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Address: Painted Pony Guest Ranch | Finca Casagua, Route 155, Portegolpe, Tamarindo 10000, Costa Rica
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+506 2653 8041

The Best Horseback Riding! Casagua Horses Tours at the Painted Pony Guest...

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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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... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
Robin R
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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 Ranch

Thank Robin R
Macomb, Illinois
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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 riding vacationer's dream. However, the real difference is Kay and Esteban. Their love and respect... 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 at Liberia airport on arrival and took us to Tamarindo for the second week of... More 

Thank Tim G
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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, there is no doubt about that here! The guide I went with had great knowledge... More 

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Houston, Texas
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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.

1 Thank naomihe
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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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 and sides. Kay was incredibly flexible and kind, getting back to me quickly. Esteban was... More 

1 Thank hlr2015
casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

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 horses. Our horses are comfortable on the trail and at fiestas with hundreds of other... More 

Ventura, California
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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 (my horse) through towns and forests and mud puddles :) Rojo was just amazing to... More 

2 Thank Tripmama18
casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

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 tailor each ride to rider's wishes. Rojo is a great example of a smooth gaited... More 

Tampa, Florida
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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 took great care to explain all we needed to know about riding, since my husband... More 

Thank TampaKaren2016
casaguahorses, Manager at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

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 important because we want our riders to ride for a lifetime. Age is not an... More 

Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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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. The ranch is absolutely beautiful! We enjoyed a two hour tour through the "horse community"... More 

1 Thank kimmer98
casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

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. More 

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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 it. I grew up having my own horses and was upset by what I saw... More 

Thank Cricket C
casaguahorses, Owner at Casagua Horses Tours, responded to this review

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 many of the tourist trail rides. We enjoy taking a little extra time teaching new... More 

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