Welcome to Bear Creek Horses and Saddles, we are a very small family farm that has had the pleasure and good fortune to be able to share our lives with horses for over 30yrs. We are lucky enough to be located in beautiful south central Kentucky near Mammoth Cave National Park, where you will find some of the most beautiful trail riding in the country.
Our mission is to promote the great American Trail Horse and the Working Ranch Horse. If you are the rider who has that competitive side to them and wants to compete in Trail Class competitions and/or the Working Cow Horse events we say go for it. If you are the one who simply wants to enjoy time out on the beautiful trails riding their horse for some fun and relaxation with their family and friends, then just do it. It's a big beautiful world with a new adventure around every bend.We encourage you to get out there and enjoy natures wonders that can only be seen and truly appreciated from horseback.
Here at Bear Creek, we are very proud of our small Ranch Horse breeding program. All are AQHA registered and come from outstanding proven bloodlines. We have chosen our bloodlines to produce a quality people horse with natural cow sense and athletic ability. Our Ranch Horses are as proficient on the trails as they are in the arena, they have logged many miles in the woods and are very trial savvy. We believe that training on the trail is beneficial no matter what breed or discipline you might be interested in. So many horses are trained solely in the arena without sufficient time spent out on the trails, this results into a one dimensional horse. Time spent on the trail breaks up the monotony and frees the horses mind. We believe that trail training results in a self confident well rounded mount. This horse has the ability to safely handle any new situations he may face throughout his life.
We search out only the best horses for our sales/training program. Gentleness, versatility, sound minds and correct conformations are the basic qualities we look for. Most of our Trail Horses are AQHA registered with outstanding pedigrees, but we don't discriminate, we also work with and sell unregistered horses of all breeds. If the horse meets all our requirements and possesses all the qualities of a great Trail Horse than they are also inducted into our program. There are so many great "grade" horses, whose papers have been lost for one reason or another or the owner just didn't take the time to register them. They are very intelligent and trainable horses who just need a chance. So many times these horses fall through the cracks and end up living in poor conditions or even worse. It is our goal to place these horses in good loving homes where they make wonderful trail partners and bring much joy to their new owners. Trail Horses that have gone through our program make trustworthy, dependable and enjoyable mounts in which you can feel comfortable and safe riding. He is not just your horse, he is your partner and an added member to the family.
We only offer horses that we have raised or handled ourselves. All our sale horses are gentle proven Trail Horses. We are committed to offering nice horses to suite the needs of today's riding community, from the beginner to the well seasoned horseman. We truly believe in honesty and integrity and represent our horses for exactly what we know them to be. Vices or flaws are never hidden.
This Website is also a catalog of some examples of the custom saddles that we can help design and build for you, our saddles are truly a functional work of art. Whether it be for ranch work, reining, cutting, western pleasure, trail pleasure, roping, barrel racing, team penning and/or trail riding etc. we can build your one of a kind saddle.
So if you are in the market for a new horse and/or saddle to take to the show ring or you are looking for that new best friend to trail ride, contact Bear Creek Horses and Saddles. Our goal is to make the best possible match between the horse and rider and we can also build you that perfect Saddle.
We hope you take the time to browse our site. Thanks for visiting, we look forward to hearing from you.