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Houston's Horseback Riding

12801 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85748
(520) 298-7450
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Ranked #2 of 116 Activities in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

They did an excellent job managing the trail ride. There were 8 on the tour with 2 guides. One of our group had never touched a horse before and was nervous. The workers were EXCELLENT at talking him through the process and instilling confidence. The horses were well trained but not robotic. The park was beautiful. It was a wonderful... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trek through the desert. The horses at Houston's are well fed and gentle. The wranglers are knowledgeable and experienced. We had some horse experience, but several in the group did not. The trail is very easy and suitable for beginners and first timers. It is a walking ride through the magnificent Saguaros desert. We would recommend... More 

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New Bern
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This horse ranch is setup for all levels of riding. We are 69 and 65 and hadn't ridden in awhile but all was well.The trail through the saguaro national park was a fantastic experience. Great fun and recommend to anyone as a fantastic experience.

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St. Peters, MO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

What a great find this was. It was only about a mile away from where we were staying. Booked the ride a couple of days in advance with Bobbie. Arrived for our morning ride and were quickly greeted by Bobbie and her staff. The ride was for 2 hours which was just right. The scenery could not have been better.... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our group of friends have been riding at Houston's every winter for the past 6 years. This past week we wanted to celebrate a 100th birthday party. Mike, my husband was 74 and the horse he rides at Houston's, Captain, was 26. So Mike and Captain had a party. The crew at Houston's did a fantastic job. Great food (thank... More 

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Rochester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a great time on this trail ride. We thought that our ride might be cancelled because there was a rain storm on the day we arrived, after calling Houston's they confirmed that the trail ride was still going on so we drove to the stables form our hotel. One of the trail ride leaders met us as we... More 

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Hammond, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was my first horseback ride and it was so smooth. The staff were all super friendly and I felt like I was riding with my family. Definitely see why it had all the previous great reviews. Cool to ride through Saguaro NP and get some elevation change throughout the trip. Carmen was my horse and was a sweetheart. Definitely... More 

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have over 30 years of horse experience in both trail and show and I have to say that Houston's is extraordinary. I being a horsewoman look at things that a non-horse person might over look. From the grounds, to the condition of the horses, the tack and trail safety all exceeded my expectations. Our guides knowledge of the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the second time we rode with Bobbie and loved it! We requested a private ride with trotting and loping and got exactly what we wanted! Bobbie and her crew are friendly, organized and knowledgable. We will return here upon our next visit to Tucson because it was the highlight of our trip. Horses are fantastic - and they... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My partner and I had a great time on the tour. The staff were all extremely friendly and welcoming. They made an extra effort to ensure riders were paired up with horses appropriate to their experience and comfort level. The tour through the park was fun and informative and we got to take in some great scenery. Even though everyone... More 

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