Linda Baker

Or call Linda @
Tony @ 615-419-6536

(During Rides Only)

E-MAIL Owners
Linda & Tony Baker

E-MAIL Resident Guide
Dean Butler

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Wooded Trails • Full Service Campground • Covered Stalls • Live Entertainment
A vacation at Bucksnort Trail Ride can become a special part of your life. The excitement and beauty of horseback riding on miles of wooded trails give a unique thrill. If fun and relaxation are two of the requirements for your vacation, you will feel right a home camping on the banks of the picturesque Tumbling Creek.
We hope to make your visit one you will remember fondly forever!!
April 25 - May 1
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June 6 - 12
October 3 - 9
We will have a Memorial Day Ride and a Labor Day Ride in 2011!
Check back for special pricing and meals!


Greetings To All our Trail Riders


In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of
Bucksnort Trail Ride

During ALL rides in 2011, we will be having door prizes every day.

All NEW CUSTOMERS, for the April and June rides,
will receive a Free Stall during their week long visit.

There will also be drawings for a FREE RIDE during each
ride throughout the year.

Come join us for our year long Celebration of 25 years
at Bucksnort Trail Ride.


Tony and Linda Baker


New Camp Rules Effective June 2008

1. Anyone driving a motorized vehicle on Caney Hollow Farm, including the Bucksnort Campground, must have a valid state-issued driver's license. No exceptions are to be tolerated. State of Tennessee regulations will be enforced.
2. Pleasure riding is not appropriate in the campground and no racking, running, or fast (canter) loping will be permitted. The campground arena, nearby fields and hundreds of miles of wooded trails are open and appropriate for riders of all ages. If you need information regarding rider expertise and age-appropriate trails, inquire in the camp office. Maps are also available.
3. Midnight is the designated quiet time for the campground. Horseback riding, loud music, and loud talking are not permitted after midnight. Parents and guardian are to see that their children and teens are physically present in assigned camp sites at this time. No group activities in the campground, creek areas, or trails will be permitted after midnight.
4. Night riding on the trails is discouraged. However, special permission to ride trails after dark can be obtained. See personnel in the office to arrange for supervised trail riding after sundown. All night riding must be supervised by a responsible adult.
5. Horseback riding, including the of swimming horses, is prohibited in designated swim areas of Tumbling Creek, including the swimming hole east of camp and the area south of camp known as Hillbilly Beach. Riders accessing trails near these sites are requested to use extreme caution when crossing the creeks at these two locations. There are many creek areas that can be used for equine water activities. See camp managers if more information is needed.
6. Proper dress attire is required in the Mess Hall. Swim suits must be covered with tee shirts or other types of coverups. Shoes are also required.
7. Smoking is not permitted in the Mess Hall and Rest rooms. Smokers are requested to use extreme caution in or around the barns, the campground, and the trails.

Your cooperation in the implementation of these rules is respectfully requested.


To make reservations or obtain additional information,
call 913-582-4320 or 615-419-6536 or send an email to [email protected]
(Feel free to use my mobile number to contact me if you need
additional information or assistance: 615-430-4936

If you need more information about Bucksnort Trailride or wish
to make reservations, contact Linda Baker at 615 662-7512
or Tony at 615-419-6536
or send an email to [email protected]

Happy trails,

Linda, Tony
& the entire
Bucksnort Staff

(All horse lovers will understand the following)

1.People who don't take care of their own horses will be the first ones to tell you how to care for yours.

2.You should never buy a cheap girth!

3.A handsome horse who's badly behaved will become a lot less attractive in about 15 minutes.

4.People who think they have nothing more to learn about riding hit the ground the hardest.

5.Children and ponies are natural allies and often have identical dispositions.

6.The richest horse people often look the poorest.

7.The closeness of a horse is one of the sweetest smells in the world.

8.A solitary ride through the bush is more beneficial than six months with the best psychiatrist.

9.The worse a person rides the more likely they are going to blame it on the horse.

10.The best thing about going to the barn first thing in the morning is that horses don't care how you look.

11.If a dealer insists a horse is worth twice what he's asking, he is probably worth half that much.

12.The best way to appreciate how another person rides is to get on their horse.

13.I can recognise another horse person no matter what town, city, state, county or country I visit.

14.You can never have too many hoof picks.

