TINY CHARRO / Panasonic Lumix FZ20 / ACDSee / Gimp

Back we go to the world of children and horses, with this handsome little blue eyed Charrito that I spotted at the regional championships of Charrería in Puebla, Mexico.

I just realized that it has been too long since my last Charreada. Hmmm, is that what's making my feet itch? Or is it the snow outside my window? Or is it both?

It's both. And more. Time to get scratching!

Hasta mañana.



YOUNG CHARRO / Panasonic DMC-FZ20 / ACDSee / Snapseed

The Mexican Charreada, like its American counterpart, the Rodeo, is a family affair. From toddlers to old timers, male and female participants, all engage in keeping their traditions alive. This is a common theme among horse cultures worldwide.

I photographed this handsome young horseman at the Lienzo Charro Constituyentes, in México, D. F., in 2011. This is a large arena, in a very large city, but it has a small town feel that I like, and I visit there often.