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Horseback Mexico

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Prolongacion de Murguia 403 | Centro Historico between Avenida Juarez and Pino Suarez, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
+52 951 199 7026
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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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“rancho pitaya” (19 reviews)
“mary jane” (63 reviews)
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Prolongacion de Murguia 403 | Centro Historico between Avenida Juarez and Pino Suarez, 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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"great ride"
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"day adventure"
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"great guide"
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"an excellent instructor"
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"delicious lunch"
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"oaxaca valley"
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"riding"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I had a wonderful time riding with Mary Jane! The horses were well trained and she has horses of all levels so that each person has an enjoyable ride. The scenery is amazing and Mary Jane is very knowledgeable and shares what...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The scenery in the summer is indeed amazing: giant flowering agaves, the red fruits on the Nopal cacti and vistas that go one for miles. Thank you and come back again!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved my two day rides with Mary Jane around the beautiful countryside near Rancho Pitaya - which is a gem in itself. As an experienced rider (15+ years), who has tried many “horse riding adventures” in different countries, I was apprehensive at first...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking such great care of my younger horses Niza and Midnight. It's so important to me that my horses enjoy their work and a calm rider with soft hands and a good seat contributes greatly to this. It takes time to condition...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

My husband and I are inexperienced riders but decided to give it a try because of the excellent ratings Horseback Mexico has received. What a fantastic experience. Mary Jane is a wonderful teacher who paired us with appropriate horses and we felt completely safe. Great...More

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Ain't that the truth! But you know it's the one time that you don't offer a horse water that you'll have a thirsty horse working a long ride. Looking forward to riding with you on your next visit to Oaxaca.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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 22 April 2018

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 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018

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 16 April 2018

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 17 April 2018

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 3 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

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