What an great trip! I am so happy that I took this vacation last January! I am a new rider, now almost at the 3 year mark, and I was completely at ease on Liz's well-trained, and well-cared for horses. Liz matches you up with a horse suitable for your riding level and temperament, and is observant enough to make adjustments to ensure that your experience is pleasurable throughout. I was very impressed by all of the planning by Liz and her people that pulled together a seamless, worry-free vacation. The ride through the mountains, rainforest and the beach were amazingly beautiful, and the experience of travel through the "back country" meeting and staying with the Ticos was unforgettable. All of the families welcomed us with open arms, and tried to make us as comfortable as possible. The meals were delicious, and the accommodations left you refreshed for the next day's ride. Liz's wranglers were great, and really tried to ensure that everyone was safe and comfortable on the trail. My group was fantastic, and I felt like some of us really bonded. I would rate this trip in my top three, and am looking forward to trekkng with Liz on her Nicoya trek in the future. I can't say enough about Liz and her team. She is a positive and interesting person, and has surrounded herself with positive people, which that alone makes it a trip worth taking!
For me, the Parelli Workshop was a plus because I don't normally ride Parelli trained horses. I also had never worked with horses on the ground, so it was challenging to work with this method, but David kept it fun, light and interesting. It inspired me to take what I learned back to my barn!
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