I live in the Tryon, NC, area and have seen several threads in the past requesting info on the Tryon horse scene and what it's like to live here. So I thought people might be interested to know that Tryon and Polk County are now doing a series of free Horse Farm Tours. On the third Saturday of each month there will be several commercial farms open for public tours. The next event is October 20 and includes six farms ranging from instructing, boarding, training, sales, breeding and rehab. Anyone interested can get more information at http://www.ourhorsesmeanbusiness.org.
FYI, I am not affiliated with the tours or with the county other than as a resident!
It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.