Cornerstone Ranch

A Cornerstone Ranch LLC company

Princeton, Massachusetts

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Always a great experience.. 

Review by Suze on 9/23/15 5:29 AM

The first time we came here was with my family and it was an excellent experience The horses walk not trot and are very familiar with the trail. I decided to bring friends to cornerstone and we had a great experience The owner is always so pleasant and witty. I would go here again

unforgettable experience.. 

Review by Sara on 9/21/15 3:24 PM

Loved the trail and the horses were very gentle and easy. The guide made it fun and was kind to take pictures at the end

great time.. 

Review by jen on 9/18/15 2:31 PM

I took my autistic son , it was his first time horseback rising..the staff was great and very accommodating of his needs..we did the 1 hour trail ride which was perfect for us...we will definately be back


Review by Lin on 9/17/15 12:33 PM

Had a great time. Professional and down to earth team of workers.

Excellent experience.. 

Review by KS on 9/16/15 8:10 AM

I did the two hour trail ride with my boyfriend for his birthday. The horses were beautiful and gentle, and the ride was peaceful with wonderful views. I would definitely go back!


Review by Deb on 9/15/15 8:49 AM

My daughter and I were lucky enough to take the two hour trail ride. The horses were gentle and kind and the staff was friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend this experience. It was an extremely enjoyable experience!

Unsatisfied... .. 

Review by Tina on 9/9/15 1:20 PM

I bought the groupon for my brother and boyfriend since they never been horseback riding before. I was so discouraged at how unpleasant and unfriendly the workers were. The trail ride was boring and the horses were so slow. After we all got ice cream at the ranch and the workers running that had no idea what to do. They charged us $3 for a very small one scooped bowl of ice cream. I do not reccomend this place to anyone. Horrible service.

Birthday gifts for my friend and myself .. 

Review by Vicki and Scott on 9/8/15 7:48 PM

I think I did pretty good picking out this birthday gift for us...we took the 2 hour tour which was absolutely the best choice for us. I think the one hour would have been to short. Everyone was so nice, I was a bit nervous as I have not been on a horse since I was a kid and lead by someone. My horse(Chip) took very good care of me. I sure will go back at some point. Thank you very much Cornerstone for a very nice experience

Nice trail ride.. 

Review by Kevin C on 9/8/15 7:31 AM

My daughter and I took a one hour trail ride. It was a very nice relaxing ride through the quiet woods. I was very happy with everything about Cornerstone Ranch. We will be going back for a sleigh ride. I had a question prior to booking. My email was answered promptly. I found everybody at Cornerstone to be friendly and helpful.

nice place.. 

Review by WB on 8/28/15 7:58 AM

I took my husband for a valentine day present and we loved the idea but horse back riding is just not our cup of tea. We really liked the farm, the workers and the owner and would recommend visiting them.

nice evening experience .. 

Review by lovelyandujar on 8/23/15 2:41 PM

I took my boyfriend there as a bday present. We did the 2 hr trail. He got a really good horse "Hercules" not lazy at all , in the other hand i had "dixen" i believe that was his name. My horse was soooo beyond lazy it was very annoying i was so bored half way through the trail because I tried so many times to get him going faster and nothing would happen. I was leading and as a result of that everyone had to go slow. Luckly it was just the instructor Julie, my bf, another staff member with her 2 childrens who just went along with us and myself. The cutest lil black pig came with us the whole trail it was the cutest thing ever lol the pig was faster then my horse so you can only imagine how annoying my horse was. Other than that the staff was great, the ranch is cute lots of animals and goos ice cream. I would love to go back next summer but i will make sure not to get the same horse again.

Fell off horse No help from staff.. 

Review by broken hip  on 8/17/15 3:02 PM

let me tell you about ti my girlfriend and i started out on 8/15/15 were getting on the horse she fell off . the lady did nothing just held the horse .i had to yell at the other woman that she fell an to take my horse .Three staff member are there they just keeped getting people on horses we had a very nice lady waiting for her kids to get back help us the staff did nothing at all money can first there. my girl friend broke here hip needs surgrey will spend mouth to get back to were she was no thank to help from CORNERSTONE RANGE STAFF

Mother-daughter Day.. 

Review by Beth on 8/12/15 8:58 AM

On 8/1/15, my 20 daughter and I came for the 5:30 pm trail ride. We had already had a wonderful day of Kayaking, blueberry picking and picnicking. This was the culmination of the day. My daughter loved the trail ride and I also enjoyed it. The people were very kind, polite. They prepared us for the ride and helped out with suggestions if we needed it. Very pretty ride through the forest and fields while the sun was setting. We had delicious ice-cream before the ride. The staff allowed us to change in the office. There was a fire after the ride which was pretty. The only issue was the glare of strong sun was in our eyes making it difficult to see. Sunglasses may have helped and could be recommended for the evening rides. Thanks for a wonderful ride!

