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Horseback Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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About Horseback Mexico
Horseback Mexico's riding tours are based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners personally guide & offer half-day, full-day,overnight & multi-day guided riding adventures. Ride through rare cacti forest and trek ancient mountain trails to breathtaking vistas. Picnic in the back country or relax over lunch at our ecologically built ranch. Decades of experience. Knowledgeable, English / Spanish speaking guides. Calm but fit horses for all levels of riders. Instruction available. Rates include transport from our city office. Join our new Ruins to Hacienda Ride along ancient trails, lots of birds and big cacti!
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DavidCullington wrote a review Nov 2020
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Really loved the experience at Mexico Horseback. Totally professional, amazing horses and a great location. We went on the Valley and Foothills Ride, a relaxed 2 hour ride through great scenery. Our horses were Niza and White Sox - both born on the ranch. The staff we're all helpful and friendly, a safe and fun day all round with the ranch carefully observing observing COVID-19 safety measures. Iris was our guide, she had great knowledge of the area, birds and plants too and Mary Jane the owner is there to help out too. It's been a tough year so this was a great way to get out and safely enjoy ourselves. At the end of the trip there was super fresh natural juice, home baked biscuits, watermelon and Mezcal.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Warren S wrote a review Oct 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania8 contributions1 helpful vote
On our ride we embarked from an historic hacienda and rode some old trails that had been camino reals in times past. They are dirt and the had some stretches of trotting and cantering. We took some trails through the mountains. We passed by an ancient ruins as well as two local herders with goats, cattle, and sheep. Otherwise we where alone with our two experienced guides. The scenery was beautiful. The horses where great, spirited but easy to handle. The guides Mary Ann and Iris gave us some pointer on riding but where not overbearing. Mary was very knowledgable about the local area. The three and a half hour ride was a little strenuous but not supper challenging. My wife and I are have both ridden some before. She had racing and jumping experience and I grew up with horses and worked as a trail guide years ago. We stayed overnight. The room was simple but very nice and stylish in a rustic way. The walls where adobe bricks and the garden is beautiful. I saw a shooting star from my awning that night. The meals, cooked to order at the ranch, where excellent and traditional. The next day we did a hike up a canyon near the ranch and saw many different kids of flora and biodiversity including beautiful orchids and other flowers. We did a tour of of a church, a local weaver that is friends with Mary, and some other villages the next day. Mary was an excellent knowledgeable guide for this part also. I highly recommend this experience as an addition to eating in Oaxaca city and seeing the sights there.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico
Responded Oct 27, 2020
October is the height of wildflower season, a stunning time of year in Oaxaca. So glad you enjoyed your riding experience. You actuallydid a full day ride of Ruins to Hacienda. Guided hiking tours and cultural tours are offered upon request but will soon be added to TripAdvisor. Come back with your entire family! Muchas gracias.Mary Jane
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pappasm61 wrote a review Oct 2020
Dallas, Texas7 contributions
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I spent 2 days at Rancho Pitaya and had an amazing experience. Mary Jane and staff welcome you with open arms and make you feel like part of the family. My first afternoon was spent hiking with Mary Jane who is a wealth of knowledge on all things Oaxaca...birds, animals, plant life, culture. She is an incredible person! . I saw some of the most diverse and incredible flora I had ever seen...organ cactus, agave, wild orchids, wild poinsettia to name a few. The next day we went for a morning horseback ride through yet more wild and beautiful countryside. Having not much experience riding horses, Mary Jane put me at ease with her training and by pairing me with Centurion...a great, loving horse with tons of experience! Overall, a fantastic 2 days...charming, comfortable accommodations, incredible, authentic Oaxacan cuisine, beautiful setting. You can't ask for anything more! Thank you Mary Jane, Iris, Gina and Gregorio for all your hospitality! I will be back! Michael PS...I loved it so much I did go back the following week for one night!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico
Responded Oct 19, 2020
Well, we loved having you at the ranch too! It is such a pleasure for me to share what I know and love with other people like yourself. - (also knowledgeable), enthusiastic and eager to explore this very special place on the planet. Come back again - three's a charm! Encantada y agradecida
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Cathy M wrote a review Oct 2020
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I cannot say enough about the fantastic experience I had at Rancho Pitaya! I am an avid rider, and the week was filled with riding amazing and athletic horses. The ranch is so peaceful, the village farmlands and surrounding hills and mountains are so beautiful, and Mary Jane has such a deep knowledge of culture, history, birds, flora and fauna, and of course horses. The week's activities included riding every day except for the day spend birdwatching in the mountains, and eating delicious authentic meals. This trip was during COVID, so the focus was on socially distanced, outdoor, healthy activities. My accommodations were lovely. The weather was perfect. Tons of birds to watch from the breakfast table. We rode from the ranch 3 days and trailered out 2 days. I will be returning for more riding experiences in the future! Thank you Mary Jane, Gina and Gregorio for all you do!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico
Responded Oct 13, 2020
There is nothing better than a perfect fit! So glad to hear that the week of riding and living at Rancho Pitaya met your expectations. It is a very special treat to have accomplished riders like yourself at the reins of our horses. Yes, please, come back soon! Muchas gracias!
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Rebecca K wrote a review Feb 2020
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A wonderful day near Oaxaca with the fabulous horsewoman Mary Ann. The weather was gorgeous. Many beautiful cacti, birds and blue sky.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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