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***** Western Pleasure Riding Stable is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 86 reviews!

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    This isn't a tourist trap. It's a small operation. We received personal service and a nice ride at a great value. It's a great change of pace. I highly recommend

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    We had a great ride. It was not you regular trail ride were the horses line up 1 behind the other and walk the trail that they have remembered. We even did some trotting that had always not be allowed on any other ride I have ever been on. I would highly recommend western pleasure horseback riding

    Becky
    Old river winfree, TX

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    My 13 year old daughter and I had a great experience with Nancy’s stable. We were staying in Destin for a week and were looking for a place to go horseback ridings.
    Nancy is a down to earth person with a good sense of humor and the horses were just sweethearts!

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    What a fabulous time for anyone! We had riders that were very experienced to some with no experience and all of us had an enjoyable fun ride. The horses were great and well taken care of and Nancy the owner is down to earth and spent time riding beside each of us talking to us getting in some laughs. The price is fair for any budget, you can't beat it!

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    There were four of us and my niece who is 5. She absolutely loved riding her horse in the ring and she even got to hold the reigns herself which meant the world to her! Nancy (the owner) is very busy since Arnett’s Horseback Riding closed so make sure you give her a call a few days ahead. Well worth the wait though! Beautiful ride, beautiful horses, great instructor!

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    My daughters and I were in Florida last month on vacation. We decided to do some horse back riding while we were there. What a fun time. Great horse's & the prices were very reasonable. Also Nancy was great.

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    This place is so much fun!! The horses were gentle and the owner gave us the trail ride and she's very nice! She got to know us and didn't just take pictures of us on the horses, she videoed us riding them so we could see we were doing it! It was so cool and so much fun!

    I highly recommend for kids, teens, & adults! It's $45 per person for a 2 hour ride! It's a great deal for an amazing ride!!

    I'm definitely going back!

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    We had a great time at Western Pleasure Riding Stables! Nancy is a really sweet lady and the horses are well behaved. It had been a long time since some of us rode and we even had some first timers but Nancy was great and very patient with us. She took video and pictures of us and sent them to us. She even provide water bottles already on our sables incase we got thirsty (that was pretty awesome of her) We will definitely be returning. You can't beat the price either

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    I just want to say hands down best place to experience a safe ride on a horse. The owner is very knowledgeable and knows her horses. If you never rode a horse before or you have you will be very comfortable regardless. My family and I will be making this a routine visit. Whats nice about the place is it feels like home. Its country as can be.

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    My family of 6 had a wonderful experience. Some of us had never been on a horse. The owner gave us detailed instructions and tips with each individual horse. Each horse had its own unique personality. It was a pure delight. I loved the countryside and look forward to visiting again. Thank you for the memories you have given my family!!

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    Very nice ride. Nancy was a great conversationalist as well. Thank you!

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    I took my daughter for her first horseback ride and it was an amazing experience. The instructor was perfection. The horses were well behaved and took direction perfectly. Great price and the perfect length for a ride. We can’t wait to go back. I would recommend to everyone to try this riding experience.

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    My friend and I had a wonderful time!!!!

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    We had an amazing time with Nancy. We made a last minute plan to go horseback riding and she was nice enough to give us an early morning time. The horses were gentle and easy to handle. Nancy, our guide, did a wonderful job teaching us how to handle the horses. Overall it was a great experience and we will definitely be back next time we are in Destin.

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    We had an amazing time.

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    We loved our experience here! Great instructor, great scenery and fair prices!

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    This is a great place to take your family for a trail ride! Nancy was very accommodating and facilitated a great afternoon. 2- hour- 5 mile ride for $45...does not get much better than that.

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    My husband and I went riding today. We had a great time. Nancy made sure that we were comfortable on the horses before we began the ride. It is a 2 hour 5 mile ride. She even took pictures and sent them to us. Thanks for a great day

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    So fun!!! I would recommend this to anyone who loves horses or nature! So beautiful and such a fun time!

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    Wonderful place!!! Amazing trail and so much fun! We definitely recommend for a nice day trip! Just don’t forget to where long pants!

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    Good price nice 2 hr ride awesome guide too! The horses were great too very tame!
    Wear pants and closed toe shoes or hiking boots,bring bug spray too.
    I've been on horses before at a stable and by far best experience yet was here!

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    Great place to ride!! Very reasonable priced for a long ride! I even showed up late due to both an accident on the highway and my GPS took me the wrong way and they waited for me!! Everyone was so friendly and had great sense of humor! its very individually oriented and she has conversations with each one on our way out and back! And she will take pictures for you!! Will definitely go again!!

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    Absolutely incredible ride!! Everyone was super friendly and helpful, It was a gorgeous location and a great ride for the price! She even took pictures of us all! We will definitely be back!!!

