Welcome to Old West Special Trails

Old West Special Trails, a non-profit organization in Eads, TN, needs the community's support to continue serving children, families, and horses as it has since 2003. Old West knows that a horse can make a dramatic difference in a child's life and for the last 20 years the Lord has made it possible for us to give children, regardless of financial, mental, or physical struggles, the opportunity to experience the joy and healing that horses offer.

Old West is blessed to serve over 350 children each year and is home to over 100 horses.
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Our Founders

Debbie and Danny Cooley
Debbie and Danny Cooley

Debbie Cooley
This special lady works so hard to make sure each child has a positive experience while at Old West. She has been gifted with the ability to reach those "harder to reach" children that are more apprehensive around horses. While instructing students about horses, Debbie positively motivates the eager to learn, but also is sensitive to the needs of the more uneasy. She demonstrates skills that cannot be taught. Debbie is phenomenal because it is more than a career, it is her life. She works countless hours behind the scenes with her husband Danny to keep things going at Old West.

Danny Cooley
Danny is the heart of Old West. He works effortlessly to ensure every horse gets fed twice a day as well as hay at all times. Filling water troughs and checking for injuries are just some of the other tasks he completes daily. Danny has drawn up the plans for the buildings and arenas and has been there to oversee all of the construction.  Not only does he spend his days tirelessly working during the day, but he spends hours doing the necessary paperwork at night. He guides Old West in the right direction by making countless decisions with God's help. Danny's dream to have a safe place for kids and adults be able to interact with horses has come true!

Danny and Debbie love what they do and think that this is their mission in life “Bringing kids and horses together one ride at a time”. Their goal is that children are encouraged and their self esteem is built up using the horses as tools to do this. When a child leaves Old West after a lesson or camp feeling better about themselves than they did when they arrived then we've done our job. Children hear so much negative in the world. We want Old West to be a positive part of their lives.

Debbie and Danny Cooley
Debbie and Danny Cooley Riding

The Facility

Located on 98 Acres with Two Ponds

  • Two outdoor arenas 120x200 with lights
  • One covered arena 50x150 with lights and a sound system
  • 3 round pens
  • 5 Quarantine pens for new horses coming onto the property
  • One 12X24 Quarantine Stall
  • 88 Feeder Chutes 3X8
  • Cowboy Cabin
  • Boarders Tack Room with a tack box provided
  • Outdoor wash bay
  • 14-stall barn Rodeo Arena with lights, a sound system, 5 bucking shoots with holding pens, and a roping shoot with holding pens. Covered bleachers for the audience.
  • Riding Trails
facility at Old West Special Trails