Austin March 05, 2018
This Horseback Tour Through The Countryside Near Austin Will Enchant You In The Best Way
What’s one of the best ways to experience the countryside near Austin? On the back of a horse! Check out this horseback tour that’s less than half an hour from the city.
Maverick Horseback Riding is located about 20 minutes from south of downtown Austin.
You'll find it at 5766 Balcones Drive in Lockhart, Texas.
The trail ride at Maverick is a different experience than a typical trail ride.
Instead of hopping on a horse and ambling along the trail, nose-to-tail, doing nothing but sitting on a horse, you'll have a lesson-based ride where you'll learn to give your horse cues and enjoy interaction with him. You'll also ride through some incredibly beautiful, diverse terrain.
You'll start your tour by meeting your horse and learning how to saddle up.
Don't worry if you don't have any experience - teaching people about horses and riding is what this place does best! Also, if your group has a mix of inexperienced and experienced riders, your guide can accommodate everyone's skill level so that each member of your party enjoys a challenging ride and learns something new.
The property includes hundreds of acres of spectacular scenery, including wooded areas...
...pastures and fields full of wildflowers...
...and even an extensive creek system so that you can guide your horse through the water.
Riders of all ages are welcome at Maverick Horseback Riding.
These folks are absolutely wonderful with kids, and they also frequently work with riders who are on the spectrum, have physical disabilities, are of advanced age and more. If you are willing and able to learn and want to ride, this stable will do its best to accommodate you.
Maverick Horseback Riding suggests that you come prepare to ride in long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, hat or helmet and boots with a short heel.
If you need to borrow some boots, ask! They have a selection of styles and sizes so that you'll look swanky on the trail...and have the right footwear for a good experience.
One of the best ways to truly appreciate the beauty of Texas is on horseback.
If you're looking for an experience that's more than just a boring ride, plodding along on a boring horse, give Maverick Horseback Riding a try. Visit the company's
to learn more about their philosophy of horseback riding, and to book a trail ride.
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