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HORSES on the BEACH

PO Box 3633, South Padre Island, South Padre Island, TX TX 78597
956-761-4677
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My 15 year old daughter and I have always wanted to ride horses on the beach. Although the ticketing, matching of horse to rider, and process of getting on the horses was well organized, the group size was way too big to make this a completely enjoyable experience. Once we were riding, the views were amazing and the guides were... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

They did the best they could do with a group of people, many of whom had never ridden before. The horses were well trained and the wranglers were experienced in handling a diverse group of riders with varying (or no) experience. It was an enjoyable one hour diversion.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I'm definitely NOT the horse-person in our family. My wife has owned horses and she herself has led trail rides for years at a previous locale and I never had any interest . All she wanted for our 31st wedding anniversary July 8th was a horse ride on the beach during our 1st visit ever to SPI. I agreed to... More

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San Antonio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took this ride for our daughter that loves horses. What I thought may be a fun, memorable time together was definitely memorable. They first ask you to sign your life away, and that's exactly what you do. Then they ask your skill level..our three kids, all teens had never ridden before so I figured they'd be on the older... More

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Cypress
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

My young daughter loves horses and begged to go riding on our vacation. We went on the morning ride and got there early only to sit waiting for forty minutes after we got on our horse to actually leave the smelly barn. I told the guides I had no experience and they put me on Reggie who kept attacking the... More

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Guides were great. Upgrades to facility are very nice. Love being on the beach. Horses have good temperament. Wish they would have offered to take our pics on the beach like they used to, but not that big of a deal. Still good experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was our first visit, I asked what animal's we would be petting and feeding, the lady rattled off a list that included, Iguana, goats, parrots, pot belly pigs. We paid $5 per person, they said the normal rate was $10. Turns out you only feed and pet the goats. The animals are kept all bunched up together the iguana... More

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Oklahoma City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We went out there to look around and to inquire about pricing. They have horseback riding, a petting zoo and ATV rides. The place looked rundown and cheap. It was just a little hole in the wall place at the end of the road and did not look safe or professional

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Although I didn't go horseback riding for 2 reasons first my son was to young at 4 years old (which totally defeats the purpose of a "family" outing). Secondly I was there at 1:00 and the horses where out in the Texas heat with little to no protection from the sun. So we visited the petting barn the animals in... More

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Mansfield, Tx
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we had a wonderful time. we did the sunset ride and the horses were very easy to control. Great way to see the island and the bay. the company gave us roses and chocolate as a added gift.

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