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About us

The Brazos Bluffs Story

A tale of nature and beyond

It all started when Lem Brown at the age of 16, and his brother, Joel Brown, wanted to invite people to experience the beauty to be found on their family’s property. They bought a few trail horses to combine with their personal horses for the budding business. Lem constructed a barn near the river, and on March 2nd, 2011, they welcomed their first guests. Since then, thousands of guests have enjoyed the ranch and it is now operated by Lem and his wife, Hannah.

Meet the Staff


Our Lessons and Camps Instructor

Taylor Moseley graduated from Grandview High School in 2015. While in high school, she was active in the equine ambassador class of 2014, president of her 4-H group, a judge at horse shows and very involved in “Horse Quiz Bowl” and hippology- all events that test the participants knowledge of horses. She wrote an essay while in high school, winning her a POA weanling who she trained, has shown and won many competitions with. Taylor is a Certified Veterinary Technician and worked for an equine veterinarian, gaining invaluable experience on how to properly care for horses. Now she’s working at Brazos Bluffs sharing her love of horses with all of the wonderful guests who come out for a great experience. 

Ricky Bates

A native of Corsicana, TX, Ricky has been riding horses for as long as he can remember. In high school he rode bulls, bareback broncs and saddle broncs. Ricky served for fourteen years in the United States Marine Corps, then spent twenty-eight years with the Waco Police Department. He is a passionate, talented rider and loves a good conversation more than almost anything! Between his gift for horsemanship, his sense of humor, and his extensive knowledge of our property and ranch history, Ricky is a delightful trail guide for beginners and experienced riders alike. 

Amber Stephens

Lessons Instructor and Trail Guide

A native Wacoan, outdoor enthusiast and skilled equestrian, Amber loves sharing her horsemanship skill with others. Amber holds an instructor certification granted by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. 

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