The Rocking Horse Ranch consists of 871-acres in northern San Saba County on the west bank of the Colorado River. Bordered on the west side by 2 miles of Catclaw Road, the ranch has excellent topo relief; with long-range horizon views to the east across the river valley. The ranch is roughly square shaped, and has both banks of a beautiful seasonal creek for approximately a mile across the southern end of the ranch. On the northeast corner, a sliver of owned land extends to the Colorado River where a fishing/swimming pavilion area could be constructed if desired. A great bass fishing pond is centered on the property, with arterial roads leading out to provide ATV access to all areas of the ranch. The southern boundary is high-fenced, with the remainder of the boundary enclosed by a low fence.
Excellent views across the river valley to the east overlooking the biggest pecan orchard in the world. San Saba Pecan Company was founded in the 19th century, and has an average annual harvest of over 28 million pounds of pecans. The orchard’s thousands of old-growth trees are enormous, and provide a breathtaking vista.
WILDLIFE AND HABITAT
Hundreds of mature Live Oak trees on the ranch are interspersed with juniper and mixed brush species. Prevalent locally-adapted native grasses include side oats grama, little bluestem, hooded windmillgrass, white tridens and a rare stand of pink pappusgrass (this grass is common in southern Texas but not often found this far north). Combined with adequate wildlife surface water availability from the center pond and seasonal creek, the habitat is perfect for sustaining healthy populations of whitetail deer, rio grande turkeys, bobwhite quail, and migratory game bird species like mourning doves and waterfowl. Feral hogs can also be found on the ranch. Hunting opportunities abound for all of these species, as well as excellent bass fishing in the center pond. The Colorado River is known for its huge catfish and alligator gar as well.
Located 112 miles NW of Austin, and 15 minutes north of San Saba – an iconic little Texas town with antique stores, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery store, and other convenient amenities. LLano, Lampasas, Goldthwaite, and many other hill country towns are within easy exploration distance as well.