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Our guide, Shirkie, gave us a great tour of Sandy Bay. He’s a local native and had such interesting stories about the evolution of the area as a tourist destination. Our assistant, whose name I did not get, was also very helpful. The horses were...More
6 of us were on a cruise and stopped at Mahogany Bay. we had a private horseback ride and beach time with this company. None of us had ridden horses in years, these horses were well behaved and very easy to ride. Our ages were...More
I preface this review by saying I own 3 horses, ride every day, compete (adult amateur dressage) and consider myself to be 10 on the scale of good horsemanship and providing excellent care.
Shirty has to take care of a herd of horses with very...More
Date of experience: August 2018
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RoatanHorsing_around, Guest Relations Manager at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018
Thanks for taking your time to write about your experience.
My name is Roosmarie, and I take care of the online reservations for El Rancho Barrio Dorcas. Mail is unreliable on Roatan, at the best very slow, and often never arrive at all. Whenever...More
Even though we arrived 30 minutes early for the sunset ride, the horses were ready within a few minutes.
Shirkey gave a short explanation as we had never done any horseback riding before, which was perfectly sufficient.
As mentioned in other reviews there is a...More
I was able to book this via email with no troubles. When reserving the horseback riding we had 3 options, we chose the Saddle and Swim West End. They also provided transportation which was great, you just had to pay it separate, which I wish...More
The horse back ride at sunset could have been excellent. We arrived on time. Waited 15 to 20 minutes for the others that were supposed to leave at 430 and the guide decided to proceed without them. About 10 minutes into the ride and had...More
I booked via email and it was an easy process. I arrived and got a beautiful buckskin with great paces who obeyed directions and was more than willing to pick up the pace when requested. You will be riding on the road but he does...More
Date of experience: February 2018
RoatanHorsing_around, Guest Relations Manager at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018
Thanks for taking the time to review your experience, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.
I am so happy to recommend “el rancho barrio Dorcas” to any travelers who want to have fun! It has always been my dream to ride horses on the beach. We went on an 1 1/2 horseback off road path and then onto a beautiful...More
Date of experience: January 2018
RoatanHorsing_around, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018
Thank-you for taking the time to write about your experience, and I am pleased that you enjoyed yourselves.
Til next time!
Shirkie has a great group of well trained horses, most of which he has raised himself. He has trained them to be "gaited" which means that they provide a super smooth ride at all speeds. We left on horseback from his ranch, which is a...More
Date of experience: December 2017
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RoatanHorsing_around, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your experience, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves!
Ok, so I have never even touched a horse before - the nearest I have come to such an animal was being headbutted by one donkey and bit by his mate - so despite being VERY keen to ride a horse I was also a...More