A good place to start is to check out Yelp’s top 10 best horseback riding stables near Franklin. The reviews and location map will help you identify good options in the area.
Some websites to check out:
- Dillard House Stables – Just under a 30-minute drive south from Buttercup Haven, this stable is in Georgia and offers river and farm rides for beginners through advanced riders.
- Chunky Gal Stables – 45 minutes drive away in Hayesville, NC, this stable is open 7 days a week offering trail riding, lessons, training, and boarding.
- Guided Horseback Rides – Several stables near Bryson City (about an hour away) offer guided horse rides in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala National Forest. Horseback treks are generally one to four hours, but may also be overnight camping trips.