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Bonito Stables

Address: 107 Forest Road, Ruidoso, NM
Phone Number: 505-354-2778
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Ranked #7 of 12 Activities in Ruidoso
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Odessa, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
2 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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