My family of 5 (3 college kids and parents) enjoyed this ride. We did the "White Sand Beach Tour". 3 of us were experienced riders and 2 were not. Our guide was "Colleen" and she did a good job of pointing out wildlife (monkeys, birds, alligators) and making the ride suitable for all level riders. I'm a veterinarian, and I thought the horses were in good condition. The beach ride was a little short, but to be fair we were there at high tide and the beach was narrow (so schedule this ride at low tide) If I had any complaint it would be that a good portion of the ride was along roads - but that was necessary to get to the beach, I guess. They do have saddle bags for you to put camaras, water bottles, etc in.