Welcome

“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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Location of Maverick Horseback Riding

We operate out of the Greater Austin Metropolitan area.  If you schedule a ride with us, you’ll be visiting us at one of the private ranches we are so blessed to enjoy or one of the Austin Area’s beautiful public parks.  Our ranches are all within 30 minutes of downtown Austin, 45 minutes from North Austin and Round Rock, 45-60 minutes from Cedar Park, 45-60 Minutes from Lake Travis, 25-30 minutes from South Austin, 45-60 minutes from New Braunfels, 45-60 minutes from Hutto, and 20-30 minutes from San Marcos.

  We do not publicly list our addresses, for the protection of those riding, living and working on these ranches as well as out of respect for those who have appointment times with us.

Palomino gelding shining golden at sunset with equine horse photographer mounted to take a photo of her life between the ears
Location of Maverick Horseback Riding

The Blog

Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

Letter from the Owner

June 9th, 2018 It’s a beautiful day outside and as I write this I’m looking out over the valley.  Sunflowers dot the hillside and the summer heat hasn’t reached sweltering yet.  I’m always amazed at the feeling this place gives me, and I’m not the only one who feels it.  If you’ve been out to […]

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Consejos para montar a caballo

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Horse Vacation

Chatting with some tourists over an immense breakfast of guacamole, eggs, veggies and tortillas this morning I learned that one of the gals had worked on a ranch in Nicaragua.  I recommended that she visit with a local named Don Pedro who rents horses to people.  While we do not offer horse rentals at Maverick […]

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