Feeling Your Way Into Riding & Writing

Riding a horse and writing a story have so much in common. It comes down to two very similar words – flow and feel. When you’re riding a horse, especially if you’re doing intricate movements in dressage or flatwork, you can’t always know if the horse below you is doing the right things. Instead, you ...

2017-08-26T20:44:51+00:00 September 1st, 2016|

Riding And Writing At The Rancho – The Perfect Combination!

I came to Rancho Las Cascadas by accident. I had been invited to speak at the Guadalajara International Bookfair and I was looking for somewhere idyllic to spend a few days afterwards. I wanted rejuvenation and a bit of ‘soul-time’. Perhaps a beachside yoga retreat would revive me out of my current writer’s block; perhaps ...

2017-08-26T22:42:58+00:00 April 8th, 2016|

Para Siempre Amor

“Rancho Las Cascadas!” she said. “It’s somewhere in the mountains of Mexico.” This was the first time I heard of the ranch and a woman named Uschi. My girlfriend, at the time, was looking for a place for us to go on vacation, which would be a horseback riding adventure.   Having been an experienced rider, ...

2017-08-27T00:38:46+00:00 October 27th, 2015|


A guest recalls the quiet peacefulness of riding at Rancho Las Cascadas.   I'm not really a city person. After a few hours in Mexico City your brain learns to tune out the constant buzz. The beehive hum of humans packed into a small space all hurrying and racing to live their lives. Your brain ...

2017-09-10T22:08:05+00:00 April 19th, 2015|