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Grindstone Stables

Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Address: 523 Resort Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone Number: 575-257-2241
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Description: One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family! Please call for...
One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family! Please call for prices and reservations.
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Our visit was actually in September 2012, while stationed at Ft. Bliss. We too,were caught offguard by the "cash only" of this establishment, but luckily they took checks! I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
TrishA4
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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149 reviews 149 reviews
59 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our visit was actually in September 2012, while stationed at Ft. Bliss. We too,were caught offguard by the "cash only" of this establishment, but luckily they took checks! I haven't regularly ridden in years...and found the staff helpful and courteous when it came to having a horse selected for me and my husband. Granted, this ride was a typical "nose... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My 8 year old and I absolutely loved riding horses at Grindstone. The wranglers were all amazing and helpful. They picked the perfect horses for everyone. The views were beautiful as well. I would highly recommend them.

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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

These Cowboys and Cowgirls were knowledgeable, funny, and help put inexperienced riders at ease. I grew up around horses, however I didn't ride very often. They were quick to pick me a very calm, and beautiful horse. I will be going back for sleigh rides in the winter. Highly recommend these fellas.

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Mormon Lake, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We went up to Ruidoso and spent about five days, we went about everywhere and the Grindstone Stables was probably our favorite. The horses are super friendly and beautiful they have lots of color and lots of paints! :) Gorgeous view of the pines and outdoors like you can't believe! The people there are amazing super sweet, funny, caring, etc... More 

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Houston, TX, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My family recently took a trip to New Mexico and spent a day in Ruidoso. One item on our list was to horseback ride, and using Yelp, we found Grindstone Stables. We arrived without a reservation to find they were fully booked for the day. Instead of turning us away, they asked us to wait a few minutes to see... More 

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Dallas, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Riders in our group ranged from 9 to 75 and everyone enjoyed it. The staff was friendly, prompt and helpful. Plenty of horses for riders of various skill levels. The wranglers led, trailed and rode beside the group and even took our camera and took great photos of everyone in the group. The ride is an hour long, which is... More 

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Levelland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The staff is helpful and worth every single penny! The mountain view of Ruidoso is beautiful on the horses. A really neat experience for the whole family!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our extended family had a great experience at Grindstone Stables! There were 12 of us, ranging in age from 4 to 50 years old, most with no previous riding experience, and we all had a great time! The staff were super friendly and welcoming and helpful. They were even able to help with a last-minute change in our plans and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My family and I arrived to the stables and we were a bit worried because it had been raining all afternoon and we weren't sure if we would be able to ride the trail. Grindstone riders were very happy to see us! They picked out horses for us and we super nice! We had a reservation for 9 horses but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a large group of 12 and they did an awesome job with us. They were all really nice and personable. The scenery is amazing! A must do!!

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