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“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
Winston S. Churchill

At Maverick Horseback Riding, we are inspired by real-life settings. Like our mentors, we operate fully on a trail environment, as opposed to out of a proper “Equestrian Riding Facility,” and have educated complete beginners up to walk, trot, canter. We work with advanced riders on more complicated subjects such as collection and engagement, how to handle a horse that is acting up, and everything from bareback riding and posting bareback to assuming good hunter form over low cross country jumps.

We do not believe that you have to have lots of money to learn how to ride, enjoy horseback riding, or become a good horseback rider. You don’t need to own your own horse, your own tack, wear certain clothes, or compete to be a good rider. In fact, we know a lot of people who own their own horses, spend lots of money on clothes and tack, and compete and saddle incorrectly, don’t know how to even fit a saddle or bridle, can’t answer questions like “Should you always mount from the left side?” and so on.

We are big proponents of understanding the fundamentals of Dressage, and applying that in a real way. You don’t have to ride around in circles to understand how to improve your horse’s health and longevity of use. Horseback riders can learn about these fundamentals of horseback riding on the trail.

That being said, there’s some serious skill to horseback riding on the trail, even if that means you’ve clocked 1000 hours on a horse and don’t know what collection and engagement are, how to stay straight on the curve, or properly post. Your horse would certainly THANK YOU if you did, but just because you don’t know these things doesn’t mean you’re not skilled.

Let’s imagine a world in which you combined the core concepts from Western and English riding in a real learning experience– out in the open blue. Well, that’s kind of what we are– a world of combinations. Come ride with us and see what the original “Lesson on the Trail” is all about.

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The Blog

Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

Our new BYOBBQ experience is delicious AND fun!

If you’re entertaining guests or visiting us here in Texas, there are probably two things at the very top of your “To Do” list.  Horseback riding and barbecue, right?  Luckily our Lockhart location puts you right in the heart of BBQ country.  With world renowned barbecue options, Lockhart, TX is a stable of the state’s […]

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Desensitizing your horse

Horse Training 101: Desensitization A post by Makayla Peoples Makayla leads lesson programs for Mavericks at the Northwest Austin location.  She has been involved with Maverick Horseback Riding since the beginning, the she first came out for a riding lesson so many years ago. Makayla spent three years training in Dressage while supporting Maverick’s in […]

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The leaves they are a’changing

Howdy Folks, It’s that time of year when big changes are brewing in Texas.  For starters, the weather in Central Texas is currently giving every farmer a run for his or her money.  It’s incredible how different city and country mice live, for sure.  Rest assured, the country mice see snowfall (yep, that’s right, I […]

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