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N mills river road, Mills River, NC
+1 828-768-9028
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Peaceful Ride

My husband and two children (ages 12 and 9) met up with Juanita and Mike for a 2-hour ride 6 days... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Godlight
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St. Petersburg, Florida
just awesome!

Michael was very nice. Horses were awesome. Even stubborn Moonshine. Michael takes you thru the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
laidbackracing f
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Charleston, South Carolina
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  • Very good7%
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  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“peaceful ride” (3 reviews)
“hour ride” (5 reviews)
“pisgah forest” (4 reviews)
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N mills river road, Mills River, NC
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+1 828-768-9028
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and two children (ages 12 and 9) met up with Juanita and Mike for a 2-hour ride 6 days ago in perfect weather. I'd ridden on a trail elsewhere before, so had some idea what to expect, but the ride was a bit...More

Thank Godlight
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael was very nice. Horses were awesome. Even stubborn Moonshine. Michael takes you thru the Pisgah Forest. It was beautiful...and shaded which was a huge plus on a 90+ day. We did the 2 hour ride which was good for us. We even went thru...More

Thank laidbackracing f
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy trail rides in the Smokies and this is the best that we have come across. This is a very professional outfit with well mannered, healthy horses. This experience is different than the typical trail rides that we have been on before because the...More

Thank sailpending
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

yes, yes, yes the access road was horrible and it had just been repaired 2 weeks ago. the operator does not own the road so you can address NC DOT about that. get past that and you will enjoy a lovely ride through beautiful forests...More

Thank ipbchlvr
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Yes the road in was really bumpy hopefully sorted soon. My sister and I were the only riders, Michael was already there waiting for us. Horses were ideal for the job they had to do. It was very cold and wet but we had a...More

Thank cowpitsheep
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

The guide was nice but everything else a big disappointment. First, directions via text were incorrect so much wasted time, lost. Unless one drives a 4 wheel vehicle, the access road is next to impassable and even dangerous! Like others, we were told, "you will...More

Thank touristy93
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We searched for a place to do a trail ride before travelling and decided on Saddle Up because of the access to Pisgah National Forest - After traversing the road in - we were greeted by Michael and his partner and treated to a lovely,...More

Thank krista m
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Our daughter started horse riding lessons a few months back and is very keen. We planned a long weekend in South Carolina to view the eclipse and thought it would be nice to finish off the experience with a family trail ride. The reviews for...More

Thank JoK1968
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

The road was a bit bumpy to get to the main meeting area, but if you have a sturdy car and go slow, you will be able to make it up the road without any issue. This is the only outfit that does horseback riding...More

Thank inakostali
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Horrible customer service. We tried driving down the road to get to the meeting area, but the road is far too craggy. Potholes, rocks and dropoffs made it unreachable for our vehicle. I called to try and cancel, but was told, "too bad, we're charging...More

Thank Adam W
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