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Photographer's Note

I took this photo of a girl on horseback at the Ganado Equino last Sunday. It is unusual to see girl or women riders at these events because, traditionally, it is the men who come to fairgrounds on horseback, resplendent in their fine attire: Spanish male riders are, after all, great posers!

In the photograph you can see that the horse is frothing at the mouth.This is because the Spanish use a bit, called the Vaquero bit, which British riders consider rather cruel. This bit encourages the horse to hold its head proud and high.

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  • Copyright: Digby Merry (digbymerry) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 363 W: 0 N: 680] (3998)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-09-19
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-09-23 2:12
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