Mexico’s Charro Horse Tradition

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, charro Daniel Flores, 73, holds a book on horse breeds, at his home in Mexico City. Just as “charreria,” or the Mexican version of a rodeo, is a combination of Old World and New World influences, the horse preferred by charros is itself a combined breed: the American QuarterContinue reading “Mexico’s Charro Horse Tradition”

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, charro Daniel Flores, 73, holds a book on horse breeds, at his home in Mexico City. Just as “charreria,” or the Mexican version of a rodeo, is a combination of Old World and New World influences, the horse preferred by charros is itself a combined breed: the American Quarter Horse, which descends from European thoroughbreds and the “native” horses derived from the various stocks brought by the Conquistadors. Other breeds such as Arabians are viewed as too high-strung for the demands of charreria. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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