Ok, not everything sucks this 2016.
UNESCO this week declared Mexican charrería as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”
For the uninitiated — and especially for those who think Mexicans are offended by sombreros — charrería is a traditional practice dedicated to the breeding and grazing of cattle on horseback.
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Years ago, I boarded my horse at a lienzo, which trained riders in Charreria, for charreadas. The emphasis wasn’t in cattle or grazing, but in keeping alive the Mexican tradition of unique equestrian skills.
I’m glad to see this is given a UNESCO honor. It’s quite an experience to see the different techniques, especially the Escaramuza (the teams of women dressed as Adelitas).