I bring groups through often, we come all the way from Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. I always, always make people wait until we get to Monteverde for this horse riding experience. The horses are extremely well cared for and they all are equally as beautiful, capable of walking, trotting and galloping when they are instructed by the rider. You are given that lesson at the beginning. Marvin and Johan have a genuine affection for these animals, and it shows in their guiding. I will also say that Marvin and Johan have the ability not only to sense how the horses are feeling, but also the people riding them. They would never push anyone who wasn't comfortable with trotting or galloping into doing it. I specifically remember one lady that was in our group who was petrified, Johan lead her and her horse all the way home. The roads around Monteverde are lovely, traffic is very considerate to the riders and in all honesty the horses aren't even bothered with noise, traffic or dogs. These horses are that well trained. As Marvin is quick to point out, they are his babies. Forget everything you think you know about riding and let Marvin and Johan open you up to a new world Costa Rica style.
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