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Grindstone Stables

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Address: 523 Resort Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
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+1 575-257-2241

One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family! Please call for...

One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family! Please call for prices and reservations.

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Awesome ride

My daughter and her friend and myself took a weekend trip to Ruidoso and planned our horseback ride in advance. The horses were great our guides were awesome. We had a truly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melanie B
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and her friend and myself took a weekend trip to Ruidoso and planned our horseback ride in advance. The horses were great our guides were awesome. We had a truly amazing time. We had quite a large group, I wish it was smaller so the guides could answer questions, but they were very informative when they were riding... More 

Thank Melanie B
Galveston, TX
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This was the third time our family has gone horseback riding, and by far, the best overall experience we've ever had. The staff was extremely professional and great with my kids. The horses were very well cared for, and it was a beautiful ride. I would highly recommend for anyone!

Thank MyCubanz
Lubbock, Texas
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So much fun! And the guides were simply fantastic. My 6 year old was led by a guide and they visited and cut up the whole time. My 12 year old rode on this own with us behind. The scenery was beautiful!

Thank Kasaroo82
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had 4 in our party 2 adults and a 8 and 14 yr old. The staff was great and very helpful! My kids are already asking to do it again!

Thank Rhonda P
Seguin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The employees are always very helpful & friendly.. We are repeat customers. Love the visit everytime!

Thank britnysh
San Antonio, Texas
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134 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

There were 4 other groups with us when we rode -- several toddlers rode with parents, and a few young ones were on their own horses/ponies. Everyone was assigned a horse based on experience. We left on time and there were about a half dozen staff that rode with us to ensure everyone was safe and moving along on their... More 

1 Thank Michele S
Pleasanton, Texas
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156 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Crew was great with my wife and 5 year old who had never ridden. 3 mile ride was scenic and relaxing. Would love to go back!

Thank flori-texan
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

On Saturday we went on a sleigh ride with Rebecca. It was great all the houses decorated so pretty for Christmas. Rebecca was great very friendly and made our ride so much fun. She tried to get us to sing some Christmas carols but not everyone wanted to join in but it was still fun. It was cold and there... More 

Thank Alyssa M
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Let me just say first how amazing the guides are. They are teenagers, but they conversed with the whole group, ages 4-45. They were attentive, funny, helpful and extraordinarily respectful. My 11 year old son was very scared, but they rode with him the first bit and talked him through it. He was all smiles at the end. The views... More 

Thank mommaburk
Roswell, New Mexico
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had a lot of fun at Grindstone. The horses were great and the people operating the stables were quite nice and professional. They ride along with you offering tips to ensure your ride goes smoothly and safely. The trail was quite nice and goes through forest along the Grindstone Lake. There are some beautiful views. They have some beautiful... More 

1 Thank Andrew D

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