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Horseback Mexico

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Prolongacion de Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
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Exotic Flora Half-Day Guided Horseback Riding Tour
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US$390.00*
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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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“mary jane” (64 reviews)
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Prolongacion de Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
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"rancho pitaya"
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"mary jane"
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"experienced riders"
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"riding experience"
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"well trained horses"
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"great ride"
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"riding ability"
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"riding tips"
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"enjoyable ride"
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"day adventure"
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"great scenery"
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"an excellent instructor"
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"usual tourist"
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"great guide"
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"long ride"
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"oaxaca valley"
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"delicious lunch"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family of four with two young children really enjoyed the horseback riding. It was basically our first time but the staff were patient and excellent teachers. I would highly recommend!

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded today

Exploring the world on horseback is a lovely family activity. I started taking riding classes with my son when he was seven, and this is a pastime we still enjoy together almost twenty years later. Thank you for coming out riding.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

On this ride I experienced something that really enhanced my experience of the area, and it was of course ivery different than the touristic attractions in the city, wonderful though the city itself is. I also fell completely in love with my horse.More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Oaxaca has some of the greatest biodiversity in the world! Right now in the month of April, the organ cacti are crowned with lacy white blooms and the agaves are sending up their mutant asparagus-like stalks that will by June be surrounded by nectar-laiden flowers...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Mary Jane (the main tour guide) was busy leading another group, so my boyfriend and I were led by her son Gabriel. While the views of the valley, the villages, the mountains, and the plant landscapes were gorgeous, Gabriel could have used some work as...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Your comments have been passed on to Gabriel. A deep male voice can be harder to hear than a higher pitched female voice. We wish you had asked him to raise his voice. Being a horse riding guide, concerned with the safely and wellbeing of...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

I did the two day experience oaxaca activity and really enjoyed every single second of it. The horses are so beautiful and well ridden its really unbelievable. Absolutely not comparable to the usual tourist horse riding. And the ranch is so beautiful too. I will...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you so much for your skilled and sensitive riding! It was a treat for my horses. It was lovely to effortlessly change from walk to trot to canter with you, and as we soon trusted your riding ability, to let you lead in the...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

I booked a day-long ride in December when I was visiting Oaxaca City -- it was a wonderful experience riding out with Farina through the beautiful countryside by the village of Tlacolula. As a learner rider, Farina gave me a lot of riding tips as...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

We strive to have our horses well-ridden, even by novice riders. A few practical tips on the trail go a long way to giving a safe, enjoyable experience to riders and helping our horses to do their jobs with less effort. Thank you for coming...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

I was really looking forward to my 2 days with Horseback Mexico, and my experience exceeded all expectations! Mary Jane got me on a horse as soon as I arrived, and over the course of the two days provided individual instruction and a tailored riding...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

We wish all riders were as natural equestrians as you are! But thank you for the positive feedback. The valley and foothills are indeed beautiful and varied - rich in native cacti, agaves, acacias and even kapok trees! We hope you'll come back to Rancho...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Great experience! They got my 6 yr. old daughter comfortable with riding and able to enjoy the experience after a rocky start. We finished the ride with a shot of delicious mezcal made from a friend with beautiful hand painted bottles and yummy cookies. Would...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Your daughter was ponied on Lumina, our rescue mare. Back in April when she came to live at my Rancho Pitaya, she had been living tied up all by herself for months in an open field and had stopped eating from the sadness and depression...More

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