This is the headquarters of Teens Against Equine Abuse. The goal is to take abused horses and find loving owners to adopt them. Every few months new horses will be sent to Southern Blues to be worked with and trained by students and staff until they are adoptable. Located on the edge of town the building seems a bit rough but the people are nice and there are several corrals in the front and back that house soon-to-be sent out horses.
This is a small, state-of-the-art medical clinic on the outskirts of Ravenhook. Because of the rural setting, the facilities are meant to treat emergancy situations and offer common medical aid to locals. Many riding students may find themselves spending the night here after a bit of too much rescue work with TAEA horses.
The only bookstore in Ravenhook, Gateway Books is a hotspot among the local readers. With the closest Borders at least an hour and a half away, most people make due with the small, slightly cramped bookstore at the corner of Lexing Road and Bane Street. Though small the shop is well stocked with books for just about anyone. Chairs in the corners let people sit and read and the selection ensures that everyone will find something.
This is an old playhouse from the Civil War era that the town converted into a single-screen movie theater. Tickets are cheap but the movies are good. On a Saturday night this is about the only thing around for students to do.
About two blocks into the town on the corner of Westbrook Ave. and Blairing Road you'll find a glass-fronted store with a neon sign that says 8 A.M. It's not a clock but a nice little coffee shop where students study or read before heading into the stable or out to explore the day.
A few miles out of town there's a little gravel road that goes back into the woods. Follow this winding road and you'll come to a large lake known by the locals as Bluegrass Lake. Students from the stables come here on weekends often to party and during the summer the lake is full of people fishing and swimming. On the north end of the lake there's a tumble of boulders that people like to climb on but doing so isn't widely advised.
This is the only club in Ravenhook, located in a revamped warehouse. They play the music too loud and don't always listen to the fire chief but the club is an obvious hotspot for teens in and around Ravenhook. The bar's open to adults over 21 but teens over eighteen tend to try and sneak a drink. Fake IDs run wild but trying to get in is half the fun. The roof is open to customers but no mobbing the band or you're gone for life.
This is a charming small town roughly half an hour's scenic drive from Southern Blues Stables. The people are charming, roads a little on the neglected side but the views worth it. Affectionately referred to as "Small Town, USA" this is a town where the stables provide a constant income of new people and the old linger to tell their tales.