Rough Riders Ranch

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WOW! Paid 150 per person (including my tip) and got an afternoon hike up a waterfall where Joe, your guide, takes pictures for you. Then he drove us up to the top of black dome mountain where we got to stay the night at a private camp site that was prepped with everything you need including a fire pit, gas grill, and a charcoal grill for you to choose from when cooking that night. He helps set up a nice TP tent. He has cots. All you need to bring is food and a sleeping bag. Then in the morning he picked us up and took us on an 1 and a half hour horseback ride on trails that others don't know about. And if you want to run... you will run like crazy on those horses. And he will take pictures of you the whole time as well. And while you are on his ranch he gives you free drinks from water to a shot of whiskey along with some nice snacks like pretzels, chips, and popcorn. He even gives you the option to use his hot tub. He likes to customize his outings with his customers. You literally just tell him what you want and he will set it up and do it. I have gone horseback riding upstate ever since i was a little kid and this is the most fun i have ever had. He is also a ski instructor and snowboard instructor and hunting guide and snow shoe hiker and well... just name it, he probably knows how to teach you. He is certified in all these fields as well. Hope you go!

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★★★★★

WOW! Paid 150 per person (including my tip) and got an afternoon hike up a waterfall where Joe, your guide, takes pictures for you. Then he drove us up to the top of black dome mountain where we got to stay the night at a private camp site that was prepped with everything you need including a fire pit, gas grill, and a charcoal grill for you to choose from when cooking that night. He helps set up a nice TP tent. He has cots. All you need to bring is food and a sleeping bag. Then in the morning he picked us up and took us on an 1 and a half hour horseback ride on trails that others don't know about. And if you want to run... you will run like crazy on those horses. And he will take pictures of you the whole time as well. And while you are on his ranch he gives you free drinks from water to a shot of whiskey along with some nice snacks like pretzels, chips, and popcorn. He even gives you the option to use his hot tub. He likes to customize his outings with his customers. You literally just tell him what you want and he will set it up and do it. I have gone horseback riding upstate ever since i was a little kid and this is the most fun i have ever had. He is also a ski instructor and snowboard instructor and hunting guide and snow shoe hiker and well... just name it, he probably knows how to teach you. He is certified in all these fields as well. Hope you go!

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Just took the 1 1/2 hr ride through wooded trails, open fields, even crossed a river or two. Closest thing to heading out on your own with the sun, great views, well trained but lively horses, and mother nature. Joe is a superb horseman and makes the ride fun. There are four rental horses and we used them all. We had varied levels of experience in our group and we all had a great time! Will be back for sure! Worth the trip best trail ride we've ever been on.! Thanks Joe, Told you I'd right a review! Nan, Bob, Bun, and Rome!

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Just took the 1 1/2 hr ride through wooded trails, open fields, even crossed a river or two. Closest thing to heading out on your own with the sun, great views, well trained but lively horses, and mother nature. Joe is a superb horseman and makes the ride fun. There are four rental horses and we used them all. We had varied levels of experience in our group and we all had a great time! Will be back for sure! Worth the trip best trail ride we've ever been on.! Thanks Joe, Told you I'd right a review! Nan, Bob, Bun, and Rome!

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Horse back riding was great. The little ranch has about 5 horses, and the horses are extremely well groomed and taken care of. Each horse looked happy, healthy, strong, and the area where the horses are and the front yard are clean and there was no smell of horses except for a slight smell of hay. The guy that does the horse rides name is charlie if I remember correctly. The types of rides he has range from a quick 30minute ride which was def more than 30minutes, to a sunset ride for couples, a camp and lunch ride, to a 4 hour ride around everywhere. The ride andinstructions were awsome, helpful, and very instructive and informative. As a first time rider with a couple tips I was able to take my horse on a short run without a problem, and walk up through hills and small but steep declines. Overall I never wanted to ride a horse but after this ill be back with my girlfriend again and bring my family because the ride was just that good. Also another great part was that we got to walk around and get a feel for the horses and steering in the little corale (spellcheck) while he watched and explained the little things that you need to know. (Side note) we went to bear creek and the instructor wasn't as nice, the horses weren't maintained on site, the prices were double, the trail was boring, and the horses weren't as well kept and healthy looking overall.

