Denton, Texas. Some of us have lived here all our lives, some have found this place to call their new home later in life. Whether you’ve lived here for 50 years, 5 years, or only a few months, you may think that you already know all there is to know about Denton. But do you? You might know about the art scene in Denton, the music scene… But what about the horse scene?

North Texas is dubbed as Horse Country, USA, because it has the largest concentration of horse farms in the US with more than 350 farms and ranches with a population of 40,000+ horses. This area is so famous for all the to-do about horses that it even has its own TV show on Rural TV, called Horse Country USA. Catch a glimpse of the show here:

Horse Country USA

The North Texas Horse Country was also recently featured on Fox 4's Lone Star Adventure: Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

 

Driving tours of the North Texas Horse Country are available in the Spring and the Fall. Whether you’re very familiar with the equine scene here or haven’t a darned clue about it, taking the tour is a great way to spend a Saturday. On the tours, you’ll learn about the equine world here in North Texas. Everything from the climate (warm temperatures and sandy loam soil) that makes the area so horse-friendly to the different breeds of horses (Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Paints, and more) will be covered in this fun and informative tour.

The Horse Country Tours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m and depart from Denton Historical Park at 317 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201. Advanced ticket price is $40 (or on-sit-day-of for $45) per person and include snacks, lunch, and drinks. Tour dates for 2013 are as follows: March 2, April 13, May 4, September 14, October 5, and November 2. And often on the Spring tours, you’ll get to see colts that were born just the night before!

These tours sell out fast, so reserve your spots on the tour now by calling the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau at (940) 382-7895.