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Address: 523 Resort Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone Number: +1 575-257-2241
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One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family! Please call for...

One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family! Please call for prices and reservations.

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Had a blast

Let me just say first how amazing the guides are. They are teenagers, but they conversed with the whole group, ages 4-45. They were attentive, funny, helpful and extraordinarily... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
mommaburk
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me just say first how amazing the guides are. They are teenagers, but they conversed with the whole group, ages 4-45. They were attentive, funny, helpful and extraordinarily respectful. My 11 year old son was very scared, but they rode with him the first bit and talked him through it. He was all smiles at the end. The views... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I had a lot of fun at Grindstone. The horses were great and the people operating the stables were quite nice and professional. They ride along with you offering tips to ensure your ride goes smoothly and safely. The trail was quite nice and goes through forest along the Grindstone Lake. There are some beautiful views. They have some beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 4 ranging in age from 7 to 72. Owners and guides were extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Very knowledgeable staff & the kids had a great time. Lovely views from the trail. The staff stayed directly with us throughout the trail ride. You do not need to know how to ride a horse to do this.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked a ride for our wedding anniversary on September 2nd for Saturday the 17th and when we got there they were closed! I called the day before to confirm our appointment and it went to the machine and the message said they were closed for the season. I figured it was old and they were out... More 

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grindstonehorses, Owner at Grindstone Stables, responded to this review

I can certainly understand your disappointment showing up and we were closed. However, a reservation was never made. Our dates are determined at the beginning of each season and a "reservation book" is printed out. We ALWAYS close for at least a few weeks after labor day. This year was no exception. Sept 17th did not even exist in our... More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Grindstone was an excellent place to take my wife for her first horseback ride...She loved it and I also had a great time. Will return soon...Thanks Grindstone..

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

My bestie since 3rd grade and I come to Ruidoso every year with our hubbies and we look forward to our annual trail ride every year! This year did not disappoint! The trail guides are always fun and entertaining, great with kids and adults alike. There are other trailrides in the area but Grindstone is A+++++++++ Beautiful views, reliable sweet... More 

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Guadalupita, New Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My family and I just rode here for the second or third time. It was as amazing this time as it was the last. I'm not sure why the last reviewer felt it was boring...there are views the entire way around the trail! The lake, the mountains, the town. It's breathtaking. The horses are extremely gentle, but not nags. They... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

OK - riding horses is something that one does not do often.... Now, I remember why. In this case, there are two aspects: Rider experience and Horse experience. As to first, about 14 riders are loaded on a very tame and gentle horse (this is good); then taken on a fairly mundane trail up the side of a fairly steep... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful time we had! Called for reserved time day before and their # was busy for a while but I kept calling and got through after a few tries. The trail was wonderful, the horses were well trained and the wranglers were awesome. One of our wranglers was Sonora and she was a bubbly very knowledgeable young lady... More 

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