This is the best place to go, if you are considering horseback riding in Arizona. We took our Girl Scout troop on a cookout ride in March, which was fantastic. They included a lesson on horse care and riding etiquette. The people who run Ponderosa Stables are very knowledgeable and friendly. The horse are well kept and groomed. The guided tour takes you through some of the most beautiful desert of South Mountain Park. The trail was scenic, with the mountains around us. There are fire restrictions enforced within South Mountain Park during summer months (June through August). Be sure to keep this in mind if you are planning a summertime cookout. Early morning is still pretty warm for riding during the summer, too. There are many other options than the one that we went on, from breakfast to sunset rides, all at reasonable prices.
Posted: 11/28/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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