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Address: 107 Forest Road, Ruidoso, NM
Phone Number: 505-354-2778
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Ride along a creek in the mountains

About an 18 mile drive from Mechem and Sudderth down paved and unpaved roads and passes Lake Bonito. The drive itself is pretty, and the road ends at the stables. Don't arrive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii
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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Called early Saturday morning to schedule a ride. Talked with a friendly man. Scheduled for 10am. Waited around for 45 mins before horses were ready. The gentleman was not talkative at all. The women didn't say much. During the ride they yelled every time your horse tired to eat the grass. We took our two boys ages 13 and 10.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This place is off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. Don't count on GPS to get you there... Go to Bonito Lake and keep on going. Absolutely beautiful drive. The horses are healthy and clearly well taken care of. The one hour trail ride was just the right amount of time for our city slicker rear ends. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Nice ride in a beautiful canyon along a stream. Our three year old rode with Mom. If you go in a winter snow four wheel drive is a big plus as you get near the stables.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

About an 18 mile drive from Mechem and Sudderth down paved and unpaved roads and passes Lake Bonito. The drive itself is pretty, and the road ends at the stables. Don't arrive earlier than 10 AM or later than 3 PM. Riders head out on a first come, first served basis. They have a large variety of horse breeds, and... More 

2 Thank lfredregill
Odessa, Texas
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Amazing day for the family, once you arrive if the old dog barks, just keep walking he's safe. You will love this place kids.

1 Thank V W
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

No one showed up, it was supposed to be open, the horses were in a pretty ba shape to my opinion. Too bad because the trails were really beautiful. I decided to go horse riding at the Casino finally and I don't regret it.

3 Thank Quentin B
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

I've been on many trail rides in many different areas and this one was par for the course and what I expected it to be. It's not a fancy outfit but that's what I liked about it too. The horses followed each other because they are trained to do so for safety reasons; and, the horses are older but again... More 

3 Thank T C
Las Cruces, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having been ranch-raised, and rodeo trained....I find it hilarious how "experienced" some people think they are. I have seen a woman say she "used to ride the circuit" and go put on a pair of chaps BACKWARDS. Folks...these horses cannot be perfectly matched for every person. The Runnels do the best they can to match you up with a horse... More 

3 Thank Dona R
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

not the greatest trail, the horses were a bit older than expected. The guide was nice but for the price it should have been a bit better. However none of the other places were open due to time of year and the wind. We love riding horses so it was fine.

1 Thank Elseinutah
Clovis, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

So I cannot comment on the quality of the trail rides because we waited over an hour for someone to show up, and ended up leaving without getting to go on a ride. We called the number listed beforehand, and the message said that they didn't have phone or electricity at the stables but to come on up, they were... More 

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