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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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    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 ...

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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 ...

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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 29-APRIL 2, 2017Join us ...

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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 crafted vacations of ...

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