If you need to get away from the grind of daily routine, and the hustle of non-stop life, Ram Branch Farm in Fort Valley offers a unique escape to slow down.
The philosophy of the farm is simple; get out and enjoy mother nature.
"That's what we focus on," Erin Collins explains. "Having the natural, the quiet place to relax and decompress from the sirens and the hustle and bustle of the T.V. and computer, and cell phone and screaming child."
Collins runs the horse farm, and offers training on how to ride horses. She teaches children from four years old, to anyone who is physically able to saddle up.
The Fort Valley getaway offers scenic tours of their 683 acres of land. There are two ponds to explore, and orchards of pecan trees. All of it is accessible by riding horseback.
"I'm really trying to share my love for the horses, and doing it in a way the kids or adults will have fun," Collins says.
If you're in the mood for a romantic date, you can tour the countryside, then stop by the pond and enjoy a seclusive picnic.
"It's a nice little something different. It's not the typical dinner and a movie. You're actually getting out there doing something most people haven't done before."
Horses aren't the only animals trotting around the farm. Chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, and some cranky roosters and turkeys fill up the grounds.
If you would like to learn how to ride a horse, Collins offers basic care training, as well as how to competitively ride. You can get more information about Ram Branch Farm by clicking here for their website.