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Pat Mayse: Equestrian (WMA)

Phone: (903) 905-2207

Contact: Simon Chavez

Dates Open: Open year round, except entire area closed for Special Permit hunts.


Horsing Around Permitted
  • While in designated campsites, horses should be kept haltered on a lead or in a pen area authorized by department personnel.
  • All horses must be certified to be free of Equine Infectious Anemia. Horse owners/riders must carry such certification (negative Coggins Test results) during their stay and present such documentation upon request.

Horseback riding is allowed on the Pat Mayse WMA except during the hunting seasons from October through March. Equestrians are required to remain on existing WMA roads and trails, to register when entering the WMA, and to carry an APH Permit or LPU permit. Equestrians are also responsible for adhering to all other WMA rules.