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21415 Cypresswood Dr Humble, TX 77338
21415 Cypresswood DriveUSTexasHumble77338
(281) 446-7232horseridingfun.com
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"Although my son wanted to take lessons not just ride a trail horse."
"I am a more experienced rider, where my boyfriend had never ridden before."
"Amazing riding experience, whether you're experienced or a novice, young or old."
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J Miller
2 weeks ago
Great people. Great horses. Great trails. Skill levels from 1-10. Everyone has a really good time as horses are carefully matched to your skill level. Definitely not your 25 cent Walmart or carnival circle ride! Learn from a true champion - a 5 time national champion endurance rider no less! Bottom line - you have FUN.
Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much!! Hope to see you again soon!
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Carissa Vasile
3 weeks ago
It doesn't matter how friendly the employees are, if the horses aren't treated properly, then they have no business being in business. 'S' Hackmores and leverage bits are used on the horses. These types of bitted and bitless bridles are painful and severe! The nosebands on the hacks are extremely low as well. The horse's nose is a very thin and delicate bone. Having a leverage bridle placed that low is harmful to the horse. X-rays have shown fractures in the nose bone when places that low. Photos show evidence of INDENTS in the nose bone of some of the horses. The riders that go to Cypress Trails are almost always inexperience riders. Their hands are up and they are pulling on the horse constantly. When my husband took my daughter for a ride, the guide told them to "always have the reins tight". Are you kidding me?! This is abuse to the horse. Look at the photos on their FB page. The horses have their head up and their faces tight. They are trying to get away from the pressure and the pain of the bridles. If they want to go bitless, PLEASE use simple sidepulls/sidecues on the horses! I could never again give my family's business to an establishment that abuses their horses for the sake of a "good time" for the riders.
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Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Carissa, I'm so sorry you feel this way about S-bits. I have used them for 38 years in close to 40,000 miles of Endurance riding. The S-Bits really don't have that much leverage, and we usually have both the nose band and the chain wrapped in Vet Wrap. These bits allow them to drink and eat un hampered thru the day. They should not be compared to the old mechanical hackmores, which I consider cruel too. Even though each horse is supposed to have his own well fitted bridle, occasionally the volunteer staff might grab a bridle that is a bit too long. However, that usually means even less leverage, so no pain...and no control, so that is usually quickly corrected. I can guarantee you that none of our horse have ever had a fractured nose bone, or are even indented. The Arabians with the dish face may appear that way however. Only 4-5 horses in our herd of 80 horses wears a shank or leverage bit, as you call it. I would rather not have to use them, but those horses are usually fiery endurance competition Arabian Horses, and might pose a risk if not contained in that manner. Most of those horses are only ridden by staff or very experienced riders with good hands. As to the tight reins,...In most trail ride places you find dead headed, one foot in the grave, quarter type horses. The majority of our horses have a little bit of spunk., and they naturally go with their heads up, high and proud. And as one is riding through primitive woods there is always a likely hood of a tree falling or an armadillo springing up under a horse. We find it is much safer for riders to have light contact on the reins instead of loose reins, in case the horse startles and he needs to be reined in for the safety of all. Each horse is custom fitted with a saddle that fits them as perfectly as possible. These are not cheap off the rack saddles. Their new price is around $2000.00. I love my horses and my riders. This business is always a balancing act of safety and kindness for all involved. We spend from 10 minutes to 30 min at the beginning of each ride instructing novice and experienced riders how to ride safely and kindly on the horses. My top endurance horse, valued at $80,000.00 is in the line, and because of his gentle nature, ridden by lots of children and scared novices. I would never consider doing anything to him or any of my horses that would hurt or injure them. You also might be interested to know that probably a third of our horses were labeled outlaws and rejects to the general horse world. We have saved them from almost certain slaughter, trained them or fixed their physical shortcomings, and given them a job. They all are grained twice a day, have free choice hay 24/7 and have regular vet care and shots. When they get to a certain age, I find a friendly home with green pastures for them. I spend between $100-150,000. A year on their food alone. They are a labor of love, and an investment for my livelihood. I would never treat them badly. However, I want to thank you for your concern and the opportunity to tell about our operation.
Josi ane
a month ago
We are 2 Germans and has been horseback-riding with Cypress Trails the second time. And we love it! The horses are great...very friendly and very beautiful and well trained horses. It is a big pleasure to ride them, especially the gallop is great. And not only the horses but also the staff is great. We had our first All-Day-Ride there in December 2014 guided by Lindsey and decided to come back as soon as possible. In June 2015 we came back and took another All-Day-Ride this time guided by Darolyn. This was big fun as well and everything was perfectly organized. Unfortunately we had to quit the ride after approximately 6 hours because of the big heat and high humidity that day which we were not used to. Darolyn was great! She rendered first aid with Ice-Water and her special electrolyte-drink and arranged that we could drive back by car and that somebody was riding home our horses. Thank you soo much!!!! As soon as we are in Houston-area again we will take another All-Day-Ride but next time at cooler temperature and less humidity :-) Josi and Daniel
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Response from the owner - a month ago
These guests were absolutely fabulous! It's just so hard for out of country people to deal with our heat and humidity here. They were great sports though. Looking forward to their return. Darolyn
Kimberly Hester
4 months ago
Our family loved it! I have two little boys and the workers were AMAZING with them! My youngest is super small, but they made him feel safe. He hopped right up on that big horse! By the end of the ride, he felt so comfortable he wanted to go faster and faster (they kept him at a safe speed while still giving him a thrill)! We wholeheartedly recommend Cypress Trails!
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thanks so much Kimberly , hope you return soon! Darolyn butler..... Owner of Cypress Trails
Tammy Lessig
2 weeks ago
I had a group of friends who wanted to go for a ride and I contacted Darolyn Butler at Cypress Trails. In spite of the fact that all 6 riders had vastly different experience levels Darolyn did a marvelous job of matching the best mount to each rider and everyone had a really enjoyable day on horseback. It is hard to believe such beautiful trails exist so close to a major city. The horses are well cared for and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the kind words! We take great joy in bringing pleasure to riders, whatever their skill level.
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CJ Johnson
a month ago
Nice place, nice time. Our group included people 5 to 74, the oldest and youngest needing assistance on and off the horses were well cared for. I wish they had a couple of larger horses, it would have been nice if my slightly over 250 pound husband could have joined us.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thanks for your nice review, we have recently purchased and put in training a new big Belgium Horse...we soon should be able to expand our weight limit in the near future. Hope to see your group soon.
Mike Glomp
a month ago
THE HORSE BACK RIDE WAS FINE, THE GUIDE WAS GREAT. HOWEVER, USE THE RESTROOM BEFOR YOU GET THERE. ITS HAS A DIRTY PORTABLE POTTY THAT WAS NEVER CLEANED FOR GUESTS TO USE.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Glad your ride was good... So sorry about your potty experience. It is professionally serviced each Thursday, but evidently we should give it a closer daily look. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Darolyn
Christine Dubay
a month ago
I was visiting Houston with my husband and wanted him to experience horseback riding for the first time. Cypress Trails was accommodating to our varied riding abilities and our time limitations. We chose the lunch ride (about 3 hours of riding I believe). The horses seemed to be in good shape and not barn sour. If came back to Houston, I would visit again for a trail ride.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thanks so very much for your kind review, hope to see your group again soon. Happy Trails, Darolyn Butler

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