About Us

Maverick’s is a private ranch specializing in unique horsemanship experiences, trail riding for the public, and private riding lessons. All of our horses live happy lives roaming and grazing freely on our 100+ acre property. We believe in rearing horses with personality, energy, and spirit, so that every ride can be a fulfilling and educational experience. In other words, we take trail riding to the next level. When you come to Maverick’s, you can expect hands-on learning, riding lessons for every level, and unforgettable connections with our pack.

Our Mission

Maverick’s was originally founded as a stepping stone of Austin Lessons and Tutoring, LLC.  We use all the funds from our trails and lessons to build toward our goal.  Our vision is to foster a generation of children who feel inspired and empowered to protect Texas waterways.  How can they feel inspired and empowered without experiencing nature?  We hope our facility morphs into a respite center for foster children and families, as well as a space for young adults placing out of the foster system.

Our mission is to restore and protect Texas waterways, where people of all walks of life may come together to learn and employ real working skills, experience emotional refuge through the labors of ecological restoration and relish in the joy of bonding with animals and each other.  We believe we can share our experience with others, and through this sharing help heal broken hearts.  All of our earnings support our goal to promote ecological restoration, and share that journey with people who may benefit physically, mentally and spiritually from it.

Our Rides

For eight years we’ve led the path for uniting lessons and trails in a unique, engaging experience.  If you’ve been on a trail ride before, you know how disappointing it can be to ride a dull horse that clearly wants you off his back.  The views may be something, and the horse may get a little giddy up on the halfway point heading back to the ranch, but there’s not much to it if you’re more than 10 years old.

Our horses and our experience is different right from the get go. The horses are eager and the experience is real– no robot horses here. Unlike other facilities, opportunities to pick up the pace on a responsive horse, master steering, and see what it’s like to be on an animal that appreciates its job (most days, at least!) are the norm. Read about our reviews to learn how we take trail riding to the next level.

Location of Maverick Horseback Riding

Please note, our Austin rides our closed for the summer. All rides are operating out of Lockhart, Staples, or Bastrop until September 1st, 2022.

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 or one of the Austin area’s beautiful public parks.  Currently, rides bookable online are held in Lockhart, just 30 minutes outside of Austin’s city center.

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.  All visits must be made by reservation only.  Absolutely no walk-ins.  Texas ranch laws apply.  

The Blog

Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

Back in the Saddle

From the very first, infamous buffalo ride back in Hutto, to the now beloved Lockhart BBQ Ride, I’ve watched this Program become something a lot of people may have never dreamed it may come to be. It’s a place where all around knowledged people can come, wether you know how to ride or not, and […]

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The Children’s Introduction to Horsemanship

Maverick Ranch Horseback Riding Lessons As is the case with many of the experiences we offer, horseback riding lessons at Maverick Ranch are… well… not the same as horseback riding lessons other places. What we don’t do: Barrels, Poles, Playdays (check back in January 2021) Hunter showmanship (ask about our developing cross country course) What […]

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An Update for Guests at Maverick Ranch

Dear Mavericks, The world has been spinning and we here at Mavericks are rolling right along with it. Life offers many ups and downs for us all. For so many folks in the world right now, there are a lot of downs. Isn’t it wild we all share this? Mavericks was conceived some 13 years […]

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