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Southern Cross Guest Ranch

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Horseback riding at Southern Cross Guest Ranch in Madison, Georgia


Southern Cross Guest Ranch

The pool at Southern Cross Guest Ranch in Madison, Georgia
A paradise for horses and horse lovers, this year-round equestrian escape in Georgia's "historic heartland" combines southern hospitality with old-fashioned ranch living. Home to a bed-and-breakfast and more than 150 paint and quarter horses, the farm offers a combination of all-inclusive hands-on riding programs for beginners and "relaxed rider" opportunities for those with more expertise. Guests can also learn about grooming and tack. Soul Discovery on Horseback Retreats are a highlight, while the local town of Madison attracts visitors with its antebellum homes and antique shops. A haven of open pastures and wooded trails, the ranch is just an hour's drive from Atlanta.

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