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Maverick Horseback Riding

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5766 Balcones Dr, Lockhart, TX 78731-4254
+1 512-230-8413
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One amazing ride!

It was a surprise gift for my girlfriends birthday and we had such a great time. It was her first... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew R
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Learn to Ride!

I can’t describe the experience, it was just beautiful. While riding I had a surge of happiness... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
dollysh
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Brooklyn, New York
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Maverick Horseback Riding offers unique trails with a horsemanship approach by reservation from one of our Austin-based locations. We have amazing water crossings, hilly pastures, parks and even a country road with some neighborhood buffalo roaming around. Riders will learn about horsemanship and safety, and the importance of riding in a way that will increase the safety of the rider AND the happy working life of the horse. It's not just about hopping on a horse and bouncing around, it's about learning how to give back to the animals who give so much to us. This unique lesson-based approach has been a big hit with our one-time and regular riders, who enjoy a variety of beautiful and challenging trails for riders of all skill levels and ages.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5766 Balcones Dr, Lockhart, TX 78731-4254
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+1 512-230-8413
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a surprise gift for my girlfriends birthday and we had such a great time. It was her first time, and I have had some experience, so it is definitely for all levels. They were so kind and made the experience so much fun....More

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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

I can’t describe the experience, it was just beautiful. While riding I had a surge of happiness. Things to know: First, make sure not to walk into the house! I did that. It was quiet embarrassing. Walk all the way down to the end of...More

Thank dollysh
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

If you live around Austin or visiting Texas, Stop by for a Horse ride. Beautiful location, Skilled instructor and Amazing horses ❤️

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Reviewed June 17, 2018

I have never been on a horse before, but this is no reason not to go on a horseback ride with Joan Marie. After saddling the horse and a quick introduction how to ride the horse, we were off into the woods, then on to...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2018

I grew up riding western, however stopped when I got to high school. Now that I am 5 years post-college, I wanted to start back up and hone my western riding skills. Joan Marie was GREAT and I loved that I got to work with...More

Thank Gabrielle C
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful 3.5 hr trail ride here with Jo today - it was the highlight of my weekend ! The horses are highly trained english/western equitation horses, very responsive but still calm and quiet on the trail. It is not often that one...More

Thank Sharat S
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

I went to visit a friend in Austin about a week ago, and after reading great reviews from other visitors, I decided to give Maverick Horseback Riding a try myself. I am really glad that I did, so here I am adding my own review...More

Thank Jasmedra
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

My daughter from NYC, who hasn't ridden in awhile, wanted to really RIDE a horse for her birthday when she came to visit us in Texas. She didn't want a nose-to-tail trail ride on depressed old "nags" but a chance to really ride again. I...More

1  Thank Mary O
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Joan Marie and Sam were fantastic guides. My wife and I hadn't been on horses for 40 years so we're absolute beginners. The ride was beautiful with different scenery and terrain and the horses were fantastic for our skill level. We highly recommend!

Thank Dan U
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

As a veterinarian, I've been somewhat turned off from trail riding. Often the horses are depressed, trudge along nose-to-tail, and not responsive at all, or the guides have inexperienced riders galloping, which is not safe for rider or horse. However, last week on a visit...More

Thank dingo677
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Lorie P
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Mary O | Reviewed this property |
They will tailor your experience to your level of expertise. Having never ridden before, they will pick a horse best suited for new riders and work with you so that you can learn the basics and feel comfortable on your... More
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Mpmilitarymom
November 19, 2017|
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Response from dollysh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Book online
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Zeze M
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Response from WanderlustSydney123 | Reviewed this property |
$125 is what we paid.
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