Maverick to be Featured by Texas State Highways Magazine

They’re at it again!  Maverick just wrapped up with YoloTX Travel TV Show as a featured item of Top Texas Travel things to do, but they’re not finished yet!  Texas State Highways Magazine will be coming out on Monday, October 16th to feature our acclaimed riding lessons in Central Texas.  Maverick’s Horseback Riding Stables is beyond thrilled to have Gene Fowler come check out the family farm, which generally holds the spotlight on top places to take a riding lesson.  While Maverick Riding does love to travel, the folks here are quite content to bask in the sunlight of the little valley they call home.

“It’s a great opportunity, for sure,” says MacCoy, owner.  “We are always excited to get the word out about what we do.  I remember as a child, taking lessons and going on trail rides thinking … Continue Reading

YoloTX arrives tomorrow at 7:30am to premier Maverick’s as a Top Texas Thing to Do

Well believe it or not, the time is here.  Soon we will be able to point to YoloTX TV show along with an array of Austin-based companies that have represented Maverick’s Horsemanship Lessons as a top thing to do.  We are super excited to be part of this fun filming process.  We figure, hey, if they can work their magic like they do with little cafes and restaurants, imagine what Quarter Moon Production’s host, AC, will be able to do with our horses of every shape and color?  We’re pretty sure it’s going to be better than good!

The day will start with some B roll.  Moseying through the ranch on foot, we hope to guide the YoloTX crew to deer, song birds, blue heron, white cranes, maybe even an armadillo or two!  Who knows what we’ll come across?  The … Continue Reading

Top Texas TV Travel Show, YoloTX, will be featuring Maverick Riding as a Thing to Do!

What’s happening at Maverick’s?

On Monday, YoloTX’s host, AC, will be coming to spend the day with us.  This means a lot of things for us, but what it really means is something for you!  It means that we need volunteers.  We are going to ride over the hills and through the woods, tra la la-ing about.

Click on the link ~~~~> Top Things to Do in Texas<~~~~~ to visit our Facebook post.

See how you can get involved with this unique horsemanship lesson.

What time does it take place?

For filming, folks can arrive on Monday, October 2nd between 8:30 and 9:30.  We will go through the process of one of our normal horsemanship lessons on the ranch, in which we begin with a Meet the Horses session.  Riders do not need to be experienced equestrians to volunteer.  … Continue Reading

What’s a trail ride?

Growing up, I was lucky to experience three different things.  I took lessons at Hunter/Jumper facilities, which I loved because it got me horse time.  I went on trail rides, which had some entertainment value and sometimes the opportunity to pick up the pace.  And then I had riding lessons on the trail, which were totally different.  It was these lessons on the trail, as opposed to lessons at a “proper horse facility” that gave me a taste for what my future did behold.

At a Horse Facility, you’ll find all matter of approaches to riding.  What’s consistent is a riding arena, a hot walker and a barn with stables.  At Maverick Riding, we have pastures, woods, water features and horses that understand their job: Listen to beginners, but not too much or too quickly.  And that’s what makes what … Continue Reading

Fall Break Camp

Tis the season to get cooler.  Well, kind of.  At Maverick Riding Facility, we love the great outdoors.  We also understand that not all children have the opportunity to be outside for great periods of time.  We believe that “Nature Deficit Disorder” is a real thing, and our passion for sharing our family style ranch life with your kids is a big one.

If you are interested in hearing what types of fall camp programs we have, please contact us for more information.  In the past, we have offered multi-half day options, full day and full week horseback riding lessons with bunking options available “AirBnB style” at our family home.

Camp is an opportunity for horseback riding students to not only get out to enjoy the horses, but also to learn what it really takes to keep horses healthy and … Continue Reading

Five Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Horseback Riding

Five Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Horseback Riding

A refreshing and comedic take on some tips of horseback riding, as told by Marilyn Darrell, an adult beginner horseback rider with Maverick Stables.

Heart pounding. Pulse racing. Can’t catch your breath. Panic. And that’s just the thought of being near an animal that is at least 4 times your size. Forget about climbing onto it and riding it!  

 

Have you wanted to ride a horse but just haven’t been able to face the fear? That was me up until a week ago. I was never really that girl who wanted a pony from day one. Perhaps I lacked some sort of innate equine loving DNA. My desire to ride a horse was something that grew on me quietly and slowly but persistently. Maybe moving to Lockhart, Texas last year and … Continue Reading

Things to do in San Marcos: Wonder World Park

Wonder World Park is a natural and wildlife area, somewhat akin to a mini San Marcos theme park, and perfect for a family looking for another fun activity to do in the area after their ride with Maverick Horse Rentals.  It’s got a little bit of everything, from wondering around a cave with some informative and friendly guides to feeding some Texas deer by hand.

The observation tower at Wonder World may be a bit intimidating to some, but how fun it is to go way up in the air and get a bird’s eye view of the park.  Folks who tend to feel nervous with heights might find the airy space a little overwhelming, especially as there may be large groups around as well.  The same holds true for the cavern.  If tight or dark spaces make you … Continue Reading

Top Ten Things to do in San Marcos

After a day of hitting the trail with Maverick Riding, you might be looking for a few more things to do in the area.  Because San Marcos, TX is just a hop, skip and a jump away from our horse rental facility, you’ll find it a convenient stop on your Texas Vacation.

Dick’s Classic Garage is a great go-to for the auto lover in your life.  Enjoy classics on display, with a great collection of beautiful cars to delight the senses.  Dick’s is notorious for delivering a 5 star experience, including a brief history about the vehicles from roughly 1911 through 1959.  It’s more than you would expect from a car lot, that’s for sure!  The museum is close to Interstate 35, and is open from 10am to 5pm.  Located at 120 Stagecoach Trl in San Marcos Texas, you couldn’t … Continue Reading

Make Time to Float the River in San Marcos

Located just 20 minutes away from San Marcos, we are a great stop for students at Texas State University, families in the area, or visitors coming from Austin and San Antonio.

There is so much to do in San Marcos.  The river is gorgeous, and there are multiple companies that will help you float your worries away with a tubing experience you’ll never forget.  Try Don’s Fish Camp or the Lion’s Club Tube Rentals after a great trail ride with Maverick Horse Stables.

We encourage visitors to bring a bathing suit with them for before or after their ride.  Check in with the San Marcos Tube Rentals for their seasonal availability.  The tube rental locations are 15-20 minutes away from our horse rentals, so it makes for a great and easy stop during your San Marcos Daycation!

The river boat … Continue Reading

Pictures of the ride

We know, we know!  A picture’s worth a thousand words.  Take a look at some photos, below, of our rides.  You can also take a look at our instagram and facebook accounts to see more.

Our riding takes place near San Marcos and South Austin, TX.  Enjoy a horsemanship lesson on beautiful trails with great photo opportunities.  Both one-time riders and regulars will appreciate this peaceful place, amazing natural flora and fauna on our trails, and a horseback riding lessons you’ll never forget!  Check out our reviews to see more photos and hear more about what the rides are like.

Looking for a “trail ride” on unresponsive horses?  That’s not quite what we do!  While we have AMAZING trails with beautiful scenery in which we frequently see great blue herons, white cranes, deer and song birds, the experience is a … Continue Reading