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Horseback Mexico

#3 of 23 Outdoor Activities in Oaxaca Features Animals
Prolongacion de Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
+52 951 199 7026
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Exotic Flora Half-Day Guided Horseback Riding Tour
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Oaxaca Discovery Overnight Horseback Riding Adventure
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Horseback Mexico's riding tours are based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners personally guide & offer half-day, full-day,overnight & multi-day guided riding adventures. Ride through rare cacti forest and trek ancient mountain trails to breathtaking vistas. Picnic in the back country or relax over lunch at our ecologically built ranch. Decades of experience. Knowledgeable, English / Spanish speaking guides. Calm but fit horses for all levels of riders. Instruction available. Rates include transport from our city office. Join our new Ruins to Hacienda Ride along ancient trails, lots of birds and big cacti!
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Prolongacion de Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited with my teen son and we had a wonderful couple of hours trekking through an incredibly unique biome complete with towering cacti, fragrant copal trees, and gorgeous vistas of the Oaxaca valley. The horses were well trained and we had fun and learned...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner is a beginner rider and said that this was the first horse he'd ever ridden who was actually responsive, and made him feel like he was doing 'proper riding!'. Our guide was lovely and had incredible knowledge about the local fauna, flora, farmers...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to hear that you found our horses responsive. All the guides at Horseback Mexico spend time individually training our horses to keep them obedient, balances and responsive even for novice riders.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had a great experience with calm and well-trained horses. Our guide was really nice and tought us interesting stuff on the landscape! Definitely recommended!

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

We make a point of giving enough practical riding tips to aid, even notice riders, to a safe and enjoyable ride as well as a means of safeguarding for our horses a comfortable, gentle work environment. So glad you had a good experience.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

My sister and I rode with Horseback Mexico four years ago, when I was here last. This time my fiend and I took the full day ride to the ruins the day after we arrived here last week. I got in touch with MaryJane and...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

There is nothing more reassuring than having riders return!! We look forward to your next trip to Oaxaca and we'll take you somewhere entirely new.

Reviewed 17 June 2017

we had an awesome day exploring the countryside by horseback. we had instruction and horses were well trained. guide was friendly and a joy to spend the day with. recommended!

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Everyone who comes to Oaxaca should experience in some way this regions super special nature. So glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

This was a wonderful way to spend the morning in the Oaxacan countryside. Gabriel was a great instructor and the horses were extremely friendly and very well looked after. Although I hadn't ridden a horse in 6 years Gabriel made me feel really relaxed and...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Gabriel grew up riding in Oaxaca's intriguing countryside and knows the area well. You experienced late spring in Oaxaca, a time when the hills are filled with flowering cacti and agaves, and the native acacias trees are in bloom. Thanks for coming out riding.

Reviewed 25 March 2017

An excellent way to spend a morning while in Oaxaca. We were complete beginners on a horse, but Farina is an excellent instructor. The scenery is gorgeous, and the horses are gentle and well-trained. Mary Jane is the charismatic owner who gave us a ride...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

We feel that it is very important that everyone who mounts a horse should have the basic knowledge to ride safely - a little instruction goes a long way to keeping horses cheerful about doing their job properly. So glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were 3 riders all together on a Monday in the Oaxaca countryside. The ranch was so very tastefully built nestled in a small village and tucked in with lovely cactus. The horses were beautiful and easy to ride, Mary Jane and her crew prepared...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

The Ruins to Backcountry Ride that you chose is indeed steeped in history with the cobbled camino real, the ex-hacienda de Guadalupe and the archeological site of Dainzu that reaches back to 200 B.C. You rode, and very nicely I'd like to add, young Midnight,...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

My husband and I are intermitent riders but like to explore on horseback during holidays. Mary Jane gave us a great day out. The horses were well suited to us in size and temperament and the ride was through interesting countryside. Mary Jane is very...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

You did the Ruins to Hacienda Ride with trails that very quickly pass by big candelabra cacti and native nopal cacti both flowering now in early spring. As for the meal, Oaxacan cuisine is rated by many as the finest in Mexico, and at Rancho...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We went there last year in februari and it was great! We are not so experienced but it was a great ride. Mary-Jane told a lot about nature as well as culture. Loved the horses Mighty and Spirit! Mary-Jane was more then helpfull to us...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Oaxaca has unlimited eco-travel possibilities; just as riding out of my ranch in the valley of Tlacolula is rich in massive old-growth organ cacti, a trip up to the Sierra Juarez guarantees forests of oak trees festooned with bromeliads. I love horse trekking anywhere in...More

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