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White Stallion Ranch - Arizona

White Stallion Ranch

4 star rating   4 February 2024

Vikki who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Taste of Wild West | It was lovely to have an opportunity to try riding in a Western saddle, however this is not a holiday for experienced riders. The lopes/canters were short and none of the rides were out for their advertised time. We were incredibly lucky as met up with some other competent riders and asked to ride out with them at all times, but being with total novices would have been a frustrating experience and the majority of guests on the ranch were no novices having never ridden before. The horses were well matched to riders, my husband and I got exactly the sort of horses we had requested. Some of their hooves were a bit long in the toe, and horses were not groomed particularly well but standards in US are different to those at home.


White Stallion Ranch - Arizona

White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   27 September 2023

Nicole who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Amazing Yet Again | First horse I was matched with I didn’t get on with so well (just didn’t click), second horse I was paired with was perfect - had so much fun with him. Variety of riding is perfect. The horses are mostly well cared for definitely… we were told they had individual feeding plans, not ridden if lame/lost shoe, get lots of turnout/shade/shelter and a guaranteed day off each week. However, me and my friend asked to brush the horses on two occasions after the last ride of the day. Wranglers more than happy for us to do this, and wait for us. However, after our last ride we noticed my friend’s horse had a massive open sore on its back (looked like it was from the saddle). When raised to the wrangler, he did get some cream to put on it, but we were worried if the horse would be ridden again in the next few days before it had chance to heal properly (the horse was slightly underweight and also had some sores on its protruding hips, which looked like it was rub marks from the saddle/saddle cloths). Also, some of the horses in the paddocks appeared to have very long hooves/long heels on back hooves etc - I’m not an expert in this field, but looked unusual/unnatural compared to what I’m used to seeing in the U.K.
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you very much for your feedback and for letting us know. We will be following this up with the ranch immediately.]


White Stallion Ranch - Arizona

White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   30 October 2022

Christina (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) What An Adventure! | There are opportunities to ride up to 3 times a day - which I mostly did because of the range of rides available. Generally the rides out are categorised as 'slow' or 'fast'. Slow is at a walk, but through the most extraordinary scenery that you really do need to pass through steadily to see it all. Slow ones included the breakfast rides (a lovely spot with a hearty breakfast)and the mountain rides (where it gets fairly steep and views from up high are spectacular). Rides are offered from 1 hour to all-day. My companion and I were allocated horses on the first day, based on our stated abilities and we were not disappointed! Mine was a lovely responsive, forward-going Mustang (stuff of dreams) and there was never a moment of disappointment. He took me over mountain ridges and did cattle-penning beautifully (making it look as if I was in charge - I was not, it was all him and his skills!). I kept him for the week, but it is easy enough to change horses if you feel the need. Wranglers (who lead the rides) were fantastic. Horses look fit and well-cared for and everyone seemed very happy with their rides.


White Stallion Ranch - Arizona

White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   12 September 2022

Bethan who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. The riding was amazing and if we were ever unsure about certain things as we weren’t familiar with western everyone was keen to help and give advice to make things easier for us.


White Stallion Ranch - Arizona

White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   10 September 2022

Kelly who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Very good | Hi the riding was very good but that was if you had a wrangler who knew the horses well and could place them correctly in line and u also got people who could ride and didn't keep slowing up. Some riders only ride once a year at the ranch and have to hold the saddle to stop themselves falling and they were on the fast rides. But overall it was amazing.


White Stallion Ranch - Arizona

White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   1 May 2022

Donna who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Escape to the sunny relaxing ranch | Having visited twice before it definitely met my expectations and even had my requested horse


White Stallion Ranch - Arizona

White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   17 April 2022

Chris who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Amazing | The riding was lovely, we wished we could have stayed longer, two of us hadn’t ridden but felt very comfortable at all times. The scenery was exactly what we had hoped for.


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