One day in the heat of July, Luis messaged me, saying he had just rescued a horse from dying of neglect in Houston. He asked if I wanted to document the process of bringing the horse back to health. I said yes immediately and was at the ranch the next day.
Deeply rooted traditions of gallantry and horsemanship are reflected in the charros' elegant attire, finely-crafted riding gear, and their social mores.
Charrería has its roots in the state of Hidalgo and Jalisco and is considered one of the most representative traditions in Mexican culture.