The Eagle Trail Ride starts at the Eagle Trail Head parking lot at your reservation time. We will pack drinks into our saddlebags, then we’ll introduce you to your horse and mount up. The first few minutes of our ride will give both horses and riders a chance to warm up and get to know one another. Soon, the adventure begins.
In the year 1836, while Thomas Sugden, John Coats and a Mr. Garton were prospecting, they came to a beautiful prairie about one and a half by two and a half miles in area. Here, hovering and curving over a large mound, near the present residence of Ebenezer Thomas, was a monster bald headed eagle. From this incident and time, the prairie and Town were called Eagle.
As we ride into a near-by forest towards the town of Eagle , the trail becomes steeper and the tree’s close in, leaving a passage that climbs between pine tree walls. The terrain becomes somewhat rocky and resembles an old fire road. Huge trees block the view around the winding path. Wild turkeys and their young can be seen sometimes in the brush. Don’t be surprised if the odd deer jumps out onto the path. You’ll want to keep an eye out for wildlife. It occurs to you that you are, indeed, Way out West.
As you cross the railroad tracks and County Road S, this is how the Midwest must have appeared to its original inhabitants, to early explorers, and to 19th Century settlers. Seeing this countryside from horseback adds to the feeling that you have slipped back in time.
Soon you while come to the edge of Highway 59 where you will follow the trail into the town of Eagle. There is even a horse tie rack to tie up your horse up by our favorite local saloon known as “Coyote Canyon”. Try the tap beer or just a soda and share what the horseback ride experience has been like.
After eating you will be back on the Eagle trail, heading back to the parking lot. If you are like many of our guests, you’ll find it hard to say good-bye to this beautiful country, to your guide, and, perhaps most of all, to the horse with whom you shared a unique experience.
This ride may not be for everyone. But if you have a spirit of adventure and the desire and stamina to challenge yourself with the 3 Hr. Eagle ride, then Dream A Horse is waiting for you.