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Address: 1828 Cabrillo Highway N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone Number: 650-726-9903
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Description: Beautiful guided coastal trail and beach horseback rides on dramatic...
Beautiful guided coastal trail and beach horseback rides on dramatic Coastal Equestrian Trail and Half Moon Bay's Poplar Beach. Minimum riding age is 7 years old. All rides appropriate for first time, moderately experienced and very experienced riders. Reservations required. Barbecues available for groups of 10 people or more.
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Early Bird Ride the Best Horse Deal in the Bay Area

A two hour ride for only $50 (at 8 am only) is the best horse deal in town. It's an awesome ride, which goes around the ranch, through the creek, the length of the Half Moon Bay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2014
Susan S
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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

As a long-time Half Moon Bay native, I can vouch that these horses are not treated well. No local would be caught dead using this service. To stop the horse abuse, visitors from out of town need to utilize other adventures in Half Moon Bay. We have many hiking trails, great eating spots, and beach activities that do not encourage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We went on the 8 AM ride, which is not only a great value, but the horses were very fresh and eager to go out. Nice trail with plenty of challenges. The guide was friendly and knew the horses and their habits, so we were all paired well. The ranch keeps a large herd so I would expect great quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I took my husband & 2 girls ages 7 & 9 on July 3rd. The 8am ride was a great value & would do again. The guides had been very attentive to my 7 year old since it was her first ride. I can't understand some of the negative reviews. This is a horse ranch & not a 5 star... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A two hour ride for only $50 (at 8 am only) is the best horse deal in town. It's an awesome ride, which goes around the ranch, through the creek, the length of the Half Moon Bay State Beach, down the cliffs to the beach, along the surf line, then back at the base of the cliffs, with a different... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a good thing if you want to take your younger kids on a horse ride, but it ain't cheap and the horses are old and slow. Still if you have 8-12 year old kids they will probably love it. For me I like to ride my bike past the old slow horses. It will cost you a bunch... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Willow told me I might be to FAT to ride. I wish I could add a picture of how I look. Yes i am short and have a little belly but I'm not huge by all means. I am an experienced rider and have shown my Own horses before. Sadly, my horses has now passed. I never did make it... More 

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Willa C, Executive Director at Sea Horse Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this review

It is always difficult to discuss weight with people who want to ride. It is a touchy subject, to say the least. We have weight restrictions, explained in detail in our 'Ranch Rules' section of our website. These are purely and simply for safety reasons. Our maximum weight is 240 lbs., however, as explained on our website, we have put... More 

Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Went once with the boyfriend and twice with two friends on separate occasions for the Early Bird Special and had an amazing ride on the beach! I highly recommend it!

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Took the two older grand children riding for the first time and they loved it. If you are looking for detailed instructions on horse back riding and safety, I suggest you go to one of the stables that charge a whole lot more so you can have 30 min. of instructions. Here there are only pictures with a typed explanation.... More 

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California City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I normally check reviews before I do anything but didn't this time because I thought, "horseback riding, it should be fun." I called and made reservations. When we got there (few minutes late), the witch behind the counter just looked at my party, shook her head and said, "you're late!" She went on to say that she had given our... More 

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Grapevine
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I thought this was going to be iffy based on some of the reviews, but we had a blast. The lady that took our money will not be winning Miss Congeniality any time soon, but she was extremely effective and like I said...we had a blast.

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