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Address: Frente Mirador del Rio | San Rafael, Santiago de Puriscal San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2416-3869
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Welcome to Barking Horse Farm where we love our horses and train them with...

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.

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I had a wonderful time with Liz and everyone from the farm. Liz does a fantastic job of matching riders with horses😀. The view and be able to swim with the horses is a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time with Liz and everyone from the farm. Liz does a fantastic job of matching riders with horses😀. The view and be able to swim with the horses is a great experience you can't really do anywhere else. Everyone is a joy to be around.

Thank CarolanneS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I had such a wonderful time at the Barking Horse Farm. I never imagine that I met so amazing people. We had so much fun. Liz does a great job. She such an inspirational person. From the first moment she make you to feel home and welcome. The Farm is a beautiful place. The dogs and the cats are so... More 

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Rodney, Canada
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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 

2 Thank Lisa T
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
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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 

1 Thank Francie K
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 

Thank juliejackson2014
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!

Thank Melodie K
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank StMe14
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 

Thank Michelle L
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 

Thank valrogo
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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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