Tri-Circle-D Farm

 

If you are not familiar with Tri-Circle-D, it is Disney’s horse farm, which is located at Fort Wilderness.  This is the home for a variety of horse breeds, including Appaloosas, Arabians, Belgians, Clydesdales, American paint horses, Percherons, quarter horses, and Shetland ponies (per the official Walt Disney World website).  Pony rides are offered here daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a fee of $8.  They also offer horseback trail rides ($46/45 minutes), wagon rides ($5 for children, $8 adults for a 25 min. ride), and private carriage rides ($45 per carriage for a 25 min. ride).

The last (and only other time) that I dined at Trail’s End Restaurant I visited the Tri-Circle-D Horse Farm located next door.  I was there early in the morning (at about 9:00) and had the area all to myself.  It was such a quiet, peaceful experience, which is a rare occurrence during a Disney World trip.  Oh, and I fell in love with this horse, who followed me as I walked around the perimeter of the fenced in area…

So when our dining plans included Trail’s End, I decided that I needed to visit Tri-Circle-D again, this time with my son along.  Although it wasn’t quite the same experience, since it was about noon when we visited and there were several other guests walking around the area…

…it was still an enjoyable one.  My son took several photos of the horses we saw there but I will just show you a few of my favorites.

This horse looked very similar to my friend from my 2014 visit to Tri-Circle-D…

So if you are staying at Fort Wilderness or just there to dine at either Trail’s End or Pioneer Hall (for the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue), I recommend that you take a few minutes to visit the beautiful horses at Tri-Circle-D Farm.

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