"Vaqueros roots go back thirteen centuries to the Moors and Spain. They carried their bravery and style to the New World and Mexico, and had a profound influence on vaqueros, buckaroos and cowboys throughout the west."
The Vaquero's roots go deep. To Spain, the Moors, and the blending of their horse cultures. This laid the groundwork for the bridle horse, the hallmark of these superb reinsmen.
To Mexico, where roping and handling cattle on the open range evolved.
To California, where it all came together. Here, the secrets of training horses practiced through the centuries came full flower. And the hackamore, romal reins and spade bit were refined.
The best of these proud Vaqueros earned the title "Californio." With gentle hands and lightining-fast spade bit horse, he was the best of all reinsmen.
"From Spain, to Mexico, to the far corners of the West, discover the legacy left for the cowboy in this highly acclaimed series."
- J&S Productions
- DVD Video
- 94 Minutes