Welcome to the Crazy 8 Ranch!
Crazy 8 Ranch is a family owned and operated facility. We offer boarding, training, lessons, pony parties, kids camps, photo shoot and guided trail rides. Please see our Services Page for all that we offer. We are not the biggest ranch around but our goal is to be the best!
Please note: We are open by appointment only.
If you would like to schedule a ride, please click the Schedule Your Ride button in the left column.
If you have questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questionspage.
If you need further help, please call or text to 850-524-3484. In most cases, we will respond to texts quicker than phone calls.
We are a working rescue ranch with no full time office staff. We may be off the property on a trail ride at different times and can not always answer texts or calls immediately.
Things to Know About Your Ride
Please Do Not Call or Text to Cancel or Reschedule a Weekend or Holiday Ride. We Do Not Refund for Scheduled Rides unless there is Thunder and Lightning. We Do Ride in the Rain. We Do Not Cancel or Reschedule Weekend or Holiday Scheduled Rides. You Can Reschedule a Weekday Ride 1 time with 24 hour Notice.
We will be riding through sandy trails in the Apalachicola National Forest. You may want to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, water, bug spray and/or a hat.
Please remove all items from your back pockets as the horses movement will work items out of your pockets during the ride. We do have pouches we can provide you with.
Please be 10 minutes early for your scheduled ride time. We have rides scheduled throughout the day and it is imperative that we maintain our schedule.
If you are late, the ride may leave Without You. Ride times will Not be rescheduled for weekend reservations or during Holiday weeks. Weekday reservations May be rescheduled with 24 hour notice.
Crazy 8 Ranch was established in 2007, as a private ranch. We had three horses at that time. A friend asked if we would be interested in taking in a rescue horse, which we did, and that was the beginning of our rescue efforts. As of now, we have rescued and rehabilitated over 70 animals mostly horses, ponies, miniatures, but also donkeys, pigs, goats, rabbits and cows. We have been blessed with the ability to find good loving homes for most of our rescues, but we also fell in love with so many that we decided to keep them and open our ranch to the public and offer trail rides. The trail rides help provide our rescue horses with feed, exercise and veterinary costs. Our horses have stolen the hearts of so many people, especially those of the children during our kids camps.
Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation are By Appointment Only.
Here at Crazy 8 Ranch we have a number of amenities including, tack storage, trailer parking, a 60' round pen, a 130' x 170' sand arena, countless miles of riding trails through the Apalachicola National Forest, grooming areas including a wash rack. All of these come at no extra cost.