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El Rancho Barrio Dorcas

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West End, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 9687-1067
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A man and his horses.

I preface this review by saying I own 3 horses, ride every day, compete (adult amateur dressage... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
surfaceinterval2018
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Great experience!

Even though we arrived 30 minutes early for the sunset ride, the horses were ready within a few... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Aylaakkurt
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Horseback riding tours
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West End, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I preface this review by saying I own 3 horses, ride every day, compete (adult amateur dressage) and consider myself to be 10 on the scale of good horsemanship and providing excellent care. Shirty has to take care of a herd of horses with very...More

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RoatanHorsing_around, Guest Relations Manager at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for taking your time to write about your experience. My name is Roosmarie, and I take care of the online reservations for El Rancho Barrio Dorcas. Mail is unreliable on Roatan, at the best very slow, and often never arrive at all. Whenever...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Even though we arrived 30 minutes early for the sunset ride, the horses were ready within a few minutes. Shirkey gave a short explanation as we had never done any horseback riding before, which was perfectly sufficient. As mentioned in other reviews there is a...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

I was able to book this via email with no troubles. When reserving the horseback riding we had 3 options, we chose the Saddle and Swim West End. They also provided transportation which was great, you just had to pay it separate, which I wish...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

The horse back ride at sunset could have been excellent. We arrived on time. Waited 15 to 20 minutes for the others that were supposed to leave at 430 and the guide decided to proceed without them. About 10 minutes into the ride and had...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

I booked via email and it was an easy process. I arrived and got a beautiful buckskin with great paces who obeyed directions and was more than willing to pick up the pace when requested. You will be riding on the road but he does...More

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RoatanHorsing_around, Guest Relations Manager at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi Carli, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

I am so happy to recommend “el rancho barrio Dorcas” to any travelers who want to have fun! It has always been my dream to ride horses on the beach. We went on an 1 1/2 horseback off road path and then onto a beautiful...More

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RoatanHorsing_around, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Thank-you for taking the time to write about your experience, and I am pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. Til next time!

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Shirkie has a great group of well trained horses, most of which he has raised himself. He has trained them to be "gaited" which means that they provide a super smooth ride at all speeds. We left on horseback from his ranch, which is a...More

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RoatanHorsing_around, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Hello Laura, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your experience, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves! Roosmarie

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Ok, so I have never even touched a horse before - the nearest I have come to such an animal was being headbutted by one donkey and bit by his mate - so despite being VERY keen to ride a horse I was also a...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Agree with some reviews on the highway portion of the ride. I was nervous at first, and am an experienced rider. However, once I realized the horses were used to riding on the road I relaxed a little. The amazing beach ride made it worth...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2017

Our family of five enjoyed this as a cruise ship excursion. Our kids are now in their twenties and all of us are comfortable with riding. Ride began on the road, through parts of town, down towards the beach and some time in the ocean....More

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