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There is no such thing as a CHARRO horse, there is a CHARRO disipline its Mexico's National sport.
A charro is a traditional horseman from Mexico, originating in the central regions primarily in the states of Hidalgo, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Zacatecas, Durango, Chihuahua, Aguascalientes, Querétaro, Guanajuato and Mexico State
1:la cala de caballo, 2: los piales en la manga del lienzo, 3: el coladero, 4: el jineteo de toro, 5: la terna en el ruedo, 6: las manganas a pie, 7: las manganas a caballo 8: el paso de la muerte.
The charreada or charrería is a competitive event similar to rodeo and was developed from animal husbandry practices used on the haciendas of old Mexico. The sport has been described as "living history."
Not everyone who rides a horse and sports a Mexican saddle and Mexican hat is a Charro there are the good ones and bad ones, and I know plenty of both so if you don't know about the sport look into it, just like everything there are some things that you might not like but that's why you practice the discipline you do.
 

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Hey, Interesting topic Eriberto. I have lived in Guanajuato and been to a couple charreadas. Looking at a horse to buy in Texas, buying from a trusted friend. His son used the horse for some form of show dancing; I'm calling it charreadas but not sure if thats the right term. The kid can get the horse to lay down with him on, stand up, and he can dance the whole time (he's 19 and small) Super sweet quarterhorse about 14.3-15 HH, 12 years old with the sweetest puppy dog disposition. He's been in their family since birth, never been mistreated, and worked with a lot until the last couple of years. Likes to open their back door and sneak bananas off the counter. Also recently took in a foundling foal on the verge of death, their neighbors mare foaled then died, they noticed the foal on the ground at the edge of their property and brought him home to bottle feed. This gelding went and protected him, stood beside him for three days, only leaving for water, until the foal stood. How much would you give for a horse like that? He's registered, but our interest is strictly in that he is a gentle and calm first horse for kids. We've heard everything from 5-15k. Thanks for any thoughts.
 
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