FAQs

Where are you located?

We are lucky to boast the best of locations in the heart of the Texan BBQ Capital of Lockhart. Just 25 minutes from South Austin and 45 minutes from the heart of Downtown Round Rock, we are only a hop, skip and jump away from the Austin community.

Lockhart, TX is one hour north of San Antonio. Our Houston-based clients will be happy to know that our recent relocation brought us closer to the HTX area and surrounding.

Don’t forget to enjoy a trip around the square. You’ll find quirky boutiques and stores, an elegant cocktail lounge, relaxing wine bar, leather smith, boot shop, arcade, candy store and more! Don’t forget to check out the Lockhart Courthouse, which is one of Texas’ best preserved jail houses in the country. Visit with the Hatter’s Club, grab some BBQ, or enjoy some healthy fare at one of our amazing downtown restaurants. Oh and… don’t forget to ask about the Downtown Ride!

What should I expect?

Horseback riding on responsive equines is challenging. This is not a nose to tail trail, and more people find the experience to give them a great overall feel for horsemanship, walking away prepared to feel a little sore the next day! If you’re looking for pure relaxation, let us know! We can bring out an additional guide to work with you one-on-one and pull your horse along whenever necessary. Want to read a little bit more about perceptions, expectations, and realities? Read our blog on What to Expect During Your Horseback Riding Lesson on the Trail.

Please bring the Equine Release Waiver signed for each participant. If you are unable to print the waiver, please read it before you come so that you know what you are signing. If you are unable to open the document, please plan on coming early. Thanks!

We recommend that horseback riders come outfitted with long pants, boots with a half inch heal or less, a hat that will not blow off (or better yet-a helmet), sunscreen and/or a long-sleeved shirt.

Bring water for before and after the ride.

Our weight limit ranges from 210-248lbs, depending on conditions of the trails, work use of the horse, rider height, rider experience level, rider activity level, etc. Please Contact Us for more information.

Where’s the Equine Release Waiver?

Please click to download the Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk 2017  It’s extremely helpful if you’re able to bring this form signed and ready to go.

How do I book a ride?

In order to book with us, whether that be a one-time trail or a lesson package, we will need to get some information from you. Each rider’s age, height, weight and riding experience as well as a credit card number will be required in order to book. We reserve the right to charge in full if cancellations are made without a full 72 hours notice. In the event that we have to cancel because of unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather, no charge will be made.

We are very good at working with folks to get them rescheduled when necessary.

What’s your inclement weather policy?

God Bless Texas. Luckily, we are able to ride all year round. In the event that weather makes conditions unsafe, we will cancel at no cost to the rider. If it drizzles, we ride. If it’s hot, we ride. If it’s cold, we ride. Ride on!

Horseback riding student camper on black Morgan quarter horse cross with equine photographer Joan Marie MacCoy behind the lense
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