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Building Bonds

At Rancho Las Cascadas, we believe riding is therapeutic and, with proper instruction, even beginners can experience a transformation of sorts as they shed the stress of daily life and become one with a horse. A strong bond between horse and rider is not uncommon at the Rancho, although its manifestation varies from guest to ...

2017-08-23T01:55:00+00:00 March 10th, 2017|
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Freshly Made Tortillas – Simple But Delicious!

Tortillas are a staple in every Mexican family's diet and are eaten at almost every meal. The simple but delicious bread has grown in worldwide demand and has surpassed bagels and muffins in popularity. It is now second only to sliced bread. Every Mexican chef has his/her own recipe, but tortillas are made from three ...

2017-08-25T05:12:53+00:00 February 21st, 2017|
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The Monarch Butterfly Phenomenon

Monarch butterflies migrate south in excess of 2,500 miles each year to escape cold northern winters and to hibernate in Mexico; they are the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do. This in itself is impressive. But what impressed me even more, on our excursion to the Reserva de la Biosfera, ...

2017-08-25T05:18:22+00:00 January 31st, 2017|
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Chicle & The Mexican Origins of Chewing Gum

Chewing gum. That little pack of tasty stuff we carry around in our pockets. But did you know that chewing gum actually originated in Mexico? Chicle as it is commonly known in Mexico, began its life as a natural gum that comes from the Sapodilla tree. The latex these trees produce is a natural protective ...

2017-08-25T05:23:00+00:00 January 17th, 2017|
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What’s The Difference? Trot, Canter, Gallop…

Because the guests at the Rancho come from all over the world and practice different riding styles, there is sometimes confusion as to what is expected when the wranglers decide to change the pace of a ride.  Everyone seems to agree on walk but after that, disagreement abounds!  So here is our handy-dandy guide to ...

2017-08-25T11:45:17+00:00 January 10th, 2017|
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