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“Lawton Stables was awesome”
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Lawton Stables
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Owner description: Lawton Stables offers horseback riding, pony rides, a small animal farm and horse-themed gift store in the heart of the beautiful resort island of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
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“Lawton Stables was awesome”
Reviewed 1 July 2009

we had a great time. there were 8 of us for a family reunion and we were thrilled with the horses and the guides. they were very helpful since none of us knew how to ride. we were ages 8-62. the forest was picturesque and the guides were entertaining. the head guide Mark or Mike was especially helpful to my daughter. cost was 60.00 which was pricey but we would all do it again. ride was over 1 hour and we have loads of great pictures.

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Murfreesboro, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money!”
Reviewed 29 December 2008

We went to Lawton Stables during the Christmas holidays after reading the reviews. We paid $50 per person to spend 1 hour on the back of a horse that was barely moving. The 2 guides didn't say a word to any of us. We were riding through a nature preserve and passed an alligator. The guides didn't even point it out. We were only allowed to follow the horse in front and all we saw were trees - no beach. This is fine if you expect to spend a great deal of money for nothing. Don't waste your money!

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“Great trail riding in Hilton Head”
Reviewed 21 August 2008

We had a great time trail riding at lawton Stables. All of the horses were in great shape and appeared to be very well cared for, which is always important to look for at stables. We were told the horses usually do three rides daily.

The one hour ride through Hilton Head's Sea Pines' woodland is $60 per rider. All riders are provided with sanitized helmets and very brief riding instructions are given for those who are new or beginner riders.

Our ride consisted of 19 riders, as well as 3 guides. I would have preferred less riders, since, being in the back, we had to stop and wait at times, but it was still a nice ride. 19 riders is too many for a trail ride though, in my opinion, especially with new riders. Some people wore flip flops--please do not wear flip flops if you plan to go riding. It is quite muddy at Lawton Stables and it is hard to use your feet to ride when they are only in sandals. Of course, many people have had their toes stepped on by horses even when wearing boots or tennis shoes/sneakers--I can't even imagine having my foot stepped on in sandals.

There are some bugs but bug spray is provided. Most of the ride is under shade so it is not too hot. On our ride we saw a few herons, a large turtle, a giant spider, and two alligators, which was quite exciting.

Trail riding at Lawton Stables was a fun addition to our trip and we would recommend it.

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