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    Such an amazing experience for my family of many different experience levels. First time riders and experienced. Ages ranged from 10-63 years old and we all loved it! I can’t wait to go back with my husband! He was so bummed he missed it. Such a great price for a 2 hour ride. I would definitely recommend going!

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    What a wonderful experience. Our family of 6 showed up and everything was ready to go! She matched us up perfectly with our horses according to our experience level. EVERYONE had an extremely pleasurable with every horse.

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    My family had a great time at the stables. We enjoyed the trail ride and the scenery. Nancy was a great guide and her horses were very well behaved. We will go back for sure!!!!

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    Just what I needed, a nice relaxing ride with a great spirit! Thanks again, Shelby was awesome! Will be back soon!

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    A wonderful a wonderful time was had by all. Knowledgeable guides friendly and obedient horses

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    Friendly horses and staff. Relaxing, leasure pace on a quiet sandy trail. The little kids absolutely loved the pony rides.

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    ‘‘Thisis my third time riding with Nancy and her amazing horses!! Aside from their beauty and talent, they are so well trained and know their stuff!! Every time I mount I’m a little nervous but it only takes a few minutes to see that the horse is relaxed and that makes me relax!! Total fun and the scenery so beautiful!! I hate when it’s over!! Lots of laughs with Nancy as she is the best!! Her knowledge and horse training amazes me as well!! Just one of the best experiences you can have!! She knows I will be back and my sister and I just love her and her beautiful horses and dogs!!

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    Took my daughter here today as a late birthday present and we had so much fun. Nancy was AmAZING to say the least. She was very patient with us as I was a little nervous lol. My daughter had a great time and was a natural. Nancy took the time to make sure we knew what we were doing before heading off on the trails and took the time to get to know us and carry on conversation as we rode. I would highly recommend!

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    Beautiful 2 hour tour for a great price. Nancy was a helpful and friendly guide!

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    We added horseback riding to our beach trip and choose Nancy thanks to her very reasonable prices. We loved everything about our 2 hour ride: from the right amount of instructions and supervision during the ride to the nature trails and our experience with the horses. We will definitely be back!

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    MY boyfriend and I rode Saturday with Nancy. It was our first time riding ever. She was patient with me and big on making sure I had it down pack before taking me on the trail. Once I was comfortable we sped up the pace of the horses. Hey, I even became the leader lol. She have great conversations and was an awesome conversation keeper. If you can try to get her on trail by herself, she has great advice especially for young women! Looking forward to coming to the area again. Riding with Nancy was awesome!

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    On Feb 10,2018 .. my daughter and I and my granddaughter went for a wonderful ride with Nancy and her beautiful horse's .. My granddaughter had never rode a horse by her self and Nancy was very patient and awesome with her and tether her on the 5 mile ride.. This was a birthday present for her.. and she loved it.. We will definitely be visiting The stables again .. it was very pleasurable relaxing.. again thank you.. my daughter will definitely be telling other people about these stables and tell them to go there.

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    We had a great time riding with Nancy today! She was able to accommodate 6 riders from advanced to beginner. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the ride. Nancy is as very straight forward and looked out for the safety of our group. We hope to come back next year.

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    If you are looking for a nice, peaceful and an all around riding experience...look no further! I took my GF for an afternoon ride and she was so happy and loved every minute of it! Nancy was just super awesome and made the day perfect for us! We will definitely be back every chance we get.

    -Wes and Michelle

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    Had a wonderful experience here with my daughter. The trail was gorgeous and the horses had personalities. Our tour guide was very accommodating and the entire ride was better than I had imagined. I was pleasantly surprised at what a great bargain it was and thrilled that it was not as touristy as all of the other attractions in the area. Will definitely go back next time I'm in the area.

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    If you are looking for a relaxing, fun and enjoyable experience... then you've found the right place! Western Pleasure riding Stable is not your typical riding experience. It is more relaxed, more group focused and way more personable than most trail riding experiences. Great for novice and experienced riders of all ages, I would highly recommend checking out this stable for your next trail riding experience. Our family (group of four) was certainly glad we found this place and took the two hour trail ride with Nancy! We will be coming back to this stable for our next ride in Destin.

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    Had a wonderful experience with my wife and Nancy. We had a two hour ride and learned a lot about horses in general. It was rainy the day we went but we made the best of it and still had a great time! If you're looking for the perfect getaway or a peaceful trail ride this is the place to go. She also took photos of my wife and I.

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    We had an awesome experience riding here. It is secluded and a more personal riding experience. I went with family and just the four of us enjoyed our 2 hour ride on our horses, each with their own unique personality. I highly recommend this ride to anyone who desires a relaxing and peaceful experience and Nancy is extremely friendly and naturally makes the ride more fun!!

