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  • Experienced Riders Love What We Offer

    We attract all levels of riders to the Rancho, so we have routes and horses to accommodate every ability and mood.  Many of our experienced riders return again and again because there is always something new to keep things fresh and exciting.  Here are just a few reasons they ...

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    Is it possible to carry a piece of happiness home?

    My last afternoon at the Rancho was overcast. ‘Strange weather,’ the manager Jenny said. ‘It’s never like this.’ The only other guest didn’t feel like riding. It was just me. At the corral, I looked for Carlos, the intelligent ex-software developer, who had ...

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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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    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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    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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    The Most Common Questions Guests Ask About Our Horses

    More than 1500 guests visit the Rancho every year and they all seem to have the same questions about our horses.  Here are the most common and our responses to them. How many horses does the Rancho have? The number at the Rancho varies throughout the year, but we generally...

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    One Step Further...

    A cut above!  What an experience!  The best of the best!  You’ve heard these exclamations, but once you’ve been to Rancho Las Cascadas you’ll know what they truly mean!  There are plenty of other great guest ranches in this wonderful world of ours.  They may have ...

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    10 Fascinating Things About Horses

    Whether you are new to horseback riding or have been doing it for a lifetime, we thought you'd find these facts about horses extremely interesting: Horses can only breathe through their noses. Even though horses have the largest eyes of all land mammals, they depend more ...

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