We spent a weekend in Ojai, and took our twin 5 year old girls horseback riding. The scenery was spectacular. The staff were wonderful and incredibly patient with our girls. Linda in particular, was a gem. I was pleasantly surprised that they let my girls ride on full grown horses (not on a trail, but around the ranch and in the corral). They also have trail riding for kids over 7. The ranch also has many kid friendly animals: pigs, chickens and goats. We loved it so much we came back again the next day!