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Academy Riding Stables
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We reserved the 2 hour ride and it was completely full. I highly recommend reservations. The wranglers were very knowledgeable but we were in the center of the pack of horses and could not hear the history and other information very well. The wrangler in the back shared some of the information but not all. The ride was actually 2.5 hours and the horses were perfect for beginners. Both kids did really well. Loved the rock climbing with horses!!

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was the first riding experience for our kids and the stable did not disappoint. We had quiet calm horses that were very responsive to our amateur commands. The kids had helmuts and it was an option for adults. It was misty raining when we rode and rain jackets were provided. This is the best way to see the Garden of the Gods. The guides give a nice narration to the sights. overall enjoyable for novices.

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fun way to see Garden of the Gods. I agree with all the great reviews. My family were the last 4 in the group so we were at the end of the line. Marlon was the wrangler/guide at the rear of the line and he was great. He seemed to truly enjoy his job and wasn't just going thru the motions. He repeated everything the front guide said so that we could hear and was very engaging. He was very informative about the history of the land and the rock formations and made the rainy day trip lots of fun. .

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went for the one hour ride around the Garden of the Gods. A gentlman carefully matched the horses to our size and ability. The horses were clean and well-trained. It did not smell like a stable at all, which is a bonus. The guide told us about the rock formations and history of the land. They had enough staff to personally adjust our equipment. The kids really enjoyed their first time on a horse!

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Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This ride takes you through Garden of the Gods. Try to pick a cooler time of day as there is no shade. Very slow going ride but my daughter age 9 loved it. They try to sell you a $10 pic at the end. My 4 yr old did love the 10 minute pony ride that comes with the photo. You do have to arrive 45 min in advance. We did the 1 hr ride which was fine. You can bring a water bottle with you as long as you are not holding it.

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