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“Horse riding or rather walking...”
Review of Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles
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US$ 97.61*
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Horse Riding Tour from Cairns
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Owner description: Blazing Saddles is the longest established horse riding and quad bike tour company in Far North Queensland. Locally owned and operated, it is now located only 10mins from both Cairns and Northern Beaches to suit even the most time conscious visitor or perfect for a soft adventure activity for the whole family!Blazing Saddles is now a working sugar cane farm and the property also boasts an 18 acre billabong which is abundant with native birds and amphibious creatures of all shapes and sizes! You will also meet our resident geese, peacocks and ducks, perhaps even spot a crocodile!We cater for large groups as well as the corporate and incentive market making these activities great for team building ideas.Our Horse-riding tour offers a safe, relaxing way to meander through rainforest pockets, mangrove wetland, sugarcane fields and native bush! With a stable of horses to suit all ages and levels, this is a perfect family adventure. Our horses have a friendly, mature nature and will be matched to each riders experience and ability. Draw up on horse-back alongside our 18 acre billabong for a billy tea over a camp fire and the chance to see a croc in the wild!Our Quad Bikes are easy to ride and provide the perfect adventure. With a fleet of both 90cc and 250cc bikes, your guides will ensure the perfect balance between safety and fun! So easy to ride, our group sizes remain small, to guarantee your personalized experience. Anyone can do it!
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

If you are a total beginner and like walking at a snails pace nose to tail then this is for you, if you want to trot or heaven forbid canter, forget it.

Unfortunately all the other riders were beginners and the pace was dictated by the child being walked in the front, we stopped more than we started. They did break the group into two and we managed to get a few trots in, but never long enough to settle into a good rhythm.

Going through the flooded fields was the best part, and I’ve got to thank Brad for taking me out after the others got back for a couple of canters... that’s the only reason they got 2 stars and not 1.

I understand that the recent rain has limited where we could ride and did appreciate Brads efforts but for $130... save your money for something else.

Thank herm1t
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"an experienced rider"
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"advanced riders"
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"horse riding experience"
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"tight corners"
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"japanese tourists"
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"nice scenery"
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"bus driver"
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"skill level"
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"great fun"
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"the staff were great"
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"thanks guys"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A gang of lads decided to visit on a quiet Sunday. We got picked up by the bus and were landed in a shed told to put on gum boots which were scattered everywhere and full of water and told pick a pair of glasses to keep the muck out of the eyes. The selection was very minimal, for the money you pay for the biking you would think you could get safety sunnys ($3/4$).

The quads were the best of it, very powerful and able do as we pleased. No scenic routes just track and muck and a few jumps and hills.
Money not very well spent.

Thank Dallas69r
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Picked up from the hotel and only a 15 min ride before you are ready to drive ATVs. They provide boots so your shoes aren’t ruined. Even with bug spray I was bit 30times so lather it up and spray over your clothes. They start you off on a practice track to see how much you can do and what your limitations are. Great fun. Pictures turned out great, wish they were emailed instead of getting a CD.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My 14yr old daughter and I had a very enjoyable time with this tour. The staff were friendly and helpful. The horses we rode were very calm and knew the track very well. Very easy ride around the property for beginners.

Thank wetherallatmj
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The horses were very poor condition, needed a good wash, brush and feed. The whole property was nothing like on the brochure it was a real let down. Don't waste your money.

Thank pam c
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