We are three middle aged ladies from New England with minimal riding experience. Our ride with our guide Nicki was wonderful! Nice and easy, but with breathtaking views of Lake Sonoma. Nicki was great with the horses, AND we ladies, occasionally complementing us on our very amateurish riding skills...which made us feel just that much more confident in what we doing, and allowed us to relax a bit and enjoy the scenery. She was very knowledgeable about the area and it was amusing to hear about the individual personalities of the horses we were riding. It's clear that she loves them all. We wholeheartedly recommend her and would LOVE to do it again someday!