Before you Visit

Welcome to The Xena Project!  We hope you are as excited about your upcoming visit as we are.

A few things to know before you ride:

  • All participants in all programs will read, understand, and sign a liability waiver and statement of understanding prior to commencement of any activity.  The form will be made available to you or your program’s point of contact prior to your visit, or can be completed here.
  • Any activity that involves hauling in a horse requires a current Coggins.  Documentation can be submitted by email to or in hard copy upon arrival.
  • If you are bringing a service animal of any kind, please notify us ahead of time so that we can make the appropriate arrangements with the resident animals.  We love dogs, but if yours is not a service animal, please leave it at home.  Thank you!
  • We will ask about any unique mobility requirements – while we respect each rider’s right to privacy, we want to be sure that we have the right number and types of volunteers and equipment to make your time here safe and effective.
  • Children not actively participating in a session must be supervised at all times.  If you are riding Xena, our simulator, you are welcome to have your child(ren) in the room with you.
  • Please enjoy food and drink outside of the simulator room, and clean up after yourself.
  • The simulator has a 220 lbs weight limit to ensure sensors provide accurate feedback.
  • Leg covering (long pants, riding dresses, or other preferred attire) and  closed-toe shoes are required for riding.  Boots specifically made for riding, and riding gloves, are recommended.  Spurs are not needed to ride the simulator – this is one horse whose motor never quits.
  • While we respect a wide variety of training methods and your right to manage your horse, ANY abusive treatment of an animal will not be tolerated.  We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, at any time.

Heading over to ride the simulator?  It may be helpful to familiarize yourself with her displays by reading this quick guide (click here to view).

Please contact us at any time with questions, or for further clarification on any of the policies outlined here.  See you at the barn!

Warning – Under Texas Law (Chapter 87, Civil Practice and Remedies Code), an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.