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.]

The Riding

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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Food is incredible. My friend is vegetarian, another guest we spoke to at the ranch was also vegetarian - even though both specified they were vegetarian before coming to the ranch on the paperwork, the ranch do not provide vegetarian options for every meal. If we remembered to ask in the morning for an option, they were more than willing to accommodate - but this was just slightly annoying that we had to remember to check the menu every day and ask, rather than an option being provided for guests needs that they knew they had. Servers were amazing, chatty, happy, and more than happy to always help.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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