Rodeo Chileno

Trip Start Sep 05, 2006
Trip End Sep 04, 2007

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Monday, November 13, 2006

I went to a Chilean rodeo this weekend. It is actually the national sport of Chile. Instead of riding bulls, they ride horses and chase a calf around a ring. The earn good points or bad points depending on their form. It really was quite a sight to see, especially when they had too much force and they would slam the poor calf into the wall with the horses. Some of the calves refused to get up and would actually need to be given an electric shock to get up. Good thing I'm not one of those bleeding heart vegetarians...

The winners (who the lady I was with told me are always a pair of young boys) get to dance Cueca with the Reina of the Rodeo in the middle of the ring. It really was quite a sight to see.
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