March 22, 2016
This trail is currently overrated on Singletracks. There is no way it should be #12 in the state or have a 4.5 rating. I think it's a great trail, don't get me wrong, but it is the sort of trail that you ride because it is nearby or you have your wife with you. In DFW alone, I would put Big Cedar, Sansom, Northshore, Boulder Park and possibly Oak Cliff above it. DV, Cleburne and Isle du Bois are also better.
This trail is a lot of fun. I ride it quite regularly, and it is a nice trail to bring a beginner/intermediate to. There isn't too much climbing, and most technical features are pretty tame. I think this is a really good trail, I just don't think it is deserving of the rating it currently has.
Btw, don't be fooled by the pictures above. I'm quite certain several of them were not taken at Horseshoe.
Arbor Hills is probably the closest comparison. A lot of people also say Horseshoe is a mini version of Northshore, but I don't know if that's completely accurate.