Really enjoyed this trip but we did think think it would be a slow leisurely horse ride but it was a very bumpy ride that was hard work and a bit hairy also! Fine if your up for adventure and we did have lots of fun but maybe not for you if your not used to horses as they do slip around on the slopes and rocks. My husband and i both had a young male guide each and it was explained that they are not paid but rely on tips. Our guides was really helpful and sweet, took lots of pictures and happily carried our belongings. We tipped them generously as they worked really hard, they were considerate to take lots of pictures for us as we swam in the waterfall water at the end of the horse ride. We enjoyed jumping into the waterfall at the end of the trip very cooling and fun, when we returned to our hotel we were a bit achy from the riding! Take minimal bags with you and towel and camera. The horses seemed in good health and they were treated well by the guides, if they were not i could not of gone through with the trip but didnt feel they were poorly treated.