Kelly Hurd

Kelly is the owner and founder of Where The Trails Are. She was born and raised in Texas and around horses. Trail riding is her favorite activity aboard her American Indian Horse/Spanish Mustang, Angel. She and her husband Chris live just north of San Antonio. Kelly’s articles about where to ride have been published in The Horse Gazette and The Trail Rider.

Kelly has contributed articles on the following locations:
Old Hancock Trail, Canyon Lake, TX, Onion Creek District Park, Austin, TX, 7IL Trails, Cat Springs, TX, C Bar Ranch, Valley Mills, TX, Guadalupe River State Park, Spring Branch, TX, McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Bastrop, TX, Lazy F Guest Ranch, Smiley, TX, McCown Valley Equestrian Trail, Whitney, TX, Sister Creek Ranch, Boerne, TX, Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch, Cedar Creek, TX, Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera, TX, LHI, San Antonio, TX, SCT, Austin, TX, Parrie, Haynes, Killeen, TX, Pedernales Falls, Johnson City, TX, Six O Ranch, Cleburne, TX, Brave Horse Center, San Antonio, TX, Lacy Point Trails, Waco, TX, Padre Balli Park, Corpus Christi, TX, Pole Canyon, Quitaque, TX, Crescent Bend Nature Park, Schertz, TX, Willis Creek Park, Granger, TX, Tarrant Ranch, Bullard, TX, Plowman Creek Park, Kopperl, TX, Muleshoe Bend and Pace Bend, Spicewood, TX, and Ebenezer Park, Jasper, TX.

Northeast Texas And Surrounding Areas, is an American Indian Horse Registry riding club based out of Tyler, TX. Their goal is to promote America’s first horse, the Spanish Mustang. NETASA’s trail rides are open to the public and provide a non competitive and relaxed environment. NETASA also strives to provide educational opportunities to their members on the most modern and cutting edge equine health and training management techniques.

NETASA has contributed articles on the following locations:
Caddo Wildlife Refuge, Karnack, TX

Lin Sutherland

Lin Sutherland is a rider and travel writer specializing in horse adventure. She has written for Field and Stream, American Cowboy, Range Magazine, Trail Rider, Horse Talk, Horseback Magazine and many others. She owns and lives at Onion Creek Ranch in South Austin, a “gaited community.” Lin is our newest contributor and we are so very pleased to have her. Watch for more articles/posts coming from her soon!

Lin has contributed an article on the following locations:

Gillespie Ranch, Mayhill, NM
Stillwell Ranch, Big Bend National Park, TX

Karen Boone

Karen has contributed articles on the following locations:
Happy Horse Hotel, Cedar Creek, TX
Rough Riders Retreat
Lake Sommerville, Ledbetter, TX
Parrie Haynes, Killeen, Tx

Tonja Davis
Tonja has been a teacher for 20 years and her husband trains horses, checkout their website:
Tonja Davis has contributed some information on beach riding locations which is in the works and photos on the following location:
Ebenezar Park, Jasper, TX

Deb Demers
Deb has been making making equine Rhythm Beads and will create custom designs to match your tack.

Deb has contributed articles on the following locations:
Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera, TX
Alamo River RV Resort, Von Ormy, TX

Tiffany Drabek

Tiffany has contributed articles on the following locations:
Ebenezar Park, Jasper, TX
Brackenridge Plantation, Edna, TX

Stephanie Hanslik

Stephanie contributed an article on Indian Spirit Springs trails in Bryan, TX.

Tracy Matern
Tracy is a member of The Trinity Trail Preservation Association (, a non-profit all-volunteer trail preservation organization. TTPA’s main purpose is to maintain the 25.5 mile long trail on Corps of Engineers land on Lake Lavon and encourage hikers, joggers, nature lovers, photographers, and trail riders to use the scenic trail.

Tracy has contributed a post on the Trinity Trails off of Lake Lavon.

Amy Hesselgesser

Amy has contributed an article on the following location:
Lake Bardwell, Ennis, TX

Ginger Podojil

Ginger has contributed an article on the following location:
Pierce Ranch, Karankawa Plains, Pierce, TX

Robin Y. Richardson
Robin writes for the Marshall News Messenger. She kindly gave permission for one of her articles to be re-posted on WTTA!

Robin provided an article on a trail ride at:
Caddo Wildlife Refuge, Karnack, TX

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