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Houston's Horseback Riding

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Address: 12801 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85748
Phone Number: (520) 298-7450
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Best Horseback Riding You Won't Forget

Just back from a ride with Charly. From start to finish, nothing could have been better. Worth it!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
River Forest, Illinois
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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a ride with Charly. From start to finish, nothing could have been better. Worth it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife and I took the morning ride (9 A.M.), it lasted for approximately 2 hours. We wound through trails on the Saguaro national park. We had Bobbi Huston herself (the owner ) as our trail guide. Bobbi is an awesome guide. The horses were specially suited to our abilities. My horse "Cinco" was almost "automatic". He was bomb proof,... More 

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Washington State
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Very well run business. Friendly guide, great horses, and it was nice to get out and see the desert.

Thank Skigal4
Cape Coral, Florida
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My family has owned property and horses in Tucson for over 50 years. I have rode in the Tanque Verde wash and Saguaro National Park many times. Every horse I have rode at Houstons was well mannered, in great condition, sized accordingly to my needs. Owners live on site and are willing to greet and speak with everyone. I always... More 

Thank Joseph330
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Our young wrangler insisted on giving the full narrative for the duration of the ride, even though we mentioned several times that we were local. It would be fine for an out of state visitor but we know what saguaros and pack rats are. After the ride, she, who claimed to have an engineering degree, couldn't figure out 4x$60. After... More 

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Elizabeth M, Manager at Houston's Horseback Riding, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that you didn't fully enjoy your experience with us. We do hope that you enjoyed our animals and the incomparable beauty of the Saguaro National Park, despite the over-narration. Thank you for the feedback and please don't hesitate to let us know how we can make your ride more enjoyable on your next visit.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

What a wonderful day. I took the evening trail ride; Sierra was the guide. Sierra was such a sweet young lady, and she gave me an educational tour. The first thing I saw on the trail was a coyote; the horses aren't afraid of them. I also saw two wild Javelina. It was the perfect way to see Tucson. I... More 

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Seattle, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

As an active family with young teens, it's always great to get outdoors and do something you can't do anywhere else. Of course, Tucson is full of natural beauty. We all enjoyed the guided ride through the saguaros. The guide had lots of interesting facts and pointed out interesting views. I would certainly do this again!

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Hawthorne, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I booked our family ride (me, my hubby and 2 kids (7 & 9)) three weeks prior to our trip to Tucson by the suggestion of the concierge at our hotel. I booked the evening ride knowing my family and I are not morning people and thinking the sunset would be a sight to never be forgotten. My boys had... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our family of three horse novices took a 2hr evening ride and had a great time. The owner and staff were extremely helpful and experienced. The horses seemed healthy and were generally well-behaved. The ride was mostly in a saguaro park, so there were many breathtaking views of cactuses at sunset. We would definitely go with Houston's if we book... More 

Herndon, Virginia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My mom, 71, my daughter, 5, and I, 37, had an amazing ride on through the western desert. The staff were kind, caring and informative. We brought up the back of the 10 person ride (2 staff + 8 riders). Kylie was very knowledgable about the land and thoroughly enjoyed her job. Sierra was a great leader and was very... More 

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