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Welcome to Flying M Ranch

Home of Marsha Johnson
Horsewoman with Seventy Plus Years of Experience

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Marsha’s Goals:

• To offer various practical, affordable methods to train rider and horse
• To provide a positive, friendly, safe environment to ride and learn
• To offer opportunities to attend clinics, trail rides, and competitions
• To help others learn by doing not by “watching”
• To sell quality horses to the right riders

COWGIRL / COWBOY WEEKENDS (Horsemanship Clinics)

2015 Clinic Dates

2015 Trail Riding Trip Dates

Learn about De-Spooking Your Horse and Trail Obstacles

while attending Horsemanship Clinics and Trail Rides,

and we have Gentle Horses For Sale.


WE WELCOME AND INVITE YOU TO COME VISIT US TO SEE WHAT WE DO AND CHECK US OUT. from horseback riding lessons to multi day trailrides

Marsha Johnson - Horsewoman - horseback riding lessons in the Texas Hill CountryMarsha specializes in training riders and horses. She is also a licensed real estate broker.

Flying M Ranch serves as a boarding stable and training center. It has been home to private and group horsemanship lessons, children’s horse camps, horsemanship clinics (also know as Cowgirl and Cowboy weekends), cutting horse clinics (with buffalo and a mechanical cow), young and adult horse training, horse sales, horse-related retreats, and one-day and multi-day trail riding trips.

Marsha’s teaching will help you and your horse or you and one of hers. If you are in the market to buy a horse, she has a reputation for matching gentle horses to the right riders. If you need advice on proper horse tack and a reliable horse trailer, Marsha’s guidance can help you make wise purchases and avoid equipment you later regret.

Marsha has succeeded in the horse world for decades as a trainer, teacher, mentor, and competitor (halter, pleasure, speed events (barrels, poles, flags, key hole, etc.), reining, roping, cutting, polo, versatility, and more). She has developed a unique “no nonsense” “no hassle” affordable approach to teaching basic and advanced horsemanship principles and training techniques. Supporting Quarter Horses

Marsha’s horsemanship program allows riders to build confidence in themselves and their horses, to have fun with horses while learning, and to develop lifelong safety habits for years of wonderful trail riding. Marsha loves to share her knowledge and love of horses. She has been in the horse industry for more than 60 years. She promotes safety and fun.

during the week or weekends, individuals or groups, your horse or ours.

birthday trailrides

Avery Reid is the birthday girl, riding and celebrating her 8th birthday with grandparents Roy and Becky Ellis. Avery is riding her great horse Chili.

never too young to be on a horse's back

Congratulations to Beverlee Nix and Gunsmoke:

they won Texas Trails Competetive Association high point Grand Champion for 2012 in the top skill division in their organization. That is a great accomplishment.

horses for sale“Marsha introduced me to “Gunsmoke”, a lanky 2.5-year-old buckskin tobiano gelding, when my horse “Smoke” was recovering from an injury. She let me ride “Gunsmoke” on the March 2008 Flying M Ranch trail ride trip to Caprock Canyon in the Panhandle. To my astonishment, “Gunsmoke” was a brave, confident, inquisitive, sturdy little horse. He had “trail savvy” beyond his years. He had stamina in spades! His single-foot walk left others in the dust! Upon return from the trip, I was still horseless. Fortunately, Marsha let me continue to ride “Gunsmoke” at the Flying M Ranch. In the weeks that followed, I came to appreciate that this young horse was a dynamo! I was smitten by his intelligence, heart, and “ever-ready-rabbit” energy. “Gunsmoke” provided me an opportunity to learn (from Marsha) how to develop a young horse. With that realization, I bought him. I look forward to many years with “Gunsmoke”. His “Color Me Smart” cutting horse bloodlines cannot be ignored. With Marsha’s help, “Gunsmoke” and I will perfect our basic skills, enjoy trails, and prepare for low-key versatility and ranch cutting competitions. “Gunsmoke” has come a long way in less than a year. He is starting to blossom. “Color Me Gun” (his registered name) is a beautiful, amazing horse, and thanks to Marsha, I am blessed to share time with him.” B.N.


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Flying M Ranch, 1335 County Rd 264, Bertram TX 78605,
phone: 512.355.9492, Fax:: 512.355.9470,