"Dead broke" is correct. Meaning that these horses are broken and gentle. They allow you to ride them without complaint. I had my most pleasant ride ever at dead broke farm. The experience was so stunning to me that I will never forget it. This is what riding a horse should be! This particular horse was so well trained that he was as responsive as a sports car. The trails are beautiful, and you'd never know that Raleigh is only minutes away. My daughter has taken several week-long camps there and loves it. Plenty to do and learn. Highly recommnended.