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“discrimination at its finest!”
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Saddle Up Stables
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Owner description: Saddle Up Stables is one of the oldest riding stables in the Adirondacks. We offer a large selection of horses from beginners to experienced riders. Enjoy a scenic trail ride that offers a beautiful view overlooking Lake George from top of the mountain. Rides last about an hour and leave at anytime between the hours of 9 to 5. No reservations taken. Pony rides available for the little ones.
Cumberland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“discrimination at its finest!”
Reviewed 3 June 2011

We were so excited to go on a trail ride on our vacation in Lake George. We are a family of four. My husband and I, our 14 yr. old daughter and our 10 year old son, whom happens to have Down Syndrome. Our son has been on horses to many times to count including "hippotherapy" and is probably more comfortable on a horse than an adult whose never ridden before. We had brought his bike helmet which the website said was suitable. Their answer was well if they encountered a deer and it spooked the horse they weren't sure how he would react. Well as his mother I can tell you he would react the same way a 6 year old would at the very least! (which is the youngest age for trail rides) Our son is high functioning and has alot of capabilities and we are well educated adults that would never consider this event if we thought we were putting our son in danger or he couldn't handle it. This was complete discrimination and I was glad we didn't give them our money anyways! Instead we went to the Xtreme Adventure course which turned out to be EXCELLENT for all ages and abilities and thank god there was not a sign of discrimination!

Visited May 2011
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Hudson
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“Enjoyable Family Fun”
Reviewed 20 August 2010

We are a family of five and we wanted to go horse back riding as it would be the first time for our youngest two (7 & 10). The trail was very good going up thru the hills at a liesurely pace, stopping to overlook the lake, we also encontered some deer on the way. It is a family run operation and they have something for everyone. When we arrived there were at least three groups before us but evryone is qued up comfortably while they organize and we did not wait long till we were saddled and on our way. It was one of the hottest days of our stay but the waiting area has a nice fan to keep you cool, there are also fans in the paddock area for the horses, they are treated well. Everyone was very friendly and personable (special mention to Ashley!). Cameras are not allowed on the trail but I had a small fanny pack for a small digital camera which they allowed and the guide took a family photo for us at the end.
It was not cheap $200 for the five of us but I did not call around however I'm sure others are comparable.
All in all we had a great time and I especially recommend for the young first timers.

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