-What is the riding like? The Marienville area has mostly wooded trails with long ridges, moderate hillsides, and streams in the valleys. On a difficulty scale of 1-10, it varies between 1-7 with most of it being about 3-4. The Spring Creek Trails are more rigorous with longer mountainous hills.
-How many miles of trails? There are approximately 25 miles of trails from the farm (some are marked, some are not). You will also find 15 miles of marked trails at nearby Buzzard Swamp, 38 miles of marked trails at the nearby Spring Creek Equestrian Trail System, 12 miles of marked trails at nearby Cook Forest Bridle Trails, and 20 miles of marked trails at the nearby Clarion River Tract.
-What is the trail footing like? All trails have at least one rocky section. Most horses are happiest with at least front shoes/boots. Four shoes/boots are best. I keep 4 shoes on my horses. It would be discouraging to not be able to ride because your horse has a stone bruise.
-Are maps available? A map is available for Buzzard Swamp, Spring Creek Equestrian Trails, Clarion River Tract, and several trails leaving from the farm.
-Do I need to bring bedding for a stall? Fine sawdust, wheelbarrows and forks are provided for your use. If you prefer a fluffier stall, you may want to bring some shavings.
-Will I have to turn around or back up my trailer in tight spaces? No, our farm is wide open with lots of space for turning around and backing up.
-Can I picket my horse? Picketing is not available at this time.
-Is there a grocery store nearby?
In Marienville, Dollar General-carries milk, juice, some frozen items and 4-5 isles of groceries. In Leeper, Red & White Market (about 10 miles south on Rt. 66)-has a good grocery selection and a very good meat market.