Horse Volunteer Opportunities

Maverick Horseback Riding offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for out-of-towners looking for a full equestrian experience, and locals who want to get involved more with horses. We have several projects that we are working on: some light corral mucking once every other week, fence painting, trash pick up along the trail, and regular blog posting that needs to be done! We are open to a variety of topics on local flora and fauna, the history of horse breeds, common horse diseases and ways to treat them, the benefits of horseback riding for special needs riders, training and riding techniques, critique of pre-assigned videos, etc. Our most imminent need is to condense the current information on our How to Lunge page, and then add to it with more information about approaches to lungeing using different methodology as well as adding video.

 

Community outreach

As we continue to grow (slow and steady!), we are reaching out to locals who we believe would make great community partners. Because we are a community-based management company, we strive to offer diverse opportunities, bring riding to the under privileged, and provide a unique outlet for local restaurants, businesses, stores and venues that are looking for creative ways to get their name out, reach out to the community, help locals find services they need and support those who are less fortunate than we are.

This Grulla mare was trained and trail broke by equine natural horsemanship educator, Joan Marie MacCoy, and was subsequently sold to a horseback riding student of MacCoy in Round Rock riding facility, Texas
Volunteers will love getting to know all of our variety of horses, with so many different breeds, colors and personalities

Past examples of comprehensive lists of businesses we have asked for from volunteers include a list of all the yoga studios in Austin and surrounding areas, gym, dance studios, restaurants within a ten mile radius of our operating sites, non-profit groups and so on. This gives us the opportunity to reach out directly to other local companies and see where new partnerships, relationships and programs may be effective.

 

We need assistance from individuals in the central and south Austin areas to help us post flyers on campus for volunteer work, general ride information, and visits to hotels.

We need a list of all the local homeschool groups, church youth groups and so on. Have any other ideas or suggestions? We are all ears!

young boy rides his trusted mount for the day, Teddy, a brown and white paint gelding used as a hunter jumper horse at a riding facility in Texas
Summer campers explore the dude ranch in San Antonio on an unforgettable horseback riding vacation

Film, art and photography

We are always happy to collaborate with local and visiting photographers and artists who are looking to trade photog sessions with riding time or creative activities for fun photo shoots. We can provide models or help your get up in the saddle! We’ve done wedding and engagement photos, baby shower photos, birthday parties, business team builders and more!

The Blog

Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

Art is Everywhere Fundraiser Event

Artwork that’s been available for viewing at Mavericks will now be available for acquisition in Blanco at Gillen’s on the 24th at 6pm. For artwork, 10% of sales will benefit Alzheimer’s Texas. A generous 100% of net proceeds from BBQ plate sales and all revenue from our silent auction items will benefit the cause. John […]

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Free Trail Ride This Weekend!

If you’ve wanted to get in the saddle, but you haven’t had the chance or the funds, now is the time to pay attention! We will be hosting a series of free giveaways for the next TEN DAYS if you’ll follow us along on Instagram. We are kickstarting this giveaway series, with a CONTEST ALERT […]

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Special Events Venue: Texas Dude Ranch

When you’re looking for your best option for a Texas dude ranch event, consider coming to hang with us at Maverick Horseback Riding. We offer incredible views, a true Texas experience, and friendly horses that will meet anyone’s personality. We have a selection of colorful horses and breeds here at Mavericks. From Thoroughbreds to paints, […]

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