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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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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Not for someone looking for speed...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW 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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Middletown, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We made a reservation for a 1.5 hour Saturday ride and was promised by the owner himself that the ride would go over the land bridge - our number one reason for signing up. After 40 minutes of slow walking/trudging through the woods, I finally asked the guide when we were going over the bridge. She said that we were... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Awesome ! thats what my 16 yr old Niece told me when I picked her up from her ride !! "Awesome"... What is Awesome.. is that when I dropped her off, being "Newly" disabled... I forgot that I can't walk well and could not park in the lot and I thought there might be papers to sign. NO PROBLEM.. these... More 

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Northwestern CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

As a horse owner and experienced rider, I'm not your average customer for this. But as such, I can tell you that this was a good operation - good horses that are well cared for, nice trails and scenery, and Tim was a great guide. I liked that they recommended (and provided) helmets, though you are not forced to wear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We've done a lot of trail rides in different places and this was probably about the best ever, especially with a great guide, Shelby. The horses were well cared for and in good shape and the trails are beautiful and relaxing. Highly recommended - we'll be wanting to return too.

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Dunnellon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Rode with my 7 year old granddaughter for the first time. Great guiding Lynn!!! Will be back again and again.

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Coram, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was a beautiful Thursday morning, about 70 degrees and the trail was excellent and mostly tree covered, making it even better for riding this time of year which was breathtaking. Cactus Jack's provided a great experience for us which ended up being a 1 ½ hour private tour. Tim, our guide, began by matching the perfect horses for us... More 

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Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had never ridden a horse before, but once I met up with the guide, she showed me how easy it was, and in no time we were off onto the trails. It was very peacful ride, and I had a most enjoyable time, which I would recommend to anyone who's looking to try something different. I will definitely be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It would be helpful if someone was there to answer the phones to take your reservations and answer questions??? the message does not even say you will call back?? Not good & very frustrating....you lost our business!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went on an hour and a half trail ride last Friday with Heather as our guide. It was a really enjoyable experience and Heather was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions about the proper technique when riding a horse. She was pleasant to talk to and made the trail ride really enjoyable. We will definitely be back to... More 

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