Rockin R Rides
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John D
Tampa, FL17 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Peggy and her team were great. Coming from Florida we set up the trip well in advance towards the end of the season. The weather turned bad and we were a bit concerned. Peggy worked it so we could come in on another day and even though it was cold for us Floridians (48 degrees with wind), they made sure we were comfortable. The first few minutes out to the Black Hills was a little windy/cold, but our leader Randy took us on trails were the wind subsided and the view was amazing. We even saw some wild life while on the trail. It was really an experience for us city slickers from Tampa. Thanks for the memories and we will be back if we are back in SD!
Written September 29, 2020
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Gregory L
Oak Lawn, IL28 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Called Peggy, arrainged a half day ride, WOW, Fom the time we arrived till we left GREAT service. Our guide was a young horsewoman from a ranch in Montana, what a sweetheart she was, told us all about the area, showed us wildlife and great views of Crazy Horse the ride was well worth the price. If your in the Custer Area call the Rockin R Ranch
If i wasnt old and retired, and from chicago, i would get a job with Peggy and Randy
Written August 27, 2020
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fraserpei
Miami, FL1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Peggy and the the Rocking R Rides crew are simply the best. We weren’t even customers when we rode our bicycles past the Rocking R stables as Peggy was turning her horses out to the pasture before a brewing storm. She flagged us down and insisted we follow her back to the office / stables to wait out the dangerous lightning storm. They calmed our jittery nerves with a beer and some chips & salsa and when the storm was through even drove us in to Custer. Peggy, Randy and their crew at Rocking R Rides are the ones you want to depend on to keep you safe and provide you with a great adventure in Custer!

Jeff & Karen from FL
Gary & Mary from IA
Written August 22, 2022
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Keira Sprague
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My 2 children, my husband and I did this trail ride and loved it! Such a beautiful place, wonderful horses and the guides were so kind and chatty! They were great with my kids, helping them along the way if they needed to guide the horse. Our ride was cut short by a quick storm rolling in, but the guides got us back safely and kept all the kids calm while returning. I did not think we would get any money back since we were over halfway of our ride time, but we did! They gave everyone a good chunk of $$ back! I would definitely recommend this place!
Written August 7, 2021
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Liz S
Mundelein, IL1 contribution
Sep 2020
Oh my gosh! I called Peggy to ask about saddle gear. Her name had been given to me as a referral as a person who might be able to help me with what I was looking to buy. Peggy's Rockin R Rides doesn't sell gear, but she did have a source for me. She went above and beyond to help me and get the gear I needed! What a blessing she is, even though she wasn't earning any money from me. Based on this interaction I believe that you will be able to feel confident and trust she will be able to help you when you actually ride at her place!!
Written September 17, 2020
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James K
Pittsburgh, PA28 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We haven’t ridden in years (we’re 68 yrmears young) although our 11-year old grand daughter is quite experienced. They made all of us feel welcome and comfortable and helped create a great experience for us that we will long remember. Our guide Tienna made it all the more memorable. She grew up on a horse ranch in Montana and visits Custer periodically to guide at this ranch. Having an experienced guide is super important in terms of safety and monitoring how everyone is experiencing the ride. The trail was breathtakingly beautiful…mountains, meadows, aspen forest…and just enough difficult rocky terrain to make it “real.” Yes, our inexperienced butts were sore after riding for two hours - that will soon be forgotten but the beauty of the Black Hills back country will be forever with us. Thank you Rockin R Trsilrides.
Written July 21, 2021
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marthalT2131NY
3 contributions
Aug 2021
This place is the best! They take excellent care of the horses. One example is that they are cutting back the number of times a horse can go out on any given day, because there has been a lot of hot weather lately.

The horses are all very well behaved. Of course that's the way it always should be, but it isn't. Three of us had no or very little experience, one was experienced but rusty. We did the hour and a half ride. The one hour would have been too short for our preference.

The scenery is amazing!!! And the guides were great. So go, tip your guide, kiss your horse (they have signs encouraging both) and have a great time!
Written August 28, 2021
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H2HummerTime
La Center, WA47 contributions
Jun 2022
The staff were very friendly and I was looking forward to a ride to see some back country we couldn't see any other way. Not sure what happened but I paid for a 2 hour ride for 2 people and we were only out for less than an hour and a half. We left at 1:08 and were back by 2:30. What made it worse is my ride home was scheduled to pick us up at 3. Supposedly when they cut the rides short, they refund some of your money, but I haven't seen any credit on my card and that was 4 days ago. I'm not holding my breath. I thought maybe it was cut short due to weather, but they were sill taking people out when I left, so that wasn't it. The ride was okay; would have been much better I'm sure if we'd got the full 2 hours. I don't recommend it for experienced riders, but I was with my son who. although has ridden a lot, is still considered a beginner. If you take this ride just make sure to at least get what you pay for. Horses were extremely laid back (lazy), so great for beginners.
Written July 4, 2022
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Kirsten B
2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We made a last-minute trip and called Peggy at Rocking R when we got into town. Even though they were completely full, she texted a list of other options and put us on a wait list. Within a few hours she had a space for us the following day!

Our 2-hour ride into Custer State Park was excellent - the horses were well trained, the scenery was amazing, and Randy, our guide, not only shared a little local history but had his eagle eye out for local wildlife.

We will definitely be back again!
Written July 15, 2020
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Kayla K
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Excellent experience. Highly recommend. Our family of 5 stayed in the area all week and ended our vacation with this great time. The owner and guides were all super friendly and knowledgeable. Our hour and a half ride was perfect. Our kids are 11, 10, and 10 and they all did wonderfully on their horses. Our guide Taylor was helpful, safety oriented and engaged everyone on the ride. The horses were great with people and are well loved and cared for. We enjoy supporting small family owned businesses and this was the perfect opportunity to do so.
Written August 18, 2022
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