinary attention due to the apparent infestation of heart worms in one and the other who would whine from scratching from either fleas or some kind of skin disorder. We proceeded to the "check in" where 3 different young teenage girls were smoking cigarettes and chatting it up about the "Hot Party" they attended the night before. Unprofessional? To say the least. While filling out paperwork we proceeded to watch 3 young boys corner some of the farms geese and harass and yell at them. I thought hmmm an adult is bound to say SOMETHING!? Nope, nothing. We proceeded to pay our $15 and was told NOTHING. We wandered over to the area holding the horses and after 15 minutes of standing around with no assistance we asked another one of the ever so helpful and professional teenagers "running the show" what we needed to do. He took our names and nothing more and basically brushed us off. After sitting for over an hour we were able to see exactly how disgusting and trashy this place really is. First off, the horses are ridden CONSTANTLY. They are never unsaddled and they are dirty and run down. We watched as horses reared and acted out. Definitely not safe for children although numerous ignorant parents allowed their children to proceed riding these horses with no helmet or safety gear that was supposed to be provided to those under the age of 16. I saw 3 year old's riding solo, WHAT!!??? After over an hour we we're finally offered 2 horses that we're soaked in sweat. We just watched these same horses come in from the trail ride prior. They we're allotted maybe 2 minutes to roam in the pin that had a water trough (Supposedly) before being DRUG OUT and remounted with children and inexperienced adults. The hour long trail ride consisted of more than 3 incidents that made my stomach churn. The first 2 horses decided after walking 20 yards that they were done and refused to move. Of course the inexperienced riders wearing flip flops did not know what to do and we're instructed by the "guide" to kick the horse like they hated them. I actually laughed out loud in disgust. OH...MY...GOSH! The horses we we're riding with continued to lash out to other horses and their riders. On the way back I was able to talk to the guide and asked detailed questions which he was more than happy to answer regarding the care of the horses. He happily admitted that these horses are pretty much ridden all day long from 8am til 6pm and that they are never unsaddled if the demand is high. He than told me that all these teens working here are volunteers and are repaid by being able to "Ride the hell" out of the horses after hours as payment for there hard days work. I continued to observe as another "guide" whipped a horse in the butt the whole way back to the barn with a hand picked switch. My horse was so exhausted from the day (It was after 4 pm by the time we were able to begin our ride) he was dragging his hoofs and tripped every 30 seconds. I am appalled at the ABUSE that is going on at this place. How can they continue to be in business? If anyone can sleep at night after contributing to this animal abuse you're just as bad as the trash that runs this place. After reading ALL these complaints I consider to wonder how this crap hole survives and stays open. I also LOVE all the 5 stars obviously written by the teeny bopper volunteers and/or owners. Any non ignorant human aware of how to properly care for a horse would be able to see instantly that this place does not fit the bill. DO NOT GO HERE AND DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN ON THESE UNHEALTHY, ABUSED HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ASPCA and every other place I can call to complain too will know about this and I will continue to call until changes or made or this place is shut down.

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Yo know what people. You can't say that TCS is dangerous unless you have been injured. I have been there 5 times and I am only 14. I love this place with all my heart and i understand all your points but this is just my opinoin.

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Yo know what people. You can't say that TCS is dangerous unless you have been injured. I have been there 5 times and I am only 14. I love this place with all my heart and i understand all your points but this is just my opinoin.

