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Horseback riding in Georgia -it is the featured activity at Southern Cross. If you're a beginner, don't worry - riding lessons are available and horses are personally assigned based on your riding experience and preferences. We'll supply all the equipment you'll need to ride, but you're welcome to bring your own if you choose. The climate in Georgia is great for horseback riding year around. We ride in small groups of three to seven riders, and you'll be encouraged to groom and help tack the horses for a true hands-on and bonding experience. Whether you want to ride lazily across beautiful open pastures or trot through lush wooded trails, Southern Cross Ranch can accommodate your needs. If you're not into horseback riding and don't wish to start, there are non-riding plans with reduced rates to meet your needs.

Horseback riding is also available to non-guests at 9:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. daily on a space-available basis (reservations needed). If you are looking for horseback riding in Georgia, you've come to the right place. Please see our non-guest page for more details.

After your daily horseback riding, you'll find many ways to relax and unwind at Southern Cross Ranch. You can enjoy a dip in the swimming pool (heated Mid-March to Mid-November). Seasonal flowers and beautiful landscaping adorn the ranch. Enjoy a good book in the shade next to the pool and water fountain. Guests also enjoy playing billiards, ping pong, darts, or foosball in the game room, riding mountain bikes, throwing horseshoes, shooting basketball, or catching a nap after a meal. The beauty of Southern Cross is that you can make every minute of your stay as active or restful as you may desire.

You can also use the ranch's convenient location to visit many of Georgia's local attractions including golf, shopping, fishing, skeet shooting, museums, and more.

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