First time mother and daughter.. 

Review by Nicke and Gianna on 7/22/15 3:38 PM

My 10 year old daughter and myself loved this it was our first time riding our own horse.. The only thing I didn't like was that they put my daughter in last place in line. So she was behind me, and I had to keep turning around on my horse to check on her, one minute she would be rite behind me and the next she was further behind to where I almost could not see her...(her horse liked to wander off the trail a little to munch on grass and leaves lol) I need to see my child at all times especially in a woodsy trail, that were not from nor familiar with. I am sure because they are rescued horses they have to line them up in certain order so no issues, but when you have a mother and daughter, you would think they would put the kid first then mother last..but I don't do this for a living so I will leave the planning to the experts.. The staff was great, they trailed behind us to make sure the horses were listening. Horses are well taken care of...Beautiful area for them to live.. We even had a little mini pig follow us threw the all in all...TOTALLY WORTH THE EXPERIENCE hope to sign up again soon....

Cornerstone Trail Rides.. 

Review by Han clan on 7/20/15 7:09 PM

As always, we had a great time! This time my daughter brought two of her friends that have never rode before. They were nervous but relaxed after a nice ride through the trails. They were all smiles. Thanks Sue!


Review by Thia on 7/20/15 8:19 AM

We did a 2 hour trail ride on July 8, 2015, it was our second time doing a horse trail ride using Groupon. Sue was our tour guide. The staff is very helpful and informative. The horses look very well cared for. We had a good time. We plan on doing this again in the future since it is close to where we stay during the summer.


Review by Donna on 7/16/15 12:37 PM

The horses are well-cared for and cared about, which is very important to me. Nothing worse than having an experience with animals you pay for only to find the animals are not cared about or mistreated (if so, I would speak out about it for sure). Not so with Cornerstone Ranch! These are caring and considerate people toward humans and animals. It was no problem for them to take pictures of you on your horse, if you wanted, either. Very enjoyable - highly recommend!!!


Review by jocz on 7/15/15 6:06 PM

We had an excellent time at Cornerstone! We were paired excellently with our horses,both me and my lady plan on coming back in the fall! The price was right and if you appreciate the work it takes to handle and care about rescue horses then its a no brainer!. I commend them for what they do and stand for!

Great time.. 

Review by Steven  on 7/12/15 8:13 AM

Being that this was my first horse back riding experience, it was a great time. The guide made it fun and simple for people who had never rode before which was great. Highly recommend going if you're a rookie rider. And great date idea if you run out of restaurants to go to

Great time!.. 

Review by Super Fun! on 7/7/15 7:19 AM

Took my daughter for her 1st horse back ride and we both loved it. Great staff, great trails, great experience all around! We will be back and already told a bunch of friends to go.

Cornerstone Ranch.. 

Review by Diane on 7/1/15 11:48 AM

My family really enjoyed the ride. The price was great and Sue and her girls were amazing. We intend to go there for more rides.


Review by Chris on 6/30/15 10:20 AM

2 of us enjoyed a very laid back 1 hour trail ride on June 19. We were led by Tom, very competent, and enjoyed conversation along the trail. The horses at times were more laid back than we were. It was just what we were expecting and a preview of our 2 hour rides in Yellowstone in a few weeks- we haven't been on horses for many years. Enjoy.

Calm and lovely.. 

Review by Rosie on 6/24/15 7:11 AM

I had a great time with my boyfriend! The service was great and very informative without being overbearing. Loved it and would like to go back some day!!

Excellent experience... 

Review by George and Michelle on 6/18/15 7:28 AM

I took my 9 year old for her first ever real horseback ride on June 7, 2015. She had a wonderful time and so did I. We went on for an hour, having the chance to work with the horses, direct them to the proper paths, and away from branches and leaves. The instructions Julie (I think that was her name - sorry I couldn't remember) gave us were extremely helpful. My daughter and I were expecting to sit on some horses that barely moved but we were wrong, my daughter and I got to experience the real thing. She and I had an awesome time and we want to do this again, definitely.

Great awesome place.. 

