Colorful Memories of Mexico

Written by Biggi Hayes

Several years ago I had the pleasure of experiencing a few wonderful and fun filled days at the Rancho Puesto del Sol. Going over some new photos from the outfitter brought back lovely memories from this visit and I’m looking forward to returning when we can travel freely again.

Arriving at the ranch after an 1.5 hour private transfer from the Mexico City airport I was welcomed by Uschi and her friendly staff who immediately made me feel at home and fell in love with the colores de Mexico displayed at the rancho.

The next 4 days flew by with fun riding on willing and surefooted horses. All level of riders are welcome at the ranch and on one afternoon ride is was great to see a couple of beginner riders getting to feel an easy canter on these steady mounts. I was amazed by the varied terrain and landscapes we rode through and enjoyed galloping across wide open spaces with no fences. Especially memorable to me was the river valley where 800 year old cypress trees are covered by Spanish moss – not something I would have expected in the land of cactus.

Optional excursions to the ruins of Tula, San Miguel de Allende and the weekly market visits to Jilotepec add extra cultural aspects.  At the end of the day I would retire into the comfortable and colorful accommodations. The infinity pool, the Jacuzzi and the wellness gazebo invite to relax and rejuvenate.

I recall a sense of sadness that came over me when it was time to leave after 4 days – I could have easily spent two weeks as there is so much to explore on horseback and during the offered excursions – next time