The Ranch History
Several years ago Cedar Creek acttle Company started out strictly as a cattle breeding facility. With owner operators Mike and JoAann Archambault moving their family and Mikes mother Joan Roberts along with the best of their herd of Black Angus cattle here from North Carolina.
With the ensuing purchase of what was to become known as Cedar Creek Cattle Company, it being a considerably larger acreage than they had previously owned in North Carolina. Came the addition of more cattle, hence more fences, pastures, timber and water sources to check and generally more maintenence than they had known before.
The Archambault family suddenly found itself in need of a few horses to more easily maintain the ranch and it's four legged occupants. Wanting to remain true to the ranching industry, they decided that The American Quarter Horse was the most logical choice for ranch and cattle work. So after doing some research on bloodlines and deciding what they really needed from a ranch horse, Mike and Joan purchased some saddle horses, broodmares and a young stallion prospect. They began a small horse breeding program to keep the ranch supplied with good tempered, easy to train horses with a background of performance bloodlines and lots of "cow sense". That small foundation herd still call the ranch home, and nearly all of them have been under saddle for several years now.
After several years of cattle ranching, the Archambaults decided that they wanted to change directions and focus more on trail riding with the ranches horses. The cattle operation got smaller and the horse training and trail riding that Mike had started doing, was so enjoyable to him that he wanted to share this opportunity and the beauty of the locale with visitors and also a very special group of people. Troubled youth from all over the world have come to the ranch to work with the horses in Cedar Creeks, New Beginnings Youth Ranch program.
In 2007 owner operators Mike and JoAnn decided to open the ranch to fulfill a new dream and open the ranch to guests. Since then, the ranch has put its foundation herd of horses and their offspring to work as rental horses. They are the main suppliers of rented and or leased horses in Middle Tennessee, focusing most of their attention towards East Fork Stables and Big South Fork State Park. You can rent a horse by the hour or by the day and with or without a guide.