We are a family owned and operated farm in Western North Carolina.
Chunky Gal Stables has been in operation for about 15 years now. The stables are run by Robb Goins. Robb has been in the horse industry almost his entire life, spending almost 8 years in Montana working on various guest ranches while attending college at Montana State University. Robb has a passion for working with horses and it shows in his work. He has also spent time learning with the one and only Buck Branaman to help perfect his training methods. Robb runs the day to day operations at Chunky Gal Stables and does everything from reservations, guiding and training.
Robb's wife, Tracy, also helps out as well. Tracy mostly handles reservations and the general office work, but occasionaly, if you're lucky, she does get to get out of the office and guide some trails.
What farm wouldn't be complete without an official greeter and trail guide? Levi is generally the first face you will see at Chunky Gal Stables when you arrive. Levi is a 3 year old Australian Shepperd and Cattahoola dog mix. He loves going on the trails with us and making sure everything is safe for everyone. He loves to bring in the horses each morning and makes sure everyone has a smile on their face as soon as they arrive here.
What others have to say about Chunky Gal Stables:
"My husband, and my sister and I went in June for the 2 hour trail ride. The guide was very calm, friendly, patient and professional. The horses were wonderfully well behaved...even when we saw 2 bear cubs in a tree. Beautiful scenery and a memorable experience. I would go back any day!"
- Amy Koehler
"Chunky Gal Stables was awesome, the guide was great and view was beautiful. We went in Nov after Thanksgiving and really enjoyed the 2 hour ride, actually my family is going again in Dec. So if your in the Franklin area, check it out you won't be sorry."
- Pam from Florida