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“One of the very best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of OK Corral

OK Corral
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Owner description: Saddle up for an incredible horseback ride with Superstition's O.K. Corral Stables! Venture out with our guides and horses into one of the most iconic mountainous regions of the Southwest. The history, diversity and beauty of the Superstition and Goldfield Mountains are second to none! Choose from Hourly rides up to All Day.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“One of the very best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

While vacationing in Mesa, AZ, a friend suggested we take a ride. We are always up for a horseback ride when we travel, and my wife is actually on a mission to ride a horse in every state, so we quickly agreed. Our friend took us to the OK Corral and we had one of the best riding experiences we've had anywhere.

Checking in was a breeze and everyone was genuinely friendly and welcoming. Our horses were freshly bathed and saddled and we were on the trail in short order. Our guide, Josh, was truly one of the top guides in all our experience, friendly and talkative, and well-versed in a variety of conversation topics, which ranged from horses to politics to desert flora to Arizona history to international travel.

We rode for about 45 minutes and stopped in Goldfield for lunch (another real treat!). After lunch we rode back to OK Corral and spent some time just visiting with the folks there. It turns out that a couple of the family members who run the stable are authors and we bought one of their books, as well, and had it autographed before we left.

I would highly and unreservedly recommend the OK Corral for any riders, novice through expert.

Visited March 2013
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Guangzhou, China
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“Rides for all Riders”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

OK Corral offers rides that appeal to the most tenderfoot to the most experienced. I have ridden them all and enjoyed every one of them, taking friends and family of various levels of ability. They have also loved the rides. All of the horses at the OK Corral are excellent mounts and very sure footed. The most difficult, for advanced riders, is the ride through the Superstition Mountains (1/2 day or all day). The scenery is fantastic wherever you ride in AZ, but this ride is spectacular! For someone who has never ridden or seldom ridden, the various desert rides are an easy introduction. I would suggest a 1 hour ride from the Goldfields (You can also see the historic restoration of the Ghost town where admission is free, plus you can stop for lunch at the Saloon). This is a great ride for children 7 years and older. If you are a little more adventuresome, take a two hour ride into the desert directly from the OK Corral. I must tell you that the desert anytime of the year is a ride you have to take at least once in your life. The topography and vegetation is a must see! OK Corral also offers pack trips, hayrides, and steak rides. Ron Feldman and his sons, Jesse and Josh are extremely knowledgeable. Both Ron and Jesse have written excellent books that will help you understand the legend of the Lost Dutchman, Jacob Waltz. I have read three of their books: two of Ron's that are historical fiction and one of Jesse's, which is a history book. You will want to purchase these at the gift shop at the OK Corral or at the information center bookshop at Goldfield. Ladies, they also have beautiful Native American Jewelry there (and also at Goldfield) that is VERY reasonable. Advice to riders??? Don't EVER let your horse eat. Once he eats, it will be hard to stop him. Keep an eye on where he is looking and when he seems to want to reach out for a bite, shorten the rein. If he does manage to grab a nibble, pull up swiftly on your rein --don't try to muscle him up because you won't be strong enough--. If you pull up swiftly, it will jerk the bit in his mouth and feel a little uncomfortable, also give him a kick. He will get the message and stop. Other advice?? when going downhill, lean back and put your weight on the horse's back feet. Put weight on your stirrups, almost standing in them, with your legs forward as you lean back. When going uphill, lean forward and grab onto the horse's mane if you start to slip. (The mane is attached to the horse, your saddle is not). More advice, relax and have FUN!

Visited March 2013
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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“Best Horse Riding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Don't hesitate! Call the wranglers at OK Corral in Apache Junction to arrange your horse riding adventure in the AZ desert near the Superstition Mountains. Great Prices. Great Fun. Ask for guide James - he makes the your ride fun!

Visited February 2013
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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“A Morning in the Saddle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

My daughter and I are experienced riders and had a great two hour ride with Dan. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area - the cactii, wildlife, local history - and kept up a good conversation while riding. We rode Cimmaron and Shorty who were well-behaved during the entire ride. The scenery in the Superstition Mountains is beautiful and the best way to see it is on the back of a horse.

Visited October 2012
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South Floorida
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A Great Time in the Desert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Close to the Ghost Town and Phoenix. Our family of four stayed in the RV park here and did a two hour horseback ride in the afternoon. If you horseback ride ask for Ceaser. A great white stallion that took good care of me. Our guide had been riding horses since he was a tot and was gave us a good ride.

Visited June 2012
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