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“you need to do less sooner, you’re always doing too much, late”

– Ray Hunt

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“The horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see. Sometimes you will.”

– Buck Brannaman

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Tradiciones del Vaquero

– “Jaquima a Freno” in Ontario

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The word Vaquero means “cowboy” and has been Anglicized to Buckaroo. The Vaquero are the legendary horsemen of the western USA.

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The Vaquero, the legendary Spanish horsemen who introduced the style of horsemanship that is now recognized as natural horsemanship.

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