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“Trailride”

Harvard City Riding Stables
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Was over-all a good experience. The views that we saw were absolutely beautiful. Trail guide was very good. My husband was not happy with his mule, though.

1  Thank Leslie J
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

My husband and I booked a 2 hour ride. Our guide, Renae (sp?), was really nice and took us to beautiful outlooks on the mountain top. We lucked out mainly because it was just my husband and I and the tour guide. So it was nice to have the small party size and great conversation without someone's kid screaming behind us or something. We walked through Aspen groves that were completely gorgeous. Didn't see any wildlife unfortunately but it was still a really lovely ride to take on a late summer afternoon!

1  Thank AmyandJeff
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We had a group of 7 riders, and went on the two hour trail ride. Our guides, Renee and Ian, were terrific! They assigned each rider a mount based on that person's experience level......they were very patient with our youngest, inexperienced rider and made sure she had a good time. We traversed 4 creek crossings, rode through conifer and aspen groves, saw a beaver pond, looked at trees marked by elks and bears, discussed native plants, talked about the Colorado Trail and watched rain showers floating by. This was one of the most interesting trail rides I have experienced. Give them a call and go on a great ride!

2  Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

We were pleasantly surprised on our latest trip to Buena Vista to see that the stables were under new management. My daughter and I decided to give them a try, as we were not impressed with the Mt. Princeton stable rides.

We opted for a 2-hour trek up Mt. Princeton. Kelsey, our guide and daughter of the owner, was super friendly and knowledgeable. Because we were experienced riders, she took us up a somewhat steep but beautiful trail, through rivers and up to an overlook of the valley. It was breathtaking. We were right in the heart of the San Isabel forest and had amazing views of the Collegiate Peaks, up the Colorado Trail.

We got caught in a storm on the way back; Kelsey had packed ponchos, which came in handy. The horses weren't thrilled by the lightening but they managed fine and we had a great time.

Highlights:
Highly recommended for all levels of riders.
Family-owned and operated; they personally own many of the horses
Wagon rides available for those who don't/can't ride in the saddle
Guides are friendly and knowledgeable
Great customer services
Reasonable rates

3  Thank Trish J
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

A new family recently took on these riding stables and they are wonderful. They really care about their animals and work VERY hard to give their guests the best experience ever! The trails are beautiful -- through the mountains, near/on the Colorado Trail. You get to "be the view" AND "see the view" here! Decent prices too!

3  Thank Susan R
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