Rodeo Day

Nuestros Caballos
Nuestros Caballos

It rained again on Sunday, but we ventured out to Nuestros Caballos y Nuestros Perros, which is an annual event much like the Royal Winter Fair, but focusing solely on doggies and horsies.   I don’t know enough about horses, OK I know nothing really, to appreciate the different breeds that were on display, but watching the gauchos compete in the rodeo was really interesting.  We watched a little bit of barrel racing, but a lot of a competition where a calf was released from a chute at one corner of the field, and 2 gauchos pinned the calf between their horses.  They had to keep the calf pinned as they rode a straight path to the opposite corner of the field.  2 judges rode behind and scored their efforts, on a scale from cero to quince (0 to 15).

We also watched as 3 riders re-enacted some sort of saga of a bandito whose kidnaps a woman, only to be foiled by a Zorro-type character in a black mask and flowing cape.   And there were dogs.


Go to the next post: ENE-O-ELE-A

4 thoughts on “Rodeo Day

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s