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“Not worth $40 per person”
Review of Circle B Ranch

Circle B Ranch
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Rochester,New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not worth $40 per person”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Our guide was very nice, but kept stopping to give us history lessons ... We spent more time stopping than riding. Very disappointing. We will use another company next time.

Visited July 2014
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Thank rustysmom_9
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Kayla M, Front Office Manager at Circle B Ranch, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
We at Circle B Ranch have just read your recent TripdAdvisor review and after discussing it with your guide, we felt some explanation and clarification should be made on your experience. Safety is our number one concern for our guests. As you will remember, you purchased two 1 hour group rides with Circle B Ranch, not PRIVATE rides. There were three adults in your group and one child, about 8 years old, named Clint accompanying you. You said you had some experience riding. The others, including the child, had none. At times the child and other riders were lagging behind in line. From a safety standpoint this had to be addressed until everyone caught up. That accounted for some of the stopping and having the opportunity to give some local info about the historic Adirondack Mountains. The ride itself lasted about 15 minutes more than the purchased hour. Our guide assured us he did everything he could from a safety standpoint to make your trail ride enjoyable, even giving you the opportunity to trot at times. At the end of the ride the guide gave Clint a souvenir horseshoe from the ranch for encouragement.
The actual cost of the ride was $38, not $40, which is the lowest cost for any one hour ride in the area. You may want to consider a private ride when booking in the future. A private ride would suit your needs and individual interests wherever you may choose to have your next riding experience.

Ride Safe,
Circle B Ranch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great time with friendly people and great horses.”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for a trail ride for an hour and a half. The cost was very affordable. I've been riding for most of my life but my boyfriend has only been on a horse a couple of times. They paired us up with horses that were very mellow and gentle. Joe and Paul would check with us before we changed gaits to a trot or canter to make sure that we were okay. Chris, Joe, and Paul were fantastic and knowledgeable. Paul even offered to take pictures for us while we were riding since we didn't bring a camera with us. Can't wait to see how they came out. I would recommend this ranch to anyone wanting to try horse back riding.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Heather H
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Slingerlands, New York
1 review
“Another perfect outing at Circle B”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

What can you say when you receive perfect service yet again in the same location? Thank you Chris! Thank you Paul! My daughter and I visited circle B again yesterday after having a great time the first time only to witness these guys out do themselves!

Michele knew after the first visit that this is where she wanted to celebrate her birthday. These guys put smiles on 3 twelve year old girls' faces an 2 adults who have very limited horse experience. All laughed and all learned and all were kept safe. What more can you ask for?

Old school service is still alive at Circle B.

Visited May 2014
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Thank JZM12159
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1 review
“Fantastic value and expierence”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

After searching around for a place to take a nice trail ride not far from Saratoga I found this ranch. Gave them a call and left a message and received a prompt call back. They were very friendly and kind giving me all the information that I needed so decided to take the hour long car ride through the rain. Upon arriving I was greeted by a very warm gentleman, he spent a good amount of time talking to us and getting to know us which is nice and hard to find since many places are just here to make a profit, but they genuinely cared about building a rapport with their clients. After that we watched a very informative safety video while they were out getting the horses ready. After that we mounted and were told the basic skills of horse handling and control. I went with a first time rider and they were very forgiving of any mistakes. It was a cold rainy day, but our trail guides were so friendly and informative the whole way thru. We laughed and talked and enjoyed the scenery. We paid for an hour trail ride, but must have stayed out an hour and a half this place has really high quality riding and staff for a very very reasonable price. We had an amazing time here with our guides and will be coming back soon.

Visited March 2014
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Thank maecrews
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Saratoga Springs, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyable time”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We took a ride up to Circle B, about 50 minutes north of Saratoga, last Weekend. The Weather was a bit nippy but the sun came in and out and we got some fresh air! The horses are well behaved and everyone at the ranch is helpful and takes safety seriously! We enjoyed a great trail ride and some delicious hot apple cider afterward.

Visited March 2014
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Thank MameNoonan
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