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Giddyup! The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding

20140804-130412-47052174.jpgWhile most guests enjoy the leisurely, relaxing pace of Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort‘s  trail rides- including our famous morning breakfast ride- and some guests choose to go at a faster pace, there is now scientific evidence to support that horseback riding is good health for the rider,  no matter what your pace.

So for those of you who prefer to lounge on your room’s front porch and snooze all day, you can take comfort that if you get in one – even mild and gentle- horseback ride, you are getting some legitimate exercise in.  Here are some of the findings: Continue reading Giddyup! The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding

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Interview with Alisal Guest Ranch Head Wrangler Tony Thompson

20140625-152420-55460744.jpgThere are those individuals in life who don’t really need an introduction.  Further, and more rare still, are those whose life is a legacy and living testament to a way of living, not just a creed.  Tony Thompson is just such an individual.  Tony is one of the “landmarks” at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort and has Continue reading Interview with Alisal Guest Ranch Head Wrangler Tony Thompson