Golden Gait Riding Stables
Golden Gait Riding Stables
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Whether you are a new rider looking for a great horse barn to start taking lessons, a long time horse owner searching for the perfect place for your horse to call home, or someone interested in horsin' around ... This is the place for you. Services Include:: Boarding, Leasing, Lessons, Celebrate a birthday or special occasion with a ride!, Camps, Horse Lay-Overs, Seasonal Board (Snowbird Friendly!), Horse Marketing, Fun, Family Atmosphere, Lake-Front Barn, prettiest barn around!, Full-Service Accommodations Available
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Abe K
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
I had the worst experience at this establishment and it wasn’t because of the horses. The owner and staff were so inexplicably and untenably rude that I am appalled. My family and I booked a trail ride for my nephew’s birthday. We were so polite from start to finish - in spite of their behavior - but people deserve to know what they can expect from Denise Molinas. Her manners were awful.

No eye contact when we walked up and said hello. She knew we were standing right there but just kept talking to her friends/staff. I was about to extend my hand and introduce my family but she literally turned on her heel in silence and went to the stables. No greeting to say, ‘Welcome to the Golden Gait Stables’.

They didn’t have the horses tacked up on time. We stood there for 20-30 minutes with no explanation or apology while they prepared the horses. They were talking and yelling over us - to each other - all the while. When we asked for helmets Ms. Molinas pointed to a box several feet away filled with filthy helmets. When we asked about paying up front she simply said it’s ‘$60 a head’. Are we animals? Actually, her tone of voice and demeanor toward the animals was better than it was to us!

They didn’t ask our names but said, ‘You, get on this horse’ or that one. They didn’t tell us the names of the horses. We asked because we cared to know. For Pete’s sake, they didn’t tell us their own names! The girl who lead our trail ride just got on her horse and started going.

Before we left I also asked about verbal commands for the horses but Ms. Molinas said, ‘you won’t need them.’ They all knew we were completely inexperienced but told us NOTHING about how to sit, ride, etc. (By the way, I had tried to book a lesson first but she wouldn’t let us.) They didn’t mention that the ride would be largely around canals and bodies of water with alligators in them. The girl just calmly told us they see alligators come up to the horses all the time. That’s fine for her but if our horses got spooked it would mean a death sentence for us - my sister was with me and we can’t swim. We wouldn’t even know how to jump off of the horses. Moreover, the horse they gave me completely stopped responding to the reigns halfway through the hour long ride and was edging toward the water constantly…I was terrified of slipping off of the narrow path into the water on either side. It was harrowing until we got back.

When we did get back they didn’t help us off of the horses. I had trouble getting down and my sister got a huge gash down her shin as it scraped on to the wood steps next to her horse.

More than anything though, it was the owner’s attitude that got me. She did not show us basic decency, let alone the courtesy you would expect from a business woman. She does not deserve your business.
Written 15 July 2023
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L B
Boca Raton, United States2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Really a great experience!
You can see that the horses have excellent care,
and the staff are professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
Highly recommend!
Written 16 October 2022
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Evi1986
Delray Beach, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
What a great place and a great find. The Golden Gait Stables is a great place to go for a trail ride and feel so fortunate to have found it. Denise, made the booking process super easy and was very responded quickly to all my questions. She also picked out the perfect horses for myself and my friend Christine. The trail was perfect for a beginner such as myself and my horse Sam was a gem. He was so calm, smart and a great listener. Not once did I feel afraid or uncomfortable riding him. Christine, also enjoyed riding her horse. Andrea our trail guide was amazing, she made us feel at home and made our ride very enjoyable. The scenery and trails were just right. We definitely plan to ride the trails here again and I am even thinking of taking some lesson. We throughly it. Thank you again Denise and Andrea for making our ride fantastic today. Sonia
Written 28 May 2021
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Adam
New York City, NY3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Set up a lesson for my Girlfriend who rides as a gift. The day before I called to confirm. They decided to cancel the lesson and hung on me when I asked why. No apology, no reschedule, no explanation. Kaily is rude. She shouldn’t be on the phone with customers.

Anyone can take a reservation but an effective business can also keep one.
Written 9 January 2021
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Beverly D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Loved my ride! Never even knew this was practically in my backyard. Went on a lovely trail ride, great calm horse & Denise the owner is a joy! Will definitely go again!
Written 6 March 2019
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Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your ride and hope to have you back soon! Happy Trails!
Written 7 March 2019
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Alvin K
Delray Beach, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Checked out several stables before choosing Golden Gait. Denise is the owner and hands on everyday making sure you enjoy the experience.
Written 30 January 2019
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Thank you so much for your review and we are so happy you enjoy your time with us and our horses!
Written 31 January 2019
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Patricia O
Delray Beach, United States16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I haven't been on a horse in decades and decided to brush up on my old skills. I was scared, uncomfortable, and really reluctant to even try. However, when I called Golden Gate Riding Stables, I spoke to Denise, who agreed to give me the chance to reacquaint my skills. Wow! She is a star! I have now gotten my confidence back and will continue to ride with her forever. Golden Gate stables, Denise, and her staff are the BEST! If you want to ride or need instructions, the trail rides there are amazing! On my first ride I saw a deer and other critters. What a great experience. I look so forward to going there each week. The horses, the stable, and the staff are all five star!
Written 28 July 2018
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Thank you so much for your review!! We love to hear about your experiences! Ride on!!
Written 31 January 2019
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Relaxgilr
Florida43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
What an amazing experience my husband and I had this week at Golden Gait Stables! Leave behind your worries, anxieties, and stressful control issues! Allow yourself to be calmed and filled with joy by these beautiful horses! We went out on a trail ride with Denise and The Entertainment Gals! We could not have had a more enjoyable time! There was no hurry or rush, just an opportunity to see the world from the back of a horse! Don't walk, run to book your visit to Golden Gait! Then simply relax and enjoy! Your soul will thank you!
Written 18 March 2018
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Thank you so much, Relaxgilr! What great feedback, so glad that you loved your ride and we hope to see you again, very soon! Happy Trails!
Written 20 March 2018
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jodirooney
Needham, MA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
My daughter has been riding at Golden Gait every February vacation for the last 3/4 years. Denise or Briana provide my daughter lessons and she truly loves it. We feel welcome and my daughter is at ease with all the horses. They are calm and well-trained. This last trip we took a trail ride. There were 6 of us with mixed abilities and everyone had a great time. We walked and trotted on the trail ride and felt safe every step of the way. It is unfortunate we live up North or we would visit more often. I highly recommend a lesson or a ride!
Written 12 March 2018
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We wish you lived closer, too, so we could see you more often! We will see you soon!!
Written 14 March 2018
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Juan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
I took my fiance as a surprise, unsure of what to think really because I've never rode before. Our experience was awesome! The trail was very relaxing and you get a great view of the local wildlife. Our instructors were wonderful and funny. I'm glad I decided to go through with it, definitely worth it. We might even look into having a horse at our wedding!
Written 22 February 2018
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It was our pleasure, having you come to us for your first ride. Congratulations on your up coming wedding. Hope to see you both again soon.
Written 24 February 2018
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