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“Giddy Up...GO!”

Walden Creek Horseback Riding Stables
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Giddy Up...GO!”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Travel Style:
Completely Casual local travelers out for the day in the Smokies.

Reservations:
I called on Friday to reserve a ride for three 2 Adults and 1 Child and all they required was the time we would like to reserve and our last name. Done. Easy Peasy.

Atmosphere:
The stables is about 5 miles off the Parkway down a very pretty scenic road. They have done a really great job at making their establishment appear as if it were an old Western town :)
When you check in; all of the adults must sign in and for any minor kids.
After checking in; you are directed to the staging area near the stables where there are rustic style chairs to soak up your environment before the ride.

The RIDE:
Another family arrived which made a total of 8 people in our riding group. We were then paired up with our horses and given a quick tutorial on basic handling. Reins and stirrups.
Then we were off over the river and through the woods :0)
The horses pretty much know what they are doing so there isn't much that you have to do. Other the the occasional desire to head off to graze or keeping them from tailgating too much; they stay together.
Halfway through our ride; our guide had us stop and graciously took our pics with our horses using our own cameras. Those little touches makes a big impact with us and especially when planning on more horseback riding excursions in the future.

Overall:
Thoroughly enjoyed our Valley Ride. The time of day was perfect; the guide was great. The views were wonderful.

Visited June 2014
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Indianola, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome, friendly staff!!”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Friendly staff and beautiful views! Horses were so beautiful and most of them were well behaved. Merchandise was also very reasonably priced!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Jsdownard
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NC
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Group of 10”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

We booked a time in advance & used coupon from the site for the 1 1/2 hour ride 1st thing on a Sunday morning. Staff & guides friendly & helpful, horses appeared to be in very good condition.

Almost everyone in are group either had no or limited experience - ages ranged from 20's to 60's. Everyone had a good time & felt it was well worth the time and money. Like the ride being mostly in the shade of trees. Ride length was probably right for us.

Absolutely no issues from our group.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank CD W
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St. Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ride was Amazing!!!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place is a little off the beaten path which to me was even better. My husband, son and I went for a two hour ride with lunch included and it was fantastic. Our guide,Chris, was a complete joy to be around. Very professional, engaging and just made the ride even more enjoyable. The trails were so beautiful and the horses are so gentle. You can tell these people really take care of their horses. Thank you so much for the most memorable ride we have ever been on. Thanks again Chris.

Visited June 2014
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Thank carlaecan
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Taylorville, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good but...”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The people were very kind, but it rained during the last part of our ride and we were not offered to come back and finish the ride or any type of partial refund. I think they could have offered either of these to appease for the ride being cut short by 30 minutes. It is a very scenic ride. We rode on 05-28-14.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Matt G
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