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Arnett's Gulfside Trail Rides

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Knowledgeable staff, behaved horses

The staff was knowledgeable and obviously caring of horses. The horses are well behaved even for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Doc J
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Off the beaten path

Sondra was a pleasant guide and led us on our 1hr tour. We haven't been on horses in years yet she... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bret F
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Reviewed yesterday

The staff was knowledgeable and obviously caring of horses. The horses are well behaved even for less experienced riders. Trail leader is considerate of the customers and the trail through the pine woods was nice and leisurely. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Doc J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sondra was a pleasant guide and led us on our 1hr tour. We haven't been on horses in years yet she handled the training well before we ventured out. Just enough time to enjoy the horses and trails before returning. Enjoy 😎

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bret F
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We love to go horseback riding while on vacation, so we were excited to find a place nearby to do so! This facility offers a very easy 1 hour trail ride over flat, but wooded terrain. Part of the trail was wet from the recent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather H
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend had a fantastic trail ride. Just the two of us with our guide Austin trough the forrest and lots of water. Austin did an excellent job and had answers to all our questions and made it a very relaxed and enjoyable...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank aawkappels
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the hour long trail ride. Horses were beautiful and well mannered. The tack was super as well. Guides were friendly and kind. The trail was beautiful with many different types of Florida foliage. I highly recommend this farm!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank H9327YImelissa
Reviewed March 19, 2018

After several days on the beach and Seaside, FL, we were looking for something different to entertain the kids. Arnett's Stables did not disappoint. The kids (9, 12, 15) loved the trail ride and the horses. Our 18 month old son, Jake, had a blast...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank JennMcDn
Reviewed March 12, 2018

It's always nice when the directional signage, the parking, the people & the facilities are clean and nice and without surprises. Off to a good start! My girlfriend invited me to do this with her and I was curious but heck, I haven't been on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KarenA6085
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed a one hour ride with Sondra. She skillfully led us through beautiful scenery. She let us trot and cantor as we became comfortable on the horses and demonstrated our ability to ride. Hope to ride with Sondra on our next...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Joyce Q
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Daughter and i were wanting to ride. All information on web and print stated $50. But it is actually $60 for 1 hour when you check out. They request you get there 20 minutes early to sign waivers and check in we did but had...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank spavlovits
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I live close Stopped by to check it out Didn't ride But will Extremely nice people It's about the people

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank MiltonSiegele
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August 9, 2015|
Response from Karen A |
Local ordinances do not allow riding on the beach in South Walton County.