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I SURE WISH I HAD READ THE REVIEWS BEFORE GOING toTCS ,MY GIRLS HAD BEEN BEGGING ME TO TAKE THEM RIDING SO I DID,IT WAS SUPOSE TO BE A GIRL DAY,BUT IT WENT SO BAD.WE SIGNED OUR LIVES AWAY FIRST,THEN GOT ON HORSES BY KIDS,AS SOON AS WE LEFT THE STABLES THE HORSES STARTED ACTING CRAZY FROM THE PASSING CARS,MY 7 YR OLD FREAKED OUT AND WANTED OFF,I COULDNT GET TO HER,MY OTHER 2 GIRLS WHERE A HEAD OF ME AND I COULDNT SEE THEM ,THEN MY HORSE STARTED TURNING IN CIRCLES AND TOOK ME BACK TO THE STABLES,A GUIDE WENT AFTER MY KIDS,THEY GOT MY 7 YR OLD OFF THE HORSE AND LEFT HER THERE TO WALK BACK BY HER SELF AS SOON AS I COULD GET OFF MINE I WENT AFTER HER A PASSING CAR STOPED BECUZ THEY SEEN MY LITTLE GIRL BY HER SELF CRYING,SHE COULDVE BEEN KID NAPPED.THEN I START HEARING SCREAMS AND I KNEW IT WAS MY GIRLS ,A GUIDE STANDING BESIDE ME SAID SHE COULD HEAR HORSES RUNNING,I WENT WALKING TO TRY TO FIND MY KIDS AND MY 15 YR OLD WAS WALKING HOLDING HER STOMACH,THE HORSE HAD STARTED BUCKING AND TOOK OFF RUNNING AND THE SADDLE JABBED INTO HER SIDE,THE GUIDES BROUGHT MY OTHER DAUGHTER BACK,SHE WAS FINE THANK GOD..THEY WONT GIVE YOU A REFUND AT ALL DONT EVEN ASK...I ASKED WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO HERE BECUZ I JUST GAVE THEM $60.00 THEY SAID WE COULD RIDE IN THE ARENA MY GIRLS SAID NO,THEY WHERE SHOOK UP BAD.WE WENT TO SEE THE NEW BABY HORSES AND THE MOMMAS TRIED TO BITE US,THE DOGS WHERE SO NASTY AND SMELLED LIKE POOP,THE HORSES ARE CRAZY ,THEY HAVE KIDS RUNNING THE PLACE,THEY DONT CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU ,I WILL NEVER EVER GO BACK.AND NOW MY KIDS HATE HORSES..THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES..SOME ONE NEEDS TO TURN THEM IN FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY.IM JUST GLAD WE MADE IT OUT ALIVE..I SHOULD OF WOKE UP AND FLUSH $60.00 DOWN THE DRAIN AT LEAST I COULDVE WATCH IT GO DOWN..THEY SHOULD USE IT TO TAKE CARE OF THEM ANIMALS..

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I SURE WISH I HAD READ THE REVIEWS BEFORE GOING toTCS ,MY GIRLS HAD BEEN BEGGING ME TO TAKE THEM RIDING SO I DID,IT WAS SUPOSE TO BE A GIRL DAY,BUT IT WENT SO BAD.WE SIGNED OUR LIVES AWAY FIRST,THEN GOT ON HORSES BY KIDS,AS SOON AS WE LEFT THE STABLES THE HORSES STARTED ACTING CRAZY FROM THE PASSING CARS,MY 7 YR OLD FREAKED OUT AND WANTED OFF,I COULDNT GET TO HER,MY OTHER 2 GIRLS WHERE A HEAD OF ME AND I COULDNT SEE THEM ,THEN MY HORSE STARTED TURNING IN CIRCLES AND TOOK ME BACK TO THE STABLES,A GUIDE WENT AFTER MY KIDS,THEY GOT MY 7 YR OLD OFF THE HORSE AND LEFT HER THERE TO WALK BACK BY HER SELF AS SOON AS I COULD GET OFF MINE I WENT AFTER HER A PASSING CAR STOPED BECUZ THEY SEEN MY LITTLE GIRL BY HER SELF CRYING,SHE COULDVE BEEN KID NAPPED.THEN I START HEARING SCREAMS AND I KNEW IT WAS MY GIRLS ,A GUIDE STANDING BESIDE ME SAID SHE COULD HEAR HORSES RUNNING,I WENT WALKING TO TRY TO FIND MY KIDS AND MY 15 YR OLD WAS WALKING HOLDING HER STOMACH,THE HORSE HAD STARTED BUCKING AND TOOK OFF RUNNING AND THE SADDLE JABBED INTO HER SIDE,THE GUIDES BROUGHT MY OTHER DAUGHTER BACK,SHE WAS FINE THANK GOD..THEY WONT GIVE YOU A REFUND AT ALL DONT EVEN ASK...I ASKED WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO HERE BECUZ I JUST GAVE THEM $60.00 THEY SAID WE COULD RIDE IN THE ARENA MY GIRLS SAID NO,THEY WHERE SHOOK UP BAD.WE WENT TO SEE THE NEW BABY HORSES AND THE MOMMAS TRIED TO BITE US,THE DOGS WHERE SO NASTY AND SMELLED LIKE POOP,THE HORSES ARE CRAZY ,THEY HAVE KIDS RUNNING THE PLACE,THEY DONT CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU ,I WILL NEVER EVER GO BACK.AND NOW MY KIDS HATE HORSES..THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES..SOME ONE NEEDS TO TURN THEM IN FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY.IM JUST GLAD WE MADE IT OUT ALIVE..I SHOULD OF WOKE UP AND FLUSH $60.00 DOWN THE DRAIN AT LEAST I COULDVE WATCH IT GO DOWN..THEY SHOULD USE IT TO TAKE CARE OF THEM ANIMALS..

