CHILE: Chilean Rodeo

The tradition of rodeo and cowboys extends all through the Americas – from Canada to Chile. I grew up in Calgary, which is home to the biggest rodeo in Canada (my favourite sport is the bull riding), and so Chilean rodeo is definitely in my wheelhouse!

Chilean rodeo is unique – instead of riding or lassoing cattle, Chilean rodeo involves teams of two cowboys on horseback guiding a cow and bringing it to a stop against a cushioned wall. It reminds be a bit of cutting, but a lot more physical. A brief explanation:

And a clip from a competition a few years back:

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