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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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Well organized, friendly staff and trained horses

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Michele S
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Michele S
Pleasanton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Andrew D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 4 ranging in age from 7 to 72. Owners and guides were extremely friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

Thank Joe C
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Very knowledgeable staff & the kids had a great time. Lovely views from the trail. The staff stayed directly with us throughout the trail ride. You do not need to know how to ride a horse to do this.

Thank mom23jsr
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked a ride for our wedding anniversary on September 2nd for Saturday the 17th and when we got there they were closed! I called the day before to confirm our appointment and it went to the machine and the message said they were closed for the season. I figured it was old and they were out... More 

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grindstonehorses, Owner at Grindstone Stables, responded to this review

I can certainly understand your disappointment showing up and we were closed. However, a reservation was never made. Our dates are determined at the beginning of each season and a "reservation book" is printed out. We ALWAYS close for at least a few weeks after labor day. This year was no exception. Sept 17th did not even exist in our... More 

San Jose, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Grindstone was an excellent place to take my wife for her first horseback ride...She loved it and I also had a great time. Will return soon...Thanks Grindstone..

Thank Jammy26
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My bestie since 3rd grade and I come to Ruidoso every year with our hubbies and we look forward to our annual trail ride every year! This year did not disappoint! The trail guides are always fun and entertaining, great with kids and adults alike. There are other trailrides in the area but Grindstone is A+++++++++ Beautiful views, reliable sweet... More 

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