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“Great trail ride”
Review of Crazy Horse Ranch

Crazy Horse Ranch
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Owner description: The Crazy Horse Ranch offers private natural horsemanship horseback riding tours, lessons and clinics. This is not the typical nose-to-tail ride - our tours are fun and educational amid breathtaking desert scenery. This is a true equine experience. We also offer a beautiful venue for kids' camps, parties, barbecues, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more.
Petaluma, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great trail ride”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

After a couple of nights at the 29 Palms Inn we wanted to treat our nine year old daughter to a little horseback riding. On a total whim we called up Jacklyn at Crazy Horse Ranch and got a trail ride and a room. So glad we did! Jacklyn made us right at home, showing us around the ranch, giving us plenty of carrots for the many, many horses, and introducing us to the cats, dogs, chickens, and goats. We had a great breakfast in her home the next morning and then set off on a trail ride. I loved her way with the horses- 'natural' riding, I think she called it. She gave a great lesson and the ride was beautiful. I hope we make it back down that way again.

Visited October 2013
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English first
West Yorkshire
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful horseriding experience”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We had a great trail ride from the Crazy Horse. Jacklyn was very patient with us and obviously is passionate about her horses and informing her customers about natural horsemanship. She spent a lot of time with us before the ride explaining what we had to do to work with the horses so we all (especially the horses) could enjoy the ride. We all requested hard hats and there were plenty available which fit well. We were all fairly inexperienced and she matched us with our horses very well. Thank you for a great morning, Jacklyn - we enjoyed it very much.

Visited October 2013
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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A wonderful day on horseback”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Our family comes to the Palm Springs area a couple of times each year. We have long talked about going horseback riding in the region and finally found the time today to do it. After looking into the various options, we decided on Crazy Horse Ranch because we were intrigued by the philosophy of the owner, Jacklyn, who takes a natural approach to training horses. We were also very impressed with the idea that the ranch was a horse rescue facility.

The car ride up to Morongo Valley was breathtaking and worth every mile to get to the Ranch. When we arrived, the horses were ready for our arrival. Jacklyn was very patient and great with every member of our party. She spent some time talking about communicating with the horses and how to ride them safely. Having been on a good number of trail rides, I have to say that this was the best introduction to horses and trail riding that I have every received. Our entire party felt very comfortable and in quite capable hands. We found a good rate for the ride through PalmSprings.com ($45/hr). This is an excellent deal and there were no issues with that rate when we arrived. If there was ever an issue with helmets at this facility, it is not an issue now. There were helmets, in good condition and adjustable, for all members of our party.

The trail ride itself was very relaxing and unhurried. The landscape, Jacklyn herself as guide and the patient horses created a wonderful trail ride experience. Our daughter owns a horse and had a number of questions for Jacklyn about natural horse training (she is classically trained in English riding) and Jacklyn spent about an hour entertaining her questions and providing constructive advice. She is very excited about having some new skills to take home and work on with her horse. Truly, we cannot wait to go back the next time we are in the area. If you are in the desert area, please give Jacklyn a call. You will have a wonderful horseback riding experience to cherish for years to come.

Visited April 2013
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Anaheim, California
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good time”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed our time at the Crazy Horse Ranch. The horses and cats stole my heart. We had a great horse ride Jacklyn is very nice and smart she knows her animals. She taught us a lot and this was a real horse ride. The price was very good I looked around and for a private ride this was the best price I found. Also she rescues the animals so not only are you having a good time your helping a good cause. I would defiantly visit again if I am in the Palm Springs/Morongo Valley area and maybe even stay at her B&B.

Visited March 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“horse lovers gem”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

this is a real ranch, not a cheesy tourist trap with heads-down horses. jacklyn works with rescue horses (some) and returns them to 'air touch'. i have always ridden western which is quite disrespectful of horses, with all the pulling and kicking them when they really are so articulate if not treated poorly. i always left a good gratuity towards the upkeep as anyone taking on rescue animals also takes on quite a financial burden, too. loved the cabin, excellent coffee with cinnamon, eggs from her own hens, could hear the horses knickering in the night and beyond that, just peace of the desert. she adapted lessons to what i wanted to learn - brushing, how to move around them, riding naturally. hope to return!

Visited October 2012
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