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Great for novice riders

A very enjoyable couple of hours trekking through the valley and past the Half Dome. The instructors were excellent and this is a great trip for novice riders like us. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We (two moms and 4 kids from 9 - 12) did the 2-hour trail ride to Mirror Lake. 3 of us were beginners and they did fine, but it was not as easy a ride on the bums of us 40ish mothers!! The guides were fantastic and we all had a great time. We decided to hike the same trail... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Daughters first horse back riding experience. The guides are awesome and horses well behaved. We did the two hour tour, half day was booked, and it was a perfect way to see Mirror lake and the views along the way. The guides said this is the last year for Valley floor tours on horse back and the stables are closing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We took a half day mule ride to Vernal Falls with Yosemite Valley Stables. Our guides were McKenzie and Natalie, they were great, very informative about the area. Before starting out on the ride, you are required to watch a safety video and wear a helmet (sort of humiliating for an experienced rider though). The trail up to Vernal Falls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A very enjoyable couple of hours trekking through the valley and past the Half Dome. The instructors were excellent and this is a great trip for novice riders like us. However, two hours is more than sufficient for those aching muscles!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After we'd done a lot of hiking we wanted a different activity. Because of the drought wild water rafting wasn't an option and an entire day of rock climbing would probably be too much. In the end we chose for horse riding through Yosemite Park. It probably all sounds more exciting than it really is. The shortest time you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you like horses (or in my case a mule) this is a wonderful way to see some of the beauty that Yosemite has to offer. I took the two hour Mirror Lake Tour. It was nice to hear some added information about everything and the story behind Mirror Lake was very interesting. I was a little sore from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I'm sure you've read many reviews of the peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Of course it is, it's Yosemite. But I'm here to tell you about my mule. I've ridden horses since I was a kid. I'm expert but I know how to get them to go, stop, back up left right all that. Well, if you learned how to ride... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We did the four hour ride. New rode about two hours, stopped and hiked to the top of the falls, then returned to the stables. This is fine for even the beginner. The mules could be stubborn but that was half the fun. Beautiful scenery. We did learn that some group has managed to step in and cause the removal... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tuolumne Meadows Stable 4 hour horseback ride. We went on this after much anxiety and few mixed reviews to be found. We had a great time! No cliffhangers. Gentle ride on mule over grassy meadows, mountain streams and beautiful overlooks. Highly recommend. This is last year they will be doing this because park service shutting them down for polluting the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Booked the 2 hour ride and arrived an hour early as instructed. Spent half that time watching the wranglers bring enough horses out for the guests- which felt a bit useless. The guides on our ride were friendly and shared interesting stories of the beautiful area. And no cutting this ride short-- you get two long hours in the saddle!... More 

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