For those going to Monteverde and wanting to ride horseback for a few hours or even a few days, we have had such good luck and experiences with Sabine's Smiling Horses. Sabine, the owner of the stables, speaks German, French, English and Spanish. We felt really comfortable conveying to her that our daughter was a novice and our teen aged son was a risk taker. She took the time to talk to them and match her horses to our abilities. My husband has Parkinsons and could only attempt a short trip and Sabine's was the only stable that would make the special accomodation to pick him anytime he wanted to end his ride so the rest of us could continue on the other 3 hours. When he was exhausted at the end of the first hour, our guide made a call and within minutes we were met so my husband could ride back in a car to meet us later at Smiling Horses. That is exceptional customer service!
Our family recommends Sabine's Smiling Horses if you want to go horsebackriding in Monteverde Costa Rica.