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Trailhead Ranch

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Address: 35013 N 49th St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-9021
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I took my daughter and her two friends for a horseback riding venture for her birthday. My daughter and her friends are 8-9 years of age and Russ was very patient with them. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my daughter and her two friends for a horseback riding venture for her birthday. My daughter and her friends are 8-9 years of age and Russ was very patient with them. The one girl had a genuine fear of horses but he was very gentle and understanding and by the end of the ride, she was riding on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

When I told my family I wanted to try riding again for the first time in 20 years, they immediately booked us a reservation at Trailhead Ranch over the Thanksgiving holiday! My mom had gone on a number of trail rides with Russ previously and had nothing but rave reviews. This experience did not disappoint! The scenery is just beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband (a riding novice) surprised me (moderately experience Hunt Seat/English rider) with a trail ride on a beautiful Saturday morning. We arrived a few minutes early, and Russ took the time to understand both our experience level and our expectations for the trail ride. I had not been on a horse for about 4 years, but Russ found the... More 

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Thank Jill E
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I, along with our two teenagers, went for an early-morning trail ride with Russ and we would highly recommend Trailhead Ranch for a unique & personalized riding experience in the desert. The terrain and pace was varied, the horses well-trained, and in very good condition, and Russ had a lot to share about the area and its... More 

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Thank D S
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was our family's first trail ride! We booked this last minute while on a vacation to Cave creek. It was amazing !!!! The whole family loved it ! Russ was awesome and so funny and informative. This is definitely something we will do again in the future. Thanks to Sunshine, Petey, Wills, and Tank for an forgettable experience!

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Thank KCrawford11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This place is exceptional! It was the first time I'd ever even been on a horse and Russ taught me so much. I was able to ride by myself up and down the rocky terrain and all across the desert. He even trusted the horse so much he allowed me to gallop. This is the place to go if you're... More 

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Thank Noleman13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

My wife, an experienced western pleasure rider, took a 1.5 hour trail ride. She loved every minute of it. The ride was wonderful, the guide suited the ride to her experience level and the horse she was given was a great mare who was well-trained and cared for. If we are ever back in the Phoenix area, I know she... More 

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Thank David C
Carefree, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Our guide was super helpful with tips on horse handling, and also so informative about the surrounding region and wildlife. The horses were great, and we even got to gallop a couple of times! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone seeking a good outdoor experience, and who wants to become more acquainted with horses. So much fun!

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Thank nichkir11
Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

If you are looking for horseback riding where you spend the entire time walking head to butt, Trailhead Ranch is not for you. However, if you are looking for an enjoyable ride where your horse is allowed to trot and gallop a little then this is the perfect spot. Russ (owner and trail guide) designs the ride around each small... More 

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Thank kandj909
Oakwood, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Russ was great at matching horses to our abilities and very clear and thorough with training us. Our daughter in law had never ridden before, and the three of us hadn't been on a horse in years, and that was very limited in itself. Russ has a wonderful understanding of horses and his knowledge of the area was very informative.

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