Oak Farm & Guest Ranch has received permission to offer fully
catered weekend or mid-week trail rides for up to 10 guests on 5000
acres of the Baxter Ranch bordering the Colorado River at Bend,
horses or yours.
Cost for two days and two nights:
Your Horses $200 per person
Our Horses: $300 per person
Weekend Trail Ride Schedule
August 30th - Sept. 1st
September 26th - 28th
October 25th - 27th
No Riding in Nov. or Dec. because of deer hunting
Sign-ups for these rides will be taken on a first-come/first-served
basis. Individuals, couples and groups are welcome, but riders must
be 15 years of age or older. Because these rides are held on private
property by special permission, all rides are fully catered. Guests
with trailers equipped with sleeping quarters may elect to stay
in their trailers, but the per person cost remains the same. All
rides must be accompanied by a trail boss and wrangler.
Rider and Horse Gear Lists as well as Release Forms are provided
when you make your reservations.
minimum of six riders are required for each ride.
accommodations are located at the Dog House, a rustic but fully-equipped
hunter's cabin overlooking a small valley. The cabin is equipped
with bunk beds, bathroom, kitchen, air conditioning, microwave,
stove/oven, etc. Guests bring their own bedding and towels.
and snacks follow the chuck wagon tradition of "hearty, healthy
and plenty of it." Guests are welcome to bring their own beer,
wine or other refreshments, but drinking and smoking are strictly
confined to the area immediately around the Dog House.
meet in Lampasas, Texas and caravan to the site on Friday afternoon.
After dropping off supplies and setting up camp at the Dog House
we'll take a short ride to acclimate the horses and get into the
spirit. Dinner follows and then guests are on their own for the
evening. An early breakfast on Saturday gets riders ready for a
full days' ride down to the river where we'll take a long relaxed
break for a picnic lunch, swimming, naps, and hiking. Then it's
back to the Dog House for Saturday's dinner and camp fire.
Sunday ride is a leisurely trek up the spring fed creek to "The
Steps," rock terraces which form water falls, pools and a great
swimming hole for people and horses!
terrain is rocky in many places and can be quite steep. It is strongly
recommended that horses be shod for rides at the Baxter Ranch. Most
riding is along ranch roads and cattle tracks. There are many water
troughs along the ride and all rides spend some time at the river
or along the creek.
Sunday ride ends back at the Dog House followed by lunch and packing
up to go home.
rides can be strenuous, but even inexperienced riders can participate
and have a great time. Our horses are calm, gentle and easy to handle
on the trail. This can be an easy, casual weekend, but guests are
also welcome to use this opportunity to improve their horsemanship
skills and learn more about horse care and trail riding. Rides can
be scheduled for families, corporate groups, and special occasions.
more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org