With approximately 30 miles of horse trails weaving through his land, Tarrant says the ranch is a paradise for horse-riders.
"People come here from all over the country to ride their horses and enjoy our trails. We have everything from beautiful, rolling meadows to great rocky hills, and there are about 30 ponds and lakes scattered across the property," he said. "With the variety of terrain, the abundance of water and the sheer size of the place - this is the finest place to ride horses in all of East Texas."
Trail riders are apt to encounter a wide variety of wildlife while enjoying the scenery - including deer, hogs, bobcats, mountainlions, raccoons, possums, skunks, and squirrels. The ranch has a nighttime hog-hunting operation, but this is the only hunting allowed on the property.
Also scattered around the ranch are assorted evidences of its long history. There's the remnant of the original Tarrant family home, where Elam and his wife raised their 15 children. There's the Blue Hole, a spring-fed, natural-rock pool where Tarrants and their guests (including all trail riders) have been cooling off for the past century-and-a-half. The Hole's cool waters make it the perfect spot to escape the sweltering heat of the summer sun.