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“Giddy Up!! Great for kids & adults”

Smokemont Riding Stables
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Owner description: Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just off US 441, 6 miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina. We offer guided horseback riding trips from one hour to 4 hours long. Each ride is unique and may feature river crossing or waterfall views. We also have a horse drawn wagon ride that goes along the Oconaluftee River on the historic turnpike road.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Giddy Up!! Great for kids & adults”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

Our family took an hour ride through the mountains. it was scenic and fun! the horses were well trained and very gentle. My kids 10 & 11 had no trouble with the horses at all. My husband would never ride a horse before ( not even at my parents farm) but he felt very comfortable on his horse!

Our horses were Blackjack, Dougan, Chief, & Ahab.... all were great.

Visited July 2011
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Enterprise, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun and a little scary :)”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

We were a family of four, two with experience (ages 15 and one adult), and two with no experience (ages 11 and adult). The experience was very fun, very exciting, and also very scary for those of us with no experience. A few of the hills on the path are steep and it seems like you could easily go over your horse's head if you don't ground yourself in the stirrups. Also, much of the ride is up a mountain, this is very cool but the trail is thin enough to scare you that you are going to slide off. I recommend it but if you are inexperienced, ask to be put on a leash so you can ease your concerns a little.

Visited July 2011
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Munich, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Friendly - had a good time”
Reviewed September 3, 2010

We took an one hour ride through the mountains. The staff was very friendly. My son, who has never ridden before, had no problems. They explained every detail, on how to handle the horse. That gave him so much confidence that he did not need to be on the leash. This was a fun trip for all of us.

Tip - Reserve a day before.

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6 Thank heavy1968
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Alot of fun!!!”
Reviewed July 23, 2010

We only went on the 1 hr ride. But having never been on a horse, they made us feel comfortable... Up the mountain, thru the river, into a tunnel and back down the mountain. It was a ton of fun! Nice, friendly staff and horses!

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