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Horseback Mexico - Private Day Tours

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Address: Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
Phone Number: 951-199-7026
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Description: Horseback day tours based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners...
Horseback day tours based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners personally guide & offer half-day, full-day & overnight guided riding adventures. Check out our new Ride, Cook & Eat tour. Ride through rare cacti forest and trek ancient mountain trails to breathtaking vistas. Picnic in the back country or relax over lunch at the ranch. Decades of experience. Knowledgeable, English / Spanish speaking guides. Calm but fit horses for all levels of riders. Instruction available. Rates include transport from our city office.
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Great day trip!

We had a great time at horseback Mexico. Being novice riders we were well looked after by Mary Jane and Bobby. Was lovely exploring the mountains on horseback. After riding for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a great time at horseback Mexico. Being novice riders we were well looked after by Mary Jane and Bobby. Was lovely exploring the mountains on horseback. After riding for the morning we had a tasty authentic oaxacan meal. Then we arranged for their private driver to show us the sites around the area. We highly recommend this tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Being a group of two - one experienced rider and one never been on a horse before I didn't know what to expect but what we got exceeded any expectations I could have dreamed of. The ranch is great and the horses well trained and looked after. Horses were expertly matched to rider size and experience and as a beginner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

i used to horseback riding quite a lot, so i tend to be pretty strict in my evaluation... this place is just the right place to go, if you are looking for healthy horses and a wonderful excursion in the nature! they have several horses, i had 'new style' and she was really a nice horse. the personnel is professional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Our day exploring Oaxaca on horseback was a joy. The horses were well treated and well tempered. The scenery was epic. We didn't stay at their new guest lodgings but we had a quick nose and they were very high-spec. We had a lunch that was absolutely delicious after our 4 hours of Trecking. Best of all were Bobby and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

This was undoubtedly the best excursion I have been on in oaxaca. Such a beautiful and different way to see this wonderful state. I was nervous at first as am a novice rider, but mary jane and bobby were the most amazing hosts, the ranch is breathtakingly beautiful and the horses super tame and lovely. I would recommend to anyone!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Bobby and Mary Jane arranged a pick up to take us to the ranch. Immediately we felt at home. We arrived to the ranch to find the most wonderful amazingly built Mexican style lodge. The horses were all prepared and ready to go. We were able to lock up our belongings, before we were fitted with helmets and half chaps.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I've never been on a horse before. The experience was excellent. Yes you can find cheaper tours elsewhere but I wanted safety & well treated horses hence why I chose Hoseback Mexico. The horse was great, well trained and easy to ride. The owner Bobby was our tour guide and him and his wife are lovely. Even stopped by the... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Bobby and I really hope you'll continue to have riding experiences and may they all be as positive as this first one with us was. Centurion is an amazing horse - he takes such good care of his beginner riders yet for experienced riders he's a blast. Thanks for choosing to riding with us. Mary Jane More 

New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It had been many years since I was on a horse and my experience with Mary Jane and Bobby completely rekindled my love of riding. The ranch is beautiful, the instruction is top notch and the scenery is out of this world! I loved listening to the stories Mary Jane recited along the way. I have been on many vacations... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Let's think about a mindful riding / yoga retreat. I'd love to do that with you. Either for riders or for people who would like to acquire some riding skills. Hope to see you soon and thanks for riding with us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I did the half day ride in the Valle de Tlacolula and it was one of the best things I did in Mexico. Bobby and Mary Jane were fantastic, really helpful and quick to respond when I was trying to organise it and the organisation of the actual day was brilliant as well. The instruction before the ride was perfect... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Oaxaca's countryside is so beautiful and unique, I really wish all visitors to the city had an experience in it's nature. Thank you for coming out riding. More 

Bulverde, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Breathtaking scenery coupled with gentle horses for the inexperienced rider made this an event I'll always remember. Mary Jane's confident instruction and vivacious personality had me wishing we were on a full day tour rather than a 2 hour ride.

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

We hope you'll come back and ride with us again. I found from personal experience that practicing yoga made learning to ride considerably easier. The practice of yoga improved balance and focus, a big part of riding. Thanks again! More 

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