Horse Volunteer Opportunities

Maverick Horseback Riding offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for out-of-towners looking for a full equestrian experience, and locals who want to get involved more with horses. We have several projects that we are working on: some light corral mucking once every other week, fence painting, trash pick up along the trail, and regular blog posting that needs to be done! We are open to a variety of topics on local flora and fauna, the history of horse breeds, common horse diseases and ways to treat them, the benefits of horseback riding for special needs riders, training and riding techniques, critique of pre-assigned videos, etc. Our most imminent need is to condense the current information on our How to Lunge page, and then add to it with more information about approaches to lungeing using different methodology as well as adding video.

 

Community outreach

As we continue to grow (slow and steady!), we are reaching out to locals who we believe would make great community partners. Because we are a community-based management company, we strive to offer diverse opportunities, bring riding to the under privileged, and provide a unique outlet for local restaurants, businesses, stores and venues that are looking for creative ways to get their name out, reach out to the community, help locals find services they need and support those who are less fortunate than we are.

This Grulla mare was trained and trail broke by equine natural horsemanship educator, Joan Marie MacCoy, and was subsequently sold to a horseback riding student of MacCoy in Round Rock riding facility, Texas
Volunteers will love getting to know all of our variety of horses, with so many different breeds, colors and personalities

Past examples of comprehensive lists of businesses we have asked for from volunteers include a list of all the yoga studios in Austin and surrounding areas, gym, dance studios, restaurants within a ten mile radius of our operating sites, non-profit groups and so on. This gives us the opportunity to reach out directly to other local companies and see where new partnerships, relationships and programs may be effective.

 

We need assistance from individuals in the central and south Austin areas to help us post flyers on campus for volunteer work, general ride information, and visits to hotels.

We need a list of all the local homeschool groups, church youth groups and so on. Have any other ideas or suggestions? We are all ears!

young boy rides his trusted mount for the day, Teddy, a brown and white paint gelding used as a hunter jumper horse at a riding facility in Texas
Summer campers explore the dude ranch in San Antonio on an unforgettable horseback riding vacation

Film, art and photography

We are always happy to collaborate with local and visiting photographers and artists who are looking to trade photog sessions with riding time or creative activities for fun photo shoots. We can provide models or help your get up in the saddle! We’ve done wedding and engagement photos, baby shower photos, birthday parties, business team builders and more!

The Blog

Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

Camp Schedule

Looking to fill that summertime with some equine fun?  We have two spaces remaining for overnight camp the week of June 18th through the 24th and five spaces total remaining for the week of July 10th-14th for both day and overnight camp options for the horse lover in your life. Overnight Camp Summer campers arrive 1-3pm […]

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Natural horsemanship trainer MacCoy poses with her students in the background, enjoying the river of McKinney Roughs in Bastrop state park on a horseback riding adventure

Remedial Math Classes, Architecture Degrees and Wild & Crazy Dreams

I’ve always had a bit of a different way of looking at the world.  That’s clearly why Maverick Riding has developed as it has.  It’s unique:  a trail program with a focus on horsemanship from the ground-up.  We operate on the belief that you don’t need a riding arena to learn how to ride a […]

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Customer Testimonial: Zoe Lehmer

Zoe Lehmer is a horse trainer and farrier working out of Indiana.  As she prepares to make a move to the great ole State of Texas, we invited her for a two week visit to do an evaluation of our herd.  We love consulting folks with a fresh look on our four-leggeds, and her work […]

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