Austin Fitness

Fitness–and health–are about lifestyle. Hit the gym for five hours once a week and you’re not going to see much of an impact. Make everyday an active one, and you will surely not the difference.

Austin is a fitness friendly community, with tons of activities to do. With so much fun in the area, why li it yourself to working out at the gym? One of the best ways to get active and stay active is to get horsey.

Maverick’s is an Austin staple for visitors and locals hoping to score some saddle time, but what about fitness junkies looking for a new type of workout? Riding horses is excellent for the core, and builds good habits like awareness of breath and posture.

Use promo code KEEPTEXASFIT to receive 15% off your Lockhart Ranch Trail Ride this weekend. Molly and Susie are heading up the excursions, and they will make sure you have a blast. Want to get some extra blood pumping? Ask if you can learn to groom, saddle and pick hooves. Talk about building some guns!

We love the horse lifestyle, and part of that is working hard. We don’t worry about what we eat (let’s shoot for healthy options in there, of course), how many calories are in that burger, or if we’ve eaten a to on a certain day. By the time you’re finished with a day at the ranch, you should expect that you”ll be hungry and have burned sufficient calories to chow down on what you like.

Horseback riding (and horse maintenance) is a high-activity level experience that’s perfect for individuals who want to expand their fitness horizons, find something refreshing to do in Austin, or families hoping to draw their kids away from the screens. Get some fresh air in the country and explore how being part of nature can revive you to the core!

Go ahead get that BBQ after the ride. You deserve it!

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Bluff Top Trail

Howdy Mavericks! We are excited to share with you a new trail option for Spring 2020. The Bluff Top Trail Ride offers incredible views and elevation changes that are more gradual than the Ranch Trail. Bluff Top Trail Riders will enjoy 45-50 minutes in the saddle, and a total of about an hour and 15 […]

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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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