That Mexican festivity
La Charreada (The Mexican style Rodeo)
The Arabian horses that helped the Spanish conquer the American continent were strong, tireless in battle, and agile for saddling up for the escaramuza (ballet on horseback), and for the retreat. With out this competition, the conquest of these enormous territories would have been delayed for a long time. That is why when the Hispanic domain was consolidated; men born in America were prohibited to ride them on a death threat.
However, necessity forced viceroyalty authority to grant permission to indigenous, mestizos (mixed raced) and criollos (Creoles) to ride on horseback so they could perform field work at the properties and ranches. These men on horseback would eventually turn with time into “cowboys”, that would once watch over and look after the great herds of northern Mexico and Texas, and later they would turn into “charros”, (name which is designated to the villagers in the Spanish province of Salamanca) men on horseback from the center and western part of the country.