The traditions of horseback riding in Texas are centuries old and horses have played a hugely important role in the history of Texas from the time of the conquistadores. The Spaniards had for long jealously kept horses to themselves as they were a tremendous military asset which had greatly facilitated their conquest and control of Latin America. Their monopoly was broken in the 17th century when the Pueblo Indians revolted against Spanish rule in 1680 and captured hundreds of horses, with many more escaping into the wild, thus enabling Native American tribes on the Great Plains to acquire the horse. The Comanche became such skilled horsemen and fearsome mounted warriors that they were able to control much of Texas for over a century. Then came the fabulous era of the cowboy and the great cattle drives from Texas to the north made famous by countless movies, books and songs.

Today we can offer you an excellent trail riding and instructional opportunity. You will ride well trained and responsive horses and you can learn how to interact with your horse for a meaningful riding experience. This riding center is located in the beautiful Hill Country northwest of San Antonio, Texas. Trail rides arein small groups guided by a wrangler in pleasant surroundings dotted with oak and juniper trees. You can also take lessons and your instructor has an unusual gift for showing you quickly how to improve your riding skills. Guests can also receive expert instruction in both dressage and jumping. Accommodations are in spacious, comfortable cabins and delicious meals are served in the main lodge.

Texas is the nation’s biggest cattle state and has a rich cowboy history so it is appropriate that you should be able to learn how to work cattle and this is an excellent place to do that. You can refine and sharpen theriding skills you have learned by team sorting because horse and rider have to work as a team to handle the job. If you have learned to connect well with your horse, you can use his speed, agility and strength to accomplish a job which no man on foot ever could do. It is a great pleasure for your horse as well as for you to have successfully formed such a partnership and this experience of horseback riding in Texas will help you achieve it.

  Timezone in Texas

Central Time (GMT-5)

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San Antonio International Airport (SAT)


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Texas Cattle Working Clinic

Texas Cattle Working Clinic

Spend 3 days honing your skills in the Western equestrian sports of team penning and team sorting. This clinic is a great option for riders of all levels who... Read more

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The hosts were great! As an instructor, the owner is fabulous, one of the best teachers of best principles I've encountered. I went with my 11 year old niece and we were both engaged and really learning and having fun the whole time. The horses were lovingly cared for. When I mentioned the trainer's name to friends 60 miles away, they said she is one of the most well-respected instructors in the region. I'm glad of that because her approach is wise and experienced and she herself is a highly skilled rider.

Marsha Elleston, 2011