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“Beautiful scenery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Breckenridge Stables

Breckenridge Stables
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Great ride, and guides. The horses were fine for most part. We missed a bull moose by an hour, unfortunately. The previous tour got to see it.. We really enjoyed it, though my wife would have liked a more tame horse.

Visited August 2013
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Duluth, Minnesota
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A favorite part of this trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We visited this site because we had a very eager young rider in our family. It was her first time on a horse, but the staff did a great job of making her feel confident and at ease while keeping an eye on her. Our wrangler, Dale, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Nice scenery, well-trained and well-treated horses; a good experience for all of us. The ride route is on a somewhat rugged trail, so be prepared. Others have complained about price and service, but we had pleasant service from everyone we dealt with, and the price, while high, did not seem out of line, given what it costs to feed and care for horses.

Visited August 2013
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Horseback Riding”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I can't say enough good things about our guides. The problem was that they were asked to do too much. We had very young riders who need a lot of help and they were spread too thin. Several times someone needed help and the guides couldn't get to them or were busy trying to help someone else.
As we were finishing up we crossed a group starting their ride. I heard their guide tell our guide she had just been thrown off of a horse. She said she felt like throwing up. When asked why she was still taking the tour she said her supervisor made her.
Overall, this feels like a poorly run tour. Money over safety or employee wellbeing. If you are an experienced rider you're probably ok. Otherwise, look for another venue.

Visited July 2013
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pricey and Pray for Good Weather”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was fun for the grand kids but there is no allowance for weather. Some people and companies allow for acts of God when considering their services. This is not one. Plan for he trip early to stay away from forenoon showers.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Dale F
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orlando
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95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Uncaring, rude, tourist trap!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Expected a great time, but met with disappointment! A group of us arrived due to advertising on Groupon. Well, our Groupon had expired. That's ok, that's not my problem with this place. After all, that's our fault. What I do have a problem with is the smile and delight they had on their face gleefully informing us it was expired. When I asked nicely if we could have any discount at all because after all Groupon had brought them a lot of business (7 of us total @ $65.00 each!) They had literally this robotic answer about they can't bend rules but that we could attempt a discount at an email address. Ok, fine, not that nice, but ok. Then when we were signing waivers and such, my brother realized he had mis-counted and we did not have 8 people, but only 7. We said "Oh, oops, we miscounted, we only have 7" now, can you believe this? .... Again, the fake robotic answer while staring off into space that "They cannot bend the rules and we could attempt a refund at an email address."!!! Then gleefully stated that, "The card will be charged for all 8 people no matter what"! Pretty nice customer service, huh? Now, I could understand if this was a small operation and there was 8 horses all saddled up just for us and that took a lot of time, but this was not the case! If you come to this place you will see they are big with tons of horses and tons of tourists all willing to pay a pretty penny to ride. Another example of being disrespectful to tourists because they will never see them again! Do they not realize what a bad taste this left in our mouth and completely ruined our ride? Also, why would we be inclined to tip our poor wrangler despite how nice she was? Like I said earlier, I live in Orlando...I get the tourist thing...yes, we can be irritating. However, good customer service, tourists or not, would benefit your business ten fold!! Go to Copper for a horse back ride...not here!

Visited July 2013
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