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I left the stables about 5 minutes ago and I felt that it was very necessary to say my piece. I was VERY disappointed in the staff, guides, and more than anything, the condition of the animals. First impression told me that they do not take proper care of their birds, horses, and especially the dogs. It was absolutely hearbreaking to watch a dog who could barely take steps try to walk across the yard. Once we got onto the horses I noticed that they do not know any simple reign commands, and if they do, they do not follow them. About 5 minutes into the ride, the guide completely left us without saying a word. After about another 5 minutes, the horses decided they wanted to go back, so they did. We met up with the guide and he proceeded to use a whip to get the horses on track. Personally I did not feel comfortable with him as a guide and I believe that if anything had gone wrong, he could not have helped. Overall I feel that these animals need a lot of help and I really hope that no one takes their families to these stables.

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I left the stables about 5 minutes ago and I felt that it was very necessary to say my piece. I was VERY disappointed in the staff, guides, and more than anything, the condition of the animals. First impression told me that they do not take proper care of their birds, horses, and especially the dogs. It was absolutely hearbreaking to watch a dog who could barely take steps try to walk across the yard. Once we got onto the horses I noticed that they do not know any simple reign commands, and if they do, they do not follow them. About 5 minutes into the ride, the guide completely left us without saying a word. After about another 5 minutes, the horses decided they wanted to go back, so they did. We met up with the guide and he proceeded to use a whip to get the horses on track. Personally I did not feel comfortable with him as a guide and I believe that if anything had gone wrong, he could not have helped. Overall I feel that these animals need a lot of help and I really hope that no one takes their families to these stables.

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Turkey Creek Stables has beautiful trails, and the volunteers are young, but nice and friendly, and no, maybe they don??t have proper horse training and skills, but you learn by doing, and if you are truly a horse person, you would ONLY like riding there so that you can get more experience, but if you are a beginner, this place is NOT for you. Turkey Creek Stables is not for everyone. ~ Most people know that Turkey Creek Stables rescues horses, but everyone knows that the situation that the recued horses were in isn??t likely to be much worse than what they are in now. If you think about it, the horses stand in mud and their waste, and that moisture is going to cause pain for the horses feet in the long run. The staff that feed the horses put the feed in buckets, and let all the horses run out to eat, this is why most of them are skinny, it isn??t because of being mistreated, it??s because only the strong, dominate horses eat.~ Most of the horses at Turkey Creek Stables are not only having the bare minimum done for their health and well being (which is somewhat understandable for the economy), but the horses are being worked (ridden) all day, which in the summer heat is dangerous. Turkey Creek Stable horses are not very well trained, and when the staff put children on horses that have no experience, it is not only dangerous for the child, but it is also dangerous for the horse, because when a untrained horse (like most of the Turkey Creek Stable horses) has no one to direct it, it will go where it pleases and do what it wants. Another reason Turkey Creek Stables is getting my review of one star instead of two, is because of the way the treat the older horses. When a horse is old, you can still ride it (depending on the age), but you can??t ride it all of the time, and the Turkey Creek Stables staff, still put the older horses out almost every day to be ridden. ~ If you are looking to give a horse a home, but only want a horse that will love you back, I recommend buying horse from Turkey Creek Stables. The horses there are only asking for food, water, comfort, and someone to love and care for them. And if you aren??t sure about which horse to buy, there is a lease program that you may do, and that will allow you to ride your horse whenever, and treat it as it was your own. I promise you, you will become attached so easily, knowing that you saved that special horse or mule from standing in mud pits, having food stolen from it, being ridden every day, and not getting its well deserved retirement.
Thanks for reading; I hope I made an impact on what you think about Turkey Creek Stables.

