Old West Stables

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Old West Stables
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Equestrian Trails • Horseback Riding Tours
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RachelleWebb
St. Petersburg, FL27 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Booked this ride after the first two I saw online were closed. I’m so glad! Arrived 30 min before the ride began at 8am for check in. Guides were very friendly and helpful. Explained everything before getting started. It was an easy one hour ride and the horses knew exactly what they were doing! You just sat back and enjoyed the scenery!
Written July 18, 2020
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Linda M
7 contributions
Mar 2020
The staff was so helpful. They were accommodating with a last minute change we needed to make. The guide did not make me feel uncomfortable at all with the help I needed getting on the horse., and very patient with granddaughter. Her first time on a horse and they could not have been better about instructions and helping her feel at ease. The trip was great through the canyon.
Written March 17, 2020
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87debrab
San Diego, CA70 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We really enjoyed our horse ride through the canyon! The guides were helpful, and fun, and the trail is beautiful! It was a great experience!
Written July 8, 2019
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Angelica L
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Family
I would love to give a great review but sadly the customer service and communication is terrible. We were booked today 9/11 to go on the noon ride. After driving 341 miles for the “bucket list” experience for my daughters 12th birthday we arrived to a locked door with a hand written sign that stated due to extreme temperature forecast noon rides were canceled today. I respect their choice to cancel due to heat and safety for their animals but considering they were able to send a conformation email and text yesterday on the 10th then they would have been able to notify if they were canceling. Yes they refunded our money but we were still out about 10 hours of driving and two tanks of gas all because they could not call, text, or email. Two minutes out of their morning to call us would have saved us hours on the road and about 80$ in gas plus the disappointment of my daughters birthday plans ruined.
Written September 11, 2021
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Durangoleah77
Blanchard, OK125 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Recently took my teen daughter to ride in the canyon. Having horses myself and having ridden at stables numerous times I was shocked to show up and be informed that every person would be weighed prior to riding. Normally I would have objected but do to my daughters excitement chose to. I saw several female wranglers helping in the store and thought well surely one of them will do it. But no, the person weighing everyone was an extremely rude male. I stepped on the scales and once weighed he says Oh boy just one pound away from being able to go! And just muttered and sighed to himself. In front of everyone!!! I was mortified. I could not believe the audacity of this guy. I literally have never been so horrified at the treatment I received. This is not the way you treat customers!!! I will never be back. From someone who has packed 400lbs of elk out of a wilderness I'm no fool. I know what these horses are capable of. It was obvious to me that the horses were not well taken care of, the tack certainly wasn't. You would be much better off visiting the stables at the top of the canyon. If they weren't already booked up we would have.
Written August 2, 2017
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RBD930
Indialantic, FL795 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
We enjoyed our trail ride with Old West Stables so much - even the non-horse lovers in our group! The horses are all very well taken care of and in good condition, and the owners are very nice and accommodating. We had so much fun we didn't want the ride to end.
Written June 4, 2018
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guitardude9587
Dallas, TX147 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
There is nothing flashy about this, but it was a very neat experience. My wife had never ridden a horse so this was a great opportunity. This is appropriate for people of all riding abilities as the horses follow the leader the entire time. It lasts about an hour and was a very enjoyable activity in the canyon.
Written April 2, 2018
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Lorraine
Rickmansworth, UK1,108 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
We drove route 66 and I would mark this as my number one experience. The staff were wonderful and we all enjoyed chatting with them. They were very clear in there briefing and we saw that this is an activity for adults and children. It is a slow walk on a track the horses know well. The horse go in their own order and all you need to do is hold on and enjoy - which I did. My horse Lloyd's was a beautiful blonde and I am glad I was paired with him. Of corse these are animals so there is a small risk buy from everything I saw it is low. If you can do this you should the best way to see the canyon.
Written July 30, 2017
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Brenda911
111 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
We weren't sure exactly where the stables were, because there actually were two corrals so we were a little late to arrive. They said that was no problem. They were friendly and explained how to ride for those who were novice. The ride was perfect. Heard coyotes yipping out in the canyon and later caught a glimpse of them. Had a covey of quail fly up in our path and the horses did great. The horses were plenty tall for some of our leggier riders. The guides told us of the terrain, plants and a little of the history. Perfect for newbies, no great hills to climb. Highly recommend.
Written September 15, 2016
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melissaATX
Austin, TX7 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
Our family of five enjoyed riding with Old West Stables. We were all inexperienced and two of the kids had never been on a horse. They did a great job of matching us up with horses and calming down my 7 year old who started to get scared and almost had a melt down during the first 5 minutes. She ended up have a great time and said she'd do it again! This stable is inside the state park. The ride is great for beginners with no super steep ups or downs. The ride is basic - no commentary or tour- but that was fine with us. We enjoyed just looking at the scenery and enjoying our ride. All the staff were very polite and pleasant to be with. And price was good.
Written June 26, 2016
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