About Us

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.

DAILY BOOKING ONLINE AT THE LOCKHART LOCATION.  PLEASE TEXT 512-230-8413 WITH YOUR REQUEST FOR ALTERNATE LOCATIONS.

About Maverick Horseback Riding

THE SHORT: We are a small family owned and operated business that started out as Austin Lessons and Tutoring LLC in August of 2012.  Please make sure you read about our program before you book.  For nearly seven years we have offered Horsemanship Experiences and Lessons on the Trail, Exclusively.  If you were just wanting to “hop on a horse and ride,” this was not going to be the right approach for you.  Now we offer low-key, more cost effective Trail Rides with beautiful scenery and notoriously well cared for horses.  Check it out on our Ride Schedules and Prices page, where you can book online at any time for the Lockhart location, which is just 20-40 minutes from Austin.

THE LONG: When creating our original horsemanship riding program, we wanted to train horses that would be engaging for experienced riders and accepting of the many mistakes that beginners make.  We did it!  We now have family- and beginner-friendly horses who understand their jobs and also stay responsive to our cues.  This means that whether you are an experienced rider or a beginner we would teach you the cue sets that we use.  If you are experienced, you should love the opportunity to get a refresher course to make sure you understand the cues.  If you are a beginner we are excited to share this experience with you.  It’s challenging but totally achievable for folks who come with a Can Do Attitude and a desire to learn more about the animals who have given us everything we have.

Looking for a low-key atmosphere?  We are thrilled to offer beautiful trail rides of Texas scenery.  Wanting something more engaging?  Check out our instructional horsemanship experience, which is what you’ll read about in our reviews over the past six years.

Understand what a top line is?  Great!  You’ll appreciate that the only way we an improve the horses’ top lines is to have responsive animals.  Because top lines have such a big impact on the horse’s overall movement and health, this is a key focus of what we do.

Like a horse that’s “on the bit” or “seeks the bit”?  Great!  Our horses LIKE what they do.  That being said, they are sentient beings with personalities and they don’t love their jobs every day (who does?!?).  On a horse and not feeling the vibe?  Speak up!  We are really good at reading riders, but we are not able to understand every rider’s feelings and emotions.  When a rider comes after a death in the family, a big fight, a traumatic event, etc., of COURSE that affects the horses.  We all understand that horses are responsive to human emotion and energy.  Sometimes we need a little extra coaching to work through it and get a better ride.

With love and gratitude,

The Maverick Horseback Riding Team

Click Here to Meet the Horses

Contact us: 512-230-8413

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