We went on a weekday and were able to start our ride soon after we arrived. We had 4 in our party and 3 had never ridden. You could tell that they picked the horses with the riders in mind. My aunt was really nervous and our guide Slim was very patient and helpful with her throughout the ride. The views were also exceptional. I found it to be a very peaceful and enjoyable experience. Would definitely go back and ask for Slim as a guide. We did the hour ride and used a coupon found in one of the pamphlets around town $33 plus tip was a great deal in my opinion.