We rode with Chuy on a Friday starting around 10AM. The whole ride took just over 2 and a half hours tough we could have stayed on the beach if we chose to do so.
First, I've been on probably a dozen trail rides in my life, and this one was the best because you're riding with the owner, and you're actually riding. This is a ranch that does trail rides as a side business not a trail ride business. The horses are well trained and have good temperament, but they are not your normal nose-to-butt old nags that you'll find at some places. THIS IS A GOOD THING. You actually get to ride a horse not a mule...
Second, our group (my family) was diverse in riding experience. My 13 year old daughter rides a lot, and she was able to ride ahead and gallop on the beach. She hasn't stopped smiling, by the way. My 15 year old son doesn't ride much (a few trail rides) nor does he like it much, and he was able to go at a slower pace. My wife and I were in-between with a little trotting here and there. But, even trotting is quite an experience if you're not an avid rider!
Finally, if you don't get a response from the website...CALL. Chuy will answer. I'm guessing he's more of a phone in his pocket while he rides a horse guy than a sitting at a desk answering e-mail guy. Chuy does reservation only, one ride a day. He'll work around your schedule.
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