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Tyler Park Stables Inc

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451 Swamp Rd
Newtown, PA 18940
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Tyler Park Stables Inc - Newtown, PA
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I haven't been up at the barn in over 5 years since I stopped working there because the one horse I gave extra care for left. (I was an insecure girl, and that horse was my best f...

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I took my daughter and her friend today for a what I thought would be a beautiful ride through Tyler Park. (I had ridden out of this stable years ago). Fat chance. The girl at ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/29/2012

The person who posted there was an 11 year old as a trailguide (now 12) is absolutely correct. She was a sweetie and I don't blame anything on her or the horse. I've ridden at least a dozen times before at different stables. Employee Lauren tacks a horse and says, ""The bit is the only one I could find. It's a little small for this horse"". I can immediately tell the horse is not happy with the ill-fitting bit. I get on (despite my gut feeling that this was wrong). Within two minutes I now realize the saddle is slipping. The girl who was our guide had to stop multiple times so I could move the saddle back into place. Long story short: At the end of the ride the saddle starts slipping quickly. My landing was in mud, poop (of course) and some rocks. I walk the girl's horse back because she can't get the saddle upright and what does Lauren say, ""Did you have a good time?"" ""No, the saddle slipped off"". Lauren: ""I""ve tried at least 10 other saddles on him and none of them fit right....Well, other than that...Was it a good time?"" No apology. No ""Are you okay"". Had I not been in pain and dizzy I would've had a lot to say to her. The horses that ""work"" on the guided trails do not appear taken care of in comparison to the horses that are boarded there. These ""work"" horses deserve better. Bottom line: When you sign your name on a release of liability somewhere and could possibly get really hurt, do a little research on the place you're dealing with....Oh, and always trust your instincts because they're usually right. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/22/2012

Completely unprofessional! Rude staff. Ride at your own risk here. Don't even think about boarding your horse here, the care is the worst I've ever seen. more

Had an amazing ride. 3/11/2012

I haven't been up at the barn in over 5 years since I stopped working there because the one horse I gave extra care for left. (I was an insecure girl, and that horse was my best friend.) But anyways, my boyfriend took me up there yesterday to go riding and I saw a few familiar faces. (Lauren and Cindy!) I asked for a beginner horse and they gave me Nevada. Who loved to scratch his head on my stomach and shoulder lol. When I got on him I was very nervous because it's been so long being on a horse. But a few deep breathes and a bit of confidence fixed it in a matter of minutes before hitting the trails. The first 15 minutes on the trails I was a bit uptight, but talking to my horse made everything better. By a half an hour on the trails I ended up getting Nevada to a trot because that's all he wanted to do anyways haha. He was very easy to handle and a fun ride to boost up my confidence from being away from horses for so many years. It was nice to get back in the saddle, and the people that work there really care for the well being of the following riders they are taking out. Some people probably leave bad reviews because they didn't clarify what discipline they were good at.(Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) rider or the right horse was not available at the time. But I guarantee they try there best. Because I worked there too. more

Favorite Place! 3/1/2012

I have been riding horses since i was 8 years old both english and western. The stable i used to ride at where my aunt boarded her horses closed down and she had to sell the horses she owned. i was worried that i wouldnt have a place to ride that i wasnt just going to be put on a barn stale horse & led out in a group w a guide. Believe me thats no fun for an experienced rider! YEARS ago i found Tyler Park Stables and have been loyal to going there for riding ever since. i am able to go out on my own with the horse and enjoy the beautiful park. I have my favorite two horses i pick from when i ride there and i have had my share of wonderful adventures between both their personalities. Most of the barn staff are students who work there for very little or for the board/lease of their horses and they are very nice and helpful. ! And i also have a friend who boards 2 of her horses there and is very happy with the care they receive! Im looking forward to many more rides! I highly recommend this place for the experienced riders! more

THE BEST PLACE EVER!!!! 12/21/2011

i lease one of my horse here and have another one and they take great care of them when im not there.they are very nice people there. they are very kind and so are the other horses.love it there its the best place ever I <3 my horses more

Horrible Staff, Feel sorry for the horses! 11/6/2011

I took my daughter and her friend today for a what I thought would be a beautiful ride through Tyler Park. (I had ridden out of this stable years ago). Fat chance. The girl at the desk, Lauren, was rude and confrontational. She never asked us for our riding ability, you see where this is going.... We were all totally mismatched with the horses we were given. My daughter's friend had little experience and she was very nervous b/c of the size of horse they gave her. She ended up falling off after the horse took off at the field after the bridge. She was too spooked to get back on so we all dismounted and had to walk all the way back to the barn. When we got back there was no one there to meet us or take the horses from us. Lauren came out of the barn and made a comment under her breath about how my daughter's friend was too little and she told me so! Great customer service, although I don't know why I expected anything out of her but grunting at this point. Oh and here's the best part they gave us an 11 year old as a trail guide! She was useless once the horses stopped cooperating. And I don't blame her b/c she is a CHILD how could I expect her to know what to do???? DON""T GO HERE, WASTE OF MONEY!!!! IF I COULD GIVE NEGATIVE STARS I WOULD!!!! more

