This is definitely NOT one of those boring horseback rides where your horse walks around in a circle with its head at the bum of the horse in front of you! It is truly a great experience! Our guide, Bill, and his lovely horses provided us with a breathtaking ride in the Tonto National Forest. Bill was very knowledgeable about the Forest, the horses and countless other things. He was a genuinely terrific guide. Like you, we didn't really know what to expect and were a little nervous about booking online etc - take my advice - book your trip now - you will be thrilled.