Lonesome, I've been to the exact facility you're speaking of multiple times. :p While I kind of know the people and which horses do well for beginners (they do have them, you just have to ask for them by name), I can enjoy going out to ride a different horse here and there. I, personally, like riding Scotch and Donald..they're kinda forward, but they'd be great horses if I could have a few months on them. :p
I will say though, the guides are definitely on their high horses, as are most of their boarders. The guides would always try to tell me how to do something on the horse, make it do something, etc and I'd always tell them off. Unless they've gotten new guides in the past year, none of them offer me advice anymore. I go there to gain more experience in handling naughty horses, not listen to someone who can sit on a kidsafe horse and navigate trails. I do not brag, but I (and many others that I know) are much better riders than them, and I'm surprised they haven't hired in better riders for their guides.
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