I originally made a reservation for the evening 4 hour trail ride (the one with a meal included). Unfortunately, the day before my trip, I was called to cancel that because there were not enough people signed up to go. I was a bit disappointed, but nothing anyone could do about that. I opted instead for the 2 hour mountain top trail ride. I got to the place at 3:30 (a half hour before my ride as instructed) to ride and there was nobody around. I was a bit confused as to what to do, so I sat and waited. After a little while, a group showed up from the trail. My ride was supposed to leave at 4. I think we probably left somewhere around 4:45. So, I had already been there waiting over an hour which kind of irked me a bit. It is my only vacation, and I just like using my time wisely--especially when I show up on time like I am instructed to do Once we got on the trail and got going, it was a nice ride. I do have to agree with one of the other reviewers that the horses did nip at each other a bit at times (which may scare someone who is inexperienced with riding--I am an experienced rider, so no biggie for me). And, since the 4 other people on the ride were on the 1 1/2 hour ride, we split off from them towards the end of the ride. And, again to agree with another reviewer, there were times when we were riding in enclosed pastures etc., basically in circles. My only other real complaint was that the two riders in front of me during the large majority of the ride did not follow the instructions of the guides and at times, I had to stop on the trail to wait for them (as did everyone else--but I was directly behind them so was doing this frequently) to do what they were supposed to do to get their horse moving. It was very slow and frustrating. All in all, I enjoyed the ride but think next time I will try somewhere else OR go for the advanced rider trail ride at Elk Mountain Trails. I would have enjoyed a little bit of trotting and cantering to all the slow walking. Kinda glad in hindsight it was only a two hour ride. The guides were friendly and helpful for the most part and obviously cared a great deal about the horses.
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