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Explore the Hill Country on Horseback

New Braunfels, United States

Experience hosted by Zach And Misti

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

At Southern Trails you will enjoy a genuine Texas experience!

There's no better way to explore the Hill Country than on horseback. Misti and I will take you on a scenic, guided horseback ride, show you the reins, and ensure you have a fun experience.

First, we will strap on our helmets and pair you with one of our highly trained and lovable horses! (Whiskey, Bear, Mississippi, Comanche, Little Bit, and Fancy).

Next, we will have a brief lesson in the arena where you will learn to stop, turn and ride the proper way on the trails.

Then we will head out and take an hour trail ride through the beautiful hill country. We will ride through trees, up hills, down hills and if it’s the right time of year through some creeks and ponds!

We will stop along the way to take a couple pictures along the way!

If you have younger children please call and ask about "Little Dude Ride." It is perfect for kids and families that aren’t quite ready for the hour trail ride. We want everyone to be able to have an awesome horseback riding experience.
Other things to note
Once you have booked we will send you an email with gate code, instructions and address.

If you would like to tip please use cash to do so! Thanks!
At Southern Trails you will enjoy a genuine Texas experience!

There's no better way to explore the Hill Country than on horseback. Misti and I will take you on a scenic, guided horseback ride, show you the reins, and ensure you have a fun experience.

First, we will strap on our helmets and pair you with one of our highly trained and lovable horses! (Whiskey, Bear, Mississippi, Comanche, Little Bit, and Fancy).

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Helmets
    Water
    Sunscreen
    Bug Spray
From $125
/ person
Tue, Apr 13
$125 per person
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$125 per person
Wed, Apr 14
$125 per person
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
$125 per person
Thu, Apr 15
$125 per person
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
$125 per person

Meet your host, Zach And Misti

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 51 Reviews
  • Identity verified
About a year ago my wife (Misti Parsley) and I started a Texas adventure company called Southern Trails.

We have more than 20 years of experience riding/training horses as well as nearly 8 years of giving guests awesome Texas adventures!

Misti and I grew up riding horses in Yakima, Washington. Growing up around and competing in rodeos and showing competitions has created a real passion for horses and the outdoors.

We also love being around and getting to know people! When we moved to Texas a few years ago, we saw an opportunity to work with people and horses to provide a fun, high class, and safe Texas experience! That’s when we decided to start our company Southern Trails.

We love providing people with a new experience to connect them with nature and animals as well as create memories together. We can’t wait to meet you!
About a year ago my wife (Misti Parsley) and I started a Texas adventure company called Southern Trails.

We have more than 20 years of experience riding/training horses as well as nearly 8 years of giving guests awesome Texas adventures!

Misti and I grew up riding horses in Yakima, Washington. Growing up around and competing in rodeos and showing competitions has created a real passion for horses and the outdoors.

We also love being around and getting to kn…
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Where you'll be

You will explore the beautiful piece of the hill country on our 60 acre ranch complete with different terrain and wildlife. You will ride up and down hills, through the trees and creek beds. Depending on the rain fall you may ride through some water!

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 51 reviews.

Alexis
April 2021
Beautiful scenery with beautiful animals. So glad my fiancé and I did this. Much longer ride time than I thought which was great!
Anastasiia
April 2021
it was great! we even ran a bit with a quick pace on small hills. Elly was very informative& supporting. horses-well cared for and very beatiful and extremely well behaved. the walk was in the picturesque foresty area i enjoyed every second and woyld recommend this to everyone
it was great! we even ran a bit with a quick pace on small hills. Elly was very informative& supporting. horses-well cared for and very beatiful and extremely well behaved. the wal…
Lucy
April 2021
Elaine was an absolute superstar! For such a young person to be so knowledgeable on a topic, presentable, condident and kind is a real novelty. Her colleague was fantastic too and we felt in very safe hands. Only downside was we didn’t get to go fast at all and I would’ve loved to have ran the horses a bit. I can understand why that isn’t something likely possible with this type of reservation but it would’ve definitely improved the experience for me.
Elaine was an absolute superstar! For such a young person to be so knowledgeable on a topic, presentable, condident and kind is a real novelty. Her colleague was fantastic too and…
Zelene
April 2021
I did this with my wife. It was a great way to start our vacation. It was just the two of us plus the guide. She was friendly. We talked a bit but she also allowed us to enjoy the peace and quiet. Great balance. Take cash for a tip! The trail itself is relatively short and you go very slow which is necessary for all the rocks the horses had to get through that takes most of the time. This is a five star experience. I wish we could do like a 5 minute free ride with the horse back at the arena because we just wanted to ride but nevertheless worth it!
I did this with my wife. It was a great way to start our vacation. It was just the two of us plus the guide. She was friendly. We talked a bit but she also allowed us to enjoy the…
Gabby
March 2021
Very nice and friendly guide and horses. I had Bear who took every chance he got to stop the trip and eat some grass lol. I was a first time horse rider and besides my arm hurting at the end of the day from having to pull his head up constantly, I felt very safe in the overall experience. There wasn’t much storytelling from our guide, just a quiet walk through the hill country. Very calming.
Very nice and friendly guide and horses. I had Bear who took every chance he got to stop the trip and eat some grass lol. I was a first time horse rider and besides my arm hurting…
Sonia
March 2021
We booked a Little Dude ride for my 2 kids (ages 4 and 5), plus mom/dad. The way the activity is structured was well thought out. Instead of a full hour long trail ride, this is a great way to gently introduce kids to horses and riding. Emma was great at leading my daughter and Misti was awesome handling my son and guiding the tour. My son was nervous about riding and Misti helped him. By the end of the ride, his confidence was boosted and he left wanting to ride again.
We booked a Little Dude ride for my 2 kids (ages 4 and 5), plus mom/dad. The way the activity is structured was well thought out. Instead of a full hour long trail ride, this is a…

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  • Tue, Apr 13
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $125 per person
  • Wed, Apr 14
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    $125 per person
  • Thu, Apr 15
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    $125 per person
  • Fri, Apr 16
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    $125 per person
  • Sat, Apr 17
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $125 per person
  • Sun, Apr 18
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    $125 per person
  • Sun, Apr 18
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $125 per person
  • Sun, Apr 18
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    $125 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Long Pants

Closed Toed Shoes