When we arrived at the Stables on a recent Tuesday morning, we just stood there. No one greeted us for a few minutes. They just walked around us. A tall, young gentleman finally acknowledged the two of us. We smiled at him and said we would like to go for a ride. Looking very put off, he just pointed to clipboards with paperwork and said, "Sign those." He walked away and went into the office. Once our paperwork was signed, we just stood around again until a wrangler came out of the office. A few people were getting the horses ready and we told them that we never rode before, and how happy we were to be there... but they all just seem uninterested. They put us on horses, gave us basic instructions and off we went. I do have to say other than the staff, the ride was FANTASTIC! The scenery alone was to die for! We rode down narrow paths at a slow pace. The wrangler infront of us, I don't believe he spoke english or very little. The wrangler behind us was a very nice young girl. She talked the entire way and even offered to take alot pictures of us with my camera. She was really Great! (And thank god for her! She made up for the rest of the staff) Again, breathtaking views, riding a horse on the sand along the ocean, mountains in either direction, weather was perfect... it truly was priceless! And the horses were great, even though mine seemed a little old. I felt bad for him, but the wrangler assured me that all the horses were really taken care of and that they put the horses well-being before all else like weather, customers... etc. So that made me feel good. Once the ride was over, another wrangler (older woman) held my horse and told me I could get off. We were in sand, so when I got my right leg over and down to the sand, I kind of hopped a few times trying to get my balance and left foot out at the same time. The woman yelled at me and said "whoa, whoa, whoa...you know what your doing?!" Being it was my first time getting off a horse, and losing my balance in the sand... I think I did alright. She looked annoyed and was kind of rude towards me. But driving away... we talked about going back to do it all over again the next day, but unfortunately, we never made it back. If ever on the west coast again, I would definitely go back there just for the experience of the ride, horses and views... I would just know not to expect too much from most of the Staff.
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