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

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Horseback Riding Lessons for Adults and Youth 12+

A YEAR OF RIDING LESSONS What you’ll learn By the end of the year, most students will be comfortable: *Walking and trotting bareback; *Sitting and posting the trot; *Cantering over uneven terrain, cantering in open areas, cantering in a way that is polite to the horse; *Encountering a variety of water crossings, including opportunities to […]

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Horsemanship Lessons for Children

BEGINNER LESSONS age 6+ Beginners and Novice children’s weekly rides offered for $440 for 8 sessions. Learn to handle your horse with confidence and patience. Ages 6-9 require the parent to be a complete participant at all times. Suitable for ages 6-13. Mounted time increases as we go. Begins around 30 minutes mounted and increases […]

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Together We Venture Forth

After its foundation in 2012, Austin Lessons and Tutoring, LLC (DBA Maverick Horseback Riding) set out on a big journey: share powerful, natural spaces with children in the Texas foster care program as well as individuals who have placed out of the system, and their families. No, we most certainly are not your average trail […]

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