Scenes from the Early Californio Skills of the Rancho Show in Santa Barbara June 6, 2015. The Californios maintain the heritage and tradition of the early California Horsemen.
Low, wide-angle of horse and rider.
Black and white seemed to work with this photo.
But colors are important too.
The connection of horse and rider.
Beauty and elegance.
Double reins is part of the trainer.
Contestants waiting their turn.
Roping is part of the style.
Dogs are also an important part of the old California way.
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