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Grindstone Stables

#2 of 7 Outdoor Activities in Ruidoso Features Animals
523 Resort Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-9446
+1 575-257-2241
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Had a blast

Let me just say first how amazing the guides are. They are teenagers, but they conversed with the... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Carlsbad, New Mexico
via mobile
Nice Trail, Nice Horses, Nice People!

I had a lot of fun at Grindstone. The horses were great and the people operating the stables were... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Andrew D
Roswell, New Mexico
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One hour guided horseback rides for the whole family! Please call for prices and reservations.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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523 Resort Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-9446
+1 575-257-2241
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Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank mommaburk
Reviewed 27 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...More

1  Thank Andrew D
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
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
Reviewed 19 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...More

1  Thank Nevada B
grindstonehorses, Owner at Grindstone Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

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...More

Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 25 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....More

Thank DallasGogirl
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I just rode here for the second or third time. It was as amazing this time as it was the last. I'm not sure why the last reviewer felt it was boring...there are views the entire way around the trail! The lake,...More

Thank deannkk
Reviewed 22 August 2016

OK - riding horses is something that one does not do often.... Now, I remember why. In this case, there are two aspects: Rider experience and Horse experience. As to first, about 14 riders are loaded on a very tame and gentle horse (this is...More

1  Thank Ray B
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful time we had! Called for reserved time day before and their # was busy for a while but I kept calling and got through after a few tries. The trail was wonderful, the horses were well trained and the wranglers were awesome....More

1  Thank Nicole T
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4 June 2017|
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Response from deannkk | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is against insurance rules.
Heejeong B
8 July 2016|
Response from GenRN |
No, we went in a mini-van, just fine.
Connie G
8 July 2016|
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Response from Luis M | Reviewed this property |
35 per person , and we did call in advance since it was a large party