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“Great trail ride”

A.A. Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Al is concerned with your safety and giving you a great adventures. Unless you are into hard hiking, this is the only way to get some spectacular views. From the horse camp to the top of the mountain above the tree line, wonderful scenery. Would do again and try Al's dinner ride or overnight. Highly recommend.

Thank rebvirginia
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I just love to play in the snow, especially when it's on a snowmobile. Big Al will show you the basics, and how to ride safely. There are no guard rails up on the mountains.
His sleds are well maintained, and if you didn't bring warm clothing or boots, Al will provide them at no additional cost. I had a great time, and would go again.

Thank sostrawski
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

For those wanting a unique Taos experience, this is it. Big Al & his wranglers are friendly, knowledgeable & safety conscious. A meandering four-wheel drive through an alpine forest begins the adventure, bringing you up to a real cowboy camp.

After an orientation & safety overview you're matched with one of the beautiful well trained horses. Easily navigated trails soon get you above tree line where spectacular views unfold in all directions. We were fortunate enough to see big horn sheep & mule deer, as well as an assortment of birds & wildflowers.

Back at camp you can spend some time relaxing & reflecting on your ride or kick back & listen to Big Al describe some of his adventures. The 15 course snack is not to be missed.

If you want value, Big Al is the real deal for authentic New Mexican horseback riding.

Thank Mr and Mrs J
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Al does a wonderful trail ride. This is a great opportunity for those who have either never ridden or not ridden in a long time. I went with my 14 y.o. daughter who had never ridden (other than being led around at petting zoos as a young child). We were on a ride with 3 other young, inexperienced riders and two experienced riders. He rode near the inexperienced riders and his wonderful assistant rode up front with the more experienced riders. He had a thorough orientation before the ride, showing all the riders the basics (how to turn the horses, how to stop the horses, how to get them going). He then had all the riders show him they were paying attention and were able to do all the basics. He then placed all riders on horses that matched their skills and the ride began. If you are looking for a more challenging, open area ride with some faster riding, this is not for you. But if you are a beginner (or even more experienced) and looking for a ride with wonderful views and scenery, this is a great trail ride.

Thank Katarinasea
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Fantastic horseback ride for two adult beginners and one 8-year old beginner. Al showed us the basics, and he and a wonderful assistant rode with us - one in the front and one in the back. Al let our son ride with him on a second saddle, which was perfect for us. Al cares about everyone's safety - even the ride up the mountain to his very fun camp was done in a slow, careful way. The views were magnificent - really incredibly stunning. I have vertigo, but it was worth it to experience these mountain views. We loved every minute.

Thank tln1414
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