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  • Stretch Your Legs and Explore

    I wake up early when I stay at the Ranch. The sun is usually shining through the window before 7:00 am and it wakes me from a peaceful and very restful sleep. Breakfast isn't ready until 8:00 am, so there is plenty of time to get out and stretch my legs. I like to enjoy the quiet...

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    Diego Rivera – Mexico City Mural Trail

    Diego Rivera is one of Mexico’s most famous painters. He rebelled against the traditional school of painting and created a way of working that combined historical, social and political ideas - allowing him to reflect the cultural changes at that time in Mexico and the rest of ...

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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, ...

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    Like Peanut Butter And Jelly

    Some things just go together...like peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers or cookies and milk. That's how I felt about my horse, Gitano, the first time I rode him at the Rancho. I wouldn't call it love at first site. That's not who I am. But we did have an understanding - ...

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    Beginner Riders Love The Rancho

    I’m not a horse rider. I never have been. For that reason I never thought that Rancho Las Cascadas would be the place I always dream of returning to, yet somehow it always is. Perhaps it was the friendly greeting, the beautifully prepared home cooked meals, the luxury hot ...

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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 ...

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    Monarch Life History

    Monarch butterflies are a familiar sight in the USA and southern Canada, but each winter they disappear. Unlike many species, they don't die off –they migrate south, like birds, to hibernate in vast numbers in a few sites in the mountains of central Mexico, and to a lesser ...

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    Ride With The &quote;Wild&quote; Horses

    When staying at the Rancho, an all-day ride to the canyon Los Organos is a particular treat - and for much more than just the riding. Along the journey you will be exposed to a wonderful landscape of incredible rock formations and flora; but the best part has to be an encounter ...

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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 ...

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    Horseback Yoga Magic

    I knew I would love horseback yoga. Why wouldn’t I? It’s the combination of two of my favourite things. What I didn’t expect was the power it would have on my friend, Sarah. Earlier that day, before the yoga, I’d been out with Sarah on a ride. She hadn’t ridden a ...

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