We bought a groupon and reserved a half day horseback riding trip on a weekday. Our host Dwight confirmed the date immediatly by email. The drive out to the ranch was beautiful. Make sure to not follow your GPS blindly, but to check the map and directions on the web site first. When we arrived we were greeted by Dwight, the owner of the ranch. We went out with 2 other people who were like us inexperienced horse back riders. Dwight gave us excellent instructions on how to handle to horse which put us at ease. The trail itself was beautiful and so peaceful. The horses followed each other in a line and were calm. We crossed shallow rivers and climbed up hills. Though I never thought I'd be able to do this as an inexperienced horse back rider, it was not hard at all. Just follow the instructions and trust the horse because they have done this may times. Another thing I want to mention is that the horses are treated very well by the caretakers. The animals (including those cute dogs) respect their owner and he respects them. Finally, someone on tripadvisor complained about the scheduling. Dwight told us that if you want to book for the weekend, they are booked out for several months due to the succes of their groupon deal. So if you want to go in a big group, don't be surprised if you have to wait a few months, since they can handle only 12 people at a time (for safety reasons, since they're dealing with inexperienced riders as well). However if you want to go on a weekday and are flexible you should not have much of a problem booking a trip. Check the weather before you leave, because as stated on the web site you will ride, rain or shine! Again, I highly recommend this place. Gracious host, beautiful surroundings and sweet horses. Oh, and a yummy lunch that is given to you midway through the ride.