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Address: 613 County Road 393 South, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Phone Number: +1 850-208-3114
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Bucket list ride

I've had a horse ride on my bucket list for over 40 yrs. But, I've always been afraid to get on a horse. My husband grew up around horses. So, when we took a trip to Florida I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Moon Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I've had a horse ride on my bucket list for over 40 yrs. But, I've always been afraid to get on a horse. My husband grew up around horses. So, when we took a trip to Florida I decide it was time to take that ride! Jackie did a quick demo on how to get on and ride. It really... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were staying near Seaside after Labor Day, and decided to spend one of our mornings on a trail ride to let our sunburns from the beach cool off. Neither of us are really riders, but they quickly got us comfortable with the horses. Great trails and scenery, we'll definitely be doing another ride when we're back in Florida.

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Washington, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My husband, son (10), daughter (13) and I were staying in Panama City Beach and wanted a day getaway. Our daughter loves horses, but our son - not so much. He surprised us and said he wanted to go. Once on the horse he became very scared. The staff at Arnett's were AMAZING with him. He was on the owner's... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Let's be realistic - it is not that difficult to break a horse (for an experienced trainer) and once broken, it is a matter of repetition and reinforcement. That's the easy part (for them) and most trail rides have this foundation ... or they would be out of business. It is up to the friendliness and information-sharing of the staff... More 

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Thank William J
Minster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went for a lovely hour long trail ride. Guides took great care of us,explained everything before we started. Made everyone feel comfortable from previous experienced riders to first timers. Took great care of my youngest (6) to allow him to rein the horse while maintaining lead control. Very friendly guides. Talked to us throughout ride, pointed out deer and brought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The property is on 20 Acres and very well maintained. The grounds are very well looked after. The horses are kept well and looked after. There are kids camps and lots of trail rides. The owners are very nice and take good care of you. Worth a visit.

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Thank Jan S
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I took my daughters to Arnett's and we had a wonderful time! All three of us are beginners but Michael and Bonnie were extremely helpful and made us feel confident and safe. The ranch makes for a beautiful setting and the entire staff was professional and friendly. Coming from beach lovers, we think it's a fun and worthwhile time away... More 

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Thank Chris D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of five (17, 15, 10 year old children) enjoyed the one hour trail ride. All of the staff were very kind and were good teachers. We all were inexperienced riders but learned a lot and were very happy with our experience. One hour was just right for us, especially with the heat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The employees were very friendly and helpful. They made sure that everyone was safe and well-educated about riding the horses before you even leave the stable. However, the horses are so well trained that you didn't really need to tell them what to do or where to go, which made it very easy for my young kids (11 years and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Scheduled the ride a week out and glad I did it. We took our 6 year old with riding experience. We all lucked out with only one other rider showing and an overcast light rain un June. Maybe even a good thing to do on a rainy day in Santa Rosa. So four of us and a guide went on... More 

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