Horse Creek is the largest tributary on the Peace River.
Horse Creek begins at the "Four Corners," where the counties of Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk and Hardee meet. It joins the Peace River in southwest DeSoto County. It is 40 miles in length.
Horse Creek is famous for its scenic beauty and the purity of its water. Wildlife is plentiful and the banks are lined with moss-draped live oaks.
Its northern half, in many places, is shallow enough to wade across.
The creek flows past Solomon's Castle, one of Manatee County's most unusual and interesting tourist attractions. A whimsical combination of art gallery and living space, the "Castle" was constructed by artist Howard Solomon from recycled materials, including hundreds of aluminum printing plates discarded by a local newspaper.