Halloween Festivities are swinging into full gear, and at Maverick Riding we plan on riding the wave of child and adulthood silliness alongside the best of them. Our weekend will begin on Friday at noon at our new Special Events Venue, “Flying H Ranch,” in Lockhart, TX, where our professional photographer will be present to snap some photos of riders decked out in their favorite Halloween gear. Care to sport a costume and selfie it up with a unicorn? Now’s your chance. Book a ride with us at noon, 3pm or 5:30pm to enjoy the sunset and we will enjoy the spooktacular energy of one of America’s favorite customs as well as the opportunity to ride on Spoaks Motopark’s professional race track. Yep. You heard us. Professional motocross track. Sweet.
Come celebrate a spooktacular Halloween festival this weekend with Maverick Riding and its new venue and partner ranch, Flying H Ranch. You’ll find all things fun and free at this community event. We will provide pony rides, photo ops with our infamous unicorn, face painting, a bouncy house, relay races and pumpkin decorating.
Join us at 1pm to check out the new digs, or stop by later in the afternoon for a few hours of family-friendly fun. 21+? We’ve got you covered there, too. Enjoy a bonfire, dancing and a costume contest to kick off the Halloween events for 2017.
Rides will go out at 10am and 1pm, so if you are hoping for some saddle time, we are happy to oblige. Give us a call at set up your riding session and enjoy perusing a professional motocross race track … Continue Reading
First Annual Maverick’s “Flying Halloween” Bash
Get Pristine for Halloween 2017
Well do we have some festivities in store for you this weekend! Clearly, the inner child in you can’t wait for Halloween, and here at Maverick’s we know what it’s like to await this iconic American holiday. We also know there’s no better way to celebrate Halloween in cozy Central Texas than to sport your favorite costume and pose for a few photos… with a unicorn, obviously.
You may have seen our dazzling unicorn in all his rainbow glory in the past but HAVE you seen his two new friends? Right. We didn’t think so. This year, Maverick will be making a special appearance as the unofficial Lockhart Unicorn. If that’s not enough fun in the bag for you, his friends Angelita and Ghost will be decked out by his side. What could be … Continue Reading
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.
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