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Experience the Country Life Near Kyle

Kyle residents can go from riding in a car to riding on a horse in just 20 minutes. Texas Trail Rides at Lone Star Ranch aims to “Keep Austin country.” They love to say the best way to experience Austin is on horseback.

About Texas Trail Rides

There are few places in Texas where you can go on ranch trail rides on 600+ acres of land in the Austin Hill Country. Texas Trail Rides provides riders with safety gear and lead ’em across the scenic creek into beautiful nature within Austin city limits.

This is a working ranch and they request you arrive 30 minutes before your ride for an orientation. They’ll get you fitted for helmets and introduce you to your horse. Wear close-toed shoes (tennis shoes and boots) and long pants. They also recommend bringing sunglasses and water.

Just browse Texas Trail Ride on Instagram or Texas Trail Ride’s Facebook and you’ll want to be transported there. Horseback riding is their main service, but there is more to be had at Lone Star Ranch for the full Texas experience.

About Lone Star Ranch

Lone Star Ranch has miles of trails, creeks, and fields for a memorable day. Besides horseback riding, they offer archery, fishing, and tomahawk and ax throwing. If you want more firepower, they have experienced marksmen and adventure guides who can create a custom trap shoot.

Want to take horseback riding to the next level? They offer private lessons and an after-school riding program where students can learn barrel racing and dressage. Applying an approach based on an organization called Pony Club, they teach you how to be horse people not just riders.

ATV guided tours take you on an adventure around the ranch. An ATV experience includes safety instruction, ATV instructors, helmets, and fuel. Those opting for a fishing excursion can try fly fishing, bass fishing, or creek fishing. Want to explore the crystal-clear creeks and wildlife up close? Kayaks and SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) are just the ticket.

Their cow-folk can also show you a real-life, private rodeo complete with steers and trick roping! And if you have a larger group, they’ll rustle up some big fun such as Armadillo Racing. For the buckaroos, they have a farm animal petting zoo and pony rides.

Explore the photos on Lone Star Ranch Texas on Instagram to see what waits for you.

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