Flying M Ranch Texas, despooking your horse

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Flying M Ranch
1335 County Rd 264, Bertram TX 78605,


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From as young as you feel to - 86 years young

From Interstate 35, Georgetown MAP
turn west on highway 29 toward Burnet. go thru Liberty Hill and 2 miles before Bertram on the right side of Hwy. 29
is Highway 29 Vet Clinic and county road 264. Turn right on county road 264 and go almost 2 miles and we are on
the right side of the road, Sign says Flying M Ranch and horses and horse trailers everywhere.

From Highway 281 in Burnet turn right on hwy 29 toward Georgetown and go thru Bertram and about 2 miles east
of Bertram is the vet clinic on the left and county road 264 is to the left. MAP



never too old to get on a horse
Leroy Chapman, longtime Oklahoma rancher still rides and checks his cattle on his ranch.

No nonsense, no hussle or pressure approach to learning basic horsemanship and training techniques. To teach our basic training concepts and give industry advice to enable you to train your horse for any discipline, therefore to have fun with your horse while knowing it is trained and safe.

One of our primary goals is to match the rider to one of our honest, gentle horses. Safety and compatability are of extreme importance for both childrem and adults alike. Frustration for horse and rider develops when the rider asks for a response in a way that the horse just doesn't understand. We teach the rider to ask in a way that the horse will understand and respond to.

We teach and sell nearly all geldings, no stallions and only occasionally, the exeptional mare. The backgrounds of our horses vary greatly, but most have a ranch/working history. We work very hard to find horses with sensible, solide minds and bodies.
All the horses offered tie, stand and walk on a walker, trailer load, and travel, stand quietly for grooming, saddling, and mounting; and when ask, walk off quietly. They are used to the wash rack and fly sprays. All have been through our extensive de-spooking program.
All have current Coggins tests and have been given appropriate vaccines, regular deworming, dental exams and procedures when needed. Routine chiropractic exams and adjustments and regular farrier services keep all our horses in tip-top shape and ready to go.
Prices range from $4000 to $10,000, with the average being $5000. As we are dealing with living creatures, we do not lease, borrow or rent-to-own. After you have found the right horse for you, a deposit is required with full payment in a timely manner.


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.

If you would like to schedule a visit to come and meet our staff and safe, gentle horses here at FlyingM Ranch in th beautifful Texas Hill Country, email:



despookingAs an only child reared on a large ranch by her grandparents, Marsha’s horse served as a friend and sibling. With no other children nearby, riding was a way of life and a relief from chores! Marsha developed a keen understanding of horses and how to partner with them.

While working full time in real estate and raising a family, Marsha’s life evolved into teaching horses and their riders. In 1959 she found her first niche in the horse world when she supervised the Houston YMCA Camp for children in Wimberley, Texas. Within two years, Marsha opened her own horseback riding camp for children and their horses and maintained it for years.

Over the years under Marsha’s tutelage, children blossomed into competitive rodeo and pleasure riders as well as seasoned trail riders. Marsha’s first World Champion Youth exhibitor won in 1971 and Marsha’s kids are still winning.

Although Marsha has won numerous competitions in a variety of disciplines, her greatest joy comes from the successes of her students.

As parents and adults witnessed Marsha’s gift and the fun children were having, they requested lessons. Marsha enjoys working with people one-on-one and in groups. Her weekend courses combine a group experience, but she always has time for individual mentoring and coaching a rider with his or her horse. On this website Marsha provides more detail on her training methods.

Over the years, Marsha has gained a reputation for producing and matching gentle horses for any age and skill of rider.

She has gained national recognition for her de-spooking training through the American Quarter Horse Association’s publications and television programs.

Marsha offers low-key, conversational group and individual lessons at exceptionally reasonable prices. She coordinates and leads weeklong out-of-state scenic rides and rides in the Panhandle.

Marsha and her horses invite you to email, or come by for a visit. Until then, happy and safe trails to you and yours!





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