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Houston's Horseback Riding

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Address: 12801 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748-7136
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A memorable way to explore the Sonoran desert. Bobbi Houston and her family welcome riders of all abilities. They made our family of four feel very comfortable with our horses... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Sterling, Virginia
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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A memorable way to explore the Sonoran desert. Bobbi Houston and her family welcome riders of all abilities. They made our family of four feel very comfortable with our horses and provided an educational trail ride through part of the Saguaro National Forest (East). So glad we picked Houston's to help us make a wonderful family memory.

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Lower Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm not a experienced horseback rider, but anyone in reasonable shape can do this. The horses are gentle and know the routine. Just a few minutes from this stable and you are in one of the best places to view the Sonoran Desert, Saguaro cactus included. The cactus are HUGE, much bigger than I had imagined. The tour guide is... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second outing at Houston's. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. Love all the horses, the trails, and the length of the ride. We enjoyed the entire experience.

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Shohola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of our family members went during the morning trail ride and two of us went to the evening. Whatever time of day you enjoy this is a great experience. My daughter and I went to the afternoon ride near sunset. We saw a Coyote resting in the shade. Bobbi, the owner, was our guide. We have some great photos... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This place rocks. The horses are older, very well behaved former rodeo stars, all healthy, happy and taken care of like you would expect an ardent horse lover to do. The ride can be private or in a group, and great care is taken to put the right horse with rider. The trails through Saguaro NP are downright gorgeous, sublime,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I called for a private horseback ride and Houston's was able to quickly accommodate my request. Bobbi took me out for a 90 minute ride. Her and her cohort, Sarah, first determined that I basically knew my way around a horse. Then we were off. We traversed through the beautiful Saguaro National Park East. We jogged and loped in the... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

My wife Lisa and I went on a private horseback ride with the owner, Bobbi Houston, on Friday afternoon 11/04/2016. After two hours with Bobbi, I can see why she has the highest rated horseback riding outfit in Tucson. The sunset ride was fabulous. She could tell that my wife was nervous and made her feel so at ease so... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We had the best time riding through Saguaro cacti in Tucson, AZ, with our guides,( the veterinarian and one of the owners.) We opted for the private ride instead of a tail to nose group ride, and it was well worth anything extra we may have paid. This was definitely a big "highlight" of our trip and when we go... More 

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Chicago, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Even though the trail was super dusty and I should have worn long pants, the horseback ride was very nice! We had a bigger group so it was near impossible to hear the guide on the lead horse but the scenery was stunning. Saguaro cacti were inches away and so majestic - really cool.

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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I have not ridden a horse since I was 7 years old and it was a very traumatic experience. For my 31st birthday I wanted to change that experience and what better location than on holiday in Tucson! The wrangler (Kayla?) was very considerate of my fears (although I was trying not to show it!). I had a wonderful old... More 

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