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Dead Broke Farm Raleigh

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Dead Broke Farm
6921 Wildlife Trail
Raleigh
NC
27613
Tel: 919 596-8975

Directions

To get to the farm at 6921 Wildlife Trail from Raleigh, take I-540 W and at exit 7 turn right onto Leesville Road. Turn right onto Hickory Grove Church Road and then after a mile turn right onto Carpenter Pond Rd. Then, after just under 2 miles turn left onto Wildlife Trail Road and they are 1/2 mile down a dirt road on your right!

Where are we going today?

Think Dead Broke Farm is a funny name for a horse riding stable? It is a bit, isn't it!  Did you know that if a horse is well trained it's referred to as "broke"? And if it's a really special horse that is super responsive to beginners and is able to be ridden by anyone, it's called "dead broke".

So it makes sense because when you visit Dead Broke Farm, you will be around beautiful rescued horses which are super friendly, and just waiting to give kids a great time with pony rides and trail rides!

Dead Broke Farm is a unique horse riding stable which offers rides, trip and lessons to horse lovers from about 4 and up. They really are a great farm to visit for kids, because they can learn about the importance of looking after animals. They can hear the stories of the horses, who were saved from starvation, slaughter, and mistreatment.  They can also see how they have improved, and realise that they are worthy of as much care and love as any animal or any person. An invaluable lesson!

The farm have a series of rides for kids, and a series for teens and adults. Kids can enjoy hand-led rides on a trail through the woods - not just led around the riding circle!

Parents you are more than welcome to walk along the horse as they ride (or you can rent a horse and ride with them!)

Being situated on over 100 acres of farm land, their trails cover creek crossings, rolling hills and beautiful wildlife. Kids must be over 6 to ride on their own, but younger kids from 2 can ride but they must be assisted. A fantastic way for kids to get out into nature and enjoy a true trail ride! 

They can cater for beginners or those with a little more experience. They offer riding lessons too if anyone feels they want to improve or gain more confidence on the horses. 

If you fancy getting out into the wilderness for a night, they offer riding camping trips! Whether it's overnight or a whole weekend, you will have the horse with you so you can ride for an hour or even six! You camp near a fire pit and picnic table (you bring your own tents) and just have an amazing time! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsTrail rides from $40.
  • Children15 minute hand-led pony rides: $25. Trail rides from $40.
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Scheduled ride times for trail rides and pony rides, so check before you book.

Teachers corner

The farm offer field trips and day care facilities! They can give kids basic riding instructions, a guided trail ride and time to explore all the other farm animals! Available weekdays between 10am - 2pm. .

Any Top Tips?

Make sure you book ahead. The trail rides and pony rides occur at scheduled times so just check when you call which time suits you best. .

More information

You can have your birthday celebrations with the horses! Grab your friends and celebrate that special day with your new animal friends too!.

What people are saying?

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    I took a group of employees out as a team building experience. They all had a great time! Carla took our group out, and was very informative about the farm, the rescue efforts, and horses and riding in general. Helmets were provided for those who opted to wear one, and a thorough demonstration of riding basics was provided prior to anyone getting on a horse. The horses were all well mannered and well kept, and the trail we were on was gorgeous! All of my employees said that they would go back, and would definitely bring their friends and family....Read More

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    The owner is all about money. She lies and will sell any horse no matter what including her dads horse. I wouldn't take a dying horse here. 0 respect for this place and feel sorry for all the horses. She has been fined and reported an numerous occasions for having too many horses.

    Don't be fooled by the show! She is a joke. She is in possession of stolen horses but you wont hear that out of her month. She needs to be shut down!

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    I visited Dead Broke Farm recently for a one hour trail ride with my twin sister. We wanted to do something memorable for our birthdays and had never ridden horses before. The staff at Dead Broke Farm were patient with us and incredibly warm people.

    It was a nice fall day and the farm was beautiful. We got a short lesson about mounting the horses, using the reins, etc., and a little while later we were on our way towards the trails guided by Carla Carlough. The horses were a pleasure to ride- I can only imagine how much training it takes to get...Read More

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    I took my future girlfriend I hope to dead broke farms today I have to say all the negative reviews are wrong because the owner may be frank and express her mind but she's doing so because she cares about the safety of her visitors and her horses. we took the two hour private trail ride and I have to say it was amazing and worth every penny the guide was helpful and knowledgeable we stoped off at the pond during the ride it was so peaceful no traffic just nature at its best. I will definitely be coming back this is going to be my new favorite place...Read More

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    Had an awesome time yesterday at Dead Broke Farm!! It was the best Horse riding experience I have ever had!!!!!! Art, the instructor I had was a lot of fun and was flexible and accommodating, and I would highly recommend Dead Broke Farm for anyone looking to get on a horse!!!!

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by Rebekah Moore

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I took a group of employees out as a team building experience. They all had a great time! Carla took our group out, and was very informative about the farm, the rescue efforts, and horses and riding in general. Helmets were provided for those who opted to wear one, and a thorough demonstration of riding basics was provided prior to anyone getting on a horse. The horses were all well mannered and well kept, and the trail we were on was gorgeous! All of my employees said that they would go back, and would definitely bring their friends and family. I would definitely recommend Dead Broke for individuals, and for groups, and will take additional groups in the future.

by Kate Bulger

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I visited Dead Broke Farm recently for a one hour trail ride with my twin sister. We wanted to do something memorable for our birthdays and had never ridden horses before. The staff at Dead Broke Farm were patient with us and incredibly warm people.

It was a nice fall day and the farm was beautiful. We got a short lesson about mounting the horses, using the reins, etc., and a little while later we were on our way towards the trails guided by Carla Carlough. The horses were a pleasure to ride- I can only imagine how much training it takes to get horses ready to be calm and patient with complete strangers and beginner riders! It is clear that Carla knows everything there is to know about working with horses, and I felt completely safe out on a horse in the woods with her. She was kind and a joy to spend an hour talking and riding with. The trails themselves are well-maintained and a little slice of peace.

All in all, I would (and already have!) recommended someone take a trip to Dead Broke Farms! The experiences was hassle-free, the staff are genuine and helpful, the grounds are expansive and gorgeous, and the horses are well-trained (or 'dead broke').

Thank you for a memorable birthday. I love to try new things and spend time outside, and a trail ride at Dead Broke was the perfect way to do this!

by matthew Harrison

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I took my future girlfriend I hope to dead broke farms today I have to say all the negative reviews are wrong because the owner may be frank and express her mind but she's doing so because she cares about the safety of her visitors and her horses. we took the two hour private trail ride and I have to say it was amazing and worth every penny the guide was helpful and knowledgeable we stoped off at the pond during the ride it was so peaceful no traffic just nature at its best. I will definitely be coming back this is going to be my new favorite place to come. we saw alot of deer was cool seeing them in there natural habitat and not on the highway.

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