Review by serge on 6/17/15 7:52 AM

This was the best horseback riding experience my wife and friends had. We have done some back riding in Canada but this one is the best. The staff made our ride very comfortable, instructions were clear, and they even allow all of us 11 riders to ride together the 1 hour ride. Even we were late they made adjustments for our group. We would definitely come back and would recommend this place to all. thix

1 Hour trail.. 

Review by Paul on 6/14/15 5:59 PM

General - Great place great place to try riding a horse (couples or families or single). Horses are given according to the skill you say you have (be honest). The ride is an easy walk (in shade for the most part) and rider's do need to control their horse to avoid occasional branches. Lots of fun for the family and Sue watches the riders and their horse control. Pro: Sue - Matched the horses to riders and gave basic instructions that anyone can follow and understand. Helpers - Were there to assist and help on and off. Horses - Were gentle and friendly and easy to control. Trail - Woods and some electrical line. Directions - Follow the ones offered, it is rural and dirt road. Cons: New riders- If you dont listen on how to sit in saddle you will likely feel some bones by the end. Bugs- You're outside, expect them! Prepare by spraying in the parking lot, - most of us had no bites. Bathroom: It is a porta-poty but stocked and clean. Overall: Looking forward to go back and take 2 hr trail ride! Tips are a way to show appreciation and help keep the horses fed and this place open.

Gift for Mom.. 

Review by TMD21 on 6/10/15 8:28 PM

I got a great deal on Groupon and got the 1 hour trail ride for my Mom and I for her birthday gift. It was very easy to get too. The horses were all great and very friendly. The owners were super friendly and everyone that worked there was helpful. We hope to go again someday! :)

First time,great time.. 

Review by KBB on 6/4/15 7:36 AM

Came here with my wife on a warm Sunday afternoon for our first ever horseback ride. It was a most enjoyable experience. The staff was very patient in guiding us and the others on the ride and in giving us what we needed to know to have a good ride. The horses were all very gentle and certainly knew what they were doing. I would highly recommend Cornerstone to anyone looking for a ride, especially first timers.

Great time.. 

Review by Heather on 5/5/15 7:37 AM

I took my daughter for her second ride ever. The staff was wonderful with matching riders to horses and sequencing horses for the trail ride. The group leader was super with giving instructions on how to ride in general and for certain terrain on the trail. Sue was helpful in accommodating my challenge of having bad ankles and wrists. Saddles were more comfortable than others I have been on at other ranches. We will definitely be back!


Review by M3 on 4/28/15 2:48 PM

My son and I had a great time on the 2 hour trail ride. The guide/owner was super nice and informative. The trails and scenery were beautiful. Hope to return soon!

Good Time!.. 

Review by shiloh on 4/21/15 8:12 AM

I took my family to the ranch for the horseback trail ride. For all of us being first time riders it was an easy enjoyable experience. Horses were great and so was Sue. Will return soon!

Amazing horses.. 

Review by Kayla on 4/16/15 8:40 AM

I had an amazing time the horses we friendly and Sue was so nice. I also went on the hayride and sitting by the fire was nice during the winter. A horse ride in spring is definitely the best time to ride and there's still snow on the ground for pretty picks. Overall an amazing adventure.

Awesome experience!.. 

Review by From JP on 3/29/15 4:59 PM

My husband and I were looking for having a great day outdoors and visiting the Ranch was wonderful. The horses are great and staff treats you wonderfully. We will come back pretty soon.

What a horrible waste.. 

Review by JLM on 1/24/15 2:24 PM

I would've out no stars if it was an option. I should have burned the money instead of going to this horrible "sleigh" ride. Pack into a hay wagon on skis with 15 of your "closest" friends, crash into a metal fence, get out and push the "sleigh" with other customers several times because it gets stuck, get short changed on the ride because the one previous went long, and get no apology. HORRIBLE.


Review by J  on 12/30/14 10:40 AM

My husband and I had a wonderful trail ride in December on a chilly day with Sue and Fran. We had not been on a horse in years but Sue matched us well with two horses that were comfortable to ride on and whose temperament were sweet and calm. We had a neat view of Boston along the way. The ranch is informal and homey and the animals are loved and well cared for. Really interesting to see a goat and chickens mingling with the horses. We will go back again.

Cornerstone ranch.. 

Review by hopping on horses on 12/25/14 1:12 PM

This was a fun and safe experience. I took my whole family including my 3 children, 14, 12 and 10. The owner Sue was personable (with a good sense of humor) and concerned for everyone's safety. She personally matched the horses up to the rider based on experience and size. She starts with simple riding exercises to make sure you are comfortable and able to ride. The horses are well cared for. The ride was so much fun and you get some nice views of country scenery. This was a wonderful experience. We plan to go back soon!

First time at Cornerstone.. 

Review by Nicole on 12/10/14 10:26 AM

I found the ranch to be very pleasant. The ride was great and everyone who worked there was really nice. The one downside is that the location is a bit out of the way but even I, who gets lost going almost anywhere, did fine with google maps. I would recommend this ranch and I plan to go back soon!


Review by Johnster on 12/9/14 9:11 AM

Had a great time at the ranch. The staff was very helpful and we had a lovely experience.

Professional, Organized, Smooth.. 

