Coyote Crossing

Welcome to Coyote Crossing.... it's not just for kids!

We specialize in matching up youth and adult riders with their perfect 'best friend'
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beautiful, athletic horses that will fulfill all of their dreams!

NEWS FLASH !!!!!!!!!

Holly Attick has been back in the saddle since Spring 2011, and her son Mason (born February 25, 2011) is usually nearby. Holly exhibitioned Maybe at many 5-D barrel races until the Clouds from Missouri (see information below) purchased him.

Holly and Maybe     Maybe     Holly and Maybe

Holly and ToddyHolly also exhibitioned MaTaTa (Toddy) at those 5-D’s.  In addition, she was riding Spider (our three-year-old Windy Ryon/Pyromaniac bay gelding) after Olan Hightower started him for two months. However, Holly is now once again temporarily sitting on the fence since she is expecting her second child in February, 2013.

     Terry     Terry     Terry
In September, 2011, we had a wonderful and welcome addition to the crew at Coyote Crossing. Jim and Terry Baranowski moved into the apartment, and they have been a tremendous help ever since. Jim is definitely a Jack of all trades and a Master of many. Most importantly, he keeps the Coyote Crossing tractor running and does a lot of work with it. Terry, who LOVES horses, purchasedTerry and Jim Cowboys April Dream (April), and they are getting quite serious and good at barrels and poles. She’s also a tremendous amount of help with the horses, mowing the grounds, and around Coyote Crossing in general. After 35 years of marriage and with three grown daughters and three grandchildren, Terry and Jim are still very much in love, as shown. We just hope they plan to retire here.

Buckaroo and Morning Glory2012 spring additions to Coyote Crossing were Maybe’s foals out of Inquisitive Bonanza (Quiz)and Two Eyed Bar Dancer (Dancer). Quiz’ bay stud colt Buckaroo is extremely sweet and continually loves on some of his “girls,” the broodmares and his little sister. Dancer’s filly, a buckskin & white paint named Morning Glory, is also very sweet and gentle. You seldom find one of the foals without the other.
Buckaroo and Morning Glory     Buckaroo and Morning Glory

Camp 2012We had a real busy Spring Break and June 2012, with riding camps and preparing kids and their horses for District and State 4-H competition. Our youngest “campers”, Ethan and Kenna, just turned 7-years-old, and our oldest (Terry) was 50-something. With concentration and best efforts from the students, we got a lot of work done and had a lot of fun. After a whirlwind training session of Dallas (Amber Cast’s mount), including three weeks with Olan Hightower (boot camp for attitude and basics adjustment), we had Amber and Dallas ready for 4-H competition. They placed at district and went to state.
Spring Camp                   

In early July, Barbara Harlen (who owns Dallas) did a couple of photo shoots at Coyote Crossing. The first was almost totally rained out, but we enjoyed sitting on the front porch, telling stories and laughing. Can you believe it, rain in JULY???? Barbara got some fun shots of the folks who ride and either live or board at Coyote Crossing. View more of Barbara's work here

Andrea Elston, who for many years was one of New York City’s premiere tattoo artists, but who now works at Classic Tattoo in San Marcos, enjoys some western dressage on her Trakehner/Thoroughbred mare Betsy. Andrea is also a phenomenal western artist, and she works on leather, wood, cow skulls, whatever. (Check out her work on their website at
Andrea     Andrea     Andrea

After Olan Hightower started Florence Dews’ three-year-old mare Savanna for two months,Florence has been working with her and making great progress. Savanna is an extremely willing, responsive, athletic, beautiful paint mare, with two blue eyes. She’s out of Maybe and Florence’s mare Dancer.

Autry and MaybeShannon, Meon, and Autry Cloud are now the proud owners of TWO Coyote Crossing horses---  Born Free Bonanza (Bear) and Bettermaythannever (Maybe). They met Sue in Fort Worth and purchased Maybe April 15, 2012, so he and Autry are now getting acquainted.

Here’s what Autry and Bear have done over the past couple of years: In Missouri Jr. HighAutry and Bear School Rodeo (MJHSRA), they were on the Cinch Team in 2010-2011, and they were the MJHSRA Pole Bending Champions in 2011-2012, qualifying for the Jr. High National Finals. In the Missouri Junior Rodeo Circuit, they were the 2011 Year-end Champions in Pole Bending and Reserve Champions in Barrel Racing. In the Missouri Family Rodeo Association, after competing in only eight of the 16 rodeos, Autry and Bear were the 2011 Finals Pole Bending Champions, the 2011 Reserve Year-End Pole Bending Champions and third in the Barrels.

Way to go, Autry & Bear! We know that you & Maybe will be equally as successful in barrels!

Paityn Matthews and Skip Te (Skip) of Gracemont, Oklahoma won the Oklahoma State NBHA 2-D Youth Barrel Racing saddle, qualifying for NBHA Youth World. Although Skip is 14-years-old now, they continue to place in the 1-D or 2-D consistently.

On July 7, 2012, Wayman & Paityn Matthews met Sue & Holly at the Circle T Arena near Hamilton, Texas. Since Holly’s “on the fence” for several months, Paityn tried Toddy at the Circle T (wonderful facility, by the way), and Toddy’s now living and working with the Matthews in Oklahoma. Toddy is five years old, and certainly not “finished” on barrels, but then neither was Skip when Paityn got him, so we have HIGH hopes for this new pair. After Paityn had ridden Toddy only a few times, they placed second in the 3-D in an NBHA barrel race with over 80 competitors. Toddy’s not SOLD yet, but she might just have found her new home, since she and Paityn seem to be “hooking up” well.

Good luck with your horses and barrel racing, Paityn!!      

HannahHannahHannah Hemphill qualified for state in junior high rodeo in all four of her events - barrels & poles on Patas Pancho Villa, and goat tying and breakaway roping on her other two horses. She won the Jr. All-Around saddle at the Polk County Youth Rodeo in Livingston, Texas in July, 2012. She & Pancho have been running 1-D times in barrels in their area.



Our motto is "At Coyote Crossing, we have your next best friend."
We feel that people & horses must bond in order to be partners,
happy and successful together.

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We're located just 30 minutes SE of Austin, surrounded by 40 acres (with access to 300 additional
acres for riding), complete with facilities for raising, training, stabling, and enjoying horses.
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Coyote Crossing is an AQHA Preferred Breeder; read more about our breeding program
and home-grown horses we have for sale from generations of selective breeding.
We raise and train quarter horses, ultimately finishing most of them for speed events like barrel racing and pole bending.
We also give lessons in basic horsemanship and help horses and riders improve as a team.
We enjoy teaching mature 5 and 6 year old children how to ride - beginning their horsemanship experience.
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Coyote Crossing
4439 Barth Rd
Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 376-6251
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