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“Meltdown Averted by Professional Staff! Excellent Riding Experience!”
Review of Dutch Creek Trails

Dutch Creek Trails
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with the staff at Dutch Creek Trails. Our youngest (age 11) has Asperberger's and doesn't take to well to new experiences. He seemed hesitant to try horseback riding, but was willing to give it a try. Well, within minutes, he was having a meltdown and had jumped off his horse! Travis and Keith both handled the situation with humor and kindness that he decided he would get back on the horse. Travis continued to keep a close eye on him to make sure he was doing well. Our son told us that he felt much better after riding for five minutes and he was very happy he got back on the horse. Without such great staff, the day could have potentially been very disappointing for the other three in our family who never road before. Thanks Keith, Travis, and Matt! It was a great day!!

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We have ridden with Dutch Creek 3 times now. Always a Wonderful experience & Great Ride! Thank you Keith & family :)

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

My two girls ages 8 and 10 very much enjoyed their first horseback ride! Keith was very nice, as were the rest of the family that runs this outfit. They were wonderful with kids. The location is gorgeous and our ride was actually a bit longer than promised, which was great. The girls really loved the tractor ride to and from the stables and the friendly dog Annie. The location is really convenient to Blowing Rock, Boone, and Linville, and close to Valle Crucis. A fabulous experience that we hope to do again!

Thank Rebecca J
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We had never been horseback riding so this was good for us. The guides treat you like family as soon as you get there. They were super friendly and gave us a quick lesson on how to ride before going out. My horse was well behaved and followed her commands making my ride smooth. Our 6 year old rode her own horse with ease. Beware- the staff will get on you if you do something dangerous or stupid while riding. They take safety serious.

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