Makena Stables

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591todda
Seattle, WA13 contributions
So worth it...
Feb 2020
I learned more from Pat about Maui in 2 hours than the multiple times I have been to Maui. The horse ride on the beach, woods, lava areas, historical native sites and trail was great, but to hear him explain the history of the island, pre-development and post-development was incredibly fascinating. I could have sat and listened for hours. If you want to get an inside story about Maui, go on this ride with Pat. Horses are sweet, scenery is great, and it's authentic. You will really enjoy Makena Stables trail ride.
Written March 3, 2020
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Detchief
Henderson, NV17 contributions
Small group horseback riding on the shores of Maui!
Feb 2020
Pat and Helaine cater to the small group trail ride. The horses are well cared for, and the ride is a step up from the "normal" head to tail trail ride. You will experience the beach, as well as upcountry for magnificent views. We would not hesitate to book another ride with them!
Written February 21, 2020
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M.Fab.Lipari
Union, MO13 contributions
The best horseback tour I’ve ever been on!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very small group. We were lucky enough to be on a tour with only 2 others. Very knowledgeable hands - know exactly what type of horse you need - from first day rider to pro. Beautiful horses, they keep their horses in great shape. The scenery and history on this tour is bar none. Cannot wait to go back. Pat and Robert were the best guides. Excellent!!
Written February 11, 2020
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Sandi
2 contributions
Great Experience
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a great time. Helene, Pat and Robert were the best. They are professional, friendly, and provided us with an experience we'll always remember. We definitely want to go again!!!
Written January 20, 2020
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rlw1960
washington14 contributions
By far the best in Maui
Jan 2020
Absolutely loved it. They have horses for every level. Went with a small group of experienced riders. Sam made it fun. He would stop at certain places and explain the history of the area. We rode along the shore, took pictures and up the the lava fields.
You can tell the horses are not just money machines, they truly care and give them the best care possible. Each horse only does 1 ride out a day that lasts 2 hours. Highly recommend them. Would do it again in a heart beat. Don't forget to pet your horse and tip your guide !
Written January 7, 2020
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Anna P
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Great for all levels of rider
Sep 2019
I called and was initially told they didn't have room on the day I wanted. We were 2 people and they had space for one more. Long story short, they made it happen because it was my birthday.

They gave clear directions with an accurate map on the site and were able to find it easily.

We filled out the usual waivers. Helmets are optional, but I'd say always wear one. The terrain is rocky and even a mild fall could leave you with some painful injuries. Protect your head. They gave basic riding instructions for those who needed it and offered refreshments while we waited.

The horses only do one ride a day and I saw no crabbiness or pinned ears. Everyone was mounted appropriate to their level, so mine had a little more pep! My boyfriend, just above beginner got a horse who was in no hurry to catch up and was careful placing his feet around obstacles.

The terrain was fun enough for experienced riders, but the careful horses kept it safe for the beginners. One spot right down on a little beach, and then a quick hike up a little hill for an expansive view of the ocean on one side and the volcano on the other. Varied terrain makes this view the highlight.

Pat and Robert did a great job as a guide and with outfitting. They took great care of us and Pat had lots of good stories

No down sides here. I would say that there are opportunities to ride elsewhere with slightly more dramatic landscape, however, you won't find better customer service or nicer horses. A true gem.
Written October 2, 2019
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BGTGNewJersey
New Jersey54 contributions
Most amazing sunset trail ride!
Jul 2019
I have been riding for many years and this was an amazing trail ride. The horses are very well cared for and the owners clearly put them first which is why I chose this place. The ride was through a trail onto a beach with mesquite and black lava surroundings. Then we went up into the hills and went to the top of a small volcano cinder for sunset. This was spectacular! It's a physically challenging trail as they say even though it is a walking only ride so you need to be in good shape. The guide was great and took pictures for everyone in various spots. The stable is remote though without wifi and I had taken Uber to get there so I had no way to get back but fortunately, some others on the ride were heading my way and I was able to go with them. This is a pricey trip but worth every penny! I can't wait to go back!
Written August 15, 2019
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Shara F
Corona, CA24 contributions
A six star experience!!! Amazing!
Jun 2019 • Friends
I haven't been horseback riding in over 20 years. My friend who booked the excursion is a seasoned rider who has her own horses. I was a little nervous at first but our guide Pat was amazing! After a short lesson in how to handle the horse he assigned me, he gave me the confidence I needed to go. The trail to the beach and up the mountain was amazing and so relaxing! The trails are well maintained and the horses are obviously very happy. This excursion is well worth the price and commute from Ka'anapali. I would do it again in a heartbeat!! Thank you Pat for such a memorable day!
Written June 7, 2019
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Jane K
Fort Myers, FL18 contributions
Best horseback ride!!
Apr 2019
Just finished a morning ride...it was awesome! Along the beach, through the lava fields, and up into the mountains for amazing views. Ray and Robert were very friendly and helpful...and Smokey and Tucker were well trained, great horses. Highly recommend Makena Stables!!
Written April 30, 2019
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Mayandollar
Stateline, NV153 contributions
Beautiful cool, calm ride.
Mar 2019 • Friends
I went on this ride with my daughter who has competed in hunter jumper her whole life and I’m a pretty experienced rider myself. We had a wonderful time. Our horses had some personality which made the ride fun for us but our trail guide Ray also made sure the other 2 riders in our group knew how to handle their horses.
We were out for 2 hours. We rode through the mesquite, on the beach, up a ranch road through the lava fields and up a hill to watch the sunset. So beautiful , so quiet. Lots of snacks were provided for our saddle bags and cold drinks at the end of the ride. We saw goats, pheasants and a mongoose. We arrived early so we got to hike a bit at La Perouse which is gorgeous. Lots of interesting history of the region on the ride. But mostly just a nice slow trail ride in paradise. Horses were well trained and cared for. The terrain was not “ beginner “ per se but the horses were very capable. Many of them rodeo on the weekend! Thanks for a lovely outing.
Written March 28, 2019
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