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El Rancho Barrio Dorcas

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West End, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 9687-1067
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Super fun horse ride!

Shirkie has a great group of well trained horses, most of which he has raised himself. He has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura B
Austin, Texas, United States
Horsing around

Ok, so I have never even touched a horse before - the nearest I have come to such an animal was... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Horseback riding tours
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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West End, Roatan IB3100, Honduras
+504 9687-1067
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Laura B
RoatanHorsing_around, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Laura, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your experience, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves! Roosmarie

Reviewed 20 March 2017

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

Thank suzieannab
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Agree with some reviews on the highway portion of the ride. I was nervous at first, and am an experienced rider. However, once I realized the horses were used to riding on the road I relaxed a little. The amazing beach ride made it worth...More

Thank Sarah U
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our family of five enjoyed this as a cruise ship excursion. Our kids are now in their twenties and all of us are comfortable with riding. Ride began on the road, through parts of town, down towards the beach and some time in the ocean....More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We did the horseback riding tour right away in the morning, after we got off the ship. The 'ranch' isn't fancy and the horses do appear to be very thin. However, the horses were very docile the entire time. Sharky was friendly and was talking...More

Thank Firefly0101
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the "sunset ride" which turned out to be "the highway to hell" ride. We started out crossing a busy highway- motorcycles, tour buses, horns honking, dogs barking... we continued on the highway for what seemed like forever. We are all somewhat experienced and...More

Thank q1964
Reviewed 19 December 2016

My kids (ages 6-8) aren't very experienced riders but the guides were very nice and accommodating, and the horses were gentle. We rode down the side of the main street, thru a local area and down the beach -- which was gorgeous. It was very...More

Thank Kori E
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had 6 adults and 1 child horseback riding. I was very nervous and they were very accommodating. The horses were gentle and listened. I would come back again.

Thank vossfamily05
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We went out with Sharkey and Kayla which were both real nice. Rode down the side of the main street, through the local area to the beach. We went thru shallow water and back to the stables. It was a long ride of 2 hours...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I went for a solo ride with Shirkie, who was funny and entertaining. He knew a lot about the area, having lived their for most of his life, and was able to provide commentary for the whole ride. I rode El Presidente (no joke) who...More

Thank Duda R
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