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  • Bit by Bit Farms:  512-497-6555.  Bit by Bit Farms near Elgin offers a full range of English riding lessons and training services.  Trainers are on site six days a week and the facilities manager lives on the premises.  The staff teaches riding lessons for everyone, from children and adults sitting on a horse for the first time, to riders moving up to the next levelin the show ring.  Flexible lesson schedule is offered to boarders.  214 Norwood Lane, Elgin, is open six days a week.  Call Kim Snyder at 512-497-6555 for more info.

  • Concealed Handgun Instructors:  Ronald & Shirley Pruett, DPS Certified, insured for your protection. Located at 1580 CR 491, Elgin, Texas 78621, (512) 569-0108 or

  •  Watterson Ranch:  Texas wouldn't be Texas without an authentic trail ride.  Watterson Ranch, located near Smithville, offers top-notch equine fun for all ages to enjoy.  Choose from a guided trail ride, a private ride or even an adventure ride, such as a working ride where you gather cattle, or a pasture penning.  Watterson is the sponsor of the annual amateur Cowgirl Ranch Rodeo.  For more information see the website - click the link above or call 512-988-1180.
  •  White Lightning Horse Ranch:  Now stabled at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort, owner Lisa White offers rides through McKinney Roughs Nature Park.  Rides are $75 for 45 minutes, $125 for 90 minutes for ages 8 and up.  Advanced rides can be scheduled.  Pony rides and a photo are available for kids ages 2 through 7.  Closed Wednesday.  For reservations call Hyatt Lost Pines at 512-308-1234.  Check the website for summer camp information.