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Hollow Tree Ranch, New Braunfels

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Once there was a curious little boy who wondered if the tree in front of his house was hollow. After great research, surveying the tree with a flashlight and contingency planning, a strategy was crafted.

With the supervision of his big brother the boy climbed up and carefully lowered himself into the tree. With ease, he reached the bottom safely. Mission accomplished! He inspected the interior of the tree with pride, having fed his curiosity to fulfillment he was ready to be lifted out. When the time came to be lifted out of the tree,via the safety rope secured around his waist, he found that he was unable to get out. He struggled with his own cowboy boots that prevented him escaping. Terrified, his big brother pulled, jerked, yanked the boy would not budge.

Defeated, they had to get Dad involved. He came to the realization that a chainsaw was the answer. At first the plan was to take the entire tree down with the boy still inside. Sure, it would be a big bump, but he would be free. After all, that tree needed to be removed anyway so why not kill two birds with one stone? Or one chainsaw.

Mother intervened and a better plan was presented, afterall this was her baby boy we're talking about. A piece of rebar was hammered into the tree trunk for the boy to stand on and Dad cut a hole at the base of the tree. The boy was free and a lesson was learned.

Much like life, sometimes we find ourselves in difficult situations no matter how well we plan. However, The Father is always watching over us and when we rely on Him, we can pull ourselves out of any holes we find ourselves in.
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  • The guide on the trail was great! The ranch itself seemed eerie and two other males (including the owner) were unwelcoming. The trail ride started late. The horses were friendly. Thank you, Karma  more »
  • Amazing family friendly time. This is a family run business. The owner, his wife, and their kids are all amazingly friendly and pleasant. The experience they provided couldn't be better. My 7...  more »
  • My wife and I had the great pleasure of going on a ride through Texas Hill Country. We met the owner, Jeff, and had a great time getting to talk with him while he saddled our horses. I rode 'Coffee...  more »
  • Wow! This was a amazing experience. We truly enjoyed every second. All 3 of our host were very experienced and trail was amazing. Definitely going back!
  • We had a fantastic experience horse riding at Hollow Tree Ranch !! The family run ranch was well worth getting up for. I visited with my husband and another couple visiting from the U.K. We wanted to give them a real Texas experience and the staff succeeded, they were so friendly and made us feel welcome and at ease as some of us were riding for our firs time. We will definitely be back when we have more guests visiting Houston.
  • Best Trail Ride experience we have had! Our youngest daughter was celebrating her 10th birthday and had some friends who hadn't rode before. Jeff and his family did an excellent job instructing us all and was funny and welcoming. The young man leading our trail ride got a good bit of trotting in which added some excitement to the ride. Seeing the whole family working together was awesome and also added to our experience. We highly recommend Hollow Tree Ranch!!
  • We took a group of very novice riders including our 10 year old daughter. The owner and his son were very patient and adjusted the trail ride to our skill level. We all had a great time. I highly recommend Hollow Tree ranch.
  • It's a pretty place, great ride Amazing Horses really good trained easy to ride them, the girl who guide us She is really Nice and helpful, Thank you Isabella.

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