Artist Cooperative

Mexican Rodeo

(Gran Jaripeo)


Peter Caster

for the Centralia Chronicle

29" x 19"

Framed digital print


After grabbing the steer's tail, a charro flips the cow on its back as he takes part in the coleadero at the Gran Jaripeo at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds last summer. The coleadero is a contest in which a charro, a term referring to a traditional horseman from Mexico, runs down a young steer at a blazing pace, then attempts to grab the cow's tail and flip it on its side. Each run cost the rider $10 and every time they flip the steer they earn a colored sash. The event is very dangerous and can only be done by each horse up to 12 times.

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