Tag Archives: horseback riding

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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The Healing Effect of Nature Vacations

boat on waterPlenty has been written about the benefits of taking a vacation/break (even if short): from lower stress and anxiety, less risk of heart disease, the ability to accomplish goals better, and an overall better outlook on life.  Regular guests of Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort know this well, which is why so many return – some a few times a year- to renew and restore.

Continue reading The Healing Effect of Nature Vacations

2016 Spring Specials: Golf & Horseback Riding

These specials offer the legendary Alisal experience and some of their most popular activities at incredible value.

Whether it’s a horseback riding experience or our nationally-famed golfing, make sure you see the details below (photos are links- click on them and be taken to more detail).

And here’s a helpful planning tip:  if you choose a midweek date (subject to availability) in April or May, there is even more value to enjoy! Continue reading 2016 Spring Specials: Golf & Horseback Riding

The New “Networking” for Businesses

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has always been the site of legendary boat on waterevents – and particularly for corporate retreats or for incentive programs for companies world-wide.  From our ropes course to scavenger hunts to many other activities, our onsite professional event managers will work with your lead or DMC to customize a memorable experience.  This commitment will never change.

What has shifted slightly, however, in the last year , is how individuals network and how they do business.  Old school philosophy dictates Continue reading The New “Networking” for Businesses

Real Guest Stories | Meet the Bucks

buck2How Long Have you Been Coming to Alisal Guest Ranch?  8 years. My husband & I come every year for our anniversary

What Is Your Happiest Memory (so far) at the Ranch?  I think  we were there the year it rained like 10 inches. Maybe March 2011? We couldn’t really do any of the outdoor activities on the ranch, so we stayed in with a fire, and enjoyed the solitude. The morning the rain started myself and 2 other women that come at the same time we do went riding. We were soaked when we got back, but it was great fun. Continue reading Real Guest Stories | Meet the Bucks

The Alisal Experience | Horseback Riding

alisal guest ranch horseback ridingTake a Ride Through the Heart of California


Explore Alisal from an unforgettable vantage point. Ride horses through canyons, shaded hillsides, past grazing cattle and babbling brooks. Our string of 100 horses can accommodate first-time to advanced riders. Small groups are provided personal attention by our experienced wranglers. See below for the variety of rides we offer. Continue reading The Alisal Experience | Horseback Riding

Winner of Horse Spa Day Receives Full Pampering | Meet Thor

Meet Thor.
Meet Thor.

Thanks to Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Facebook fans,  Alisal equine pal “Thor” was the lucky winner in the Horse Spa Day Contest.  All Alisal horses receive star treatment, but for this contest, Head Wrangler Tony Thompson selected three horses from the stable and Alisal Facebook fans got to vote on which one they wanted to receive a special bath, pedicure, tail and mane braid , extra fly spray and an edible treat.  Thor was the winner.  We thought you’d enjoy a few smiles with us, celebrating Thor’s “day at the spa”. Continue reading Winner of Horse Spa Day Receives Full Pampering | Meet Thor