Texas Horseback Adventures invites guests to take a breather at the end of an invigorating day and join me for a beautiful West Texas sunset and enjoy the moment. Nearby the horses will be munching hay and slowly venture out in the hillside trap to relax from their strenous day of work. You will enjoy your journey as there are miles upon miles to ride without pre-set routes or hard and fast rules to follow. Each day we set out to cover an entirely different type of ride, from Fish Canyon to Bone Springs, over to Dog Point one day and then ride the Arkansas pasture and ridge another day... oh, and we can't forget the incredible view from the top of Barbara's Point! You'll explore the great outdoors horseback and with keen eyesight catch a glimpse of the extraordinary wildlife found in our region.
Expect to see cattle scattered across the landscape. Since wildlife is abundant in the Davis Mountains, you will get to see signs and markings and even firsthand sightings of:
- Black Bear
- Mountain Lions
- Mule Deer
For safety reasons, trail difficulty and speed of the ride are adjusted to fit the novice rider's ability. Advanced riders have trails that will meet and exceed their expectations for difficulty and duration and satisfy their superior skills. With advanced riders we will set out in a jog trot and cover twice the country where the terrain and incline permit. Climb up mountain trails with your horse and take in the magnificent view from the top. There will be some places where we will need to fall in one behind the other because some trails are steep, rocky, and narrow. For the most part, we will be on four-wheel drive ranch roads that are rarely used. We will ride in open valleys and mountain meadows which allow us more room to spread out.
Elevation and Temperatures
Elevation ranges from 4,500 to 6,000 feet. Campers and riders will enjoy the warm and mild weather conditions during the summer where temperatures range from 80 to 90 degrees F for daytime highs and 50 to 60 degrees F for nighttime lows. Rain showers may also occur in the afternoon, creating a refreshing time after a tiring day. Spring and fall temperatures can remain a bit cooler with daytime highs ranging from 40 to 70 degrees F to nighttime lows of 30 to 40 degrees F. Most of our days from spring through fall are divine with lots of sunshine and clean, crisp mountain air.
When on a three-day trip or longer, there is nothing more satisfying than a well-deserved massage to soothe your aching muscles. Make arrangements ahead of time to have a massage therapist brought to camp for a little pampering.
Enjoy music from a local musician during your stay. Gather around the campfire and listen to authentic cowboy music with friends and family. These extras will need to be booked well in advance and additional costs will be applied for these services.