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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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Great Family Experience

We had an awesome time on our ride with a 15 year old girl and ten year old son. Emily was wonderful with the ten year old keeping him engaged. We all learned about the desert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We had an awesome time on our ride with a 15 year old girl and ten year old son. Emily was wonderful with the ten year old keeping him engaged. We all learned about the desert landscape. Everyone was friendly, helpful and warm. Would ride with again in a heartbeat.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My family had a great visit to Houston's! There were 12 of us from Boston, including 5 kids (ages 9-70). Bobby & her staff were knowledgable & attentive to the needs of each level! The ranch was heaven... A true American ranch, set up for family & work, not a tourist trap at all! Thank you Houston's, I look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful time horseback riding with them. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. Riding out to the Saguaro National Park was peaceful and memorable. The horses we got, Tom and Remington were very well-trained and friendly. :) :) X & L Wolf

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I had a great two hour trail ride here. She was completely inexperienced on horseback but did great because of the caring professional staff at Houston's that took the time to help her and teach her the basics. The staff and owners are friendly and welcoming but obviously put safety first, as we would expect, and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Probably, the friendliest staff we have ever seen at a stable. Good solid horses. Nice ride thru the national forest, although being from Florida it didn't look like much of a forest.. The stable property is quite interesting as well with the old trucks, cars, and equipment.. Highly recommended! The ride costs $60 for about 2 hours.

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

As the reviews have said, Bobbi provides a wonderful riding experience. We opted for the private ride, 2 full hours of heavenly desert, mountain vistas, and informative communication with Bobbi about Tucson. Good, solid and well-behaved horses. We hadn't ridden in a few years but we managed with no problem thanks to Bobbi's helpful coaching ("heels down") and saddles that... More 

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Belen, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Riding a horse through the saguaro national forest was on my bucket list, and I trusted this outfit to do a good job with well broke horses...they delivered! Worth every penny, our guide was tremendous, competent and always aware of potential safety issues. The ride was gorgeous

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Houston's is the perfect place if you are looking for a couple of hours of getting out on horseback and riding through the Saguaro National Park, which in my opinion, is one of the best ways to experience the Sonoran Desert. When you first arrive at Houston's you might be a bit disoriented given that the horses are in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, beatiful horses. Myself, my wife and my two kids(13 and 11) had a great time, it was our first time riding and could not have picked a better place to do it.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My daughter and I are taking lessons and having the time of our lives. We have no criticisms of this stable. Highly recommend it.

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