When Developer, Gerald T Halpin purchased two tracts of land that would later become what is the Preserve today, the property came with a few bovine beauties that still call it home. An operational cattle ranch, the property was home to 100+ Texas longhorns. As the community was developed and land shared with residents, ranch horses and wildlife, the herd was downsized to 30 head. Today, owners enjoy the majestic breed and their unique variation of coat patterns, horn characteristics and personalities. Known for their gentle disposition, you’ll often find the herd snoozing under the oak trees along Flat Creek Rd. or grazing around the homes in the 1,500 acres of Open Space.

The herd has also become an artistic muse for area artisans. Art by Kathleen McElwaineJane FrederickLee Casbeer and resident, Rusty Yates among others are currently offered to the public in a variety of forms. Whether you’re looking for an oil painting, whimsical Texas style greeting cards, photographs or home mural, now you can take the herd home!

Visit the Preserve at Walnut Springs and longhorn herd next time you’re in the Texas Hill Country. To schedule a tour, email Sales & Marketing Director, Jasmin Arpin at jasmin@walnut-springs.com or call 512.508.4684.