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The Spotted Horse Ranch, Laurelville

3.8
#160 of 186 in Sightseeing in Ohio
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4.2
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  • I can't rate the actual tour since we never made it to the tour. My mother and I booked the tour a week early. We (fam of 4 adults) show up the day of the tour. We were unsure of the location of the o...  more »
  • We did the cowboy lunch and horseback ride. Worth every bit of the money. Our guide Chuck was very helpful and friendly. Lunch was great too. Everyone really went out of their way to make sure we had ...  more »
  • My daughter had an appointment to horseback ride while on vacation with her father in Hocking Hills. He took her for their appointment. The woman at the front desk asked if she could help them; my dau...  more »
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  • Beautiful place! We camped for 5 days with 2 horses. Loved all the animals! The guardian dogs were great! The only downside was the trails were not marked well and most were not maintained. Very easy to get turned around. The bathrooms are not the cleanliest. But overall we enjoyed our stay!
  • Terrible experience! I should have been concerned from the beginning when even our guide's horse kept stopping along the trail and she couldn't get him to walk. But the real issues came later when my 67 year old father's horse kept trying to buck him, to which the guide just kept saying things like "stop that" and "what's wrong?" to the horse. When she finally got off her horse to check things out, after multiple incidents, she could barely get back on her own horse! Later on, our guide took us along side a fallen tree. When my father's horse went a different way around the tree because he was so uncontrollable, my father got knocked off the horse and injured his hand. Finally at this point the guide switched her horse with my father's for the remainder of the ride. Having been around horses a lot in my younger days, I understand that they are animals with their own brains and personalities. But I can also tell you that these horses were poorly trained for their job of carrying inexperienced riders, including older people and children, and that the guide was completely clueless about how to handle even her own horse.
  • Amazing experience!! The staff was wonderful and the ride felt like a real ride. The views were beautiful. The only thing that would have made it better would have been if the guide had not been smoking with my 12yo right behind her She was super nice and we were outside so I just let it go but he complained about it later so I should have said something. I am sure she wouldn't have minded if I did. Can't wait to go back!!!!
  • Our experience was excellent. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful. Our horses took great care of our inexperienced dead weight. The farm has many other animals to see. The dogs were the best customer service reps ever! We can't wait to go back!
  • Such a disappointment; our poor horses were so old and tired we felt sorry to make them work. My son's horse was a 20+ year old mare that should have been retired years before-- she was actually limping by the end of the ride but our guide didn't seem too concerned or even let her stop. The ride was just a super slow walk up and down steep hills; very boring yet not relaxing due to the steep inclines and the guide yelling for us to keep kicking our horses to make them go. I can't believe anyone gave this place a good review!

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