What you'll do
I have three beautiful geldings and three very comfortable saddles equipped with custom saddle bags to carry your sunglasses, sunscreen, water, phone and what have you. We begin our adventure at the house in South West Austin with a meet and greet for the horses and riders. Once we determined the best duo, we'll discuss riding cues to provide the best response. With my truck and trailer, I will haul the horses to our nearby destination, guests are welcome to ride with me or can follow me in their own car. Unless someone is riding on a regular basis, forty five minutes to an hour is about as long as you'll want to ride before you have a break. I will have the perfect spot picked for my guests to enjoy a picnic. Sitting upon a colorful serape blanket will be chilled cucumber, lemon, maybe pineapple water with fruit, cheese, and crackers for my guests to enjoy with one another. We'll then return to the trailer on horseback where I will untack the horses and return to our original destination in South West Austin or if my guests have driven they can depart at their leisure.
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I've been riding horses since I was eight years old, participating in both English and Western shows for years. Now, in my late thirties I enjoy the scenery of nature much more than the inside of an arena. I live close to several beautiful parks with horse friendly trails and have friends that let me trail ride on their private ranches. I ride all three of my horses on a regular basis, hitting the trail at least twice a week. I customized trail rides tailored to experience level for my friends and family and would like to share this experience with others.
Midway point on our trail ride I'll offer a tasty treat. Let me know if you're on a special diet, like Vegan or Gluten Free.
Transportation from where the horses are located to the trail destination unless guests would like to drive themselves
Helmets are offered and all equipment necessary for the horses is provided
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Where you'll be
At the state and county parks closest to my house, I know all the nooks and crannies to explore that you wouldn't find on foot unless you stumbled across them. Also, I have access to a remarkable 6,800 acre ranch only 15 minutes from my house. If a ride is scheduled with enough notice I can take guests to Shield Ranch for us to explore their protected and enhanced wildlife habitat.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Trail rides are done at a leisurely pace. We will have obstacles within our surroundings and water crossings to maneuver. If a rider is more advanced the ride is adjusted to their skill set. For safety reasons, there is a maximum weight limit of 225 pounds.
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