Weekday trips to the Texas Horse Park are a great way to expose students of all ages to nature, animals and a taste of the ranch life. We offer a traditional collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals provided a means of food, protection, transportation, companionship, labor and clothing.
Though much of this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. Many of our animals have names (usually more than one) and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.
Also, if you didn't already know it, the Texas Horse Park is located on hundreds of acres in the beautiful Trinity Forest which is possibly the largest urban bottomland hardwood forest in America so there are even more amazing things to learn and explore out on the trail and in the forest, as well.