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Turkey Creek Stables has beautiful trails, and the volunteers are young, but nice and friendly, and no, maybe they don??t have proper horse training and skills, but you learn by doing, and if you are truly a horse person, you would ONLY like riding there so that you can get more experience, but if you are a beginner, this place is NOT for you. Turkey Creek Stables is not for everyone. ~ Most people know that Turkey Creek Stables rescues horses, but everyone knows that the situation that the recued horses were in isn??t likely to be much worse than what they are in now. If you think about it, the horses stand in mud and their waste, and that moisture is going to cause pain for the horses feet in the long run. The staff that feed the horses put the feed in buckets, and let all the horses run out to eat, this is why most of them are skinny, it isn??t because of being mistreated, it??s because only the strong, dominate horses eat.~ Most of the horses at Turkey Creek Stables are not only having the bare minimum done for their health and well being (which is somewhat understandable for the economy), but the horses are being worked (ridden) all day, which in the summer heat is dangerous. Turkey Creek Stable horses are not very well trained, and when the staff put children on horses that have no experience, it is not only dangerous for the child, but it is also dangerous for the horse, because when a untrained horse (like most of the Turkey Creek Stable horses) has no one to direct it, it will go where it pleases and do what it wants. Another reason Turkey Creek Stables is getting my review of one star instead of two, is because of the way the treat the older horses. When a horse is old, you can still ride it (depending on the age), but you can??t ride it all of the time, and the Turkey Creek Stables staff, still put the older horses out almost every day to be ridden. ~ If you are looking to give a horse a home, but only want a horse that will love you back, I recommend buying horse from Turkey Creek Stables. The horses there are only asking for food, water, comfort, and someone to love and care for them. And if you aren??t sure about which horse to buy, there is a lease program that you may do, and that will allow you to ride your horse whenever, and treat it as it was your own. I promise you, you will become attached so easily, knowing that you saved that special horse or mule from standing in mud pits, having food stolen from it, being ridden every day, and not getting its well deserved retirement.
Thanks for reading; I hope I made an impact on what you think about Turkey Creek Stables.

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I used to ride at turkey creek stables. I love the trails! You cant just get a horse blindly you have to tell them what your level is and tell them what horse you want. Doneit the horse is great for beginners, mustafa is great for intermediate, fury fury is a fun horse to ride if you know what your doing. Olive, innie, renegade, and buster are wonderful horses!!!! I just wish they woud pay more attention to their horses. They put all of their horses out together and they put out like 10 buckets of food out in the Mud pit AKA "pasture" and the dominance level of some of the horses is very high so some horses dont get much to eat. But it is a good old western barn

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I used to ride at turkey creek stables. I love the trails! You cant just get a horse blindly you have to tell them what your level is and tell them what horse you want. Doneit the horse is great for beginners, mustafa is great for intermediate, fury fury is a fun horse to ride if you know what your doing. Olive, innie, renegade, and buster are wonderful horses!!!! I just wish they woud pay more attention to their horses. They put all of their horses out together and they put out like 10 buckets of food out in the Mud pit AKA "pasture" and the dominance level of some of the horses is very high so some horses dont get much to eat. But it is a good old western barn

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Turkey Creek Stables is a great place to go and ride horses at. I am a very unexpreienced rider, but when I went I felt safe around all the horses and knew the volunteers were there if I needed them. I went with a few friends that used to volunteer at TCS, and they made sure I was on a good horse. I had a great time. I got to know the horses and some of the people. Them horses are in great condition, and the animals that run around there are no harm to the horses or people that ride there. Just because the volunteers are teenagers doesn't mean they don't know what their doing. They were very helpful and took great care of the horses. :]

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Turkey Creek Stables is a great place to go and ride horses at. I am a very unexpreienced rider, but when I went I felt safe around all the horses and knew the volunteers were there if I needed them. I went with a few friends that used to volunteer at TCS, and they made sure I was on a good horse. I had a great time. I got to know the horses and some of the people. Them horses are in great condition, and the animals that run around there are no harm to the horses or people that ride there. Just because the volunteers are teenagers doesn't mean they don't know what their doing. They were very helpful and took great care of the horses. :]

