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Cactus Jack's Trail Rides

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Address: The Florida Horse Park, 11008 South Highway 475, Ocala, FL 34480
Phone Number: 352-266-9326
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Description: Horseback riding is FUN! Relax and enjoy beautiful guided trail rides...
Horseback riding is FUN! Relax and enjoy beautiful guided trail rides from the FLORIDA HORSE PARK and on the Ocala GREENWAY Trail System. Horseback riding is FUN, SAFE and AFFORDABLE. We offer trail rides on our gentle, safe horses! See Florida's oak hammocks, pine forests, and green fields. Riding is the best way to see the beauty of the Ocala area. This is truly Florida at its best. The park is over 90,000 acres!!! We have outstanding horses and our guides have years of experience. We take riders 6 years old and up. We also do custom rides for the more experienced riders. Let us know what type of riding you enjoy, and we will do our best to accomodate..........Call for reservations!
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relaxing ride- great guide

The ride was very pretty- we were in the rock springs park location. Our guide Travis was a delight and helpful. The horses were a little feisty but mostly due to the bugs and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The ride was very pretty- we were in the rock springs park location. Our guide Travis was a delight and helpful. The horses were a little feisty but mostly due to the bugs and flies pestering them while riding in the woods. Better bug repellant on the horses would have made for a better ride. Overall we had a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We just got finished an hour trail ride here at Catus Jack's and it was fantastic! It was my sister and I (both in our 30s) and our parents (both on their 60s) and all of our needs were met. Shelby (our guide) was very knowledgeable and very nice, she made sure we were all comfortable in our saddles before... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Enjoy an hour of fun on a beautiful house! I brought my large group (11-40 years old) and all were pleased with the experience.

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I always take visiting family & friends trail riding with Cactus Jack's. The guides are excellent, the horses are gentle and well taken care of. And their equipment is well maintained. On the latest ride, I took my niece & her husband. We rode for 2 hours and the trail took us over the land bridge that crosses I75 between... More 

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Somers, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

20 seniors took the 90 minute trail ride and it was AWESOME. Horses were gentle, trail was beautiful, and the staff was wonderful. I totally reccomend this activity and rate our experience with 5 stars!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a great time! It was well worth the money and the drive to Ocala from Tampa. The horses there are mostly rescues, and well taken care of now. The saddles are comfortable enough for a two hour ride. The terrain varies and the scenery is beautiful. We went over the the Landbridge on our ride and trotted and... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We enjoyed our 1.5 hour tour today with Lynn. Lynn was a great tour guide. She was friendly and she seemed very knowledgable. She gave us the option to go over the land bridge, which we did. It was a fun addition to our trip. Portions of the trail were very pretty as we were under the canopy of huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a great time. The tour guides were knowledgeable about the horses and the area. We took the 2 hr ride and it was perfect. We'll definitely be going back.

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Starke, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We took an hour and 1/2 ride on Friday. Sunny, with a breeze. All five of us were all paired with horses that were geared to our riding experience. Our guide, (Katie?!? I don't recall. I addressed her as "ma'am"...) was knowledgable about the animals, as well as the terrain. She was very funny, and pleasant to talk to. The... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Trent led 5 of us on a leisurely, relaxing ride through the Florida Greenway Trail System. We were all pretty much beginner riders but that was no problem with their horses. The weather was perfect and the horses seemed to be ready for a nice walk. One note: If you're looking for some fast paced riding, this is not the... More 

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cjtrailrides, Owner at Cactus Jack's Trail Rides, responded to this review

Thanks for your response. You are exactly correct. This is not a fast paced ride, especially for beginners. We are able to offer some custom rides for the experienced riders and those rides might include some trotting. However, the park is really nice with lots of shade for year around riding. More 

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