About Us

Kelly Jones, owner and founder of Ponderosita Ranch, home to South Wind Equestrian Center found this beautiful oasis tucked in the Texas Hill Country in 1999.  It has been developed over the years from a horseback riding center to a center for healing and wellness. Combining nature and experiencing time with horses has been shown to improve mental health, boost humans immune systems and affect quality of life through improved relationships.

Kelly  works with clients providing one-on-one coaching for couples and individuals. She also facilitates mindfulness retreats, mentors other equine professionals, consults with horse and facility owners and is committed to improving equine welfare through education. To book a tour, consultation call, mentoring or coaching session click here. Please go to the Events page for our upcoming retreats and other opportunities for groups.

There are also several Airbnb options on site, that can be booked privately or as part of an Immersion experience.

South Wind Equestrian is thrilled to house Heart of Hope Healing, a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit.  Heart of Hope Healing or H3, offers low cost equine assisted mental health services to children and adults in Leander, Liberty Hill, Cedar Park, North Austin and Georgetown. To find out more and to donate please click here.

Interview with Kelly Jones about South Wind