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Palo Duro Riding Stables

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The center piece of our trip through Texas

We made a reservation for a trip at PDRS. We arrived one hour early and were greated by two very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maurice D
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A Great Way to Start the Day

My husband, grandson and I (all inexperienced riders) had a wonderful ride on the gentle horses in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greer, South Carolina
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The finest and the friendliest since 1962, Palo Duro Riding Stables is the longest running riding stable established in and around Palo Duro Canyon. One of the canyon's best kept secrets, come ride under some of the oldest and largest cottonwoods in...more
10160 E State Highway 217, Canyon, TX 79015-8701
+1 806-488-2799
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We made a reservation for a trip at PDRS. We arrived one hour early and were greated by two very friendly herder dogs. A shirt while later a lovely little cowgirl greeted us and introduced herself. She was KodiJo, the 4 year old daughter of...More

1  Thank Maurice D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Remember is.. This stable is a very popular so you should reserve earlier!!!! I do horseback riding in Japan and I visited there solo, only by myself. The horse trekking was almost one hour and a half ride. My reservation was on 12:00, noon and...More

Thank Junichi N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, grandson and I (all inexperienced riders) had a wonderful ride on the gentle horses in in beautiful Palo Duro Canyon with Jesse and Bo. You can tell they love both the horses and the canyon where they work and live. Be sure to...More

Thank M G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kody Jo and her parents are the best! Friendly, knowledgeable and easy going. They make this look easy, though I’m sure it’s not. The 8:00 ride had perfect weather, gorgeous scenery and a group of 5 riders made this perfect for our 9 year olds...More

1  Thank klb66006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stables. Our 7 year old grandson had never ridden a horse. The wrangled walked him around the corral prior to the ride. A helmet was provided. Saddle was just his side. The horse was e,freely gentle and well behaved. The ride was for an...More

Thank Gene W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jessie, Christan and Bow were great! They have great horses and a wonderful trail to ride on. They made me very comfortable and I am a nervous rider. They had funny stories to tell. Their 4 yrs old daughter is a pro horse handler!!!! Lovely...More

Thank Dearneeta114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing!! They definitely have the most beautiful part of the canyon. We camped at the state park which has their own horseback riding tours, but I’m so glad we decided to go here instead. The trails are shaded and the views are...More

1  Thank NATRAustin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looked at the ratings and decided to give them a try. Family owned business for generations and they treated us right from the start. We decided to ride at 8 o’clock to beat the 100 degree temperatures...wise choice. They treated the 7 and 10 year...More

1  Thank Ron H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four year-old Cody Jo, the CEO of Palo Duro stables, has brilliantly employed her mother and father, Jesse and Kristin, and thoroughly trained them in the fine arts of horsemanship and customer service! We had such a great time here! Truly a perfect experience. Great...More

1  Thank cynthiacproctor
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We brought 2 of our grandchildren for a one hour ride. We were treated like we were the most important people that had ever visited. They took pictures for us and at the end of the ride Jessie even let our 3 year old granddaughter...More

1  Thank vdeutsch1968
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August 15, 2018|
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Response from Jesse S | Property representative |
We do allow kids 4 and under to ride with a parent. We just have to take the weight of the adult into consideration.
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Jesse S | Property representative |
Hi there! The gentleman that answered your question did so very well. I appreciate him for that. We ride down into the canyon, a fairly rugged terrain. There just isn’t opportunity to ride much faster than a walk. We’ve rode... More
March 22, 2018|
Response from Jesse S | Property representative |
Unfortunately, I don’t think it would be a great idea. It’s not something our horses are accustomed to. I don’t think they would do anything, but as soon as I say that, something would happen. We just want everybody to be... More