Strike out Stable 12/11/2010

Try 1: Me and my 2 friends drove up to the farm. We knocked on the window, then waited literally 5 minutes for someone to come assist us. I was put on the ""stubborn horse who loves to run"" (Surge), while my friend was put on ""the kicker""(Poppy) while my friend with very little riding experience was put on ""the one who loves a good rider"" (GP). Everything was fine as our guide led us to the covered bridge. But very, very shortly after we parted things went down a very steep hill. I was in the lead with Surge, when he was spooked by high winds, and thorn bushes. None of the other horses wanted to lead, we spent an hour riding in circles. The only enjoyable part for me, was cantering back to the barn on a lovely horse. I doubt my friends had as much fun. The only person around when we returned was a man named Pat, who said we could go again for free. Try 2: After calling numerous times that day, with no answer, we drove over, taking notice of the sign that said open 9-4 as we pulled into the driveway. After ringing several bells, we discovered the sign lied. A women there, who owned her own horse, said they often leave as early as 2, if business is slow. On those days the last ride goes out at 1. Try 3: Going back for our free ride, determined not to be robbed of $90.00, we were hopeful. I requested to be put back on Surge, a favourite of mine. My friend was put on ""an old stubborn mare""(Valley) and my not-so-much-of-a-rider friend was put on ""a lovely mare who loves to follow""(Ella). As we were leaving the guide admitted to us the wrong bridle was on Valley, and her bit was bothering her. We got a guide to the bridge again, that part went lovely. To our surprise, with Surge in the lead we made it past the thin trail opening that stopped us before, but only 30 yards into the trail, I accidentally stopped my horse. Valley, who's bit was completely wrong, to the point of no control, and constant pain for the poor horse, took this as a perfect opportunity to charge back towards the barn. Ella, being a follower, charged after her. I kept my horse in control, but they weren't coming back. My friend had no control over Valley. After several emergency dismounts, circles, and scares. Valley began charging towards a frozen river. My poor friend's life was saved by the fact I had taught her an emergency dismount just seconds before. She had to walk her horse all the way up to the barn, and I didn't even get my canter with poor Surge. We are very experienced riders, but so many bad things can happen with overfed, under-trained, and improperly tacked horses. If you're an experienced rider who wants to take the risk, I don't discourage it. But ask for Surge, Ella, or Poppy, and don't be scared when they say Poppy's a kicker, she's not. more

Amazing People, Amazing Horses! 3/22/2010

this is a beautiful barn, and currently under new management from the previous years. horses are well loved and well feed, they were all very good weight etc. first you pay there hourly rate of 30$ then you have a trail guide take you out and ride all through the beautiful park!!! as the new management team has changed so much you are not allowed to ride into the park without a guide for at least your first three times! which i needed as i had only ridden a few times! i still go regularly and recommend to all family and friends! i have read these other reviews and i am guessing this is due to the former management but i have yet to have an experience such as that! best of luck to all riders, i am sure you will love it there it is beautiful and a lifetime experience! Pros: best place to ride! Awesome people Cons: a little far from mt pocono more

literally ""Ride at your own risk"" 9/15/2008

I love to ride, and love to see that there are still places to trust you with their own horses without a trail leader, but what comes along with places like this is unfortunally unexperienced management and employees who just really see their horses as ""work"". I had a pleseant experience my first trail ride, with a leader and actrully came back the following day to a woman who beat my trail horse for not being willing for the ride. By the third time of hitting the horse in the face she then jumped on to only be bucked off. The next horse, she kept hitting the face and could tell my horse was aggitated and realized no one would ever treat my own horse like this so it makes me think what they do to all their horses. Hopefully this isn't happening to all their horses and maybe it was a bad day but no where did it say no refund, and for driving 45 minutes to only watch ""work"" horses get beatin, isn't my cup of tea. I really wouldn't go their again, for the horses sake. They are ridden all day with 15 minute breaks. The management will only give out ""rain dates"" (If the horse dies or you see unlawful activity- words by management) which obviously happens a lot, considering all the paperwork of raindates she has in her ""files"". It's a fishy place and would consider having the SPCA check it out and have someone with knowledge about horses inform them how to handle the animals. Goodluck and don't bother calling, no one will answer. Pros: Only place in area to ride without a group/leader Cons: ""Ride at your own risk"" - even if they beat the horse your on. more

Be careful! 9/12/2008

They will let anyone ride out unaccompanied based on their word they know how to ride! They will let you ride unaccompanied the first time you ride one of their horses. Safely is not a big concern. The second time I rode here when I returned I had some concerns about the horse. When I told the adult in charge she replied that they didn't know the horse well yet because they had just purchased it and no there had ridden it! Young and/or inexperienced riders should go elsewhere. Bring your own helmut! Pros: cheap Cons: not a safe place to ride! more

Best kept secret. 8/21/2007

A beautiful place to ride a horse and explore beautiful country side. Go through a covered bridge. more
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