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Grindstone Stables

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Charlotte M wrote a review Mar 2021
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Our family of five visited Grindstone Stables and had a great time. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They pair you with the perfect horse for your riding experience which was ideal for my grandchildren. The route up the mountain was so scenic and beautiful. The tour guides were funny, knowledgeable, and made this an amazing experience. I will definitely be coming back here next time I’m in NM.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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txbrandon76 wrote a review Mar 2021
Kemah, Texas49 contributions12 helpful votes
Took the wife and kids here and they loved it! The cowboys made sure the kids had fun and were safe. The horses were great and look to be well taken care of.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Chris York wrote a review Mar 2021
Las Cruces, New Mexico11 contributions4 helpful votes
What a lovely family! Grindstone Stables was the perfect way to start the day and our weekend! What a fun, relaxing, beautiful sight-seeing horseback tour of the Ruidoso hills and lake, on friendly horses, with expert horse-handlers and tour guides. This family was extremely friendly, accommodating, and welcoming to visitors, and it was well worth recommending to all who came to see the beautiful outdoors!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Amber wrote a review Dec 2020
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First and foremost, the horses are healthy and clearly well cared for. No one yelled at the animals, they looked well cared for and well-trained. I felt safe with the kids on their own mounts. Every single person we encountered was super friendly and helpful. This was one of the best trail rides I have ever experienced, and I felt good about all of it. And the ride was beautiful. I recommend this stable.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Quentin Paul wrote a review Dec 2020
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Let me start by saying that this should have been an enjoyable, safe thing to do during a pandemic. The opportunity to social distance and properly mask up is I highly urge you not to come here if you are actively observing social distancing and properly wearing a face mask. This was a highly uncomfortable experience for me. The staff did not wear a face mask at any point. They get close to you at several points (mount, dismount, trail monitoring). One of the wranglers coughed several times into the open air. I asked her not to cough without a mask and she apologized initially. However, once we got close to dismount she began to berate me in front of the group and said that I wasn't even allowed to go on the ride because I'm from out of state (which is funny because I'm from Hobbs). There was another wrangler who got very close to me without a mask and when I asked her to get further she said she was 6 feet and deflected by saying I was from out of state and breaking governor's orders (which I wasn't). She told me I could walk back if I wanted halfway up the trail and used this to taunt me. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this in pandemic times. Given the lack of professionalism, probably not during healthy times either. When we were dismounting, one of the older gentlemen asked me if I had a good time, which I honestly replied no, because no one wore a mask. He stated that I was a "retard" and I left immediately after. I was anxiety ridden for most of the ride, it was completely gross. The stables should let you know before you arrive that absolutely no face masks will be worn. Please do not assume you will be safe here. You are trapped on the ride for an hour and other riders are not required to mask up. This is a complete and utter disregard for rider health. On our ride alone, there were travelers from all over.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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