Headed to Phoenix in mid-April. Would love some recommendations for guided trail rides of two different sorts. (I’ve checked the archives, but similar threads are 10+ years old.)
Nose-to-tail rides for the whole family (me, husband, and two teen boys). Safety and reliability are key: The males in the family are beginners who can either trot OR steer. And there are certainly days when I think I should put myself in that category too…
Something longer and/or slightly more adventurous for just me (re-rider with very old experience, now back W/T/C/small fences/dressage/trails for about a year, but no recent time in Western tack). I’d love to really get a taste of desert riding!
I’d especially appreciate gorgeous scenery and recs accessible from either Scottsdale or Goodyear/Luke AFB on the western side, but all suggestions are most welcome. Many thanks in advance to Phoenician COTHers for your wisdom!