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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, ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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    Horses: Elixir for the Soul - with Manuela Stefan

    RANCHO LAS CASCADAS & MANUELA STEFAN OF ‘GRACEFUL HORSES’ PRESENT: "HORSES:   ELIXIR FOR THE SOUL" A GROUNDING AND CONNECTING JOURNEY WITH THE HELP OF THE HERD MARCH 17-21, 2017 (few spots left)          MARCH 23-27, 2017         MARCH ...

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    The Magic of the Rancho

    I can't believe another year has passed so quickly. We had a wonderful 2016, welcoming many new guests and returning friends. We celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, and retirements. We hosted weddings, retreats, missionaries, and seminars. And of course, we ...

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    This Girl’s First Rodeo

    There was a full brass band behind us, blasting out rousing tunes, and the rodeo riders were drawing their starting numbers. The riders, either dressed in sparkly tussled chaps, or in an outfit strangely like hot pants over white leggings, each bent to the ...

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    Las Posadas

    Guests who visit the Rancho during the Christmas season can experience a unique tradition: Las Posadas. The singular form of the word means lodging or accommodation in Spanish.  Around the Christmas season, the plural form refers to the nine-day religious ...

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