Horses were in great shape, well groomed, and well cared for. Guides were greatest, very knowledgeable , informative about area and Costa Rica, very fun and caring, concerned to make it the best for us. Pointed out birds, animals and vegetation. Headed right into the mountains on a super maintained trail. The waterfall and pools that we hiked down to were the highlight of my trip. Loved the time we had to play in it and swim in the pools. Friends who had been to Costa Rica before us said they didn't go because they have horses at home, they truly missed out. Hope you get to go and don't miss out. Do take extra pair of water sandals so you can keep your shoes dry for ride and we also strapped our towel onto the back of the saddle. Loved that you could gallop on way back if you wanted.