Review by Shannon on 12/3/14 7:56 PM

We went for our trail ride a couple of weekends ago and had a wonderful experience. The owners and helpers were professional at all times, courteous, friendly and full of knowledge. I especially appreciate the fact that they rescue horses from abusive situations and rehabilitate these horses to have a well treated full life filled with love. I would recommend Cornerstone Ranch and we will be back. Thank you again. Shannon and Bob

Great Ride.. 

Review by Bob on 11/28/14 5:11 PM

We really had a great time on our trail ride. First time for my grandson and he really enjoyed it. Horses are gentle and know trail. Great views of princeton, Boston and Woods. I would highly recommend this ride.

Great Family Experience.. 

Review by Robin on 11/27/14 7:34 AM

My family and I did the 2 hour trail ride. We all had a wonderful time. The views were spectacular and the staff was frfriendly, helpful and funny. We will be back!

Perfect Day.. 

Review by Brendan on 11/20/14 10:43 AM

Excellent, exactly what my girl friend and I needed. What a day, well worth the short trip out of Boston. Thank you


Review by Karen on 11/16/14 7:44 PM

My son and I went on the 2 hr trail ride which was a gift from my two sons. The oldest son couldn't participate due to being out of the country but we had the best time. Everyone at the ranch is very nice! I have been on trail rides before but this one far exceeds any other. It is truly 2 hours and full of many different types of terrain. The views are spectacular and the horses are beautiful. I recommend anyone looking for a great adventure to take the trail ride at Cornerstone Ranch. This was money well spent. Fall was such a wonderful time to go. Thank you Cornerstone Ranch for a great experience.

Awsome Time.. 

Review by Nancy Martin on 11/11/14 6:35 PM

I took my daughter and her little sister there it was a gift for getting honor roll all year. Our first ride was supposed to be on Saturday Nov 8th however we were late because we got lost ..but Sue was very nice to say we could come back on Tuesday November 11 there was no school I booked that time and my girls had a great time we can't wait to go back..I would recommend this place to anyone they were very kind and caring about who rides what horse so ty to Ginger And skylor

A Good Time for Beginners.. 

Review by Marina on 11/8/14 12:19 PM

We purchased a groupon for a trail ride for two. Although, the weather was unpleasant, all of the employees were very helpful, kind, and pleasant. It was evident that they care about the horses very much and treat them well. Although the weather didn't allow for the best of views, the ride was a nice length and the horses were gentle and well-behaved. I hadn't ridden since I was young, so this was nice relaxing experience to get back into riding. I would say that if you are a more advanced rider, this trail ride isn't for you because it is a single file, slower moving ride, but if you are looking for a pleasant fall or spring activity, particularly with older children, this is the place for you.

Loved it!! .. 

Review by Stj on 11/6/14 3:53 PM

Everyone there was very nice and knowledgable! I recommend this ranch to anyone especially if you've never ridden before. I was very nervous but it was a great experience!!

Great ride!.. 

Review by Lynessa on 11/5/14 12:03 PM

I chose this ranch because of it's mission and the referral of some friends and I wasn't disappointed. I surprised my 11 year old daughter with a 1 hour trail ride for her birthday. It was her first time on a horse and she absolutely loved it. We both had a great time and I thought the trail guide was very good and the horses where gentle and calm. I would definitely recommend this ranch to my friends.

Less than impressive.. 

Review by Lisa on 11/2/14 8:21 PM

My sisters and I had been to Cornerstone Ranch about a year or so ago and had a really nice time. When the groupon came up again we didn't hesitate getting a group together for a trail ride. We showed up at least 30 minutes early before the ride as requested by the ranch but still waited quite a while for anyone from the ranch to come get us. It it took a long time to match horses to riders, and a lot of coaxing to convince the horses to set out. The guide was very nice enough but instead of riding with us she walked in front of us and texted on her phone the entire time. We didn't canter or trot, the horses seemed visibly tired and the ride was a bit short. Though I think the mission of the ranch is a good one, this was disappointment after the nice experience we had previously.

A beautiful fall horseback ride!.. 

Review by Beth on 11/1/14 4:00 PM

I haven't been on a horse for over 30 years and so I wanted to enjoy a fall ride. I took my friend for a ride. We thoroughly enjoyed the two hours through the woods. The instructors were patient and professional in their handling our whole group. (There was a family of 5 there with 3 kids) They matched each horse with our personality, assisted us on getting on and off. They gave us some pointers and away we went! I would definately do this again next year!

Wonderful experience.. 

Review by linger on 10/23/14 7:54 PM

hi...went a few weeks ago with my grandson....he had never ridden and it had been a long time for me....The guides were very thorough in their explanations of how to mount and ride....The trail itself was just long enough for a good experience on a horse....Thanks to you back in the spring....


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