Without a doubt our ride with Sabine's Horses was one of the high points of our trip to Costa Rica. Sabine has well trained and well cared for horses. Her guides obviously love the horses as much as she does. You could see that our guide was enjoying his ride even though all of our group were novice riders and went fairly slowly. We had no trouble at all with the two hour ride (although the middle age members of our party were pretty sore later in the day). The views were spectacular, the trails and roads peaceful. Small children might find some of the steeper trails a bit scary, but our teens were thrilled and would have been fine even if they were much younger. Put this on the top of the list when you are in Santa Elena. I wish we had found Sabne's stables earlier in our visit.