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Turkey Creek Stables is an excelent riding stables. The trails are beautiful. The dogs are rescue dogs and are taken care of, the horses always have acess to water feed and shelter and are fed grain and hay morning and night. When you go to ride at turkey creek I suggest that you take a guide with you, so incase anything goes wrong you will have someone to help you out. All guides WORK FOR TIPS and only for tips and NO NOT get free boarding for their horses, most of them do not even have their own horses and are saving to buy a horse of their own. I used to be a guide, so I would know. Our only reward other than tips are a free one-hour ride at the end of the day that we sometimes do not get if it is busy at the end of the day. Most of the horses at TCS are pretty level-headed, however, there are a few that I feel should not be rode by renters intill they have had some more training. When you go riding here, if you feel unsafe with the horse you get before your 15 minutes into the ride, I suggest going back and getting a new one, THIS DOES TAKE OUT OF YOUR TIME HOWEVER, so keep that into consideration. If you ride her and find a horse you really like, ask for it again. Theyre are no refunds, so make sure your on a good horse and have a guide with you (inless your experienced with horses) to insure a good ride. The only problem I have with turkey creek stables is I think the horses should be rinsed off at the end of the day as they must have their saddles on all day long, that probabally isn't going to change however. If you follow the guidelines I gave you, you should have an exelent experience at turkey creek stables!

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Turkey Creek Stables is an excelent riding stables. The trails are beautiful. The dogs are rescue dogs and are taken care of, the horses always have acess to water feed and shelter and are fed grain and hay morning and night. When you go to ride at turkey creek I suggest that you take a guide with you, so incase anything goes wrong you will have someone to help you out. All guides WORK FOR TIPS and only for tips and NO NOT get free boarding for their horses, most of them do not even have their own horses and are saving to buy a horse of their own. I used to be a guide, so I would know. Our only reward other than tips are a free one-hour ride at the end of the day that we sometimes do not get if it is busy at the end of the day. Most of the horses at TCS are pretty level-headed, however, there are a few that I feel should not be rode by renters intill they have had some more training. When you go riding here, if you feel unsafe with the horse you get before your 15 minutes into the ride, I suggest going back and getting a new one, THIS DOES TAKE OUT OF YOUR TIME HOWEVER, so keep that into consideration. If you ride her and find a horse you really like, ask for it again. Theyre are no refunds, so make sure your on a good horse and have a guide with you (inless your experienced with horses) to insure a good ride. The only problem I have with turkey creek stables is I think the horses should be rinsed off at the end of the day as they must have their saddles on all day long, that probabally isn't going to change however. If you follow the guidelines I gave you, you should have an exelent experience at turkey creek stables!

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After reading all the reviews I felt I should respond to all the bad things that people have written. TURKEY CREEK STABLES is a wonderful place to take your family to ride horses. They have 2700 acres to ride on and guides are available to take you out if you would like. The guides are volunteers who work for tips and get free riding time. You can tell the horses are well taken care of. If you see a thin horse, be assured that TURKEY CREEK STABLES rescued it and is giving it TLC to nurse it back to health. All of the dogs out there are so sweet. They are all rescues also. Some may have scars and some may limp and some may look old. But they are happy. They have run of the property and why would anyone begrudge them that. I guess their dogs are tied up and left alone. No dog has ever been hit by a car. They don't run to the road. If you have ever been to TURKEY CREEK STABLES you would see how happy they are. Unfortunately, you can't make everyone happy but we have been going to TURKEY CREEK STABLES for many years and we have all been treated very well by the staff and it's nice to see the volunteers helping others. To show that what I am saying is true, you should go to TURKEY CREEK STABLES and see for your self. Be ready to have a great time as I know you will. :-)

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After reading all the reviews I felt I should respond to all the bad things that people have written. TURKEY CREEK STABLES is a wonderful place to take your family to ride horses. They have 2700 acres to ride on and guides are available to take you out if you would like. The guides are volunteers who work for tips and get free riding time. You can tell the horses are well taken care of. If you see a thin horse, be assured that TURKEY CREEK STABLES rescued it and is giving it TLC to nurse it back to health. All of the dogs out there are so sweet. They are all rescues also. Some may have scars and some may limp and some may look old. But they are happy. They have run of the property and why would anyone begrudge them that. I guess their dogs are tied up and left alone. No dog has ever been hit by a car. They don't run to the road. If you have ever been to TURKEY CREEK STABLES you would see how happy they are. Unfortunately, you can't make everyone happy but we have been going to TURKEY CREEK STABLES for many years and we have all been treated very well by the staff and it's nice to see the volunteers helping others. To show that what I am saying is true, you should go to TURKEY CREEK STABLES and see for your self. Be ready to have a great time as I know you will. :-)

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Turkey Creek Stables is disgusting. If you want your LIFE I would strongly advise that you spend your money on a well managed location. For the employees that rate the experience as excellent, GET A CLUE! The horses where emaciated, filthy, not traind well especially "Skittles" oh not to mention ABUSED. The employees are all smiles and friendly when they take your money but once you sign your life away and something bad occurs they are not helpful. My guide was only 17 yrs old, how absurd is that. If you are considering this location PLEASE RECONSIDER if you don't want to DIE.

