Dos Brisas: Texas Horseback Riding Vacation

January 29th, 2014|

As my car left Houston Airport, paved freeways and tall buildings gave way to back country roads, wood planked front porches with chairs gently rocking in the breeze and American flags fluttering from their poles.

Driving up to the gated Inn at Dos Brisas, one can image cowboys herding cattle from as far away as Montana […]

Horseback riding and more at Picosa Ranch, Floresville, Texas

October 24th, 2012|

Sitting under the shady oaks at Picosa Ranch, once the home of Texas Governor John Connally, I could imagine the ranch in its heyday in the 60s and 70s when Air Force One landed on the ranch airstrip and more than one President and First lady was treated to some Texan hospitality. These days the ranch […]

Lost Pines Resort Horseback Riding Vacation, Lost Pines, TX

September 19th, 2012|

A love for horseback riding can take you many places, among them Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa.

Hyatt Lost Pines is an easy commute from Austin and Bastrop, and yet the resort feels a world apart. This luxurious Texas wilderness retreat tucks into a scenic spread of 405 acres, with one mile of Lower […]

Experience Charreada in San Antonio, Texas

May 16th, 2012|

We were leaving behind the grand houses and stately brick buildings of downtown San Antonio. As the car slowed to turn into the ranch, we were not so much entering no man’s land as we were entering Charro land. On the outskirts of San Antonio, this was a land of vaqueros (cowboys), caballos (horses) and silla […]

Win horseback riding vacation to Sugar and Spice Ranch, Bandera, TX

January 30th, 2012|

Sugar & Spice Ranch helps sponsor mother/daughter horseback riding vacation to Bandera, Texas

Put on your cowboy boots and grab pen and paper. If you have always dreamed of spending some time with your cowgirl mom, here’s your chance. Sugar & Spice Ranch will help sponsor your horseback riding vacation through their creative writing scholarship program. […]

Picosa Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation, Floresville, Texas

January 11th, 2012|

Hay bales and horseback riding at Picosa Ranch
Sure you’ve heard of rock climbing, but at Picosa Ranch, these folks specialize in hay bale climbing. Guests won’t repel off granite cliffs. Instead, take your hay fever medication and start climbing to the top of the bale! Located 25 minutes south of San Antonio, the 2,800-acre ranch in […]

Explore the Cowboy Way in Fort Worth, Texas

January 4th, 2012|

Horseback riding vacation in Fort Worth, Texas

While so many destinations allow you to play cowboy (or cowgirl) for a few days, a visit to Fort Worth gives you a chance to see the “Cowboy Way of Life” up close and personal.

The Fort Worth Stockyards

Visiting the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is a bit like […]

Super Bowl horseback riding vacation, Dallas, Fort Worth, TX

February 2nd, 2011|

Horseback Riding Vacation to the City of Cowboys and Culture

It’s not often that you see cowboys riding horseback on the red bricks of Exchange Avenue in Forth Worth, Texas. If you are planning to be in the Dallas, Forth Worth-area for the Super Bowl,there’s more to visit besides the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. May I […]

Wildcatter Ranch Horseback Riding Vacation, Graham, Texas

May 5th, 2010|

 
 North Texas Hill Country

I could feel John Wayne settle in my bones as I rode horseback along side the Brazos River at the Wildcatter Ranch outside of Graham, Texas. My mount, Wildfire, an 11 year old quarter horse, was an old hand at horseback riding vacations in North Texas Hill Country.

 

 

Wildcatter Ranch

Wildcatter Ranch Barn Manager […]