Dead Broke Farm104 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 6921 Wildlife Trail, Raleigh, NC 27613, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9195968975
- Tags: Family And Kids, Farm
Dead Broke Farm is a famous horse riding centre in Raleigh which was established in 2004. Being a riding school, it offers trails for the visitors too. It offers private riding facility in which you can stop anywhere on the way to enjoy the natural views and multiple chores. It even offers corporate outings in which you can travel by a horse to some distance where you can organize picnics. The trail which is provides by the centre generally passes through hardwood trees, creek crossings and rolling hills. It offers horse riding camps for kids and hosts a safe short trail for them. Dead Broke Farm even supplies horse sleighs for wedding ceremonies and various other occasions.
How to Reach Dead Broke Farm
- Rented car/taxi
Dead Broke Farm Reviews & Ratings
My very first visit to Dead Broke Farm was amazing! My horse's name was Monster and he is beautiful. He kept a nice pace on the two hour trail and was very obedient. Monster likes to graze often along the trail; which I thought was hilarious. A simple nudge on the reigns put him right back on track. I'm looking forward to my next ride in the near future.
This place is awesome. Carla and her staff are very friendly and the horses there are very kind. My kids went here for summer camp and they enjoyed horseback riding. Even if you have never been on horseback riding before, by the end of the week you'll be comfortable handling them. It was overall great experience.
Such an amazing experience! I am from Fort Lauderdale FL on vacation with my daughter for her birthday. She had never been horseback riding before and this memory was unforgettable. The staff was professional,kind and so helpful. The horses were so well behaved and friendly. I would absolutely recommend this as a fun filled day spent in nature with people you love. Thank-you so much dead broke farm!!!!
I should have read the reviews for this place before I gave them my hard-earned money. (We purchased Valentine's day tickets). First off, they are EXTREMELY unorganized-- it took TWO HOURS of waiting to go on a 1-hour trail ride. While we were all waiting to be seated on our horses, volunteers took us around the farm and showed us the animals (chickens, turkey, rabbits, dogs). The rabbits were in such horrific conditions, I was appalled. Now, I understand animals on a farm aren't pampered like house animals. However, these rabbits were sitting in small, 2x3ft cages with a good inch of feces accumulated on the floor of the cage. One turkey had mangled, broken feet and was limping around its small cage. The employees or volunteers obviously had NO idea how to properly execute a trail ride. Once all of the riders were saddled on their respective horses, the volunteers led about 10 horses to two buckets of water to drink. This was so disorganized the horses were literally FIGHTING to get water. Anyone who knows how horses operate know that they must be organized when in close quarters, lest they fight and kick each other. Horses were facing EVERY direction, all in close quarters, until one girl's horse TOOK OFF towards the other horses and threw her off. A little girl, probably 7 or 8 years old was thrown off, too, and this was all in a matter of 5 minutes. The FIRST words out of the guide's mouth LITERALLY was "well you can't get your money back!" Like WHAT the heck?!? When it was time to go (TWO HOURS LATER) they lined about 15 of us up ON our horses in NO particular order so that each horse's face was up another horse's rear with no room and horses were startled and wary of one another. You could tell when certain horses wanted to kick each other, which fought for dominance, which ones didn't get along. there is always an order you should do this in especially for people who do not know how to ride horses. because of this, two people's horses fought and took off full speed, throwing them to the ground. The staff were rude, not on schedule, it was freezing cold outside and we had to be there for two hours as they tried to reign in the circus. Don't even get me started on the owner. She literally approached the little girl who got thrown off her horse and scolded her for letting the horse eat some grass, as if it was the girl's fault. Over all, you'd do better to go somewhere else and save your money.
Great experience! Carla was awesome! Her and her staff were very friendly. Carla did a great job explaining how to handle the horses and control them before riding so that beginners also felt comfortable. It was obvious she is passionate and cares deeply for all the horses. I also love the fact that these horses are rescued and rehabilitated. I would definitely recommend checking it out for yourself! I plan to go back as soon as possible!