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Turkey Creek Stables is disgusting. If you want your LIFE I would strongly advise that you spend your money on a well managed location. For the employees that rate the experience as excellent, GET A CLUE! The horses where emaciated, filthy, not traind well especially "Skittles" oh not to mention ABUSED. The employees are all smiles and friendly when they take your money but once you sign your life away and something bad occurs they are not helpful. My guide was only 17 yrs old, how absurd is that. If you are considering this location PLEASE RECONSIDER if you don't want to DIE.

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Please if You love your life dont go here very dangerous. The guides are unexperiece and cant control thier own horses, They give you no training what so ever. You have been warned.... If you want to commite suicide then have fun. Remember you are signing your life away... They are not liable for anything. is your life really worth 15.00???

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Please if You love your life dont go here very dangerous. The guides are unexperiece and cant control thier own horses, They give you no training what so ever. You have been warned.... If you want to commite suicide then have fun. Remember you are signing your life away... They are not liable for anything. is your life really worth 15.00???

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***Dangerous*** If you love your family take them elsewhere. My daughter fell off a horse and broke her arm and has bruises all over her body. She had a guide that was no more than 16 yrs old. When I noticed her horse pass by me without her on it I immediately went to her. No one even attempted to call 911. When I called and asked the guide for their address she had no clue. Not even a first aid kit. Horrible experience, they offered no help and kept sending horses on the trail where we were waiting for the ambulance. We were left all alone to fend for ourselves. I don??t blame the horses, they seem not to be happy at all they were uncomfortable from the start. We were only 5 minutes into the trail. Now my baby of 11 yrs old has to have pins placed on her broken arm.

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***Dangerous*** If you love your family take them elsewhere. My daughter fell off a horse and broke her arm and has bruises all over her body. She had a guide that was no more than 16 yrs old. When I noticed her horse pass by me without her on it I immediately went to her. No one even attempted to call 911. When I called and asked the guide for their address she had no clue. Not even a first aid kit. Horrible experience, they offered no help and kept sending horses on the trail where we were waiting for the ambulance. We were left all alone to fend for ourselves. I don??t blame the horses, they seem not to be happy at all they were uncomfortable from the start. We were only 5 minutes into the trail. Now my baby of 11 yrs old has to have pins placed on her broken arm.

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I went there once to look at buying a mule...it had no interest in anything whatsoever; not surprising, considering all of the horses lacked interest or motivation. At the time, I worked with my family on several horse farms; I could not believe the condition these animals were in. I wanted to rescue them all! Living in Plant City, I heard many people talk about their experiences there, and for most the consensus is the same: we only ride there because there's no where else to go. No one can condone the condition or treatment these animals receive. As for the dogs, I know they run around free, but is that really how you treat a "rescue"? By not focusing time and veterinary attention on them? I remember one time one of their dogs ran out of the stable yard, if you can call it that, and was hit by the car in front of us. So you "rescued" the dog, only to let in run around a busy road and die in a horrible way? Turkey Creek Riding Stables should be shut down, for the benefit of humans and animals alike.

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I went there once to look at buying a mule...it had no interest in anything whatsoever; not surprising, considering all of the horses lacked interest or motivation. At the time, I worked with my family on several horse farms; I could not believe the condition these animals were in. I wanted to rescue them all! Living in Plant City, I heard many people talk about their experiences there, and for most the consensus is the same: we only ride there because there's no where else to go. No one can condone the condition or treatment these animals receive. As for the dogs, I know they run around free, but is that really how you treat a "rescue"? By not focusing time and veterinary attention on them? I remember one time one of their dogs ran out of the stable yard, if you can call it that, and was hit by the car in front of us. So you "rescued" the dog, only to let in run around a busy road and die in a horrible way? Turkey Creek Riding Stables should be shut down, for the benefit of humans and animals alike.

