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Casagua Horses Tours

#1 of 2 things to do in Portegolpe Features Animals
Painted Pony Guest Ranch | Finca Casagua, Route 155, Portegolpe, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
+506 2653 8041
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Does not get any BETTER

10 star on all counts. Beautiful horses that are treated with respect and warmth in training and... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
Robin R
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Never Disappoints!

This was our second visit and not our last. We have had rides in many locations and have to say... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2017
sorayagirl61455
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Macomb, Illinois
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The Best Horseback Riding! Casagua Horses Tours at the Painted Pony Guest Ranch, a complete Equestrian Center providing high quality horseback riding tours lessons,and training, is just minutes from Tamarindo and Flamingo beaches on Route 155. Ride comfortable, well trained horses with professional bi-lingual guides. Favorite tours include the Old Spanish Trail,Forest to Sea, Natural History Tour, the popular Cantina Tour & local fiestas and Topes. Experience a real taste of Guanacaste's famous horse culture. GPS N10.35186 W85.72683
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Painted Pony Guest Ranch | Finca Casagua, Route 155, Portegolpe, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

10 star on all counts. Beautiful horses that are treated with respect and warmth in training and riding by Esteban. He knows his stuff. Kay will ensure you have everything you need to make your ride the best you will ever have. Don't miss this...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed February 22, 2017

This was our second visit and not our last. We have had rides in many locations and have to say that Casagua Horses rates at the very top of the list. Excellent horses that are well cared for and a pleasure to ride are a...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2017

This was our second visit to Painted Pony, the previous visit being 3 years ago. Yet again it was just perfect, our hosts Kay and Esteban were charming, the best you could wish for, nothing is too much trouble for them. They picked us up...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed January 5, 2017

First, I was incredibly impressed with the obvious care and respect that the owners and employees have for the horses. I've gone on several equestrian holidays in the US and Europe and my number one requirement is that the horses are healthy and happy. Well,...More

1  Thank Marsonnay D
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Beautiful, healthy, graceful Costa Rica Paso Finos and paints. We really enjoyed the ride, seeing the countryside and the hospitality of the knowledgable guides.

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Reviewed October 21, 2016

My daughter and I had a great ride here. The horses are beautifully cared for and well schooled. They were safe enough for me (typical mum, had ponies as a kid, now rides a couple of times a year) but not dead in the mouth...More

1  Thank hlr2015
casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2016

Thanks for your kind comments, it often is the case with mothers or fathers and daughters, that the parent is helping their daughter to fullfull their dreams. In the last few years it is more and more difficult to find quality trail rides with quality...More

Reviewed October 4, 2016

Being a regular rider ( I ride English and cowboy dressage ) I wanted a place to ride where I could learn and have a good time. And boy did I find it! I went on a 2 hour morning ride with Estaban and Rojo...More

2  Thank Tripmama18
casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2016

We are always happy to provide private or semi private rides to more experienced riders and well as other rider levels. Matching horse and riders is very important to provide a good experience for all riders. We specialize in small group rides so we can...More

Reviewed September 16, 2016

Kay stayed in touch with us regarding our ride so we knew exactly what to expect and where to meet her (we lodged elsewhere). What we didn't expect was the great conversation with everyone on the ride - that made it even more interesting. Kay...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2016

Our Forest to Sea tour is very popular, but not for rider's with no experience. Because you ride our horses, rather than just going for a ride, it is important to know how to control your horse before attempting to "go faster". Safety is so...More

Reviewed August 19, 2016

I received a quick response to my inquiry about taking my daughter for a trail ride. The owner was gracious enough to pick us up and drop us off at our house for a small fee. The horses were well behaved and well cared for....More

1  Thank kimmer98
casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

Thanks for your kind comments. It is always great to see mothers and daughters riding together, that's what memories are made of. Whether whole families, fathers and mothers with their sons and daughters...family time is special. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We booked a last minute ride while staying in Tamarindo. We were feeling a little disappointed with our experiences up to this point- feeling like the tour companies promise one thing and then deliver something else. We had been trying to make the best of...More

Thank Cricket C
casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016

We are so happy we could make your ride special. It is true you have to ride our horses, not just go for a ride, and we were happy your husband enjoyed Pony Boy. We too are sad about how some horses are treated in...More

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Carina J
My brother is five is that a problem?
February 12, 2017|
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Response from casaguahorses | Property representative |
Dear Carina, Thank you for the inquiry. We do not take little ones on trail rides, but we do offer children's lessons in the ring to introduce them to horses and give them a safe ride in the ring. At times, if they have... More
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Steve C
HI! I like to ride several times a week in Canada. Can I arrange to ride with you when I am there Jan and Feb ??? Thanks! Debbie
December 10, 2016|
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Response from casaguahorses | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your inquiry. Certainly, we would love to have you ride with us while you are here. We offer a variety of day rides for all levels of riders. We just need to know your experience, height and weight to... More
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Freellie
I am 76 years old, I have ridden in my younger days & still love to ride but have only gone on trail rides the past few years.. I have a 8 year old Great Grandaughter who is as horse crazy like me.. She has ridden solo on trail rides as well. We will be staying @ Sunrise,Tamarindo, Guanacaste Costa Rica. I am wondering how far you are from where we will be staying, ways of traveling available, also rates for the different tours.. We are book Feb 24-2017 to Mar 6- 2017. I would appreciate any info you could give me.. Thanks very Much.. HUggs Ellie
September 17, 2016|
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Response from casaguahorses | Property representative |
Hi Ellie, Thank you for your inquiry. We certainly invite you and your grand daughter to come to the ranch and ride with us. We have young seniors stay with us and also come for day rides if they stay elsewhere. We can... More
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