We chose this place because its rates and ratings where good. We arrived 15 minutes early and my mom (who wasn't riding) stayed until we rode away. My horse shasta was very well behaved and was obedient most of the trip. The ride through the forest was nice but would have been more enjoyable if I had put on more bugspray and sunscreen.once we got to the beach our instructor and 2 riders trotted . I enjoyed the ride but would suggest slathering on bugspray and putting on sunscreen. You will get jarred around but all horses do that. After the ride i wasn't sore for long but extremly tired as I had chosen the 7:30 ride and had a packed day afterwards. I am just now developing back pain from the ride but it was worth it!