Welcome to Azteca!

Azteca Stables is owned and managed by Donna Murphy. Donna and her husband Michael live on the premises so the horses are watched and monitored closely. She has over 25 years of professional experience and horses are her passion, her love and her life. She started riding at age 6 and has never stopped, her love for the equine continues to grow. Azteca Stables is located in central Texas Hill country, in the Canyon Lake area. We are between Austin and San Antonio. The area is beautiful with hill country vistas and Canyon Lake is nearby with awesome horse trails.

At Azteca Stables we treat horses like part of our family. Horses run in small herds with horses they get along with, and don't live in stalls. We let the horses be horses. However, stalls are available for use during inclement weather. Whether you trail ride, arena ride, or just want to “play with your horse” in the round pen , you are welcome at Azteca Stables, where we have fun with horses! We strive for happy horses in a friendly environment. A happy horse is content and wants to please!

Horseback riding lessons

Adults and children alike come to Azteca to learn anything from the basics of horsemanship and safety,  to learning to trail ride, and  western horsemanship.  Lessons start in the arena or round pen, and after confidence and balance is learned, we can even move on to the trail!  All students learn to groom, tack up, and how to take care of a horse. Everyone should learn how to ride a bike, swim, and ride a horse for their own safety! Riding teaches balance, co-ordination, self confidence, self esteem.  Here you will learn  how to love and appreciate a beautiful animal.
You will lean how to groom, clean out hooves, how to tack up a horse,  how to lead a horse, and much more. Donna loves sharing her knowledge with others and makes it fun!