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Barking Horse Farm

Frente Mirador del Rio | San Rafael, Santiago de Puriscal San Jose, Costa Rica
506-2416-3869
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Welcome to Barking Horse Farm where we love our horses and train them with the gentle techniques of (Parelli) Natural Horsemanship. We would love to... more » Owner description: Welcome to Barking Horse Farm where we love our horses and train them with the gentle techniques of (Parelli) Natural Horsemanship. We would love to give you the best vacaton ever. We offer you trail rides on our fantastic horses from an hour, to a day, or even a week. Choose between staying at the farm and enjoying the rugged mountains, tropical forests, rushing waterfalls, pictuesque rivers, breathtaking views and quaint little towns that surround the farm or join us on one of our week long horseback riding treks that take you from the farm in the mountains all the way to the beach where you pass through different ecosystems every day. If you want to learn more about Natural Horsemanship we host (Parelli) Natural Horsemanship workshops through out the year. « less
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Rodney, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was the best vacation I've ever had. Liz does an incredible job in matching her horses with each person. Having a two day clinic with 3 star Parelli Professional Julia Bell was the perfect start. It gave us a chance to get to know our horses before setting out on the challenging trails. Liz also does a wonderful job... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I so enjoyed my time with Liz and the great people at Barking Horse Farm. Marta's food is fabulous, the horses are all well-trained and of even temperament and the vibe and accommodations made me feel as if I was staying with old cherished friends. We went on 3 rides in the mountains nearby then travelled to the beach for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

what a place. what a place. I arrived late. and was greeted by the lovely samina. I went to bed. and next day was stunned by the view. mountains,horses right outside your window. 2 gorgeous dogs and 4 cats. all part of the family. and you feed them and they become yours too. we swam in waterfalls, looked down from... More

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Los Alamitos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The trek was everything and more than I had expected. It was an incredible experience. Thanks to Liz, Jorge, Ariel, Vito, the horses and all the lovely families that shared their food and homes with us. Every day offered something new from monkeys, iguanas, waterfalls and the best ever beach riding! What a grand adventure to remember for a lifetime!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I would like to thank Liz and her team for unforgettable holidays. I joined the Nicoya / Beach trek in February 2014 and enjoyed every single day of it. The trek offers a lot of variety in terms of landscape ( through forest and along deserted beaches) as well as Accommodation. We were staying with local families ( great hospitality... More

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Scarborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Fantastic trek! each day we traveled through breath-taking scenery, up mountains, across streams, down to waterfalls and then days of riding along deserted beaches! the horses were all well cared for and the team was great! the guides always went out to their way to make sure all of the guests were happy and told us information about Costa Rica... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was a trip of a lifetime. The owners of Barking Horse Farm and the instructors were friendly and cared about our experience and our safety. I was matched with a sweet little mare and given excellent training in a 2-day workshop that acquainted me with the Parelli method of natural horsemanship. The trek that followed was challenging, fun and... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

What an great trip! I am so happy that I took this vacation last January! I am a new rider, now almost at the 3 year mark, and I was completely at ease on Liz's well-trained, and well-cared for horses. Liz matches you up with a horse suitable for your riding level and temperament, and is observant enough to make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Liz and team were so great! Horses were beautiful and well trained. Truly an experience of a lifetime! I would recommend Barking Horse Farm to anyone who wants a true taste of Costa Rica while traveling through the beautiful landscape on horseback!

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Oakdale, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This was the most amazing vacation!!! If you want to be surrounded by horses, beauty and adventure, then this is the trip to take. I was extremely impressed with Liz's horses. They were so well cared for and really enjoyed their jobs! Liz and her team took care to match up horses with riders, making sure of saddle-fit for the... More

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