White Stallion Ranch - Arizona

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White Stallion Ranch

5 star rating   22 October 2017

I ride back at home and they were very quick to notice that which I thought was great! I had an ex wrangler horse who was very good. The only problem was when I had a barrel lesson on him and it didn't go so great. I did find out after that he hadn't really done it before. I then went to book another barrel lesson but you have to have 4 people and everyone I had met was leaving however Russell, the owner, sorted 3 of the volunteers to join me for a lesson and I was given another horse for this. I was very grateful they did this and thought it was amazing that the owners were aware of what happened.

Also, as I do ride I wasn't sure if I would get bored but there were plenty of different rides to go on and I ended up doing an all day ride alone and a fast ride which was great as the wranglers stepped up the pace etc. knowing that I was capable.

Overall, they were great catering for all abilities and people's confidence and I don't think I heard anyone say a bad word about the place. It was also very busy for a few days so sometimes we left a bit late but they managed well with this and were quick to change your ride if you were going to miss one.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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I did not expect the rooms to be so nice! So much space and plenty of draws to put everything in. I had the laundry room right next to me too and that was really easy to use.

The food was great always plenty available and loads of options. Snacks were also available all day. A few people I met were gluten free but they were all catered for too.

Before Your Holiday

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It wasn't how I expected with how people would dress. The pack said to take riding clothes if you had them and little boots. When I got there everyone was either in sun tops or checked shirts and jeans, a few in jodhpurs but not many. I did only take 1 pair so it was fine but I may have taken some different tops. I wasn't really sure what the weather would be and the pack didn't say for October. I wouldn't of taken the boots I had for the riding again as they were a bit annoying but fine for hiking. The ranch does let you borrow boots though so it wasn't a problem. I didn't really need layers either but then it was a bit warmer than usual at that time of year. Pretty much just think cowboy and dress like that! (ITS comment: Thank you for the feedback , we are glad to hear that you had a great time at the White Stallion Ranch. We always recommend that people take clothes that they are comfortable to ride in but we agree, many people do wear jeans on ranch holidays.)

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I travelled on my own to this ranch as it was recommended by in the saddle and I also knew a friend that travelled here solo. I would definitely recommend this ranch to anyone, of any riding ability, whether they are travelling in a group or alone as you meet so many amazing people there and you are very well looked after.
As someone who has always ridden horses, I wasn't sure if I would get bored with the riding but I didn't at all. The wranglers are great at working out your ability and cater for that. All the horses are brilliant and everyone seemed happy with the horses they were given.

You don't ride on Sundays but with great weather and plenty of activities around the ranch you won't be bored. There is always the option to hire a car and drive around for the day if you were at the ranch for a long time.

They have entertainment on every evening so always something to do! The honesty bar is a great idea and there are plenty of drinks to choose from (the cider is highly recommended!) and you are very well fed all through the day!

I literally can't say a bad word about the ranch and that is clear with many other guests, many of which go back each year. This is a great place to go for a ranch experience and I would definitely go back!