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Location: 1011 Flores St in Lockhart, TX
30 minutes from Austin * 45 minutes from Round Rock * 30 minutes from San Marcos *1 hour from San Antonio * 45 minutes from Wimberly *45 minutes from New Braunfels * 50 minutes from downtown Georgetown *2 hours from Houston
WE TRAVEL!!! Click the following to check out trail riding opportunities at Parrie Haynes in Killeen, Pundt Park in Houston, Pioneer Farms in Austin and McKinney Roughs in Bastrop. We have folks interested in a trip to Dallas. You can get on an email or text list to be notified once every few months when we are traveling to your area.
We offer trail based riding lessons to Austin-area individuals and travelers 7 days a week. We have three trail ride options available. All trail rides will include an introduction to the horse you are riding, and education about safety on the ground. We will also begin the process of explaining “pressure and release” from the ground, so that riders will be better equipped to steer and maneuver their horse in a way that is safe for them and comfortable and healthy for the horse. Enjoy our 105 acre ranch, with wooded and open areas, elevation changes, and beautiful photo opportunities.
This trail lesson is ideal for small children is a one-on-one experience that lasts 30-45 minutes. Children of various ages will enjoy our patient, friendly guides who clearly enjoy what they do! We are great with children, and we love to share our affinity for horsemanship with young people. $45
Your ride is a total of 2-2.5 hours. Almost all riders will enjoy this trail, which lasts about an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half. We have great photo opportunities, and we are happy to help you save this powerful memory by taking pictures for you. Enjoy outstanding views from three distinct elevation peaks. Take a little splash in our creek or pond for an outstanding cool down for the horse. $100
Get ready to mount up for about 2.5 hours, and enjoy a break for barbecue. Enjoy walking through the creek as opposed to a little dip, and enjoy a stay of 4 hours at our facility. Stronger height-to-weight ratios apply. Please contact us for more information! $200 ***$50 discount per person for the month of August to celebrate our new move***
Before and after your lesson on the trail, or those who want to come be a part of the experience but don’t want to take to the saddle will enjoy beautiful scenic lounging spaces. Fish from our 1.5 acre pond, enjoy bird watching, or bring some refreshments to enjoy at out picnic tables. We promise, you’ll be so at home, you won’t even want to leave!
*It’s so much more than a trail ride*
We have several options available for private sessions. Come enjoy an introductory lesson in Western or English equitation. Instructors have a plethora of experiences to draw from, and will teach you everything you need to know about riding, from the ground up. We take a whole-horsemanship approach. Students will learn what is necessary to care for their equine both on the grround and while mounted.
Private 1/2 hour $45
Private 1 hour $75
Private 1.5 hour $100
Summer camp is a time to GET OUTSIDE, get away from the constant bombardment of media, and enjoy the beauty that this world offers us. But as parents, we also want our children to enjoy a safe, educational experience where they can learn and grow, with opportunities to better understand themselves as individuals and as part of a bigger community of people and living beings.
For three years we contracted trails to a summer program in Hutto. We are SO excited to be offering our own summer camp for Summer 2017. We offer 1.5 hours of mounted time, 1.5 hours of unmounted time and demonstrations with the horses at a minimum, rain or shine. And your children are going to LOVE our horse-related activities, from outstandingly prepared tutorials on arts and crafts, to Spanish introduction using the ranch and nature walks, visitors to demonstrate a variety of skills to get your children thinking about balance, poise and decision making as it applies to working around a horse ranch.
Our camp program is directed by Joan Marie MacCoy, who has over TWENTY YEARS of experience teaching children of many walks of life. MacCoy is a lover of children and animals, and will not only get your children wondering about the wonders around them, but wanting to wander, explore and become lifelong lovers of nature and culture.
Because MacCoy has worked with horse trainers from 6 different countries, she has a variety of experience to share with your children. Horseback riding is all about consistency, patience and communication. These are the same principles that arise in working in an ever-growing global community. We will integrate these principles in all that we do with your children, from handling our animals to putting their own best selves into what they do during the entire day.
No surly teens running around on cell phones at our camp. Camp counselors are chosen not because they were born into a life privileged to own and ride horses on a regular basis, but because they demonstrate a desire to not only become better riders and horsemen in general, but also because they love what they do and want to SHARE their knowledge with those around them
We do this FREE of charge, and will put them on our FACEBOOK page free of charge. If you would like pictures emailed to you, the cost is $25. This is a service we offer because we know that people love horse photos, and we want to fulfill that need. That being said, we politely request that you limit your photos with your own camera or phone to unmounted portions of your visit. This is an obvious safety request. Thanks so much for your understanding.
If you would like to schedule a photo shoot or filming opportunity, please Contact Us for more information!
We are happy to provide you with information on pricing, horseback riding lessons, horse training, boarding and whatever else you may need. Feel free to contact us to find out how we can serve your needs.
We are a community-based management company that wants to serve the local community as well as travelers in the Austin-area. We make consistent efforts to get involved with those we wish to serve, by asking them about what services they want and need. If you would like to get more involved with this ever-evolving company, please Contact Us. We love to hear from one-time riders as well as regulars about what we can do to improve our services.
We understand that learning to ride takes a huge time and financial commitment. That’s why we offer packages to regulars who want to learn all the ins and outs of horseback riding. Even with packages, some families or adults may not be able to afford riding. We have a volunteer program to help you.
Have extra time and looking to spend it outdoors, with horses and friendly faces? We have space volunteers at our Austin-based ranch in Lockhart, TX. Contact Us for more information and visit our Volunteer Page.
We cater to individuals of all ages and skills. Our horseback riding services are ideal for individuals with special needs who do not need the assistance of riding gear to stay upright.
We do happily provide sidewalkers when necessary, and have aided a variety of individuals with special needs from blind and low vision, hearing impaired, spectrum disorders and a variety of social, learning and physical challenges.
For general information, please Contact Us directly.
Trainer Joan Marie MacCoy has worked with spectrum individuals for over 10 years. Her work began in North Carolina as a tutor and habilitation technician for children and young adults with autism and spectrum disorders. Because of her patience, consistency, firm directions and clear ability to communicate with a wide variety of individuals, MacCoy is adept at helping children and adults with autism on the path of self-improvement through work with horses and riding experiences. For more information about our services for spectrum individuals, click here.
UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 87, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), AN EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES