Erika is an amazing tour guide and owner of the barn. Before you are allowed on the horses she educates you very well on how to ride. We were a group of 7 woman with very little to absolutely no knowledge of horse back riding. Erika and Caroline were awesome with us, we were all a little scared but 30 min into our ride we were all comfortable and we all won the trust of our horse and vise versa. I would highly highly recommend Painted Bar Stables and will be bringing my family back to enjoy the amazing experience! We rode for 45 min...only regret is we didn't sign up for the longer ride!