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Book your Trail Ride or Horsemanship Experience

The Short

We base our Ranch Trail Rides (Click HERE) and Horsemanship Experiences on various factors.  Please verify with your group before you sign other people up.

Trail Ride: Beautiful, fun, relaxing. Session is 1.5-2 hours

Horsemanship Experience: Beautiful, challenging, rewarding. Session is 3-4 hours

The Long

Our Trail Rides (Click HERE) and Horsemanship Experiences overlap in the same places, so participants of both experiences will enjoy our gorgeous trails.  Which to chose?  It depends on what you are looking for out of your ride.

This means that if a family with mixed needs and wants is signing up, everyone can pick the ride that’s right for them!  Grandma and Grandpa and the five year old grandson want to take it easy?  Sign up for the trail ride!  Mom, Dad and Horse enthusiast, 12 year old daughter can enjoy the horsemanship experience.  Mom, Dad and Daugter arrive at 9:30.  Grandma and Grandpa can hang at the farm OR make a quick trip into town for some shopping, hot chocolate and tea, a visit to the candy store, the Caldwell County Jail Museum, our beautiful courthouse or the city park all within one mile.  

When we plan rides we take into experience many factors including:

Our trail rides are fun, relaxing and held with great company.  If you’re looking for an intro to riding this is a great start.  If you’d like to learn more about our horsemanship experience, or you’re not sure which experience is right for you, please read more!  Need more information? Click HERE to read about the Horsemanship Experience and the Ranch Ride

 

 

 

 

 

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LOCKHART LOCATION

(25-35 minutes from Austin, 45 minutes from Round Rock, 1 hour from San Antonio)

Trail Ride: $115 per person 

Monday-Friday: 10am, 5:30pm

Saturday, Sunday: 11:15am-12:45pm; 6:45-8:15pm

Recommended ages 8+ or enthusiastic riders ages 4+

About 1.5 hours in the saddle, about 2 hours total

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Group Horsemanship Experience: $185 per person

Monday-Friday 9:30am; 5pm

Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am-1pm; 5pm-8:30pm

Recommended ages 12+ or riders with lesson experience ages 6+

About 2 hours in the saddle, about 4 hours total.  Enjoy Horsemanship 101 with grooming, tacking and a mini riding session (20-30 minutes) followed by a water break and then a 1.5 hour session in the saddle. ***Small weekday groups move more efficiently and will have about 1 hour, 45 minutes saddle time, total session may run without break, running at 3 hours total.*** 

Need more information? Click HERE to read about the Horsemanship Experience and the Ranch Ride

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Children’s Group Introduction to Horsemanship: $35 per child

Currently we can only accommodate one child at a time.  This is a HANDS-ON experience for a parent or legal guardian, or competent adult, non-riding participant.  

Book online FOR EXISTING BOOKED RIDES.  If no group trail is booked your ride may be cancelled.

Saturday and Sunday at 9am, 11:15am and 5pm, 6:45pm

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Private Rides:

Please contact us directly for more information.  Call or TEXT 512-230-8413. Picnics, dance classes, massage and meditation retreats

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LOCATIONS

LOCKHART, TX

Our most popular location by far, Lockhart boasts incredible panoramic views of the valley with bluff tops and over 200 feet of elevation changes.  Walk, trot, canter rides available to public one time or regular riders through the horsemanship experience.  Gorgeous trail rides for a relaxing day.  
 
Book daily online.  Eat some of the best BBQ in Texas!  Paddle boats, kayaks, fishing, bonfires and more.  You may book online at the Lockhart location for Ranch Rides, which a more structured trail ride mostly walking with some trotting.  We DO have hills so you will need to be prepared for elevation changes or Horsemanship Rides (More instructional, suitable for beginners through experienced riders who want a more engaging experience).  Currently, our reviews on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google Reviews and Facebook reflect folks who have participated in the Horsemanship Experience.  We are excited to offer traditional trail rides at a new rate starting June 15th.  Please check our schedule and read more below.
 

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AUSTIN

Join us!: Wednesday 6/19 we will be northwest of Austin, 17 miles northwest of Lake Travis Highschool, a few miles away from Briar Cliff.  You can book online under Northwest Austin Horsemanship.  The cost is $175 for regulars, $280 for the general public.  Enjoy a go-at-your-own-pace style with walk, trot, canter options.  The best part?  Swimming with the horses!  We can’t wait to see you there.  Call or TEXT 512-230-8413 for more information.
 
General Information: We have group and private sessions in Austin, which vary in location, length and complexity.  If you are interested in booking at one of the Austin locations, please TEXT 512-230-8413 so we can set a group or private session up for you!  Regular Riders always get priority booking spaces on our Austin locations.  

