Many equestrians like to take their horses to the wide prairies or acres of hills on public lands across the state, both for a change of scenery and for training. Twenty state parks allow horseback riding, as do Big Bend National Park, a few parks in the Lower Colorado River Authority system, and some county parks. Here are seven favorite locations, including three parks that also allow for guided horse rides. 1. Padre Island National Seashore Horses are allowed on most of the Gulf side of this seventy-mile stretch of undeveloped barrier island near Corpus Christi. 2. Hill Country State Natural Area Riders can explore challenging terrain, from flat prairies to rocky canyons. A group equestrian site includes a barn and nine stalls. Or book a guided…View Original Post
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