Franklin's Horseback Riding

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Franklin's Horseback Riding

Franklin's Horseback Riding
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Noramae M
Boquete, Panama1 contribution
Offended
Apr 2021 • Friends
From start to finish, a disappointment.
I was not matched to a horse that suited me. I told Franklin I am an intermediate rider. He put me on Pepper, a short, 30 year old trail and barn sour horse. I even asked him about this before the ride started and he ignored me. This horse just plodded along begrudgingly.

It was supposed to be a 2 hour ride. Was not even 1 hour of riding as we stopped 4 times for horses to graze/rest.

While we seemed to be in a beautiful area, Franklin took us thru the streets of a tired town. Sooooo sad to be deprived of the surrounding beauty.

Franklin did nor even speak to us at any point on this entire ride.

Franklin says he wants to be a novelist now. He should do that and stop acting like he is providing a tour worth anyone’s precious time in Boquete.
Written April 17, 2021
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HelenFordy
Stroud, UK20 contributions
Wonderful horses, guide and scenery
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a lovely afternoon spent with Franklin and the most gentle and beautiful horses. We were picked up in Boquete and first stop was to buy a big bag of bananas for the horses. Franklin matches the horse to your ability and off we went for a magical ride with breathtaking scenery. Thank you so much Franklin for the discussions about life in general , your wonderful homeland and the flora and fauna.
Written February 15, 2020
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sambieni
Los Angeles, CA81 contributions
Amazing family fun
Jul 2019
Franklin is awesome. Our 4 and 6 year old told tandem w inexperienced mom and dad. A two hour tour around town and uphill to vista for great family photo. He is super engaging, friendly and thoughtful. Taking a horseback ride around his village he said hi to everybody- very sweet. Kids really enjoyed and felt safe. Horses well kept. We didn’t properly confirm day before so had bit of a delay/hiccup before our start so best to confirm and reconfirm. Wish we could do it again.
Written July 23, 2019
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senna
World26 contributions
Caldera/Boquete horse whisperer
Jul 2019 • Family
We really enjoyed our hour and half ride that tours you in the neighborhood of 200 year old town of Caldera the oldest Chiriqui town. Ngobe bugle people reside in the area. It takes 30 mins to get there from Boquete. Franklin picked us up in his Nissan 4x4. He's passionate about what he does. A man who's taken care of his horse worth great care. Our boys loves the experience. We rode on Pimento, Freckles, Zapata, cucumber. We booked thru BOA.
Written July 5, 2019
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Judith W
Goutum, The Netherlands23 contributions
We had a great day!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Franklin is a very nice guy who takes good care of the horses. He asks about your experience and gives you the horse which suits best. The area is beautiful! We had a great day, thank you Franklin!
Written March 5, 2019
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René I
2 contributions
Wonderful ride
Nov 2018 • Couples
We had zero experience with horses, but Franklin was a good teacher and we were able to ride the horses without feeling unsafe. The view is amazing.
A wonderful experience!
Written December 2, 2018
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790theresap
Burnaby, BC27 contributions
Boring
Apr 2018 • Couples
For $45 each, booked through Hello Travel Panama, this was a pretty boring cabalgata. We traveled 30 min to the start, rode around the town for 30 min and stopped to let the horses graze 4 times, then we went up a hill, took a picture, and went back to the start. The ride was 1 hour in total. At the end, the other couple we were with gave a $20 tip, which I found quite surprising... I have done better horseback riding elsewhere.
Written April 19, 2018
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Maxi T
4 contributions
Wonderful day
Mar 2018 • Couples
We were lucky and had a private trip. Transportation is included. We had no experience, but Franklin guided us really good, so that we had a great first time riding. In the end of the trip you will have a wonderful view. We can highly recommend this trip. And price for this tour is the cheapest you can get in town.
Written March 25, 2018
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aj14318
Arlington, VA39 contributions
great trail ride
Feb 2018 • Family
We booked an afternoon trail ride, it was about 3 1/2 hours from when Franklin picked us up in downtown Boquete to drive to Caldera. Franklin loves his horses and takes care to choose the rider for each horse based on experience - my husband has only been on one prior trail ride and he had a great time. Everyone in our group enjoyed the trip tremendously, and at the end, we went up to "the hills" and had a breathtaking view of the mountains nearby. This is a great activity in Boquete.
Written February 24, 2018
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Doug
Tampa, FL169 contributions
A truly sweet guy!
Jan 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed horseback riding with Franklin through the Caldera outside Alto Boquette. Franklin is a good hand with horses and people and has some fine animals to ride. The price is fair and the scenery is beautiful!
Written February 3, 2018
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