We booked the morning ride for a family of 4 (son age 10 daughter age 8). We hade Taj as our guide. We were very pleased with the customer service and overall experience. It was a beautiful way to explore to the canyon. Just beautiful. Both of our children had no experience on horses and said it was the highlight of their trip. Taj put the two children directly behind him then my husband and I followed behind with the remainder of the adults in our group. He talked to our children continuously always making sure they were doing okay. He also interacted with the group on a personal level adding to the experience. He was very easy going making the trip fun. the 2 hrs flew by. Other children were on the morning ride as well and put with guides directly in front of them just as our children were. Safety was their first priority. We are on a 2 week trip touring all of the canyons and national parks out west and this was a great change of pace from hiking. It added to the adventure. We went in July and were very comfortable in jeans, t-shirts and tank tops . the cooler weather in the canyon was very pleasant. Even though it was pricy, we would definitely recommend it.