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unfriendly adult staff, all the other workers/volunteers should be in school, they are nice but too young to be wasting the day away at a stable. The horse we had looked like it had some sort of illness with it's skin, and all the horses were baking away in the hot sun with their saddles on. I didn't see any water out at all for them. Nor shade of any sort. After we were done riding they put the horses back in the pen with the other horses, without even taking the saddles off and hosing them down or giving them water. I was not impressed, you get what you pay for.
I would not recommend this stable, and remember you ride at your own risk.

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unfriendly adult staff, all the other workers/volunteers should be in school, they are nice but too young to be wasting the day away at a stable. The horse we had looked like it had some sort of illness with it's skin, and all the horses were baking away in the hot sun with their saddles on. I didn't see any water out at all for them. Nor shade of any sort. After we were done riding they put the horses back in the pen with the other horses, without even taking the saddles off and hosing them down or giving them water. I was not impressed, you get what you pay for.
I would not recommend this stable, and remember you ride at your own risk.

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Turkey Creek Stables is a wonderful place to visit .
I suggest making an appt. ahead of time for the day time and number of people that you are bringing. Request a seasoned guide and go for 2 hours or more. If your group is big or you are taking young children. Ask for two seasoned guides.
First get to know your horse in the arena. Everything from giving him or her a treat and speaking softly and petting him/her. Get the feel of how your horse stops and goes and the left and right thing. Let your seasoned guide show you exactly how to hold the reins. Not to tight, Not to loose. Bring a drink. And head off to see the beautiful trails that are out there. Once you get past the first bridge (the 30 min mark before you have to head back for 1 hour rides). It becomes beautiful and tranquil. If you do all of the above , you will have a wonderful day. I personally believe the first morning rides are the best. If you can arrive about 8 and head out on trail by 8:45am. And be back about 11:00-11:30 with your seasoned guides. Making it a 3 1/2 to 4 hour ride. Your sure to a wonderful morning. It is my favorite thing to do with my daughters! And Please remember to tip your guides. They volunteer their time and energy . So if they do a good job, remember to tip them appropiatly.
I'm not going to address the complaint about the dogs. Turkey Creek Feeds and Vets all the animals that get dropped off there.

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Turkey Creek Stables is a wonderful place to visit .
I suggest making an appt. ahead of time for the day time and number of people that you are bringing. Request a seasoned guide and go for 2 hours or more. If your group is big or you are taking young children. Ask for two seasoned guides.
First get to know your horse in the arena. Everything from giving him or her a treat and speaking softly and petting him/her. Get the feel of how your horse stops and goes and the left and right thing. Let your seasoned guide show you exactly how to hold the reins. Not to tight, Not to loose. Bring a drink. And head off to see the beautiful trails that are out there. Once you get past the first bridge (the 30 min mark before you have to head back for 1 hour rides). It becomes beautiful and tranquil. If you do all of the above , you will have a wonderful day. I personally believe the first morning rides are the best. If you can arrive about 8 and head out on trail by 8:45am. And be back about 11:00-11:30 with your seasoned guides. Making it a 3 1/2 to 4 hour ride. Your sure to a wonderful morning. It is my favorite thing to do with my daughters! And Please remember to tip your guides. They volunteer their time and energy . So if they do a good job, remember to tip them appropiatly.
I'm not going to address the complaint about the dogs. Turkey Creek Feeds and Vets all the animals that get dropped off there.

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You can expect to have a wonderful time at Turkey Creek Stables. The staff is very friendly and the volunteers are hard working and work for tips only and the priviledge to ride the horses for free. It allows them to work with horses even though they can't own one. The comments made about the dogs are made by people that don't get the facts before they run their mouths. Each and everyone of the dogs at Turkey Creek have been rescue dogs. They came to us in horrible shape and we build them back up. Some of them have scars, some limp, and some have been left out on the road for someone to pick up, If someone was genuinely concerned about the condition of any of the animals then why wouldn't they come and voice their concerns to one of the staff. Turkey Creek Stables is family oriented and the horses, as well as all the other animals out there, are very well taken care of. Don't be mislead by the negative reviews. Come see for yourself what a wonderful place Turkey Creek Stables is.