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Horse back riding was great. The little ranch has about 5 horses, and the horses are extremely well groomed and taken care of. Each horse looked happy, healthy, strong, and the area where the horses are and the front yard are clean and there was no smell of horses except for a slight smell of hay. The guy that does the horse rides name is charlie if I remember correctly. The types of rides he has range from a quick 30minute ride which was def more than 30minutes, to a sunset ride for couples, a camp and lunch ride, to a 4 hour ride around everywhere. The ride andinstructions were awsome, helpful, and very instructive and informative. As a first time rider with a couple tips I was able to take my horse on a short run without a problem, and walk up through hills and small but steep declines. Overall I never wanted to ride a horse but after this ill be back with my girlfriend again and bring my family because the ride was just that good. Also another great part was that we got to walk around and get a feel for the horses and steering in the little corale (spellcheck) while he watched and explained the little things that you need to know. (Side note) we went to bear creek and the instructor wasn't as nice, the horses weren't maintained on site, the prices were double, the trail was boring, and the horses weren't as well kept and healthy looking overall.

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We got smart, well kept and well trained horses. Joe the owner took us to a real forest, with stones, fallen trees and brooks to cross. We got his full attention for much longer than the formal paid time.
We had a lot of flexibility to decide if we want to go faster or slower, or wait for each other.
We were particularly impressed how professionally Joe helped our 10 & 12 yo girls overcome their fears and learn to work with a horse. It was not easy for them, but the bottom line is that they had a great fun and are very proud of themselves, for a reason.
Joe offers horse riding, camping, hunting, or any combination - whatever idea you have in mind. All year around.

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We got smart, well kept and well trained horses. Joe the owner took us to a real forest, with stones, fallen trees and brooks to cross. We got his full attention for much longer than the formal paid time.
We had a lot of flexibility to decide if we want to go faster or slower, or wait for each other.
We were particularly impressed how professionally Joe helped our 10 & 12 yo girls overcome their fears and learn to work with a horse. It was not easy for them, but the bottom line is that they had a great fun and are very proud of themselves, for a reason.
Joe offers horse riding, camping, hunting, or any combination - whatever idea you have in mind. All year around.

Pros: a true horse ride like in westerns, not amusement parks

Cons: Not for a big party - only 4 riding horses

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State troopers are aware of this.

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State troopers are aware of this.

Cons: Joe trespasses on other people's property.

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I think about horses 24/7. I have always wanted to REALLY ride, not just pony rides at festivals. What i got was the ride of my dreams. I instantly grew attached to Spirit, the horse I rode. If you want to ride, visit the Rough Riders Ranch and go for it! (^_^)

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★★★★★

I think about horses 24/7. I have always wanted to REALLY ride, not just pony rides at festivals. What i got was the ride of my dreams. I instantly grew attached to Spirit, the horse I rode. If you want to ride, visit the Rough Riders Ranch and go for it! (^_^)

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i have never written a review, or been compelled to, until this trail ride with joe. he knew so much about the land around him and the history of the town. my fiancee was a first time rider and joe made him feel comfortable, im experienced and i was challenged. i would recommend his ranch to anyone who is interested in a beautiful, scenic and exciting ride. the ranch looks a little "rough" but looks are definitely deceiving, this ride was something we will remember forever.

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★★★★★

i have never written a review, or been compelled to, until this trail ride with joe. he knew so much about the land around him and the history of the town. my fiancee was a first time rider and joe made him feel comfortable, im experienced and i was challenged. i would recommend his ranch to anyone who is interested in a beautiful, scenic and exciting ride. the ranch looks a little "rough" but looks are definitely deceiving, this ride was something we will remember forever.

 

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