this was the 2nd of the two rides we took part in whilst staying on Maui, unfortunately we had not booked ahead and they were fully booked, but an amazing lady called Crystal worked tirelessly to ensure that we got on a ride before we left the island.
before the ride we were greeted with drinks and an amazing BBQ (which you must do!) After we had eaten, we were taken to the horses, and separated into groups. The ride itself was brilliant, I am quite an experienced rider and so loved galloping up the mountain, however, if you are not overly confident, I would not take the option to gallop, as the horses are strong, it is hard work, and very risky.
The horses were gorgeous (I rode Quicksmoke), the route was beautiful, and our leader was great, really chatty and friendly.
Had I thought about it I would've taken water, as it was warm and dusty, and I was dying for a drink by the end! Please take the option of wearing a helmet, I've been riding for 15 years and would never suggest anyone do a route like that without one. Also, the route is dusty, due to the nature of the soil, but you won't be wearing your sunday best, so it doesn't matter.
You must do this ride, it's amazing!