Ultimate Guide to Horseback Riding at our Texas Guest Ranch

Looking for the ultimate Texas ranch vacation experience? Saddle up for adventure and go horseback riding across our 350-acre Texas guest ranch, only one hour west of Houston! Never ridden a horse before? Not a problem! We welcome equestrians of all skill levels with a variety of options for guided group and private rides for our registered lodging guests, kid’s horseback rides, and even boarding for guest horses if you bring your own!

Paso Fino horses on Texas dude ranch

Meet Our Paso Fino Horses

Come stay at our working dude ranch near Houston and experience riding our Gaited Paso Fino horses from South America. Known as the Cadillac of horses, they’ll provide you with one of the smoothest rides on the range! Their natural, ambling gait makes them ideal for horseback riding in Texas. See what’s different about Paso Fino horses, and check out our trail riding options below.

Women horseback riding in Texas near cows

Memorable Group & Private Trail Rides

You’ll find plenty of room to roam at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch! Our guided group trail rides last for about an hour, and will take you through meadows and oak forests, across creeks, and past soothing ponds on the property. It is important to note that children must be 9 or older for this ride and that all riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. See full details on current rates for our trail rides and group discounts.

Looking for something more romantic and private? We recommend adding our Horseback Picnic Ride package to your stay. You’ll be guided on a private 45-minute horseback ride to a picnic waiting for in a picture-perfect gazebo by the lake. We’ll take the horses back to the barn so you can relax awhile and enjoy each other’s company and the scenery, and arrange to pick you up later. If you want to kick it up a notch, take a gander at our Ride Off Into The Sunset package for extra frills, including flowers, champagne, dinner for two, and more!

Texas horse stables and child kissing a horse

The Perfect Ride for Your Buckaroo

If you’re taking a trip with the family and have younger yippers along with you, we have a special experience just for them! Our Children’s Horseback Ride will take children 8 and under on a 30-minute tour of our barnyard area, where they see all kinds of animals! You’ll be able to walk along with the wrangler, who will be guiding the ride with a lead line, while you capture all the precious memories. You can also feel relaxed knowing they’re riding our most gentle and dependable horses. This is a great way to introduce your child to Texas horseback riding if they haven’t had the experience before.

Conestoga covered wagon at Texas dude ranch

Experience Our Unique Accommodations

Enjoy a truly unique getaway experience when you choose one of our uncommon accommodations! We do encourage you to make your horseback riding reservations when you book your lodging to ensure we can get you scheduled in.

Conestoga Covered Wagon
Connect with your pioneer spirit in our deluxe covered wagon, while still enjoying modern amenities. Nestled in a wooded area, the Wagon includes AC/heat, a king-size bed, a small dining table, and two chairs, a mini-fridge and sink, and a private in-wagon commode and shower. There is an outdoor gas grill, bistro table, and private fire pit as well.

Grand Safari Tent
Our safari tent is set amongst giant Live Oaks and offers luxury and seclusion with a grand view of our exotic animals from the front deck. Enjoy modern comforts, a romantic King bed, sitting area, wood-burning stove, kitchenette with microwave, dining table & chairs, AC & heat, and outdoor private fire pit and gas grill. The in-tent bathroom features a shower and soaking tub with a view of the woods.

Cherokee RV
This RV is located at the Show Barn for an up-close and personal experience with our barn animals, a view of the lake and canopy, and a bistro table outside. This RV has one bedroom with a queen bed and fold-out couch and can sleep up to 3 people and offers a fully furnished kitchen, and TV.

We also have a variety of romantic cabins, some featuring private outdoor hot tubs, and larger vacation homes for families to spread out in. Take a look at all our Texas lodging options and start planning your horseback riding getaway at BlissWood today!

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