Regular Riders and Lessons in Austin and Lockhart

THE SHORT: Ask about the fee to ride with us consecutive weeks.  We currently only have space for weekly regular lessons at the Lockhart Location for adults and children ages 10 and up.  Please TEXT 512-230-8413 to request to be put on a waitlist for children’s lessons in Lockhart or lessons at one of our Austin locations.

THE LONG: We have generous price cuts for regular riders as well as lots of opportunities to get involved with us more.  Ask about overnight accommodations with AirBnB in Lockhart and Northwest Austin!
 
Private rides that may be booked with preference for group.  Call for more information.  Prices and conditions vary. Check out our instagram account for updates and photos on these locations.  See hashtags below for links to photos from each location on Instagram. #mavericksinAustin, #mavericksinDale, #mavericksinLockhart, #mavericksinKilleen, #mavericksinSpicewood, #mavericksinBlanco, #mavericksinBastrop, #mavericksinRoundRock, #mavericksinHutto, #mavericksinHouston

Regular Riders and Lessons

THE SHORT: Ask about the fee to ride with us consecutive weeks.

THE LONG: We have generous price cuts for regular riders as well as lots of opportunities to get involved with us more.  Ask about overnight accommodations with AirBnB in Lockhart and Northwest Austin!
 
Private rides that may be booked with preference for group.  Call for more information.  Prices and conditions vary. Check out our instagram account for updates and photos on these locations.  See hashtags below for links to photos from each location on Instagram. #mavericksinAustin, #mavericksinDale, #mavericksinLockhart, #mavericksinKilleen, #mavericksinSpicewood, #mavericksinBlanco, #mavericksinBastrop, #mavericksinRoundRock, #mavericksinHutto, #mavericksinHouston

DALE, TX

Have a special someone in your life or a group of friends who are fans of motocross?  Well this is the ride for you.  Enjoy a 400+ acre ranch with 1.5 miles of horseback riding on a professional motocross track as well as an additional 4 miles of trails through the woods and fields.

Group Horsemanship Experience, Dale

Call to book.  Four person minimum.  Start a group or inquire for openings.  Availability at noon on 7/22, 8/5, 9/17, 9/23, 10/01, 10/02, 11/9, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27

$150 per person

Private Horsemanship Experience, Dale  

Call to book.  Four person minimum.  Start a group or inquire for openings.  Availability at noon on 7/22, 8/5, 9/17, 9/23, 10/01, 10/02, 11/9, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27

4 People: $770 Join us for approximately 3 hours.  Mounted time is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
5 People: $880 Join us for approximately 3 hours.  Mounted time is approximately one hour and thirty minutes.
6 People: $920 Join us for approximately 3 hours.  Mounted time is approximately one hour and thirty minutes.
7 People: $1070 Join us for approximately 3.5 hours.  Mounted time is approximately one hour and thirty minutes.
8 or more People: Please Call
 

Matagorda Beach

Please TEXT 512-230-8413 for more information about day long and multi-night camping trips

Houston

Please TEXT 512-230-8413 for more information about day long and multi-night camping trips

Killeen

Alternate dates available. Please TEXT 512-230-8413 for more information about day long and multi-night camping trips.

9/12 & 9/13, 10/02, 11/23-11/25, 12/07, 1/18

Spicewood

Alternate dates available. Please TEXT 512-230-8413 for more information about day long and multi-night camping trips.

(9/05, 9/27-9/29, 10/19, 12/18-12/21)

Blanco

Alternate dates available. Please TEXT 512-230-8413 for more information about day long and multi-night camping trips.

(9/01-9/05, 11/21-11/25, 1/22-1/25)

Bastrop

Alternate dates available. Please TEXT 512-230-8413 for more information about day long and multi-night camping trips.

(8/20-8/30, 11/19-11/28, 12/12, 1/20)

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FAQ’s Page: Click HERE

Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to charge in full for no-shows or cancellations as well as riders who misrepresent their weight by over 10lbs. Thanks for understanding this policy, which protects the health of the horses who make dreams come true. We care about equine health & we know you do, too!  Curious?  Check out our blog roll for more information on the importance of spinal and digestive care for the success of our program.  Don’t want to ride because it’s muddy, it’s raining where you are or you think it might be raining at our ranch?  You are welcome to cancel your ride at anytime.  There’s a 25% rebooking fee.

 

Trail ride around our 1.5 acre pond. Maybe even take the horses in for a swim if you dare!

Horseback riding birthday parties to the river and beyond! Trail riding into the water is a highlight of what we do.