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You can expect to have a wonderful time at Turkey Creek Stables. The staff is very friendly and the volunteers are hard working and work for tips only and the priviledge to ride the horses for free. It allows them to work with horses even though they can't own one. The comments made about the dogs are made by people that don't get the facts before they run their mouths. Each and everyone of the dogs at Turkey Creek have been rescue dogs. They came to us in horrible shape and we build them back up. Some of them have scars, some limp, and some have been left out on the road for someone to pick up, If someone was genuinely concerned about the condition of any of the animals then why wouldn't they come and voice their concerns to one of the staff. Turkey Creek Stables is family oriented and the horses, as well as all the other animals out there, are very well taken care of. Don't be mislead by the negative reviews. Come see for yourself what a wonderful place Turkey Creek Stables is.

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actually the guides DONT only work for tips and we DONT get our horses boarded for free, so please only say facts, you being bored and writing a bad review is non since, i work at turkey creek, its a WONDERFUL place, and about the dog thing.... um they are rescue dogs.

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actually the guides DONT only work for tips and we DONT get our horses boarded for free, so please only say facts, you being bored and writing a bad review is non since, i work at turkey creek, its a WONDERFUL place, and about the dog thing.... um they are rescue dogs.

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Turkey creek is the best place to go , you get more for your money, they do have alot of rescue animals, That are well taken care of, our horses love what they do and they are NOT abused or neglected, all the volunteers give them attention, and none are underweight?, how can you say they are abused?, horses are NOT ROBOTS ! you have to control your horse, everyone complaining how they dont listen, its because you dont control them ! WE HAVE GREAT HORSES AND GREAT STAFF ! COME VISIT TURKEY CREEK STABLES !! ((:

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Turkey creek is the best place to go , you get more for your money, they do have alot of rescue animals, That are well taken care of, our horses love what they do and they are NOT abused or neglected, all the volunteers give them attention, and none are underweight?, how can you say they are abused?, horses are NOT ROBOTS ! you have to control your horse, everyone complaining how they dont listen, its because you dont control them ! WE HAVE GREAT HORSES AND GREAT STAFF ! COME VISIT TURKEY CREEK STABLES !! ((:

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I have gone a few times, and its never horrible. Its nice they give you the option of having a trail guide or not. Another plus is that it is very cheap. The only consider I have isn't even for the horses but for the dogs. All of them were skinny and sickly looking. A boy rotty mix couldn't even run right because of someone wrong with his back legs.

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I have gone a few times, and its never horrible. Its nice they give you the option of having a trail guide or not. Another plus is that it is very cheap. The only consider I have isn't even for the horses but for the dogs. All of them were skinny and sickly looking. A boy rotty mix couldn't even run right because of someone wrong with his back legs.

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The bridle fell off the horse I was riding and he took off running back to the stables. I had to jump off a running horse, and ended up with fractured ribs, bruises, cuts and pain! This happened 30 minutes into a 2 hour ride. A park ranger gave me a ride in his truck back to the stables. When I got there, the horse was already back and they realized that they put the incorrect bridle on the horse. They were not concerned with my injuries and refused to give me a refund for the 2 hour ride that I paid for. They did not even apologize for their incompetence. All they said was "well, you signed a waiver." DO NOT GO RIDING AT TURKEY CREEK STABLES. They will kill you with their incompetence. I feel so sorry for the horses there.

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The bridle fell off the horse I was riding and he took off running back to the stables. I had to jump off a running horse, and ended up with fractured ribs, bruises, cuts and pain! This happened 30 minutes into a 2 hour ride. A park ranger gave me a ride in his truck back to the stables. When I got there, the horse was already back and they realized that they put the incorrect bridle on the horse. They were not concerned with my injuries and refused to give me a refund for the 2 hour ride that I paid for. They did not even apologize for their incompetence. All they said was "well, you signed a waiver." DO NOT GO RIDING AT TURKEY CREEK STABLES. They will kill you with their incompetence. I feel so sorry for the horses there.

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The horses were nice and easy, although a couple of times they kicked at each other and when you have a five yr old on one of them that's not what you want. I'm not too confident in the "guides". I believe they work for tips and perhaps to keep their own horses stabled for free. The trails weren't that impressive, but it didn't cost much so it evened out. It's one of those deals where you get what you pay for.

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The horses were nice and easy, although a couple of times they kicked at each other and when you have a five yr old on one of them that's not what you want. I'm not too confident in the "guides". I believe they work for tips and perhaps to keep their own horses stabled for free. The trails weren't that impressive, but it didn't cost much so it evened out. It's one of those deals where you get what you pay for.

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