Texas Horseback Riding - Trail Rides, Horse Rentals, Horseback Camps, and Horse Stables

Hey (no, hay is for horses, not something to gain your attention), you can't claim you live in or have experienced Texas until you jump on a horse and go on a trail or horseback ride. And Texas has some of the best riding stables, trail rides, horseback camps, and horse rentals around. So don't horse around, mount up and go horseback riding. Sign up for a trail ride, plan a horseback riding vacation, visit a dude ranch or riding stable, and rent a horse for some fun horseback riding.

Central Texas Riding Stables, Horse Rentals, Trail Rides, & Horseback Riding

Cat Spring

Blisswood B&B  horseback riding

During a stay at Blisswood B&B why not enjoy a leisurely guided one hour horseback ride through meadows, forests, and across creeks.

Choose from 16 unique lodging options including turn-of-the-century Texas Homes, The Enchanted Cabin by the Lake or a contemporary Texas ranch house. Enjoy simple life in the calming surroundings of our working ranch, where animals abound including horses, chickens, dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, deer, peacocks, and even American Bison. Enjoy numerous ranch activities including horseback riding, archery, animal feeding tours, fishing and more! Our breathtaking 650 acres on the Lehmann Legacy Ranch is ideally located only an hour west of Houston, and 2 hours to San Antonio and Austin.
Hunters Chase Farms is well-known throughout the Texas Hill Country as one of the finest riding schools teaching English and Western riding and specializing in Hunter/Jumper. Students are taught to ride and care for their horses safely. Good horsemanship and teamwork are stressed in all of the lessons.


West 1077

Ride the Range at West 1077 Guest Ranch! You want to explore the beautiful Texas Hill Country cowboy-style? No problem - just enjoy a stay at this quiet and peaceful guest ranch just outside of Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of the World". An outfitter, conveniently located on the West 1077 property, offers personalized guided trail rides at an hourly rate - no "nose-to-tails"-riding in huge groups!  Rides from 1 to 4 hours on the ranch and into the adjoining 5,500 acre State Park can be scheduled flexibly according to any vacation plan or weather. Combined with the 230 acre ranch property this offers almost 50 miles of maintained trails for all levels of riding skills. Guests are also welcome to bring their own horses along for a relaxing respite in nature. Options for inside or outside stalls, corrals, and a huge riding arena available onsite. Ride through varied terrain in unspoiled nature and take home some unforgettable memories of a way of life long gone but not forgotten.


West Texas Riding Stables, Horse Rentals, Trail Rides, & Horseback Riding


A ride with Lajitas Equestrian Center

Lajitas Equestrian Center, part of the fantastic Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa (read our review of Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa to learn more), offers  premier vacation packages for the individual or family who desire a true Texas experience on horseback. The featured summer vacation packages include a 3 day private cutting clinic.  Experience the thrill of riding a well-trained cutting horse just like the pros.  With cutting horse trainer and former NCHA judge, O.K. Estes and assistant trainer, Kathy Hoadley, you will receive one-on-one instruction and guidance in one of the horse industry's most exciting sports.

Their summer Horsemanship 101 clinics offer lessons and guidance in private sessions on a well-trained horse suitable to your riding experience.  If you’ve always wanted to learn to ride correctly, to understand the techniques of riding and the basic care and skills necessary to own a horse, this package promises to be a fun-filled educational experience.   Horsemanship 101 is offered for the individual or family who want to participate in learning to ride together.  An ideal horseback vacation destination, they  provide a 3 day or 5 day package. The Lajitas Equestrian Center offers a variety of other services for Resort Guests including guided trail rides, riding lessons, and boarding.

North Texas Riding Stables, Horse Rentals, Trail Rides, & Horseback Riding


Hopper Ranch Horseback Riding Ranch

Need someplace for your or the kids can go for an hour, a day or even a week for Horse Camp, at Trail Ride, or just a place to be around horses?  Hopper Ranch is it!

They offer Groom and Learn, Horseback Riding, Lessons, Fishing, Summer Horse Camps, Family Outings and an exciting competitive Barrel Race on Tuesday Nights.


Broken Bow Ranch

Broken Bow Ranch offers a wide veriety of recreational activities. They have horse-back riding, camp, and lessons, paint ball, and hunting leases.

Gay Leigh Bingham is an expert horsewoman with 25 years of experience in the Show arena and in instruction. She offers private and group riding lessons on Broken Bow's specially trained Quarter Horses, as a camp and Boy Scout Merit Badge Counseling as well as layed back trail rides or birthday parties.

Curragh Equestrian Center

Fort Worth

Curragh Equestrian Center

Curragh is a full service boarding and training center where instruction and training is available for beginners to advanced competitors. Custom designed children and adult classes and camps are available throughout the year. Private and group lessons are scheduled daily.

South East Texas Riding Stables, Horse Rentals, Trail Rides, & Horseback Riding

Henry's Home, Horse & Human Sanctuary


a horseback ride with Just  Us Gals

Come riding in the Piney Woods of Texas on the gorgeous Spring Creek Greenway trails through shade and over water.  Just a bunch of ordinary women who own gentle beloved horses started this small trail riding business to help get the horses paid for and exercised.  We don't do anything fancy, no endurance racing, barrel racing or arena work . . . basically no one to tell you what you are doing wrong.  Just fun talking, sharing life stories or quiet zen time out in nature going at the pace you are comfortable with. 

You will have the opportunity to saddle and bridle your horse with some basic instruction from one of us if you want to. Then we will go out for about two to two and a half hours walking, trotting or easy galloping if you are ready for that and none of us is shy about giving you some riding tips if you ask. Then when we get home you are welcome to help unsaddle your horse and give him a bath if he needs it, or just hang around with us enjoying a cold drink in the summer or a fire in our fire pit in the winter.  Email donna@henryshomehorsesanctuary.org


Cypress Trails

Cypress Trails property adjoins some of the most scenic and challenging trails in Texas. National and world-class endurance horses for both pleasure trail riding and competitive endurance riding instruction are available. They welcome you to come by and ride for an hour, just for fun or for a day and learn some of the riding techniques from the best.

Ebenezer Park


Ebenezer Park

Ebenezer Park is the only area where horses are allowed on Sam Rayburn. The Equestrian area contains 10 campsites, all with water hookups. All these sites feature a hardened RV pullout, hitching posts, table and firering. Corrals are also placed within the campsite area. They are working toward having a corral for each equestian site.

South West Texas Riding Stables, Horse Rentals, Trail Rides, & Horseback Riding

South Padre Island

Horses On The Beach


Riding horses on the beautiful beach of South Padre Island is one of the most memorable experiences anyone can have. All of the horseback rides travel right along the beach and water's edge.

Everyone can ride horses on the beach. SPIAP specialize in providing safe horseback rides for children and first time riders. They are all escorted and supervised by professional Trail Bosses who are there for your enjoyment, safety and the well being of the horses. Rides are in a loose group where you can ride beside each other...or not.

Pick one of the horseback rides on the beach along with other activities and save money using their discounted on-line reservation service. The more activities you enjoy, the more you save!

Corpus Christi

Horses On The Beach- Corpus

Horses On The Beach-Corpus Christi is focused on offering the unique experience of riding horseback on the beach to both young & old, beginner to advanced, and anyone in between. The staff is dedicated to helping you create a truly memorable experience.




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