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Myakka River Ranch - Private Rides

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Your toddler loves to ride the family great dane around the house, and you can't help eye your tot with envy. Mount a beast that's more your size with today's deal from Myakka River Ranch: Pay $45 for a 60-minute guided horseback trail ride.
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46405 Clay Gully Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251-8108
+1 941-219-9399
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 January 2016

When we arrived, we initially did not know what to expect because the front facility - the barn - was a little run down. It was a dreary, grey day which probably made everything seem blah at first anyway. We asked to use the restroom...More

7  Thank Horselover16
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 November 2013

This place is a joke! NO RESTROOMS. Horses dirty, poorly kept in old barn. The beautiful sandy arena, public stands for viewing equestrians events shown in the pictures, is not the same arena there. The pictures show beautiful fields with lots of wildlife to see...More

5  Thank Mjrags
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail ride with Dasha was perfect - my husband and I wanted to have a relaxed, low key ride and that's exactly what we got. The weather was wonderful, the horses matched us perfectly, and Dasha and her father were welcoming, knowledgeable, and great...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Brought my grandson. People very caring and friendly. Very relaxing. Worth the time and money. Will definitely return

1  Thank Toni P
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My husband gave me this gift at my request for our anniversary! We had a wonderful ride. The leader Alexa was great and personable and very informative. We were happy to learn that these are all rescue horses. All the horses are healthy and enjoying...More

Thank paulakosmas
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful morning ride with Dasha. We enjoyed tales of the horses and the pleasant ride around the farm and even got to see a juvenile eagle hunting. We felt welcome from the start. The horses were healthy and behaved well. There is...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The lesson and trail ride was a gift for my 9 year old grandson for Christmas. It was his first time on a horse. The experience was outstanding! The guide was so nice and made the ride a memorable experience for us. You will love...More

Thank beechersuzanne
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Called 'em up and booked a pony ride for both our 3 and 4 year olds. Our kids were just thrilled - our 3 year old daughter got on the horse with the pink saddle and off they went, the handler takes both horses by...More

Thank Bill A
dashacole, Manager at Myakka River Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Bill, we didnt give your group any pony rides. You went to a different place. We dont have ponies here. Thank you.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had the best time riding here yesterday. Dasha clearly loved her horses. They are all rescues now living happy lives on her farm. Tim hasn't ridden for a while and was given a gentle, quiet horse who took good care of him and gave...More

Thank ScotXC
dashacole, Manager at Myakka River Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much and welcome back!

Reviewed 31 July 2017

My fiance and I are regular visitors to Florida, but we'd never ridden horses before! We'd seen the tacky 'ride a horse on the beach!!!!!' flyers around Sarasota, but online we found the River Ranch website! We went there, and oh my god! The place...More

Thank KatieG1485
dashacole, Manager at Myakka River Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you so much Katie! We will be waiting for you and your fiance to come back.

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Best riding experience in Florida. I have never seen such well trained and well kept horses. Ranger is professional and knowledgeable. She gave us a reason to come back to Florida. 5 stars is not enough!

Thank enzo884
dashacole, Manager at Myakka River Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

It was worth the hour drive. The property was beautiful, the horses were tame and patient, our tour guide was wonderful and chatty. There isn't a single thing I would have changed about the day.

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