Southern Skies Ranch

Southern Skies Ranch, Weeki Wachee: Address, Southern Skies Ranch Reviews: 5/5

Southern Skies Ranch
5
About
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
The area
Address

5.0
9 reviews
Excellent
8
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

flavin60
Beverly Hills, FL31 contributions
Wonderful owner
Apr. 2016
Read other reviews and decided to email Paula to get costs for trail rides. She answered promptly stating that she no longer does trail rides. She said that for $40 she would take you on a ride but it would be a lesson. She is only doing lessons now.
Written April 14, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alison_tanner
Brighton, UK2 contributions
Couldn't Have Asked For Better
Nov. 2015 • Couples
I'm a beginner+ rider and always try to arrange a ride whenever I visit the US. My experiences have ranged from mediocre to down right scary but this time I really hit the jackpot with Southern Skies Ranch. I spoke with Paula on the telephone and after a short conversation she had totally worked out my abilities and had a horse in mind.

On arrival at the ranch she made me feel extremely welcome and confirmed after seeing me that Jack would be my perfect horse. She was so right - he was gorgeous in every way! You can see how much she cares for her animals and their welfare as they are immaculately turned out and every care is taken to protect them from flies, mozzies etc. She was very generous with information and I learned a great deal. In particular I was very happy to be involved in preparing for the ride rather than just being 'loaded up'. This is a rarity for me.

I was the only visitor for the ride however we were joined by Paula's husband Bruce and a gentleman called Bob who stabled his horse at the ranch. We rode out into woodland and spent an enjoyable hour trekking around the paths, chatting and looking at the wildlife. When we returned to the ranch Paula showed me the rest of her beautiful horses and the training area. As with the prepping I got to help a little at the end of the ride. Finally I got the chance to look round the newly converted accommodation for those lucky enough to be able to stay on the ranch for a riding holiday. Now that would be something worth doing!

In summary this ranch is for everyone, at any level. You can rely on being in safe, experienced hands and comfortable in the knowledge that the animals are very well cared for.

Thank you Paula, I hope I get to ride with you all again someday.
Written January 27, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JemmaB
Wiltshire44 contributions
First rate operation
Jan. 2016 • Friends
I am an experienced rider and visited Southern Skies with a friend who has never ridden. I absolutely couldn't fault the experience - Paula explained everything very clearly including information about equine behaviour and some basic riding instruction, and put my friend at ease from the start. We spent an enjoyable hour on the sandy trails through the woods adjacent to the property and although we only walked with a tiny bit of trotting (because of having a complete novice with us), I still had a good time as the horse I was riding (Jack) was forward going and very responsive - obviously well schooled - which is always a pleasure. Thank you Paula for looking after us so well, I look forward to my next visit for a serious ride!
Written January 5, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy M
10 contributions
Best riding experience yet!!
Dec. 2015 • Family
Paula was fabulous! We ride for pleasure and have never trained. It was my 7 year olds first time and my 10 year olds third time. Paula and her grandson were informative, patient, kind and gave them the proper technique and lessons before, during and after the ride. The horses we rode (Blaze, Saddie, Jack and Gemini) were calm which made for an easy and relaxing ride. My kids learned so much and can't wait to see Paula next year! Thanks for an awesome day!!
Written January 1, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nickyschickee
Kennington, UK28 contributions
The BEST horse riding experience EVER!
Aug. 2015 • Family
I took my very inexperienced daughters and my very nervous self along to Southern Skies - and had an amazing experience. Paula and her grandson Devon were knowledgable, friendly and patient - we are Londoners and know absolutely nothing about horses, we sure knew a lot by the time we left! I would highly recommend visiting, excellent value, gorgeous horses and fabulous people - what's not to like?
Written August 23, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

monoface
Pasadena, CA16 contributions
Best horseback riding outing ever
Aug. 2014 • Family
We are not horsemen. We are the people that rent horses from a hack farm when they go on vacation. I figured Southern Skies was going to be the same, but it was not. I learned more about horses and riding in 4 hours with Paula, the owner of Southern Skies than all the other 20 years of "vacation" riding put together. Paula was kind enough to loan us 3 of her beloved horses. They were extremely well trained responsive horses. She allowed us to walk them from their stalls, put on their tack, brush them and afterwards give them a shower and in the process we learned so much about riding. This outing was exactly what my 8 year daughter was looking for. She loves horses and was able to interact with them in an more intimate way than she has done previously. If you have children that like horses, there is no better place to take them for a wonderful, learning, and intimate experience.Thank you Paula for the opportunity.
Written August 14, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sindy M
Weeki Wachee, FL11 contributions
Awesome Experience
Mar. 2014 • Family
Took my family here while they were on vacation and they had a great time! Paula the owner was so patient with them. They had a blast! Would defiantly recommend using this place!
Written April 25, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tanya D
Brooksville, FL1 contribution
A great place to ride horses
Jan. 2014 • Family
I never realized how much fun you could have horseback riding and learning at the same time. Paula teaches you how to groom, tack up and ride her wonderful horses. I had a blast. I will definitely be back.
Written February 20, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michele M
Bellevue, NE3 contributions
Best place to go horseback riding!!
Aug. 2013 • Family
So glad I found this little gem! If you are looking for something fun to do in the Weeki Wachee area, this is the place to go! They offer trail riding through acres and acres of wooded trails just for horses! Paula, the owner was very friendly and will tell you everything you need to know to ride safely.
Written February 6, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Skies Ranch