Horseback Riding Ocala Florida

Makin' Tracks Trail Rides, LLC

 

Helping Horses 
Help Themselves

We are a self funded equine rescue. This means we are not a 501c. 

We do not run on donations. Our mission is to support rescues through guided trail rides. This in turn allows our horses to help support themselves. 

Helping Horses Help Themselves

Makin' Tracks Trail Rides, LLC

Everything started with our family taking in rescued horses.

All the local kids would ride our horses with us to keep them fit.

 Soon we decided to offer guided trail rides to help support our rescue efforts.

Gradually Makin' Tracks Trail Rides, LLC Took on a life of it's own.

Our trail rides grew into a great family business.

Makin' Tracks Trail Rides, LLC

Since 2005 this family run operation has been

supporting our horses and our family.

Through GOD's support We have the most

 amazing life! 

 

Here are a few of the horses at Makin' Tracks Trail Rides, LLC.

Some Of The Rescues And Their Stories 
(I would go crazy trying to put them all here)

Rocky & Shiloh

Shiloh and Rocky have arrived here late July 2014.


They were a bit underweight. 


But their person loved them and made a very difficult choice. 


He chose to place them for their own good. 


He had health issues which prevented him from being able to work. 


His health also made it very difficult for him to spend the time to care for them. 


So he placed them here in hopes that he could offer them the life they truly 


deserved. 


They served their family well and watched the kids grow and leave the nest. 


Now that they are with us, they have quickly adjusted to their new herd, and


lifestyle. 


They have learned to enjoy the trail rides. They are great kid horses too. 


Very friendly and social.  

Bones

Bones arrived at our farm on 10/07/2010 

He started out very skinny and very hungry. 

10/13/2010

In a very short time he started to show improvement. It's hard to tell in the pics but he had a  good shine to his coat and a sparkle in his eye. You can see already he had hope. Bones is a very trusting fellow. 

12-01-2010

As you can clearly see he is doing great!

We have even had to reduce his feed as he is starting to get too fat.

He loves the trails and loves to swim.

He has become one of our most trusted trail horses! He is Shadow's right hand man. He is also the Joker of the barn! He loves to play practical jokes. Spend a little time around the barn and you will see for yourself!

Little Misty

She is a sweet little appy mare. She is 20 ish as we don't know her true age. Cody my son claims her as his own. Customers ride her occasionally, but sometimes she can be a little forward if not properly matched with her rider. Misty was the result of a young lady growing up. She wanted to board her here, and then just never came back for her. A year or so later we found out that she decided that she wanted her to stay with us because she had a good home here. She is not up for adoption. She will spend the rest of her days with us. She is a part of our family.

Dancer Found His New/Old Home

Jolene was Dancer & Misty's original owner. Health issues forced her to place them. She chose us. When she was able to care for them again she decided to bring Dancer back home. We decided that it was in Misty's best interest at her age to not move her. She spent the rest of her life with us.

Thank You Jolene 

Dancer

Our one eyed mustang. He is a wonderful horse. And a joy to be around, needs a somewhat experienced rider.

Dancer is looking for his special person and a forever home. 

Beau

Has gone to his forever home

Beau was our first rescue. He was a 2 year old thoroughbred stallion. He was very under weight when the neighbors first brought him home. They did not have resources for a horse. The pen they were trying to keep him in would not hold him, especially with a mare just down the road on our property. They had him for a couple of months. For whatever reason, even though I tried to help to educate them on the needs that a horse has they would not repair his pen and he was continually dropping more and more weight. He would come to our property regulary and it was becoming a danger to our son 2 years old at the time. Racing into our yard at random times. So, after numerous times gave them a choice. Either we will buy the horse from you or we are going to call animal control. That was about 8 years ago.  He really doesn't work at all because he seems to be sore in his stifles on occasion. But he is really sweet.

Marigold Bay

Has Gone To A Wonderful Home

Thank You Judy

 

 

Mary is a 1987 thoroughbred mare. We received her as a result of looking into lessons for our son when he was about 6 years old. A farm was struggling financially and needed to place her. We decided to bring her home. She stayed with us for about 10 years. She helped us get started with the trail rides. She is a hard keeper and requires alot of maintenance. She went to stay with a close friend to become mostly retired.

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