We have two basic trail ride programs. The
most popular are
the trails of Bandera which are
about sixty miles from Austin and is an all day excursion. Judith
Becker of Twisted
Oaks Farm is the Trail Boss. Being born and raised on a working
ranch in Central Texas, Judith literally has a life time of
experience. Nobody knows Bandera as well as Judith as she has been
riding the trails of Bandera for many, many years. Good sense,
discretion and a sense of self preservation prevents me from telling
how many years, just many.
For the most part, the horses used for this
ride are well experienced at Bandera and because of the terrain it is
necessary that each rider have some previous experience. Initially,
this part of the program is not for novice or beginning riders. For
date availability and rates e-mail your request together with a
telephone number and we will get back with you.
For local trail rides of shorter duration we
will stay near Austin. We have easy,
scenic bridle paths through a nice variety of conditions ranging
from heavily wooded areas to flat open pastoral areas. We have a
goodly number of deer and wild turkey and because of our "No
Hunting" policy the wildlife is not too easily frightened by our
intrusion into their world.
For the more experienced rider, after
demonstrated ability, we have some areas which often, depending on
the time of the year, provide for a more challenging experience
ranging from very pleasant, easy paths created by wildlife.