I have been taking lessons from Cindi for 2 years & gone on numerous trail rides with her & Gary during that time. Their primary concern is the safety of their customers; closely followed by the welfare of their horses. Adhering to these goals ensures an enjoyable ride & fruitful instruction.
Coming to horseback riding relatively late in life (I was 65) & standing 6’5″
(& 230 lbs), I present an interesting challenge for an outfitter & instructor.
Not only do they have horses (& tack) that can handle my size & tolerate my inexperience, but Cindi’s training philosophy & teaching style coupled with her intimate knowledge of her horses’ quirks & personalities make me feel safe & secure as I ride along the path towards becoming a true horseman.
The trail riding side of the operation is equally impressive. From the moment one steps into the staging area there is no doubt about who is in charge. Both Gary & Cindi are clear & direct about information & instruction regarding managing the horses & the trails. Most important, perhaps, for the customers’ peace of mind, is that neither Gary nor Cindi are more than a horse length away from the group at any time. (Something I can’t say for other outfitters I’ve ridden with.)
Finally, I must say that I’ve never had a problem scheduling lessons or rides. If any changes needed to be made, we were able to make them to everyone’s satisfaction.