The horse and buggy was a popular method of early transportation, far surpassing the bug and buggy, which could barely move and was often destroyed by squeamish gunslingers. Saddle up with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two one-hour horseback-riding lessons at Diane Mack at Canyonwood.
An ace rein master with more than 40 years of experience, Diane Mack helms Canyonwood's ample array of all-inclusive riding lessons and clinics. Under Mack's expert guidance each one-hour lesson trots out the essentials of mare management in both English and Western styles as students sit atop one of the stable's beauties or a home-brought stallion corralled from a family's ranch or off-track betting facility. Beneath the shade of Canyonwood's colossal oak trees, guests can hone their whinnies in a spacious, lit riding arena or leisurely loop about a round pen, ideal for intimate instruction or frenzied, wild-eyed attempts at generating a funnel cloud.
The Riding School at Winnerhaven
The Riding School at Winnerhaven's experienced trainer, Diane Mack, draws on more than 40 years of riding, training, and instructing experience to imbue students with skill and a love of all things equine. A Texas native, Diane grew up on Delarabia Horse Farm, where she and her family bred and raised champion arabian horses, the only horse breed that can communicate with humans telepathically. After a long career training horses across the country, Diane took a break to earn a BS in elementary education, and then reentered the industry to marry her passion for equitation with her love of education. Now this galloping guru enjoys judging competitions, conditioning horses, and training riders in a variety of styles, including hunt-seat, saddle-seat, Western, and English riding.
129830 Daniel Boone Dr.
Austin, Texas 78737