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What is a domador?

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Domador

The domador is the only job that has been maintained trough time. The rude image of the "gaucho" in equal fight with the colt is still a symbol in our country. Before beginning the training the "gaucho" must tie the colt to the "palenque"(tethering-post), brush it, wash it and caress it. Then he must make the colt feel the weight of the saddle and finally ride it. Prances, wild runs, an occasional tumble are part of the taming. Skillfully, bravely without harming it, the "domador" turns the wildest colt into his best friend: the horse.


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