Cactus Jack's Trail Rides

Cactus Jack's Trail Rides, Ocala: Hours, Address, Cactus Jack's Trail Rides Reviews: 4.5/5

Cactus Jack's Trail Rides
4.5
Horseback Riding Tours
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Florida Horse Riding .com Horseback riding is FUN! Relax and enjoy beautiful. Guided trail rides from the CROSS FLORIDA GREENWAY Trail System in Ocala Florida as well as Rock Springs Run State Reserve in Sorrento Florida. We offer trail rides on our gentle, safe horses! See Florida's oak hammocks, pine forests, and green fields. Riding is the best way to see the beauty of Florida. This is truly Florida at its best. The parks are over 90,000 acres!!! We have outstanding horses and our guides have years of experience. We take riders 6 years old and up. We also do custom rides for the more experienced riders. Let us know what type of riding you enjoy, and we will do our best to accomodate.
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Stephen S
Ocala7 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Thank you Cactus Jack’s for giving me a chance to trail ride whenever I want to. For those of us who don’t own horses, Cactus Jack’s gives us an authentic horseback riding experience on beautiful, scenic Florida Greenway trails!
Written May 15, 2022
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Roy and Kathryn S
1 contribution
Apr 2022
My husband surprised me for my birthday with the one hour trail ride at Rock Springs Run. Johnathan was an excellent guide and the horses were immaculate. Best ride ever! Bonus: we were the only ones on the trail.
Written April 29, 2022
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Jennifer T
2 contributions
Apr 2022
Sarah and Irene were great guides, and super knowledgeable about the horses, local plants, and wildlife. It was my son's first time riding independently and he loved it. The horses (Maggie, Pokey, and Rebel) were the sweetest. I highly recommend Cactus Jack’s! We will be returning :)
Written April 14, 2022
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Jamie E
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
We have gone to ride the trails every year we visit our family that moved to The Villages three years ago!! We absolutely make it a point to go for a day to Cactus Jack’s! The staff is AMAZING! The horses are beautiful and happy! Our trial guide always makes a point to share about the land and the environment! We Highly RECOMMEND making this a must stop! Thank you Cactus Jacks once again this year!
Written April 1, 2022
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Brett P
Port Richey, FL9 contributions
Mar 2022
We had a great time yesterday. It was my daughter's first time on a horse and she loved it. The guides were great.
Written March 28, 2022
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CPJ
Harrisburg, PA1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
We had a nice ride with an experienced and safe guide. This is definitely a ride for beginners, it’s completely flat at a very slow pace.

Our only complaint is similar to others, the penalties for rescheduling are steep and unfair. My 74 year-old father who stays in the Villages took me when I visited and he initially chose the wrong time when he booked it. As soon as he realized his mistake there was no phone number to call and correct it and they charged $20 to change it. We even switched to a less popular time and I have reached out to them before posting this review. Overall it was a fine trail ride but their policies just aren’t worth it. Definitely won’t go back.
Written March 28, 2022
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Voodew68
Spring Grove, IL42 contributions
Mar 2022
Not only are the horses treated well-they are loved! This was by far the best I have ever seen horses treated at a trail riding location and we have ridden all over the country. Each horse was introduced and loved on with plenty of kisses and rubs before the rider mounted. The riders were encouraged to give positive affirmations and pats to their horse. Johnny and Irene were amazing and it was so refreshing to observe their relationship to these beautiful animals. All of the horses were clean, brushed and everything was checked before and after you mounted. These horses even get vacations with plenty of time off! We enjoyed a peaceful ride through the woods with just enough conversation about the area and opportunities for us to ask questions. We rode Pokey, Abbey, Mater and Helga-a beautiful experience!
Written March 27, 2022
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vanessacABC28
West Palm Beach, FL13 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Owners were amazing, very friendly, clean, easy to book.
The only thing I would love if they offered a “experienced” ride where you can trot or run. Beautiful views, just a very slow ride. Would go back.
Written March 22, 2022
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Julie B
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We had a great 1 hour ride with Johnny as our guide. With friends who had almost no experience he was able to put their minds at ease with their well trained clean and healthy horses! He also gave us information about the area which made it interesting for us since we weee from MI. We would definitely revisit!
Written March 10, 2022
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Cheryl M
1 contribution
Feb 2022
We brought our horse-loving 9-year-old for a trail ride, and it could not have been better! Johnnie and Suzie were terrific guides. They matched the horse's temperament to the rider's skill level. Our daughter rode Maddie, who was sweet and gentle. Johnnie kept her involved and entertained throughout. We had a great time thanks to their skill, attention, and kindness. Highly recommend!
Written February 21, 2022
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