Early Californios Skills of the Rancho

  • [photo by Stephanie Roundy]

    [photo by Stephanie Roundy]

Reported by Jennifer Denison, CBA with Marcy Axness, TME

Are you a fan of respectful horsemanship based on ancient knowledge? Don’t miss the free, three-day Early Californios Skills of the Rancho event at Tejon Ranch Equestrian Center Friday through Sunday, July 12-14.

The Californio Bridlehorse Association (CBA) is hosting their seventh annual gathering to celebrate traditional horsemanship skills developed during California’s mission and rancho eras in the 18th century. You’ll see old techniques still used by…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Tradition and pageantry are on display, as each morning of the three-day event kicks off with the grand entry and singing of the National Anthem.

Early Californios Skills of the Rancho: Friday, July 12, 7:30 a.m.–8:15 p.m.; Saturday, July 13, 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sun., July 14, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Tejon Equestrian Center, 1401 Crane Canyon Road, Lebec | Admission is free!

Top: Riders take pride in their horses and exquisite handmade gear. Above: Zack Kelley and Gina Liberini compete in a doctoring event designed to simulate doctoring cattle on the range. Notice the tension maintained in the rope by Zack’s horse.

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This is part of the July 5, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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