Makayla was fine overall. We took a two hour ride. Most of the ride was fine, however we heard the wrangler refer to Simon as “Evil Simon”! That was very concerning and he did end act up a few times during our ride. We were all wondering if he was so “evil” why was he working with people? Also the wrangler stated that my horse and chewy should not be side by side and we wondered, then why would they be lined up directly behind each other, Secondly, as we were about 5 minutes from the finish line a huge bird...either an owl or hawk darted out in front of the horses and all 6 horses were spooked! “ Evil Simon” tore out running with my cousin on his back and she fell off and now has a battered body and a concussion. My horse Joker spooked twice and I fell off. I have a broken coccyx. So, we also have hospital bills now. As I understand these things can happen, hence signing the waiver. I was surprised no ambulance was called bc there two people thrown off horses and the staff was unaware of extent of injuries. They did come quickly. So, bc of the way the ride ended I would say the overall experience was poor. We will never ride again.
I have ridden at Sombrero stables for over 30 years,never had a dangerous or really difficult horse at any of the locations.Most times the horses are hard to beat for temperament and response,folks as wranglers or stable hands are courteous and pleasant.Hard to beat.
Our wrangler was very sweet and informative. She kept us entertained and was very down to earth. We did the 3 hour and got to see the entire property. It was absolutely gorgeous and I am so glad we did the 3 hour! The land on the 3 hour is definitely different than the 1 or 2. Pretty neat.
It was a lot of fun! Our wrangler was great and we got to see lots of great views and know our horses well!
We planned a visit to sombrero stables for my 8 year old daughters birthday. She loved it! She even got a horseshoe! "Best birthday gift ever!"