I was so nervous and rattled about my first horseback ride. Made a trip to the restroom before our scheduled ride, and strolled into the "Men's" room, yeah, I'm a lady. And yes, one of the male guides was washing his hands.
I told our guide I wanted a short, slow horse, thinking the fall off a short horse would not be as life threatening. Well, my horse "Lollipop" was the tallest! But, quickly became my best bud. This experience was the highlight of our week-long trip to Colorado. Our guide (Riley) was very understanding and answered all my amateur questions. He made me feel very at-ease and safe. Felt like a real cowgirl. We took the 2 hour ride which was perfect. Staff was welcoming, organized and very polite.