You don’t have to know Spanish when you visit the Rancho, but it’s a great place to give it a go. The staff and wranglers are great communicators. They might not all be fluent in English, but they know the basics and are very adept at reading body language (and situations) to figure out what each guest needs. And while the staff will always make sure guests are comfortable, they appreciate it when a guest leaves his/her own comfort zone to try speaking Spanish, even if it is just a word or two.
Here’s a short list of Spanish words that are used quite often during a ride at the Rancho. Surprise your wrangler by using them. And if you’re interested in learning more, simply ask! It’s not uncommon to see a guest and wrangler trading vocabulary as they meander down a beautiful trail.