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Ross Ranch

Mendocino, CA
707-877-1834
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Ranked #4 of 4 activities in Mendocino
Type: Ranchs
Activities: Horseback riding
Description: This 11 acre ranch rents out horses for beach and mountain trails.
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Finland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We must have had absolutely the best riding on the beach, the views were stunning. Tobi was very friendly and welcoming, horses were nice and well behaving even for beginners and well taken care of. They seemed to be in good condition. There were 2 beginners and couple of experienced riders and unfortunately it was just boring for experienced riders.... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Very poor experience. John did not seem to care if we liked the trip or not. He just seemed to be putting up with us. The horses were good, though.

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Joplin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

My family went on the 2 hour forest ride. The guide rode in front, we all followed. We are all pretty inexperienced and found that it was pretty easy going. The horses were so well behaved that I did not feel like I had to do much at all to keep up with the guide. The guide was knowledgeable and... More

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Philadelphia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We spent Memorial Day weekend up in Mendocino and spent a lovely morning horseback riding down at the Ross Ranch which is about 40 minutes south of town (near Manchester). John was our guide, and he did an excellent job in getting my fiance and I (novice riders) saddled up and took us on about a 2 hour ride down... More

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Greenwich, London
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Toby and her daughter took me, my wife and our 2 children on a ride on Manchester Beach. They were incredibly friendly, chatting to us throughout the ride and Manchester Beach was beautiful... seals could be seen in the surf watching us ride along. Would have given this a 5/5 but we managed to choose the one rainy day and... More

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San Jose, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

Ross Ranch is a family run operation offering beach and forest rides. My wife and I opted for the beach experience as we have recently ridden in the forest north of Eureka. John (owner) led the ride. We were joined by a friendly couple from SF. After exchanging pleasantries, receiving instruction and filling out some paperwork, we mounted up and... More

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Long Beach, California
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

On our trip up to Northern California we had the pleasure of taking a two hour horse back ride along the beach with the beautiful horses of Ross Ranch. It was so gorgeous. We were very excited that our daughter would be able to go along with us because their minimum age was only 6. Most places we looked into... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

While on a family road trip from Seattle to Monterey, we took the 10am beach ride with John as our guide. All four of us had little to no horse experience, but John and Tobi gave excellent, no-nonsense riding instructions that gave us confidence. The beach ride was beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing (no one else on the beach!), while we... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

My husband and I were staying in Elk, and chose Ross Ranch for a nice ride on the beach. The owners are wonderful and take great care of their horses. The horses are in great condition and have their feet cared for well. They were very well trained and great for the experienced or inexperienced rider. My husband and I... More

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New York, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

The horses are fantastic and even if you don't have any riding experience you will feel that you are in experienced and good hands with Ross Ranch. The horses walk, never trot, and that's a good thing as the trip begins with a steep downhill section to get to the stunning beach. John and Toby will take you on a... More

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