We chose the 2 hour ride option and were pleased. We arrived 20 minutes early as instructed and we began right on time. They give a short instruction course first and answer any questions. They also take time once you're saddled up to take pictures with your camera if you like. There were several workers there so getting everyone on and ready didn't take long at all. They were good at making sure stirrups were the correct length. We had 2 young females guide our ride and both were very nice and pleasant. They learned each of our names which i thought was nice. We would have liked a bit more history or education about the scenery during the ride- it got a little boring on the way back. You don't stop and stretch your legs during the ride, so if you've never rode that long your knees will be tight when you dismount. You do not trot or lope- just slow walking in a single file line. The trail was nice and we saw several deer. I would suggest the early morning ride if going in warm months b/c the horses are fresh and it's just more comfortable in general. Overall- a nice peaceful relaxing way to enjoy the black hills.