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Welcome!

Old West Special Trails, Inc., located in Eads, Tennessee, is a 94 acre, non-profit, full service equestrian facility dedicated to changing children’s lives, one ride at a time. Boarding, Western horseback riding lessons and summer horse camps are available. Our goal is to bridge the financial gap for children who have a desire to ride horses but cannot afford it. We also provide the opportunity for children who are at risk, economically disadvantaged or have special needs to participate in equine activities. The founders of Old West Special Trails, Inc., Danny and Debbie Cooley, have spent the past twenty-three years helping children’s dreams of equestrian achievements come true.

Our vision is that every child has the opportunity to know
and love a horse, without regard to financial, physical or mental restrictions.

Mission Statement

Old West Special Trails, Inc. uses horses as a tool to improve children’s lives by providing them a safe, family-friendly ranch environment while learning horsemanship. Our organization is dedicated to providing all Memphis area children with the opportunity to interact and grow from an Old West horse experience.

A relationship with a horse helps teach a child responsibility, builds their self-confidence and enhances their self-esteem through their personal accomplishments.

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Many of our children face challenges in their lives - physical, behavioral and economic. But on the back of a horse, poverty, blindness, Down’s syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autism, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy all fade away.

We know that anyone who ever had a horse or wanted a horse can remember that feeling. Old West Special Trails, Inc. relies on sponsorships, donations, special partners, volunteers, and gifts to make sure that resources are never the deciding factor for parents or families.

We hope you'll join us. See for yourself the joy a horse can bring to a child's eyes.