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    If you are looking for a great horseback riding experience, I would highly recommend Western Pleasure Riding Stable. The owner is friendly and the horses are very accommodating to experienced and inexperienced riders. The trails are great and unlike other trail rides, this is not a typical single file line, follow the horse in front of you experience. It it more relaxed, comfortable and allows for easy conversations as you ride side by side with your fellow riders: easily shifting from one rider to another. We took the two hour ride as a family group of four and had the most enjoyable time. Having been on many other trail rides previously, this was by far one of the best we've been on. I would suggest this place over others to any novice or experienced rider of any age and believe you and your group will have an excellent time, as we did!

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    This is how every riding experience should be. The owner is amazing and clearly loves these horses. You get some great pictures with this ride as well. These horses have such great personality and well taken care of! My daughter and I love riding and this will be included in our vacation every time we go. Look forward to our next visit!

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    Had a great time riding with my 9 year old niece Cailyn. Nancy helped make sure we were comfortable before heading out. due to the recent rains, even got to walk the horses thru a stream--really cool. Nancy also supplied pictures she took--nice extra. Patty Reeder

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    Thank you

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    We had the pleasure of riding here today. Fabulous place to go. Nancy was personable and a joy to be around. Horses are very well taken care of. She took pictures and sent them to us via text message. Will go back real soon. Thanks Nancy for the enjoyable ride. My daughter had the best day ever.

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    Me and my wife had the BEST experience ever! The ride was very enjoyable and the owner was very pleasant and personable!
    I definitely would recommend this to anyone and this will be something my wife and I would do fairly often! We went horse back riding before and this experience was definitely the best experience ever!!!!

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    Fabulous place to ride. It's not just a nose to tail ride. The owner is wonderful an very personable. She even takes pictures of you riding and sends them to you. My husband an I will definitely go back on our yearly visit to Destin.

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    We rented a home in Destiny West & found Western Pleasure online. We had 5 riders who were all beginners & we all had a blast! Owner takes the time to allow every rider to feel comfortable on horse before the 2 hour trail ride. Loved all the wooded areas, it was a peaceful & relaxing ride. We will definitely be back, next year!

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    oops i said Linda, SORRY Nancy

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    This was by far the best horse back riding I have had, like a previous post you don't have to walk the entire time and being able to run them a bit was exactly what i was looking for. Linda you were so much fun and we will be back next year with more family

    Kim Dunlop

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    Had a great morning! The owner was very personable, made us feel welcomed and the horses are well kept and mannered. We loved the experience.

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    My husband and I had a great time! This was our first experience riding a horse. Nancy was extremely patient as she could tell I was extremely nervous. She explained everything we needed to know and made sure we were comfortable with the horses prior to starting the ride. The trail ride was two and a half hours and five miles. It is a great place to ride if you want a more personal experience. We will definitely be going back the next time we are in Destin. Thanks for such a memorable experience!!!!

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    We had a wonderful time! Owner is very personable. Beautiful scenery, and energetic horses. Great price for two hours!

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    This is by far the best place to ride. It's a real ride not just get on a horse an follow the leader. The horses seem very well cared for. The owner is fabulous she makes sure you enjoy your ride. She even takes pictures for you and sends them to you. I highly recommend this place. Me an my husband will definitely be going back.

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    The best place by far to ride horses. My husband and I went for a ride an it was fabulous . Its not just get on a horse an follow the one in front of you. It's an actual ride at somewhat of your own pace. The owner Nancy, was the nicest person very knowledgeable an so fun. We will go back to ride there again on our next visit to Florida. Oh Nancy the owner also takes great pictures an sends them to you.

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    Went on a spur of the moment decision with my wife and son and we all had a great time.
    We all enjoyed the trail and the guide was very accommodating and talked to us all to make sure we were doing ok throughout the whole ride, which I know helped my wife's nerves tremendously.
    Be ready to be sore at the end of the ride if this is not something you are used to.
    Worth the trip and every penny we spent.
    Very pleased with the experience., would definitely recommend it.

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    Great ride! Owner is very nice and patient! Trail was nice. We would definitely go back. Location is wrong in Google, but not too far.

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    I decided to take my girlfriend horseback riding for Valentine's Day and we had an awesome experience. The Nancy is a great instructor and she makes you so comfortable that it seems as if you've known her forever. We definitely plan on coming back.

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    Best place to go riding horses!!!! The owner is really nice and have a lot of patient! Thanks so much for all ! I will recommend this place for sure!!!!!:) hope to visit this place soon ????

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    We looked at a few other places and soooooo glad that we picked Western Pleasure Riding Stable! Can't express enough how much fun we had and how accommodating Nancy is, she made the day very enjoyable and relaxing. We will be back for sure!!!

