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Arizona Horses (Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables)

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Neighborhood: South Mountain
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Address: 10215 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8312
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Two fun rides with great Wranglers

Decided to take two rides on different days. The first one was an evening ride for one hour. You are back before sunset. It's a short but nice nose-to-tail ride on well maintained... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This would be brilliant for first time or inexperienced riders who are happy to just sit on a horse during a slow, nose-to-tail ride. Does not offer much for the more experienced rider as no trotting, cantering or free control of your horse is offered. However, lots of beautiful scenery and landscape. Great guides and horses.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Decided to take two rides on different days. The first one was an evening ride for one hour. You are back before sunset. It's a short but nice nose-to-tail ride on well maintained horses. A pack of coyotes were howling in the distance. I was told the Stables have 101 horses. The feed is green and grown by the owners... More 

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the TBone dinner ride - when we got there. We noticed several horses in front for the ride. The horses are filthy and dont seem to be taken care of well, some seemed nathargeic. a few of the horses seems very scared during the ride. MO MO and Donny seemed very nervous. Felt horrible. Would not book her... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had family in town from out-of-state and wanted to share a great Arizona experience with them. So we went horseback riding at South Mountain Stables. It was so easy. Called and made reservations. It's very affordable. The ride is about an hour long on gentle paths through South Mountain Park. The horses are very mellow and easy to ride... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I chose to do the steak dinner sunset ride. The horses were all pretty amazing and the wrangler was a blast. We rode the end of Feb, so sunset was pretty early. The sunset was spectacular - full of cacti along the ridge - and our view of the city in lights was beautiful. However; most of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was amazing and made kids feel comfortable with riding a horse for the first time. Horses were well trained and great with the kids! Trail ride included some fun facts that the kids are still talking about!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

I called the morning of to see if they had any available tours for 2 adults and 5 kids the ages of 2-9yr old. We were so lucky that they did because my kiddos absolutely loved every second of the tour. Most of the kids with us have never rode a horse before and they did awesome accommodating us! I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

We were first-time riders, so really not sure what to expect, or if we would like it. We did the 1-hour evening ride. We had a GREAT time, and felt like the experience was well worth the money. So much fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

Had a wonderful ride at Ponderosa Stables with my granddaughter who is 10 years old. Our wrangler "Emily" was the best and always made sure everyone in the group was doing well along with pointing out interesting facts on our ride. The horses are "BOMB" proof and very well taken care of. Next ride will be the sunset ride, cannot... More 

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kimf0519, Front Office Manager at Arizona Horses (Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables), responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your ride and we look forward to having you come back and ride again. thank you More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sunset ride! Took about 1.5hrs to get to the Steakhouse and the terrain was rugged & beautiful. The trip back was a bit quicker - as the horses knew it would be feeding/bedtime. But it was all at a safe pace. (If you feel the need for that. And, we were all happy that we didn't have to wear... More 

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