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Casagua Horses Tours

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Painted Pony Guest Ranch | Finca Casagua, Route 155, Portegolpe, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
+506 2653 8041
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Kay and her staff are Amazing!

We took our 2.5 year old daughter here to ride a horse in their pen. We called ahead the day before... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Alison B
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Vancouver, Canada
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WAY better than the usual horseback ride

Let me preface this by saying I am not a big horse person. My daughters ride a fair bit and really... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
DocWard
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Bellingham, Washington
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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 April 28, 2018 via mobile

We took our 2.5 year old daughter here to ride a horse in their pen. We called ahead the day before and Kay offered to fit her in for 30 minutes before they took regular riders out on their tour. We can’t thank her enough...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

You are most welcome.. We really enjoy introducing children, young people and even adults to horses...the right way. We always want them to have a positive experience with horses and be safe. We sometimes are strict, but riding with children in front of parents or...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Let me preface this by saying I am not a big horse person. My daughters ride a fair bit and really like it, so when on vacation they always want to find a place to ride, and I usually tag along somewhat reluctantly. The honest...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thanks for your kind thoughts. We do care for our horses and proud that so many have been born and raised on the ranch. Finca Casagua is a paradise for horses as it is for humans. I appreciate it when parents make their children's dreams...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I did this ride today. It starts in a village and ends on the beach. You get to see less touristy areas and have plenty of room to ride once on the beach. This is an amazing ride and some very nice...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

So happy you and your daughter enjoyed your beach ride. It is a popular ride, but only offered at low tide and not on holidays when there are too many people on the beaches. Other rides are offered from the ranch daily. Please come back...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

I have my own horses at home and am leery of dude ranch situations. Nose to tail rides are fine for novices but are usually not worth time and expense when hay burners wait back home in the barn. But every positive review of this...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

WOW, we are so pleased that you enjoy your stay. I'm sure your comments will be of help for other riders whether they stay with us or just come out for day rides. We do appreciate your comments concerning our weight limits of 210 lbs....More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

If you want to ride in Costa Rica, this is the place to go. Kay and Esteban care about their guests having a great time. The horses are wonderful. Their solid training helps even an inexperienced rider have a great time, and great care is...More

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casaguahorses, General Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

As an owner/trainer/guide Esteban is involved in all aspects of welfare of our horses. We are proud of them because they are such an important part of our lives. Thank you again for your comments and do make it a fourth time soon.

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We went on a wonderful beach ride yesterday with Esteban. First we started the ride going along the dirt roads and we were lucky enough to see monkeys lounging in the trees above us. Midway through the ride we made a pit stop at a...More

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casaguahorses, General Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

We know experienced riders enjoy the beach ride. We are careful to only do the ride at low tide to insure enough beach to share with others safely, and the rides are always paced to the level of the riders. We appreciate you enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

I just completed my third visit to Finca Casagua and can honestly say there is no place like it! Kay and Esteban are one-of-a-kind and always make me feel right at home. They have such a bond with all of their animals and take exceptional...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2018

We are glad you were able to ride with us again Amber. Nuestra casa es su casa. Thanks for the kind comments, we hope to see you next year, we should have some cute babies to work with.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

To truly live a life well you must spend time with Kay, Esteban and their horses, dogs and cats at their beautiful ranch. In addition to the sheer joy of riding with them it was a complete privilege to watch Esteban with the horses, learn...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

We really enjoyed having you stay with us too. You will have to come down when we have our foals to help imprint and learn about foal training. Thanks for all your kind words and have a wonderful new year.

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

My family's trip to Finca Casagua was absolutely amazing. The ranch was easy to find- just a short drive from Tamarindo. As we followed the long driveway past horse pastures and giant fig trees, it became clear that this was truly a horse heaven. All...More

Thank Kali S
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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Hi Kali, We loved having you and your family with us and share the horses and some of the other great adventures Guanacaste has to offer with you. I think the critters missed you...come back soon and have a wonderful time on your next adventure...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Kay, Estevan and their team are so fantastic! My girls spent a little over an hour with the beautiful horses at Casagua. My daughters are young (ages 5 and 7) and Kay and team were so incredibly patient, kind and knowledgeable. They took the time...More

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casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thanks for your kind comments. It is so important to have kids have a positive first experience with horses and your girls are just the right age to start. So many times children are frightened if they have a "scary" first ride and they may...More

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June 15, 2018|
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Response from casaguahorses | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. If you want a longer ride I suggest our Old Spanish Trail to the Beach which is about 3 1/2 hours ending at the beach. Because of the rains it is best to do in the morning. It is nice too... More
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Cindy M
March 25, 2018|
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Response from casaguahorses | Property representative |
Hi, We specialize in small group or private tours and match rider abilities. I would suggest a semiprivate ride for the two of you. We do offer our Forest to Sea ride, but only offer it at low tides and not during... More
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Carina J
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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