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Cowboys' Contest or Coleadera


[The contest take place in a rectangular track.]

The contest take place in a rectangular track.


[At one end of the track, the cowboys wait for their turn to perform.]

At one end of the track, the cowboys wait for their turn to perform.


[The cattle is formed in this narrow corral, so they come out one by one to be chased by the contestants.]

The cattle is formed in this narrow corral, so they come out one by one to be chased by the contestants.


[The trapdoor opens and the clock starts to tick.]

The trapdoor opens and the clock starts to tick.


[The rider grabs the cow's tail.]

The rider grabs the cow's tail.


[He pulls with the right force and angle, and...]

He pulls with the right force and angle, and...


[The cow goes down in a perfect performance.]

The cow goes down in a perfect performance.


[After each ran, cattle are brought to a wider corral, so the can rest and be fresh for another run if it is needed.]

After each ran, cattle are brought to a wider corral, so the can rest and be fresh for another run if it is needed.


[A lot of people attend these contests.]

A lot of people attend these contests.


[Our music is never far away from such an event.]

Our music is never far away from such an event.


By:

Compa Wayo
2004-01-25

This a very traditional activity for the countryside people, who are usually small to medium cattle raisers. Many people attend this type of events. Usually, after the cowboy contest a tipico music ball is held.


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