15.It is not wise to argue with something that outweighs you by 1,000 pounds

16.I'd rather have a horse with a perfect mind than a perfect head.

17.Some folks believe that eight hours is too long to be in the saddle!

18.If you think you have left the water on in the barn you have; if you think you closed the pasture gate, you didn't.

19.When someone asks you if you like their horse, always say yes!

20.The happiest people I know own horses, dogs, cats and at least one deranged goat.

21.If you're looking for the perfect horse you will never own one.

22.Owning a horse can either make a marriage or break it.

23.I'd rather lose my lipstick than my curb chain.

24.You shouldn't talk about your first place ribbon to someone that came in second.

25.If someone says that a horse has a little buck, believe me, it has a BIG BUCK.

26.If we need rain, schedule a horse show.

27.I've never warmed up to someone that didn't care to visit my stables and meet the horses.

28.A clean barn and a sparkling horse are among life's great pleasures.

29.Giving away horses can be expensive, specially give-away horses.

30.No matter how badly behaved you are, your horse always gives you a second chance.

31.A more expensive horse doesn't make a better one.

32.An empty stable is not a "good thing".

33.Losing a horse can break your heart, but it will have been worth it.

"If you can't imagine life without a horse... DON'T!"

Brenda Cross (Florida)

• Be aware of the effect your actions have on others, their horses and their property.
• Do not upset your co-rider's horses.
• Ride at a quiet, controlled pace.
• Keep a safe distance...don't crowd others. If your horse has a history of kicking, tie something RED on the horse others will be cautious.
Note to Bucksnort: ESPECIALLY going UP and DOWN hills...keep a good safe distance in case the horse in front of you decides to change directions!
• STAY WITH A DISMOUNTED RIDER. If you are going to lag very far behind tell others , so they may be aware of where you are. Staying together, riding in groups, helps us all ride safely and, if help is needed, others are there
• Respect the property of others. (ie: lawns, farm fields, crops, groves, livestock, etc.)
• Leave gates as you found them: Open gates should remain open. Closed gates should remain closed.
REMEMBER! If you mind your manners others won't mind when you and your horse return to ride.


You can review it at You may also want to join this group or post a message.
If you should visit this web site, be sure to look at some of the pictures
made at Bucksnort and other locations in recent months.
More pictures will be posted soon.
You are invited to post pictures and articles about your trailriding experiences, regardless of where they might be. You may also post inquiries regarding trailriding locations and events; questions regarding horse health, tack, training, breeding; etc.

 Stalls and campsites are limited, so register no later than 14 days prior to the first day of the ride. Reservations are accepted on a first come basis, so mail your reservation form, $10 per person, $20 per campsite and stall reservation fee of $20 per stall, as early as possible. Deposits are applied to the total amount due. If you phone in for reservations, a deposit must be received within one week of your call or your campsite and/or stalls will be rented to someone else.

We will offer live country/western music, dancing, a fun action (bring your items to sell), horse games for all ages, bon fires and prizes. We have creek swimming for those hot summer days. Opening night will be a time for getting acquainted with your host and fellow trail riders. Each day we offer three (3) rides; a 1/2 slow, a 1/2 day fast and an all day ride.

Along the trail, maybe in the campgrounds, your never know where they will show up! There will be 3 colored horseshoes good for
free prizes when found.

ON ALL 3 RIDES, when the ORANGE horseshoe is found, it is good for one free week, one stall and one campsite with electricity for the
following year.

A free belt buckle will be given to each trail rider who attends one full week for 5, 10, 15 or 20 years.

Every Friday night, there will a drawing for $250. The names come from the list when you register (full week, paying riders). So be sure you are registered! You must be present to win!


Special rides for groups (club rates available) by the week or weekend. Call (615) 662-7512 or write for more information.



2887 Poplar Grove Road • McEwen, Tennessee
Information - 615-419-6536 (Tony's cell)
Reservation - 615-419-6536 (Tony's cell)
Coming from Memphis: I-40 EAST, Exit 152, left on Hwy 230 - Go 6.3 miles, right on Bold Springs Road, go about 1.7 miles(watch for dangerous intersection), turn right(yield) on Poplar Grove Road, go 2.9 miles.
Coming from Nashville: I-40 West to the Exit 152, right on Hwy 230, use the above directions for the rest of your journey!!