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Grindstone Stables

523 Resort Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
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Ranked #2 of 8 Activities in Ruidoso
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Description: One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family! Please call for prices and reservations.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Mormon Lake, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My boyfriend and I came here on March 30, 2014 to try horse a k riding for the first time. We had a blast! The horses were amazing, the scenery from the trail was beautiful, and the wranglers were spectacular! All of the wranglers were very personable and talked to and looked after us the entire ride. I especially liked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

While planning a weekend getaway in scenic Ruidoso, hiking and horseback riding were high on our list of things to do. When it came to deciding on which establishment, Grindstone Stables seemed to be the most ideal mix of business, without tainting the authentic experience (gleaming from sites and reviews). We called a few times, but, failed to leave a... More

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Uvalde, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have been going to grindstone stables for many years now . Plus we have taken many of their sleigh rides . The horses are well mannered and very fit for the terrain that they cover . The owners and the wranglers are very knowledgable of horses and very helpful . We can't wait for our next trip .

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