Little Creek Farm

Little Creek Horse FarmLittle Creek Farm is a 40-acre horse farm that is located in Decatur, a short drive from my house. The stables board over 40 horses which are all privately owned. Some of the horse owners have graciously lent their horses for use to a program at the farm called Stride Ahead. Stride Ahead offers Equine-Assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding to individuals with special needs. My daughter has been riding with Stride Ahead for 8 months and her sessions at the farm are always the highlight of her week. During her hour lessons I have had the opportunity to enjoy this magical place. Although the commotion of the city lingers just a few feet from the entrance to Little Creek Farm, I am transported to the country when I visit. Aside from being a beautiful place to ride, Little Creek Farm has a fascinating history. The most interesting fact about the farm is that during the Battle of Atlanta in 1864, thousands of exhausted Union troops and cavalry camped along South Peachtree Creek which runs through the property. Last week during my daughter’s lesson, it rained heavily for a short period of time. Most of the riders stayed inside the covered arena to ride but there was one rider and trainer that braved the muddy fields outside. Lucky for me since they added an element of interest to the image I captured of the farm at sunset.

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