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“Wonderful Trails”

Cactus Jack's Trail Rides
Ranked #3 of 31 Outdoor Activities in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Horseback riding is FUN! Relax and enjoy beautiful guided trail rides from the FLORIDA HORSE PARK and on the Ocala GREENWAY Trail System. Horseback riding is FUN, SAFE and AFFORDABLE. We offer trail rides on our gentle, safe horses! See Florida's oak hammocks, pine forests, and green fields. Riding is the best way to see the beauty of the Ocala area. This is truly Florida at its best. The park is over 90,000 acres!!! We have outstanding horses and our guides have years of experience. We take riders 6 years old and up. We also do custom rides for the more experienced riders. Let us know what type of riding you enjoy, and we will do our best to accomodate..........Call for reservations!
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is areal,y special place to ride, relatively close to Orlando. Trails wind through woodlands and are nice and shady. My guide Lynn was a nice, knowledge young woman, and good company. My horse was responsive without being more than I could handle.

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"hour ride"
in 18 reviews
"relaxing ride"
in 11 reviews
"rock springs"
in 7 reviews
"land bridge"
in 8 reviews
"riding experience"
in 9 reviews
"great ride"
in 10 reviews
"horse ride"
in 4 reviews
"great guide"
in 7 reviews
"over christmas break"
in 2 reviews
"beginner riders"
in 2 reviews
"an experienced rider"
in 3 reviews
"nice horses"
in 2 reviews
"answered all of our questions"
in 2 reviews
"her birthday"
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"his knowledge"
in 2 reviews
"real florida"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Well let me begin by saying that the land where the ranch was located was absolutely beautiful. Not to mention the staff was super friendly and a were trip to talk to lol. The horses me and my girlfriend had gotten to ride were a pleasure. She had Rosie and I had goose 2 beautiful well maintained horses. Fred our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a pretty good sense of humor. It was great, and my girlfriend was taken back by the land, and to actually be riding a horse. Will definitely be doing this again for sure. Thanks guys see you soon...

Thank Christian A
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Owners were accommodating. Allowed us to book a reservation less than 24 hours before, giving them time to prepare a horse for one overweight rider. We were pretty much beginner riders, and booked a 1-hour ride at 9 am on a Sunday morning. Shelby (Shelbie?), our guide, was both professional and friendly, both providing assistance with the horses and providing conversation as the mood allowed. Trail was gentle through one of the state parks, and we got a surprise or two with other riders that would pass through coming from the other direction. In the end, a good value for a unique experience.

Thank ShanSpooner
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Everyone that we were in contact with was wonderful . From the man that took our reservation , the guides all the way to the horse riding dog . The trail was beautiful , a perfect example of Florida's great peaceful scenery . We had four in our group , all beginners , they were all well behaved horses . The guides were kind and so willing to help . I'm a little older and they were very patient getting me up in the saddle , like it was no big deal at all . Very nice folks out there would highly recommend this ,wonderful for families .

Thank staceywaldrop3735
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I am a 70 year old novice rider and enjoyed every moment of my 90 minute ride on Chunky with my guide Rob. The Florida Greenway Trail couldn't look better than from on the back of a horse, and Rob provided wonderful instruction for me as well as good conversation about the trails and the beautiful nature all around us. I'll be a regular customer, and will always ask for Chunky & Rob. The horses are friendly, well trained, well groomed, all of which are important to me. We all four enjoyed the ride - horses, Rob and me!

Thank CherylP2096
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