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“So much fun! ”
Review of Grindstone Stables

Grindstone Stables
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Owner description: One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family! Please call for prices and reservations.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here on March 30, 2014 to try horse a k riding for the first time. We had a blast! The horses were amazing, the scenery from the trail was beautiful, and the wranglers were spectacular! All of the wranglers were very personable and talked to and looked after us the entire ride. I especially liked that there were children out there with us and they (the wranglers) took special care to make sure they were looked after. We will DEFINITELY be coming back here to ride again.

Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

While planning a weekend getaway in scenic Ruidoso, hiking and horseback riding were high on our list of things to do. When it came to deciding on which establishment, Grindstone Stables seemed to be the most ideal mix of business, without tainting the authentic experience (gleaming from sites and reviews). We called a few times, but, failed to leave a message. We never saw any set departure times posted, so, we figured that we'd just drop in. Although, the final ride of the evening (4:30p) was booked, Stephanie was incredibly polite and accommodating. She informed us that there are occasionally "no-shows" an we were more than welcome to hang out for 30mins to see if she could accommodate us. During that time, we had an opportunity to laugh and joke with the incredibly friendly staff of wranglers. We were quite content with the company we kept, but, were even more delighted when a group didn't show and we were able to join the departing group. We all marveled as we approached our appointed steeds. They all seemed so well maintained, healthy, and sturdy. Eli and Kasey lead us on a one hour leisurely ride through the adjacent "woods"(insert more appropriate term), they were knowledgeable, friendly, and professional...we left the trail absolutely elated to have such a wonderful experience with such a great staff and well trained horses!

1  Thank Airokat04
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

We have been going to grindstone stables for many years now . Plus we have taken many of their sleigh rides . The horses are well mannered and very fit for the terrain that they cover . The owners and the wranglers are very knowledgable of horses and very helpful . We can't wait for our next trip .

Thank Farmer1967
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

As a past, present and future customer of Grindstone Stables, I highly recommend a trail ride and sleigh ride with GS while in Ruidoso. The owners of GS are the biggest horses lovers this Texas Gal has ever met and their horses prove that. The views from the Mountain on the trail ride and the Christmas lights and warm blanket on the sleigh ride (snow or no snow) make for a fabulous vacation stop while in Ruidoso. And the best part, the horses are beautiful and majestic so just watching them run and play on the Mountain are some of the best pictures you'll ever take if you're a horse lover!

Thank Janelle S
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Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Same as any other riding stable over priced n sad horses they have been down the same trail all their life's and will not get off it. Guess it's perfect for someone that has never been on a horse.

1  Thank bindyt
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