Sunday, October 2, 2011

"Adelita" of an escaramuzas team - Spanish for skirmishes

An "Adelita" of an escaramuzas team ," Spanish for "skirmishes," walks her horse after their presentation in a rodeo in Oaxtepac, Morelos State, Mexico, on September 10, 2011. Groups of eight women or girls perform tricky formations on galloping horses, riding sidesaddle, wearing cowboy hats and full-skirted costumes alluding to the 19th century. Several team members also race their horse to a dramatic sliding stop in the charro arena, or lienzo, in a move mirroring the men's event.

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