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Old February 9th, 2005, 05:40 PM
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If anyone is interested in horseback riding in Matazlan please let me know. This was the highlight of our 10 day Mexican Rivera trip on the Mercury. We just returned from this trip yesterday. I will write a complete review this weekend. But in the mean time if you are interested in riding I will give you the details.(send me an e-mail). DON'T pay the prices that the cruise lines want for a boring ride.

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Old February 10th, 2005, 10:19 AM
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Scout, did you do Randis Happy Horses? We did in November and had a wonderful time ... I still owe Anne an article on that one.

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Old February 11th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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Yes we did. Randi set us up for the ride and it was great. I would be sure to look her up again if we ever go that way!

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Old February 12th, 2005, 11:37 AM
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She was great ... I loved how she could match people with horses. Funny enough, due to my height, I got one that was one of the leaders of the pack, but mid-way, they switched me to a slower horse (without me even asking). I was very impressed on how they really keep an eye out for their guests.

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Old February 27th, 2005, 10:14 AM
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how much does Randi charge for adults and children thanks...
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Laurie, I know it's $45 for adults

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Old February 27th, 2005, 12:17 PM
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thank you Harry i have been emailing Randi for a few days I was not sure i wanted to ride..kind of scared but i read a lot of posts and feel confident...anyway i hope she has room for us..it sounds like so much fun..daughter is really excited....Laurie
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Laurie we are going with Randi on March 10th - can't wait. Will let you know when we get back. My dh has never ridden a horse, so I have requested one called "El Diablo" or "Firecracker" just for him lol. Nice ain't I? Tee Hee. TTFN Jennifer
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Old February 28th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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Laurie, it was only the second time I had been on a horse, and I can tell you that Randi's assistants were *so* gracious in helping me out ... they never made me feel like I was being stupid, etc. You could see that everyone just wanted you to enjoy yourself.

It was also the *first* time Art had ever been on a horse ... he was pretty scared too, but they have an uncanny ability to match horse with skill level. Plus, like the name implies, the horses are well kept and very healthy.

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Old February 28th, 2005, 05:43 PM
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We are going in April and would appreciate any info. Thank you.
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Old March 1st, 2005, 04:56 AM
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I will have Randi get in contact with you!

Here is her website link

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Old March 1st, 2005, 10:00 AM
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Randi got back to me right away after if decided i really do want to ride...She is reserving 3 horses for us on April 6th...my dd is so excited,,,thanks for the info
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Old March 1st, 2005, 11:56 AM
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Laurie,

Wonderful news! And please tell her Harry from Cruisemates says hello, and I still owe the article (just waiting for work to settle down for awhile)

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Old March 6th, 2005, 02:52 PM
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My husband, 15-yr. old daughter and I have booked the mexican riviera cruise for June 5th. We have reviewed the carnival excursions online and plan to go horseback riding. I have read many good reviews for Randi's Happy Horses---please tell me how to book???

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Old March 7th, 2005, 12:57 PM
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Kathy, her web site is www.randishappyhorses.com .... Randi is great about getting it all arranged via email. That's how I set up our tour.

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Old March 10th, 2005, 12:28 PM
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Sounds like somthing I would want to do. Thanks for the information
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Old March 10th, 2005, 08:50 PM
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We took everyone's advice and book 4 horses for a ride on 4/6. Looking forward to the ride.
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Everyone was right on - Randi's Happy Horses was wonderful - and Randi is a real hoot. We enjoyed our ride, the lunch at Victors and the people selling their wares right on the beach - too good to be true - but it was. TTFN Jennifer
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So glad you had a great time!

Man, I *gotta* write that article soon. But busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest with work right now.

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Old March 29th, 2005, 12:14 PM
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Im sure glad that u had a great time! I sure know we did.

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Harry - you have a wonderful way with words - the visual on that one OMG - ttfn Jennifer
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:-) Jennifer .... I stole it from a Dolly Parton movie.

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We are going on a cruise in a few months (first one) so I'm trying to get everything
together and we are really interested in Randi's excursion. Please let me know all the particulars, like how soon do I need to get ahold of them and about the place they eat when they get back and how much does is cost for the food, and the like.........

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We did Randi's last wed. we had such a great time....my first time on a horse and i was scared stiff....but they really do look out for you....the ride was beatiful through a field and on the beach...Victors food was yummy and cheap...the platters come with onion rings garlic shrim..cole slaw rice,,,,other stuff on the menu....for the kids...the vendors were persistant and annoying.....The beach was nice...Just watch out for the flys and bees while you are eating....watch your soda or beer bees went inside of them...They did not sting anybody....very docile...Have a great time, and tell Randi that Chris, Laurie and Michelle had a great adventure.
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Laurie, glad you had such a great time. I can add that adults are $45. I dunno cost for kids. You can email Randi, and she will get you all reserved. Then you just meet her at the terminal in Mazatlan.

By the way, Stone Island is gorgeous -- you can't believe that hectic Mazatlan is just across the little bay.

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YES - details please!!
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Mary, you can get more details at www.randishappyhorses.com.

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Thanks for all of the messages on this excursion. I will be going on my first cruise in October and plan to take advantage of this 'adventure'.

Have already been in touch with Randi and was pleasantly surprised at the quick response.
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Please tell her Harry from Cruisemates says hello when you go.

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On Celebrity - Mercury sailing October 31.

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