Rough Riders Ranch
East Jewett NY
"Booking the actual time slot was easy and stress-free. That was about the only stress-free part of the day. Let me start off by first saying, Joe is legally blind. As someone who was slightly uncomfortable on the horse, I didn't feel comforted by the fact that he couldn't really see what was happening. He was very knowledgable about the horses and the land, but the trip was less than enjoyable due to the way he spoke to the riders. Whenever we did something wrong, which was a good amount since we were beginners, he would yell at us or speak in a condescending matter. I didn't feel warmed up enough coming out of the stable to approach the VERY rocky trail at the beginning, and asked to get off and not go on the trail. He denied my request and I was forced to ride the rest of the trail. It got better after a while, but I never felt entirely safe on my horse. I wouldn't recommend this place if you are a beginner. If you have some experience riding, you're better off."