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Bonito Stables

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Lovely mountain stroll

We had the most perfect weather for our 9am mountain ride - horses were very well behaved and it... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
JoJoRat65
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London, United Kingdom
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Fun for beginners

We had two teenage girls and an eight year old. We were all beginners. Was nervous about my eight... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
jenhall139
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Marble Falls, Texas
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107 Forest Road, Ruidoso, NM
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Best horseback riding place in Ruidoso. I am also including information about Runnels Bonita Stables that hopefully will answer a bunch of questions. First off, this was an amazing ride. There was Sandra (guide and owner), my daughter and myself. It was beautiful and an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank NMRAISED
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Great ride through forest. Cowboy saddle and stirrups like i have always wanted to try... very comfortable ride. Horses are clean and well looked after. Tour guide friendly. beautiful scenery and the buffet lunch at the casino was great... i am vegetarian and there was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
7  Thank mrsdanceswithferrets
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We had the most perfect weather for our 9am mountain ride - horses were very well behaved and it was gentle enough for even the most inexperienced rider - would recommend but definitely book in advance as it's quite busy. Added bonus was a ticket...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

People need to call and ensure they have availability, not just show up like those people did for 25 minutes left before closing and were upset because they couldn't take an hour's ride. Doesn't make sense. They have no right to quibble. What if it's...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great experience. Surrounded by nature. Friendly tour guide. Would definitely recommend for tourists visiting.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank victorial L
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We drove over 30 minutes and as soon as we get there at around 2:35 the man told us they weren't going to give us a tour because they didn't have enough horses and it was the last ride. They close at 3:00PM... We got...More

Date of experience: September 2016
5  Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had two teenage girls and an eight year old. We were all beginners. Was nervous about my eight year old, but they gave her the perfect horse. Trail was nice. Rained the whole time but they provided sturdy ponchos. Hour ride was perfect length....More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank jenhall139
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

This place was really hard to find if your not familiar with the area and dont have a map. When we finally found it we showed up a minute too late and had to wait an hour for the next tour but it was beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank LMarr86
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We had two teenag teenagers and a 7yr old. At 25$ a person it was kind of expensive but a good experience for the kids. It's a good ways off of the beaten path but worth the drive.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank traveler101608
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Called early Saturday morning to schedule a ride. Talked with a friendly man. Scheduled for 10am. Waited around for 45 mins before horses were ready. The gentleman was not talkative at all. The women didn't say much. During the ride they yelled every time your...More

Date of experience: September 2015
11  Thank rjramoreno
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