Your Horse or Ours?
Campers are welcome to bring their own horse to our Hill Country Equestrian Lodge Girls' Summer Riding Camps. Our facilities include 12' X 12' stalls in our well-ventilated barn, with automatic waterers and fly spray system. Our two 50' X 100" paddocks with 12' X 20' shelters are available for turn-out, as well as our arena and our covered round pen. Hand grazing is always allowed, as well. We supply your bedding, and you keep your horse's area clean through daily picking and replenishing of bedding as needed. You bring your feed that your horse is accustomed to, and your own hay, (or buy it at Bandera Ranch Store), and feed and care for your horse daily. You pay no fee for bringing your own horse to camp.
We take great care to keep our facilities clean and safe, and watch all horses carefully for signs of stress or injury. We keep Banamine on hand in case of colic, and first aid supplies of all types for emergencies. (In 10 years time, we have never had an emergency or need for veterinary care for a camper's horse, but we are trained and well-prepared to administer intravenous or IM shots, and to treat superficial wounds or sprains, should the need arise, or to transport a horse safely to veterinary care, or to have a veterinarian make a farm call, if needed.)
All horses brought to Hill Country Equestrian Lodge are required to have a current negative Coggins certificate dated within the last year, as well as to be current on all vaccinations typically required in the area. (If you are unsure which ones these are, consult your veterinarian.)
While there is no substitute for the close connection you feel with your own horse, you may find it enjoyable and rewarding to ride one of our ranch's horses for all or part of your camp session. We have a variety of horses that are talented and trained for a broad variety of riders and disciplines, and that are fun and safe on the trail. Feel free to call Dianne at (830) 796-7950, to discuss what might best work best for you or your camper.