I went riding with my kids (6&9yrs old) who have not really ridden before so I was nervous about them both being on horses and the guides were wonderful. They walked alongside us as that is what I had asked for and were friendly, relaxed and keen that we enjoyed the ride and the views. The horses were all beautiful and well trained. The route back from the volcano was a bit more varied through the forest and a bit more challenging which was great. We loved it. It was so peaceful and scenic and a very special afternoon. my daughter especially loved the horses and couldn't stop talking about them. Thanks very much!