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Address: Painted Pony Guest Ranch | Finca Casagua, Route 155, Portegolpe, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2653 8041
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The Best Horseback Riding! Casagua Horses Tours at the Painted Pony Guest...

The Best Horseback Riding! Casagua Horses Tours at the Painted Pony Guest Ranch, a complete Equestrian Center providing high quality horseback riding tours lessons,and training, is just minutes from Tamarindo and Flamingo beaches on Route 155. Ride comfortable, well trained horses with professional bi-lingual guides. Favorite tours include the Old Spanish Trail,Forest to Sea, Natural History Tour, the popular Cantina Tour & local fiestas and Topes. Experience a real taste of Guanacaste's famous horse culture. GPS N10.35186 W85.72683

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Old Spanish Trail

We were immersed in the horse culture of the region. Throughout the 5 days of riding, at a pace set by us, we were able to observe and listen to continuous explanations of animal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Macomb, Illinois
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Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were immersed in the horse culture of the region. Throughout the 5 days of riding, at a pace set by us, we were able to observe and listen to continuous explanations of animal life and plant life that we encounter, including the history of the region. We saw lizards, monkeys and crocodiles. Esteban explained uses of the different kinds... More 

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2hounddogs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the "Forest to Sea" ride with Casagua Horses and had a great time. It was just me, my hubby, one other lady and our guide Esteban. The horses were very nice and the ride was easy and casual. We went through a small town, then through the forest and ended up on the beach at sunset. We finished... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the ranch for one week and it was wonderful!! First class amenities, horses and hosts. Kay and Esteban will make sure that you have a fabulous vacation. They are extremely knowledgeable in the area for what to see and do. The riding is terrific. The horses are fun to ride and well trained! No matter what ride... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ranch is absolutely fabulous. I have grown up riding horses so naturally I had to take a horse ride while in Costa Rica. The horses are very well cared for and aren't tired or worn out when you ride them. You see some of the horses walking down the beach and they look sad and underfed. That is not... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the ranch and did 2 rides. Everything was perfect. Kay's breakfasts were amazing and the best we had anywhere in Costa Rica. The accomodations were awesome, a beautiful villa with much privacy on the ranch a few hundred feet from the main house. The horses are very well cared for and very well trained. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Me and my hubby took the Guanacaste your. 2 hours on the horses plus a break for fried chicken in a local cantine. Horses were friendly and well trained. We had lovely time.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We went on the Taste of Guanacaste tour with Kay and Esteban and had a fabulous time. We enjoyed the calm nature of the horses (since we are novice riders), the chance to get a glimpse of local surroundings, and to have a tasty dinner of fried chicken and chips with sides brought by Kay! My 6 year old daughter... More 

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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

THank you for your kind comments. It is important for young riders to have a good experience with horses to build a foundation for life long riding. THe Taste of Guanacaste tour is perfect for families and beginner riders, but can be adapted for the most experienced rider too. Glad you enjoyed your day with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This was one of our favorite parts of our trip to Tamarindo. Kay came and picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the stable to meet her husband, Esteban, and the horses. Kay and Esteban knew ahead of time that we were beginners, so we were paired with the horses accordingly. It was nice to see that... More 

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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

The beach ride is one of our favorites, especially when we can do it at sunset. We only ride the beach at low tide to respect other people on the beach (usually the beach is almost empty at this time) and for safe footing for the horses when cantering. We also like to send you home with photos as memories... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Kay and her husband took us out on a wonderful ride and a great lunch. She was very knowledgeable about horses and the local culture. Also, Kay was kind enough to lead my wife's horse on the trip since my wife was a bit scared of horses. I highly recommend you visit and ride here.

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casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

It is important when riding, especially for the first times to get a short lesson on how your horses "work" - stopping, starting, reining, etc. Stirups should be the correct length for comfort and balance, and don't be afraid to ask questions. If new riders are nervous, they must know the horss can sense it because the rider is the... More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My 3 children and I did an afternoon tour with Kay and her husband and it was amazing. Only one of my children had ridden horses before and they all had a great time. The beer was cold and the chicken Chilito made us was delicious. This was a great afternoon during our trip and I would highly recommend it... More 

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

The Taste of Guanacaste is a good family riding experience, and the fried chicken and chips are a welcome bonus - and only $5. It is a riding, cultural and all around good time for all. Getting off the track and experiencing Guanacaste culture is too often missed by many visitors. Thanks. More 

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