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Bonito Stables

107 Forest Road, Ruidoso, NM
505-354-2778
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Ranked #13 of 17 attractions in Ruidoso
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
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

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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Clovis, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The road getting to the stables got a bit rough on the car for the last three miles, but the ride was well worth it. We took the 1-hour ride option and our guide was nice and curteous.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I really enjoyed the ride and the "wranglers"/girls that lead the tour. We had a great time and the horses were very calm. Will definitely come back next time we're in town. Thanks, Karina and Kate for a fun time on the trails.

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texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I've done several trail rides and would describe this one as average to poor. The man running the operation was not very friendly and the tour guide said maybe 3 words throughout the entire ride. They also put the person I came with at the back of the group while I was at the front so we had a group... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

It was great. Except for almost falling off the horse holding my baby. The boy was very curious and helpful, he was not the one who prepared my horse but he made sure we were safe and tightened down after we realized what was going wrong. Overall great experience and will return. My husband and I took along our 17... More

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Magnolia, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We started worrying driving down the 7 mile road (take a truck if you have one) that all we would be looking at was scorched trees. Some how the little area where the stables are was missed by the fires. The trail was beautiful. We were the first ones there and were lucky to go out just by ourselves (husband... More

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