The horses have been selected for their character, looks and intelligence. They were all born in the mountains, so they are very reliable in this mountainous area.
All year long they live in a herd which makes them a close group. Besides most of them are related in some way or the other.
The horses are willing and easy-going. The tack is western. On Sunday morning you get a safety-briefing, followed by a short demonstration in western riding. After lunch it is time for a three-hour-ride so that all riders get acquainted with their horses and the terrain.