Surrounded by abundant nature with the ever-present Mombacho volcano as our backdrop the Painted Pony stables are less than 10 minutes from the main plaza in the colonial city of Granada.
The short tour winds down country roads, heading west until we get to the famous Laguna de Apoyo lookout. There we dismount, and enjoy the view while the horses enjoy a snack on the abundant grass of the area.
After photos, and a brief rest, we mount –up and head back east toward the Painted Pony stables on country roads passing beautiful farmland scenery along the way. Total time in the saddle is 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on the pace of the ride.
Even if it is your first time in the saddle, our beloved horses will make you feel like an accomplished rider. If you are an experienced rider you will appreciate how happy, fit and responsive our horses are.
Specializing in small groups of no more than 8 people (unless you are booked on one of the private rides, in which case the tour will just be you) our tours include water, trail guide and guaranteed fun in the saddle. We have one trail guide per 4 people riding.
We have a two person minimum and the cost $25 per person for 1 ½ hours afternoon ride. Children 12 and over are welcome.
Please respect our strict weight limit of 210 lbs, we are protecting our horses and don’t wish to cause embarrassment on the day of the ride. We have some of the largest horses in the area, but horses cannot safely, or comfortably, carry more than 20% of their body weight including the saddle. We won’t put profits ahead of our horses’ welfare.
Driving directions to the stables are here . We also provide round trip transfer from the main plaza in Granada for $3 per person.
We have a two rider minimum. Please email us a request for reservation or call when you arrive in Granada for availability.
Terms & Conditions
Please request a reservation using the form below for advanced bookings. Please note that availability may change from the time of your inquiry to the time you are ready to book as we also accept telephone bookings the day before the ride.
If you are wanting to make a last minute reservation we recommend calling the Granada phone at 7699-8644. We operate on a first come first served basis.