I will be traveling to Dallas, well Plano but landing and leaving in Dallas next week for work. I will have a lot of free time and was wondering if there are any cool horsie things to do. Tack shops? Anything?
I have to agree, go to the stock show if possible. The rodeo is every weekend, so go enjoy!
The stockyards (nearer to downtown Ft Worth) has a cattle drive daily at 1130 and 4.
I agree about a trip to Paul Taylor, They do have and "english" room now, but still not much in it. It does have great deals on everyday stuff... I was just there yesterday and spent wayyy too much money!
Paul started that store because his kids were showing 4H classes and they couldn't find the tack they wanted... the "store" was out of his garage for years, then he built the free standing building and has added on three times I believe they are still closed most all of August every year.... if you go a mile or so north there are a few more Vetline is on the rigth then sort of across the street is Sergeants Western World
BuddyRoo, it's funny you asked that because I really wanted to ask about cool restaurants and other stuff but wanted to keep it horsie in nature. I love all food! I am sure there are some great restaurants in Dallas.
Do consider drive time when making your plans. Getting from Plano to Ft. Worth can be an enormous time commitment. And, BTW, if I may brag, one year MY barn was featured in the Denton barn tour! -- not because it is big and fancy but because it is efficient and clever.
I grew up in Plano, actually, so I can maybe be of some help! There is the Dover store off of Coit Rd and Campbell. I haven't been since it was Newmarket saddlery so I can't tell you anything about the new store.
Food I can definitely help with! I can not come home and not eat at Javier's in Dallas. It's Mexican, but not like tacos and nachos... More like amazing steaks and seafood. Gourmet mexico city I believe they call it. You will definitely need a reservation. If you enjoy cigars, they also have a nice cigar bar in the back. Seriously don't miss this when I go home.
Plano itself has a great Italian place called patrizzio's right around park and Preston. Love that one! The shops at legacy have some fun restaurants and bars, too.
I believe there is another tack shop in Plano but I don't know what it's called. It's in a strip mall off of Parker rd by the tollway.
Have fun on your trip...and say hi to my parents for me!