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Blacktail Horseback and Walking Tours

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Address: Maitland Road, Deadwood, SD
Phone Number: 605-722-4241
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Horseback riding

Owner Barbara Jean, just a down to earth person and was very friendly, easy to talk to and Megan, her employee, a nice gal and truly knowledgeable person in regards to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Battle Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Owner Barbara Jean, just a down to earth person and was very friendly, easy to talk to and Megan, her employee, a nice gal and truly knowledgeable person in regards to the information about the Deadwood and surrounding area-- very accommodating. we are NOT regular horse riders and they knew that and all was great. I would highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Barb very friendly and knows how to work with city folk, very good with kids and made the ride very fun and informative

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Barbara Jean was an excellent guide, and her horses were perfectly matched to our skill - 2 novices, and 1 expert. The trail can be a bit scary for a novice, but Barbara Jean was very attentive and made sure everyone was ok every step of the way. Which wasn't even necessary, her horses were very capable and well behaved.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

How lucky were we when I googled trail rides in Lead-Deadwood area and I happened upon Barbara Jean and a canceled 11:00 ride, what luck! In high school, my family went to a dude ranch for a week in Colorado and I wanted my kids to experience how much fun horseback riding is and Barbara Jean did not disappoint. She... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We took this trail ride as a family outing and had a great time. Barbara Jean takes you through some nice trails and some high view spots for photos and the whole experience was very relaxing. The horses were very well behaved and she taught us a few things about managing our horses on the trail. It seems like all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My family so enjoyed this ride and the staff was amazing! I would highly recommend this ride to anyone! The staff was very kind and helpful to any level of rider.

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Belleville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I highly recommend this experience! My son (21) and I loved this experience. My son had never ridden before. I have lots of experience and the ride was great for both of us. Our horses were not the dead broke nose to tail trail horses. They had personality, but were easy to ride (I loved Patriot!). The scenery is fantastic... More 

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Kimball, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was one thing i wanted to do when we went to deadwood for my 21st birthday and it was amazing! Barbara did an amazing job with matching everybody up with the right horse for them! Yes it is a narrow path and you go up hill a lot, but there are breathe taking views and her and the younger... More 

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I brougth my 3 and 5 year old daughters to this horseback riding place! It was a great exspierence! My kids loved it, everyone was so friendly and amazing! they were awesome with my kids and my kids loved riding on the horses and they got to take the saddles off when they were done and brush the horses and... More 

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Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am amateur rider and I found this to be extremely fun. I felt nervous at first once I found out that you ride up a hill but I saw two young children who had participated in the trail ride scheduled before mine and they said it was amazing and that we would love it. once you get on the... More 

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