Special Event Saturday 11/18 and Sunday 11/19

Maverick’s is sponsoring the Lockhart Public Library for free community education classes this January 2018.  Come visit with us this weekend, Saturday 11/18 for free activities for the public at 9am, 3pm and 4-7pm.  Click HERE for more information about our Special Event!

Birthday Parties

How about a pony painting session for your birthday boy or girl! Spend 45 minutes painting the fabulous canvas of Maverick, our large, white namesake who humbly stands by as children write birthday messages, make horsey hand prints, or turn him into a zebra or unicorn! As always, the experience caters to each group, but focuses on developing comfort, respect and awe of the horse during unmounted activities.  After the work is done, we’ll throw a saddle on this noble steed and children can spend another 45 minutes taking turns horseback riding, learning about posture, hand and foot position, and goal setting.

Our birthday sessions remain focused on educating participants on horse safety, horse care and the fundamentals of safe riding.  We do not offer “pony rides,” but rather a beautiful experience that engages the senses.  What we provide is more of a challenge, and requires children to focus, follow instruction and care for the horse.  It’s quite rewarding to little cowboys and cowgirls to know they are giving back to these wonderful animals who offer we humans so much!

Ride a painted pony!: $250 for up to 6 buckaroos

Have a large event and you’d like to explore venue options?

Check out our Special Events Page for more information.

 

Austin pony party extravaganza. Enjoy a unicorn, painting horses, pony rides and instructional interactions between your children and our knowledgeable and friendly guides. WARNING: silliness may ensue.

Trail riding lessons can be so exciting for folks who want to get a taste for what real horseback riding is about.  We do not believe it’s about riding in circles in an arena three times a week for ten years, and we do not believe its about joy riding the snot out of unresponsive animals that only pick up the pace when they are headed back to the barn.  Our trail riding lessons-paradigm on trail gives us the opportunity to educate riders, and this means that we can differentiate our teaching to the individual.  THAT means that individuals who demonstrate good balance, good control and kind hands and seat are able to execute more advanced obstacles than others.  We often ride with mixed skill-level horseback riding groups on trail, and we are happy to work with more confident or more experienced equestrians to be able to pick up the pace, have a little extra fun and experience something a little more gratifying than a trail ride.

Visiting from out of town?  Ask us for recommendations on beautiful places to visit in San Marcos and South Austin.  At just 20 minutes away, we are the closest riding ranch to downtown Austin.

Horseback rider takes AQHA gelding into the water of our lake
Beautiful water features on our Texas Dude Ranch, just outside of San Marcos and South Austin

 

So much fun taking a trail ride in the heat of Texas when you have a nice place to cool off
Enjoy splashing around in our lake on property or check our our beautiful creek!

 

sunset at dude ranch in San Marcos offers scenic views and horseback riding adventures for equestrians of all skill levels and ages
You’ll love the views on our Texas Dude Ranch

 

Children and family rides are a great way to get out and explore the area.
We offer rides to horse enthusiasts of all ages. Children as young as 2.5 can get involved. Call for details!

 

Big bay draft cross takes trail riders into the water for an epic trail riding adventure in San Marcos Texas at our family dude ranch
Horseback riding convenient to San Marcos

 

Natural horsemanship trainer MacCoy poses with her students in the background, enjoying the river of McKinney Roughs in Bastrop state park on a horseback riding adventure
All smiles on a sunny day in the Colorado River on a horseback riding vacation at MCKINNEY ROUGHS in Bastrop Texas

 

Here we are taking a drink of water in San Marcos on a summer day with a great group of friends
Horseback riding over the hills and through the woods, and to the water, of course, for a little sip.

 

Couple shown in the background over a field of Blue Bonnets at Parrie Haynes Riding Ranch in Killeen, mounted on walking horses while Equine photographer Joan Marie MacCoy takes a between the ears shot from the back of her trusted paint mare, Coca
Take a romantic vacation to PAIRRIE HAYNES in KILLEEN TX with your horses, or use some of ours!

 

Horse ranch pond is low from drought, but trainer Joan Marie MacCoy still enjoys a trip around the lake with Maverick and her dog Cecelia
Views from our ranch, when the lake was low during drought. Still beautiful and nice for a good swim.

 

Blue, orange and green summer pool noodles create the perfect horseback riding obstacle, as demonstrated by youth play day rider on APHA mare, Coca
Try out the play day obstacles like this colorful noodle wall

 

Riders take the plunge into the lake on horseback, pictured here are Rocky our trust chestnut quarter horse and Annie, our paint mare who is currently bred
Horseback Riding in the Water is always a fun time at our ranch!

 

horses in the lake at our horse rental facility in San Marcos
When you’re a little thirsty and you need a little lake of water to drink from…

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