Continuing our ongoing series to introduce you to our guides – those incredible folk that work hard to make your vacation the best week of your year.
Jake Langevin, Alisha O’Dell
and Judy Langevin of Ricochet Ridge Ranch
How long have you been running horse riding holidays?
We have been the owners for the past 2 years but Ricochet has been taking guests out for over 30 years
And what was the background, history, reason for starting?
We moved to the Mendocino Coast to take over the business after spending the last 7 years running a
boarding and training facility in Minnesota. We love being able to show people our incredible trails on fantastic horses.
How many guest horses do you have?
9-14 depending on skill level
Describe your herd of horses in 5 words or less.
Capable, well trained, mild mannered
What is the philosophy or ethos behind your horse riding experiences?
The world looks just a little bit better from the back of a horse.
What do you love most about your job guiding?
Giving people the opportunity to experience something they don’t normally do.
What is the most challenging part?
Our limited herd. We need to add a few more horses to be able to serve more guests.
Why should people sign up for this ride?
It will be an amazing experience either as a first time rider or a lifelong equestrian our trails and horses can’t
A tip that every rider must know before signing up for this ride is……
Be realistic about your riding abilities. We can find a good fit for anyone, we don’t want people overstating
their experience or comfort level because they think they will get a “dead head” if the say they’re a beginner.
Finish this sentence – Don’t leave home without …
Layers! and rain gear
What has been the most memorable or significant moment of your guiding career?
Each time a guest tells me that they cannot wait to come back… and then they do!