Los Primeros: The First Vaqueros DVD

Los Primeros: The First Vaqueros DVD
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His skills were honed in Alta California a couple of centuries ago. The best of these proud Vaqueros earned the title “Californio.” With his gentle hands and lightning-fast spade bit horse, he was the best of all reinsmen in the West. And his lingo, albeit Americanized now, hints at his beginnings. The Spanish dar la vuelta (take a turn around the horn) became dally. Jaquima became hackamore, la reata became lariat. And while he adjusted to life in this new land, his beginnings on the other side of the ocean would always be a part of him. It had been a long journey,thirteen centuries back to the Moors of North Africa and their nimble Barb horses. It was in Spain, where the blending of Moorish and Spanish horse cultures laid the groundwork for the bridle horse that was the hallmark of these superb reinsmen. And in Mexico, the underpinnings for roping and handling cattle on the open range evolved. But it was in California that it all came together, where the secrets of training horses through centuries of practice came full flower. And the hackamore, romal reins and spade bit were refined. These were the Californios. The best horsemen in the world. 94 minutes
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