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    Fabulous experience. I own a horse and my husband and l were looking for more than just a nose to tail ride. Nancy was great, gave us gaited horses to ride!! Was the best trail ride ever. Tailored her rides to the riders experience. Horses were extremely well cared for which is a must when we ride. Reasonable rates. Can't say enough about the ride!!! Thx Nancy!!!

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    My granddaughters, 14 and 11, had the most wonderful adventure trail riding with Nancy and her fine horses. It was a beautiful experience fro. Start to finish! We are locals and look forward to our next visit. Thank you for a well supervised, quality experience from start to finish!

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    Great experience for our first time riding. She was friendly, easy going and made sure we knew what we needed to before we got started. She even chose the calmest of her horses for our youngest rider. You get your money's worth and I would definitely enjoy another ride with her and her horses

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    This was by far one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had. My husband and I took my parents horseback riding for the first time, and they had a blast. The lesson we received at the beginning was thorough and helped us really be in control of those beautiful creatures. The guides took and sent us plenty of pictures and video footage of our ride. We will definitely be coming back here every time we come to the area. The pricing is extremely reasonable for the length of the ride and the attention we received. What a deal.

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    Thoroughly enjoyed today's trail ride. Having grown up with horses, I'm always skeptical about what I'm getting into when I show up to a "rent-a-horse" place. But, I was very impressed with the whole experience. The horses looked very healthy and happy. Our guide, Nancy, was a pleasure. I can't wait to go back!

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    This was by far one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had. My husband and I took my parents horseback riding for the first time, and they had a blast. The lesson we received at the beginning was thorough and helped us really be in control of those beautiful creatures. The guides took and sent us plenty of pictures and video footage of our ride. We will definitely be coming back here every time we come to the area. The pricing is extremely reasonable for the length of the ride and the attention we received. What a deal.

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    Love the experience!!! Owner was very helpful and clear on instructions for maneuvering the horses to where you want them to go. I will definitely come back and bring more friends!!!

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    Awesome first-time experience guy tells you what you need to know to survive awesome lady

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    Love the experience! the instructor was personable and great she was amazing. I am definitely coming back..

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    Had a great day! Nancy was helpful and knowledgeable. Unlike most trail rides, you didn't just have to lazily follow the horse in front. If you have some experience, she'll let you cantor ahead a bit and have some fun. Very safety conscience if you have kids. And, compared to others in town, very affordable. Best part, Nancy took about 40 pics that she forwarded to us the next day. That extra step was appreciated.

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    Great experience! Owner was very friendly, and knowledgeable. Took time to explain and give instructions to us. Reasonably priced.

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    I am a regular and I love it! Beautiful scenery and horses. The owner is so nice, and easy to get along with. Seriously one of my favorite places to be.

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    Went riding for the first time in 10yrs. Had a great time. Easy ride early in the morning

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    Awesome time for our older teen girls! Owner was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the area, her horses were very well trained & loved. We will definitely visit again!!!!

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    My 3 teenage girls loved their experience with a great 2 hour scenic ride in the country. It was the highlight of our trip!!

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    Nice ride thru the planted pines of Florida. Affordable to take the whole family. The horses were pleasant and well kept. Would like to make it a regular activity.

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    Great time out with Nancy today!!! Horses were great, friendly, beautiful weather too!!! Thanks for a great time!! We'll certainly be back again real soon!!!

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    This was a great morning with the family. The owner worked with the young kids and really helped them with the horses. No experience needed. It was a pleasure to hear my two young girls really enjoying this special experience. Id recommend this as a morning event then head to the beach.

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    Awesome trail ride with very well behaved horses. Great price for a 2-hour ride in a secluded area. The owners were very friendly and sent us photos and a video of the ride afterwards. Will definitely return

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    Awesome trail ride with very well behaved horses. Great price for a 2-hour ride in a secluded area. The owners were very friendly and sent up photos and a video of the ride afterwards. Will definitely return.

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    Western Pleasure Riding Stable gave me and my family a great riding experience. Very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them for an unforgettable and enjoyable experience.

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    Awesome place 2 go riding horses n also a great teacher on riding lessons

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    Beautiful horses.Bargain for the money.Morning ride was peaceful. We will be back!

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    This was a great morning with the family. The owner worked with the young kids and really helped them with the horses. No experience needed. It was a pleasure to hear my two young girls really enjoying this special experience. I’d recommend this as a morning event then head to the beach.

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    As of 07/30/2010, this stable is OPEN! You will be glad you called this stable. The rides are about 2 hours long and the price is reasonable. Pony rides for the kids. You will need to call to make a reservation and to get directions. The ride goes through some woods, some meadows, across a creek...beautiful! Thanks for a wonderful morning.

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